by L. Emmett Holt, Jr., M.D., Department of Pediatrics, New York University, Paul GyÖrgy, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, Edward L. Pratt, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas, Selma E. Snyderman, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, New York University, and William M. Wallace, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Western Reserve University. 63 + vii pages, paper covers. New York University Press, 1960. $1.00
Walter UnglaubTulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
This monograph, contributed to by five recognized experts in the field of infant nutrition, is a significant contribution in a field where considerable confusion has existed in the past. The material is presented in a lucid and readable manner and covers the subjects of protein intake and body composition, evaluation of protein requirement and protein quality, amino acid requirements and amino acid balance, and an important section on desirable protein and amino acid intakes. An excellent and extensive bibliography is appended. This volume should be in the library of every pediatrician and nutritionist. It is a superb reference source in a field of great importance in world nutrition today.