The Elements of the Science of Nutrition


PROF. GRAHAM LUSK is to be congratulated on having produced a very interesting and important book. The author is an investigator imbued with the true scientific spirit, and his work has always been characterised by thoroughness and sincerity. The introductory chapter is a very lucid exposition, not only of the history of research on the subject of metabolism or nutrition, but it also gives an excellent summary of the nature of the problems to be attacked, and the main results hitherto obtained. This chapter alone entitles the book to high distinction, but the subsequent chapters which fill in the details of the picture maintain the high standard of the beginning. The reader will find here a mine of useful information, and will easily comprehend the facts in their relaiion to each other, so clearly and exhaustively are they dealt with.

The Elements of the Science of Nutrition.

By Prof. Graham Lusk. Pp. 326. (Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1906.) Price 12s. net.

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H., W. The Elements of the Science of Nutrition . Nature 75, 413 (1907) doi:10.1038/075413a0

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