Philadelphia and London, W. B. Saunder Company, 1909. 8vo. In the original green embossed cloth with gilt lettering to spine. With authors presentation inscription to front free end paper: "To Dr. J. C. Ant. / with the complements of / Graham Lusk". Hinges internally weak, light wear to extremities, otherwise a fine and clean copy. 402, (2), 16 pp.
The second revised and enlarged edition with the authors presentation inscription of this seminal exposition on respiratory and intermediary metabolism which founded "the science of nutrition in the United States" (Dict. Amer. med. biog., 1:465).
The book rapidly became the standard textbook on nutrition, and what is more important, a source book for all who wrote on the subject. The importance of the work was described by his collegue A. J. Carson: ""If there be any one book having had a wider and more penetrating influence on medical research in this country than Lusk on the Science of Nutrition, I do not know it. If there be, to date, by the pen of any other one man in any language, a better discussion of the whole scope of the science of nutrition, I have not seen it." (Du Bois, Biographical Memoir of Graham Lusk, p. 129).
(Garrison & Morton 1045)