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To the Editor:
—In the editorial on "Vitamin Deficiencies and Nervous System Lesions," July 9, you quote an article of ours as attributing softenings in the cerebellum of chicks to a lack of vitamin E. Reference to our papers "A Cerebellar Disorder in Chicks, Apparently of Nutritional Origin" (J. Exper. Med.53:11 [Jan.] 1931) and "Nutritional Encephalomalacia in Chicks" (Transactions of the American Society for Experimental Pathology, April, 1931, Arch. Path.12:134 [July] 1931) will show that we have not ascribed these cerebral degenerations to a lack of vitamin E. The statement in the editorial may have been quoted from the article of Zimmerman and Burack (Arch. Path.13:229 [Feb.] 1932). These authors erroneously cite us as attributing these lesions to a lack of vitamin E.Although the exact factor in the production of nutritional encephalomalacia of chicks has not been worked out, we have abundant unpublished
Pappenheimer AM, Goettsch M. "VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES AND NERVOUS SYSTEM LESIONS". JAMA. 1932;99(7):582. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740590062031