March 1944

The Role of Nutritional Deficiency in Nervous and Mental Disease.

Author Affiliations

Research Publications, Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. Volume XXII. Price, $4. Pp. 215. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1943.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;73(3):267-268. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210150070011

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This excellent book of two hundred pages consists of the proceedings of the December 1941 meeting of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. It is a symposium on the role of nutritional deficiency in neuropsychiatric disorders and includes sixteen articles, each of which was contributed by an expert in his particular field of endeavor. The first half of the volume is devoted to papers which summarize contributions from the fundamental sciences; the second, to reports on clinical aspects of the subject. The opening chapters are of general interest, the first containing a brief discussion of outstanding facts gleaned from physiologic investigations of animal nutrition and the second dealing with the relation of enzymes to deficiency disease. Subsequent articles are devoted to the role of vitamins in brain metabolism, general problems of nutritional deficiency, the thiamine content of human tissue, the pathology of deficiencies of the vitamin B

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview