Medicine: The Nation's Food

Nine hundred doctors, dietitians, chemists, industrialists met in Washington last week to tackle an immense problem: the U.S. diet. As a whole the U.S. today is probably better fed than any other nation, but at least 45,000,000 people in the U.S. are undernourished. Another 50,000,000 people drag along on four cylinders, but cut a good five years off their work-life by not eating the right foods. Of the 35,000,000 remaining, quite a few suffer from overeating.

To work out plans to improve this situation was the job of the first National Nutrition Conference. Chairman: Federal Security Administrator Paul Vories McNutt. Fellow...

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