My Grandma’s Dietetics

I was looking through my bookshelves and realized I have never had the chance to read through this book; Dietetics for the Clinician.  It was passed on to me when my grandfather had passed in late 2008. Since then, it has sat on my shelve next to all the other cookbooks I inherited from my grandmother, along with her prized Heloise’s Housekeeping Hint.

Anyway, I thought is would be fun to randomly peruse through the tome and compare her dietetics to modern-day and see if anything has changed. So her’s the bibliographic information on this text:

Dietetics for the Clinician, Milton Arlanden Bridges, BS, M.D., F.A.C.P.,  Third Edition, Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia. Copyright 1937.
I did some research on Dr. Bridges and as it turns out he was in the middle of writing the 4th edition when he was met with and untimely death. Dr. Bridges was Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Lecturer in Therapeutics and Nutrition, New York Post-graduate Medical School of Columbia University. Director of Medicine, Detention, Rikers Island and West Side hospitals, New York; Consulting Physician, Seaview Hospital Staten Island, New York. Just from that alone I can tell the volume is going to be chock full of epidemiological research, lol.

Here is the JAMA abstract on the text: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=246061#AuthorInformation