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July 29, 1933

Bibliographical Survey of Vitamins, 1650-1930.

JAMA. 1933;101(5):394. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740300062041

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This is a useful compilation of references on vitamins, listed chronologically from the year 1650 up to and including 1930. After 1916 the references for each year are subdivided by the type of vitamin, and a section is included on general vitamin references. The bibliography is unusually complete, containing approximately 12,000 references. Those available in the John Crerar Library, as well as additional rare material secured from other American and European libraries, are included in the survey. In addition, 240 patents pertaining to vitamins are listed with numbers, names of patentee and title. The book will be welcomed by any one who is interested in vitamin research and related fields. The material is well organized and discriminatingly inclusive.

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