17 Supplement to “ Current Science ” — The First Jena Catalogue of Optical Glasses Published in 1886. 4 CURRENT SCIENCE [July 1936 August Wilhelm von F OE those well past, the meridian of life, a glimpse of early stages in a vast enterprise may "have exceptional interest, because many of "the later stages have come under their own observation.
The progress of work achieved by the Nutrition Advisory Board will he watched with keen interest by the public and we hope that, recognising the fact that national well- being is one of the categorical imperatives, the Board will be able to suggest the practical means of securing the objects for which it was brought into existence.
Modern civilised man lacks leisure, peace, open air, exercise and appetite.
If food is loved and respected, eaten in leisure and peace, and in company and with mirth, it is capable of nourishing the body, provided it is also simple and wholesome.
“CURRENT SCIENCE A MONTHLY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE VOLUME V (JULY 1936— JUNE 1937) BANGALORE CITY: THE BANGALORE PRESS, MYSORE ROAD n ? The terminal moraines of the fourth glacia- tion w r ere observed between 7,500 and 8,500 feet above sea-level, and in most cases the corresponding trough was appreciably smaller than the higher trough scooped out by the third glaciers.
The progress * f material civilisation, as it affects the educated communities, seems to be almost in conflict with the physical health, hardihood and efficiency which characterised the generation belonging to the early Christian era.
The psychology of modern life has to be investigated before the nation can hope to profit by the results of nutrition researches.
His sleep is banished by the agitating cares and anxieties of his business, his stomach is weakened by food, highly seasoned to whip up a jaded appetite. The physical growth of man proceeds under the constant and contemporary influence of his mind on the stomach, and this psychological factor is frequently ignored.
It seems to us that what profits people most is not what they eat so much as how they eat.
These causes have to be removed or mitigated before the people can be ex- pected to benefit by the labours of the Nutrition Advisory Board.
Even when scientists prepare perfect diets for the inhabitants of towns, there remain the causes which have tended to weaken the stomach.