The third edition of this book by Marriott and Jeans reflects again the thoroughness which the authors have given to their studies of the problem. The first chapters deal with growth and development and metabolism, with a summary of the nutritional requirements during the period of infancy. Next the physiology of digestion and the character of the stools are considered. This is followed by a complete discussion of the different types of feeding. Nutritional disturbances and the various causes, especially infection, are well presented. The whole subject is rounded out with a consideration of special entities denoting some abnormality of nutrition, for example celiac disease, rickets, tetany and scurvy.
The material is presented in an easy, interesting style. The print and paper are excellent, and the index seems unusually complete.