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August 26, 1933

The Vitamins in Health and Disease.

JAMA. 1933;101(9):734-735. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740340086039

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This is an interesting summary, in nontechnical language understandable to the general reader, of information concerning the effect on health of insufficiency of vitamins in the diet. The properties of the vitamins, chemical operations for their isolation and identification, their distribution in natural and prepared foods which are already adequately described in other works on vitamins are either omitted or but lightly touched on. Problems requiring study on the effect of vitamin deficiency on health are defined so far as permitted by present knowledge; the book, therefore, is an aid to future research. Emphasis is placed on the application of data already accumulated for improvement of public health by adequate vitamin intake. Clinical evidence is presented on the effect of vitamins on milk secretion, infant nutrition, growth, appetite and the teeth. The selection of foods for maximum vitamin content in the general diet, and the vitamin diet during pregnancy, the

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