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Food Rationing: Special Diets

Nature volume 145, page 101 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation



AT the request of the Ministry of Food, the Ministry of Health, and the Department of Health for Scotland, the Medical Research Council has appointed an expert committee "to advise from time to time on the question whether it is necessary on medical grounds to modify or supplement rations in the case of invalids and other persons on special diets". The following have accepted the Council's invitation to serve on the committee: Sir Edward Mellanby (chairman), secretary of the Medical Research Council; Prof. L. S. P. Davidson, professor of medicine in the University of Edinburgh; the Right Hon. Lord Dawson of Penn; Prof. F. R. Fraser, professor of medicine in the British Postgraduate Medical School, London; Prof. H. P. Himsworth, professor of medicine in University College Hospital Medical School, London; Dr. R. D. Lawrence, King's College Hospital Medical School, London; Dr. R. A. McCance, reader in medicine in the University of Cambridge; Dr. J. C. Spence, Victoria Infirmary, and clinical teacher in medicine in King's College, Newcastle-on-Tyne. The committee will hold its first meeting at once, when the question of diabetic diets will be particularly considered.

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