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August 21, 1943

Vitamins and Hormones: Advances In Research and Applications

JAMA. 1943;122(17):1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840340062036

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The contents of this book are not as general and all inclusive as the title may suggest; they are devoted to special considerations which give the volume added value. The chapter titles include choline—chemistry and significance as a dietary factor; the appraisal of nutritional states; physical methods for the identification and assay of vitamins and hormones; the chemical and physiologic relationship between vitamins and amino acids; the photoreceptor function of the carotenoids and vitamin A; the significance of the vitamin content of tissues; growth factors for protozoa; physiology of anti-pernicious anemia material; the intermediate metabolism of the sex hormones; the hormones of the adrenal cortex. All sections are prepared by investigators prominent in the respective fields. Some of the information is presented in unique fashion, some as a redigestion of previously known or suspected facts; all offers a worthwhile reference source for those interested in vitamins and hormones. Sometimes a

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