Physique, Nutrition and National Health


    THE incursions of the Lords and Commons into regions where the voice of science should be, and is occasionally, heard, are always of interest to the scientific worker. A notable debate of this kind was held on November 10 in the House of Lords on the Government's declared intention to raise the general standard of physical fitness, and especially that of the young. The subject was first introduced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in an address to the Conservative Party at Margate on October 2, and was afterwards mentioned in the King's Speech to Parliament on November 3. As on neither of these occasions was any reference made to the subject of national nutrition, and as no responsible minister can be unaware of the relation between national nutrition and national health, one can only assume that the Government does not propose to attack the major issue, with all its far-reaching implications.

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    Physique, Nutrition and National Health. Nature 138, 857–858 (1936).

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