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November 1947

ASCORBIC ACID, THIAMINE, RIBOFLAVIN AND NICOTINIC ACID IN RELATION TO ACUTE BURNS IN MAN

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory, Second and Fourth Medical Services (Harvard) and the Burns Assignment of the Surgical Services, Boston City Hospital, the Department of Medicine and Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and the Fatigue Laboratory of the Harvard Business School.

Arch Surg. 1947;55(5):557-583. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1947.01230080566006
Abstract

ALTERATIONS in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and electrolytes following burns have been extensively studied in the past few years. In contrast, few investigations of possible changes in vitamin metabolism following burns have been made. Uzbekov,1 Clark and Rossiter2 and Harkins3 have reported decreased ascorbic acid content of the adrenal cortex in burned guinea pigs and rabbits, while Lam4 has reported a decrease in the plasma ascorbic acid concentration in

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