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February 7, 1948

Studies In Deficiency Disease

JAMA. 1948;136(6):431. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890230071031

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Sir Robert McCarrison has contributed so much toward the understanding of deficiency diseases that his comprehensive book should be read by all students in the field. Many of the principles which he demonstrated have been very slow in being fully accepted; yet it must be a great source of satisfaction to him that one by one they are becoming' more and more used in the every day practice of medicine.

His writings on vitamins in this book can be read with great interest by any student in this field, and his description of hisexperiments in the third chapter should be read by all young investigators.

Part 3 of his studies is entitled "The Pathogenesis of Deficiency Disease" and portrays striking effects on many of the essential organs of the body from the lack of proper diet. His studies are supported by many photomicrographs of cellular changes.

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