Medicine And Books

Making Health Work: Human Growth in Modern Japan

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:837
  1. John Garrow, emeritus professor of human nutrition, Rickmansworth WD3 2DQ

    Carl Mosk /

    University of California Press, £35, pp 156 /

    ISBN 0 520 08315 6

    Specialists – particularly economists, psychologists, and statisticians – upbraid an outsider who abuses methods from their discipline and hence reaches unsound conclusions. Professor Mosk is an economist who (in my opinion) abuses the techniques of nutritional epidemiology. His central thesis is that growth in children is a measure of population quality (all right so far), and that the increased potential work capacity of the population of Japan “over the last several centuries is a result of improvements in net nutritional intake, that is, improvements in gross nutritional …

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