The Problem of Nutrition: Experimental Science, Public Health and Economy in Europe 1914-1945 by Josep Lluis Barona VilarThe Problem of Nutrition: Experimental Science, Public Health and Economy in Europe 1914-1945 by Josep Lluis Barona Vilar

The Problem of Nutrition: Experimental Science, Public Health and Economy in Europe 1914-1945

byJosep Lluis Barona Vilar

Paperback | March 15, 2010

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The first decades of the 20th century were marked by a crisis. The impact of the Great War, the rise of the workers’ revolutionary movement and the National Socialist expansion as well as the disaster of the 1929 crash and the great depression of the 1930s created a landscape of tension, radicalism and political instability. In this context, nutrition emerges as an excellent ground from which to explore the genesis of experimental knowledge, the social interests involved, and the transfer of knowledge and practices to public health, the economy, trade and politics. The exceptional confluence of all factors influencing the interwar period contributed to building the problem of nutrition.
This book offers a wide perspective including international agencies committed to a global approach to define nutritional problems, agricultural reforms, surveys in different countries and rural areas, methodological agreements on nutritional standards, the main trends of experimental research, the dreadful impact of the war and some experiments developed in internment camps. The author examines nutrition as a cornerstone to show interactions between science, politics, economy and public health.
The Author: Josep L. Barona is professor of history of science at the Instituto de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia (Universidad de Valencia-CSIC). A specialist on nutrition and public health in contemporary Europe, his research has been also devoted during the last decade to state health policies in contemporary Spain and scien...
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Title:The Problem of Nutrition: Experimental Science, Public Health and Economy in Europe 1914-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Éditions Scientifiques InternationalesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9052015821

ISBN - 13:9789052015828

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Contents: Making the Problem of Nutrition in Interwar Years – Nutrition and Public Health: the International Response – Agriculture Serving a Science of Nutrition – Guiding Principles for Scientific Studies on Nutrition – Food and Nutrition in Various Countries – Experts in Action: Physiology of Nutrition and Optimum Diet – Nutritional Deficiencies and Malnutrition – Rural Dietaries in Europe – Nutrition and the War – Famine Disease in Internment Camps.