Nevin S. Scrimshaw

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Economic history has contributed significantly to the formulation of economic theory.* Among the economists who have found history an important source for their ideas are Failure to take account of history, as Simon Kuznets (1941) stressed, has often led to a misunderstanding of current economic problems by investigators who have not realized that their(More)
I. Six Caucasian male Massachusetts Institute of Technology students participated in a 77-87 d metabolic balance study to determine the adequacy of the 1973 FAO/WHO egg protein allowance for men (0.57 g/kg bodyweight per d). Each subject was given an initial energy allowance calculated to meet his particular requirements, and these intakes were raised by(More)
279 Nutrition is now a well-accepted component of public health, but it is a misnomer to call it a single discipline , since it incorporates parts of the disciplines of biochemistry, physiology, genetics, physics, medicine, and the medical specialties, as well as the social sciences of anthropology, sociology, economics, and political science. Specialists(More)
This project, which summarizes the early research on many different aspects of health and society by the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) starting in the early 1950s, was begun ten years ago. The research described has made significant contributions to the modern recognition of the role of nutrition in both infectious and chronic(More)
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