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April 1956

The Vitamins in Internal Medicine.

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By F. Bicknell and F. Prescott. Third edition. Price, $13.00. Pp. 784, with 245 illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1955.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;97(4):501-502. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250220121012

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Abstract

The third edition of Bicknell's text on vitamins is as complete, authentic, and scholarly as its predecessors. To those familiar with the previous editions little more need be added. In this day of the single medical text written often by literally scores of specialists under the editorship of one or two men it is unusual to find a comprehensive text written by two men who have obviously combed the literature of the present and past with thoroughness and who have given the picture as comprehensively and authoritatively as it could be done.

For each vitamin, after a brief history of the steps in the knowledge regarding it, there is a condensed but entirely adequate account of its chemistry, methods of assay, and its absorption, storage, and physiologic effects; blood levels; requirements in animals and man; effects of deprivation and of overdosage, if any; tables showing the sources and approximate quantity

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