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Terrors of the table [electronic resource] : the curious history of nutrition / Walter Gratzer.

By: Gratzer, W. B. (Walter Bruno), 1932-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (ix, 288 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780191513084 (electronic bk.); 0191513083 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Nutrition -- History | Diet in disease -- History | Nutrition Disorders -- History | Nutrition | Diet Therapy -- History | Vitamins -- History | Nutrition -- Histoire | Aliments -- Histoire | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Nutrition | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diets | MEDICAL -- Nutrition | MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Nutrition | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Food Content GuidesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Terrors of the table.DDC classification: 613.209 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: Tells the story of our struggle to recognise the connections between diet, health, and disease. This book combines the science of nutrition with a history of the fads and quackery that waylay the unwary when it comes to matters of food and health.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [260]-269) and index.

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.

Tells the story of our struggle to recognise the connections between diet, health, and disease. This book combines the science of nutrition with a history of the fads and quackery that waylay the unwary when it comes to matters of food and health.

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