McDowell publishes book on mineral nutrition history

Dr. Lee McDowell publishes new book offering extensive look at nutritional science history and diseases minerals have cured.

Mineral Nutrition History: The Early Years is a new book offering an extensive look at nutritional science history and the diseases minerals have cured.

The book is authored by Dr. Lee McDowell, a nutritional professor at the University of Florida. In nutrition research, McDowell has published more than 1,500 scientific articles and has written seven books. He has taught five different nutrition courses, with a graduate vitamin nutrition course offered over 25 years. During this time period, he wrote two editions of a vitamins textbook for his graduate class and for courses at other universities.

According to McDowell, each chapter of his new book is followed by appropriate references. The chapters are illustrated with more than 150 photos of mineral deficiencies and toxicities. Many of these photos are considered classical descriptions of mineral deficiencies and toxicities for humans and animals.

McDowell said he hopes this book will be useful for teaching the importance of minerals and how discoveries were made.

“This publication can serve as an authoritative reference book for use by research and extension specialists in the human, animal, poultry and veterinary sciences fields and for feed manufacturers, teachers, students and others,” McDowell said.

The ebook version of Mineral Nutrition History: The Early Years (ISBN 9781506904597), published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available online wherever ebooks are sold. The 724-page printed version of the book (ISBN 9781506904580) was published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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