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Terrors of the table : the curious history of nutrition / Walter Gratzer.

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Subject: Nutrition > History.
Diet in disease > History.
Nutrition > Histoire.
Aliments > Histoire.
Nutrition Disorders > history.
Diet Therapy > history.
Vitamins > history.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780191513084
  • ISBN: 0191513083
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-269) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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