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Terrors of the table : the curious history of nutrition

Author: W B Gratzer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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The author here offers a marvelous smorgasbord of stories taken from the history of nutrition, providing an engaging account of the struggle to find the ingredients of a healthy diet, and the fads and quackery that have waylaid the unwary. The book teems with colorful personalities, a veritable who's who of medical history, from Hippocrates to Pasteur, plus such intriguing figures such as Count Rumford, who argued  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W B Gratzer
ISBN: 0192806610 9780192806611
OCLC Number: 60837725
Description: ix, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The ravages of war --
The scurvy wars --
In the beginning --
Dawn of the scientific age: the road to the scaffold --
The savants' disputes --
The poor, the rich, the healthy, and the sick --
Cheats and poisoners --
Paradigm postponed: the tardy arrival of vitamins --
The quarry run to earth --
Fads and quacks --
The new millennium: profits and the higher quackery.
Responsibility: Walter Gratzer.
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Terrors of the Table tells the absorbing story of our struggle to recognise the connections between diet, health, and disease. Gratzer combines the science of nutrition with a colourful history of  Read more...

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'...its breadth and liveliness make this an excellent introduction to the one science that touches all of us daily and intimately.' David Schleifer, Time Out New York An irresistible cavalcade of Read more...

 
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