Vitamin Discoveries and Disasters, written by Frances Rachel Frankenburg, uses a story-type approach of describing the emergence of vitamin nutrition. The book, which is part of the Praeger Contemporary Health and Living series, is entertaining, easy to read, and written at a level understandable by the educated layperson. It is also available as an e-book (available at http://www.abc-clio.com).
Driskell JA. Vitamin Discoveries and Disasters: History, Science, and Controversies. JAMA. 2010;304(13):1499. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1433