Book ID: CBB000070195

The science and culture of nutrition, 1840-1940: (1995)


Kamminga, Harmke (Editor)
Cunningham, Andrew (Editor)


Publication Date: 1995
Physical Details: viii + 344 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: Kamminga, Harmke, Cunningham, Andrew: Introduction: The science and culture of nutrition. Kamminga, Harmke: Nutrition for the people, or the fate of Jacob Moleschott's contest for a humanist science. Finlay, Mark R.: Early marketing of the theory of nutrition: The science and culture of Liebig's extract of meat. Milles, Dietrich: Working capacity and calorie consumption: The history of rational physical economy. Schlich, Thomas: The word of God and the word of science: Nutrition science and the Jewish dietary laws in Germany, 1820-1920. Apple, Rima D.: Science gendered: Nutrition in the United States, 1840-1940. Barnett, L. Margaret: “Every man his own phyisican”: Dietetic fads, 1890-1914. Weatherall, Mark: Bread and newspapers: The making of “a revolution in the science of food”. Teich, Mikuláš: Science and food during the Great War: Britain and Germany. Horrocks, Sally M.: The business of vitamins: Nutrition science and the food industry in inter-war Britain. Salmon, Fernando: “...but the patient remembers the food”: A new diet, a new hospital in 1930s Spain. Smith, David, Nicolson, Malcolm: Nutrition, education, ignorance and income: A 20th-century debate. Weindling, Paul: The role of international organizations in setting nutritional standards in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Authors & Contributors
Nestle, Marion
Petty, Celia
Finlay, Mark R.
Lowe, Margaret A.
Welshman, John
Wolf, Jacqueline H.
Medical History
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Society for the Social History of Medicine Bulletin
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Journal of Women's History
First Edition Design Inc.
New York University Press
Duke University Press
University of Minnesota
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
UCL Press
Nutrition; dietetics
Public health
Food and foods
Disease and diseases
Food industry and trade
Liebig, Justus von
Bircher-Benner, Maximilian
Funk, Casimir
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
North America: United States; Canada
British Isles
United States
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Medical Research Council (Great Britain)
United States. Food and Drug Administration

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