GREAT BRITAIN: Depressing Diet

Have starch-stuffed Britons come out of the war as physically fit as nutrition experts say? Many Britons doubt it. Last week, in the London Observer, common-sensical Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert quarreled with nutrition statistics that "confuse existence with life." He argued: "One can exist on the fruitless, starchy, dismal diet of Britain today, but what matters is liveliness, vitality, vigor. We are being called on to make a tremendous industrial effort. . . . That needs live folk, not mere existers."

More specific was the charge of Dr. Elizabeth Gourlay,...

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