The purpose of this monograph is the tabular or graphic presentation of collected data on nutrition and metabolism. It covers nutrients required by plant as well as animal forms, nutrient values of foods, functions and signs of deficiency and excess, metabolic pathways, and energy exchange.
The material was contributed by more than 800 specialists. Significant references are provided.
The first volume of this series, "Standard Values in Blood." was published in 1952. Others are in progress. These volumes will have comparable value in the biological field to that which the "Critical Tables" have in the field of chemistry and physics. All those dealing with basic research and all scientific libraries should have these volumes available for valuable basic data and reference sources.