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FORMATIVE NUTRITION.

FORMATIVE NUTRITION. As defined by Webster, nutrition is an "act or process of promoting the growth, or repairing the waste, of animal bodies," from which it appears there are two divisions of nutrition. The first is a "process of promoting the growth." And it is to a consideration of this that this paper is devoted, and hence it is called "Formative Nutrition." "Young men for war and old men for counsel," indicates the physiologic superiority in the face of disease and death which formative nutrition gives to the young. It is then at its best; its capacity for repairing the waste has attained its maximum, and then the frame ceases to be augmented. On an inquiry into the process of forming and building animal tissue, the first point of importance is to find the seat of nutrition, which is easily determined by reducing tissue to its simplest factor; that we find to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

FORMATIVE NUTRITION.

JAMA , Volume XXXI (17) – Oct 22, 1898

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1898 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1898.92450170025002g
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Abstract

As defined by Webster, nutrition is an "act or process of promoting the growth, or repairing the waste, of animal bodies," from which it appears there are two divisions of nutrition. The first is a "process of promoting the growth." And it is to a consideration of this that this paper is devoted, and hence it is called "Formative Nutrition." "Young men for war and old men for counsel," indicates the physiologic superiority in the face of disease and death which formative nutrition gives to the young. It is then at its best; its capacity for repairing the waste has attained its maximum, and then the frame ceases to be augmented. On an inquiry into the process of forming and building animal tissue, the first point of importance is to find the seat of nutrition, which is easily determined by reducing tissue to its simplest factor; that we find to

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 22, 1898

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