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April 19, 1947

Vitamins and Hormones: Advances in Research and Applications

JAMA. 1947;133(16):1251. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880160077039

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This is the fourth volume of a series of publications on vitamins and research that has provided a useful reference source for those who seek advanced knowledge. The books are not for those who would only glimpse casually the fund of knowledge now opened by research on endocrinology and vitaminology but for those who want thorough reviews of the more intricate problems related to these special fields of science. Included in volume iv are discussions of the newer hemopoietic factors of the vitamin B complex, nutrition and resistance to infection, manifestations of nutritional deficiency in infants, effect of B vitamins on the endocrinologic aspects of reproduction, nutritional therapy of endocrine disturbances, the thyroid and diabetes, thyroactive iodinated proteins, the protein anabolic effects of steroid hormones, and methods of bioassay of animal hormones.

The chapters are well oriented and instructive and the contents presented in an interesting style in spite of

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