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November 1943

The Role of Nutritional Deficiency in Nervous and Mental Disease. Research Publications, Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease.

Arch NeurPsych. 1943;50(5):632. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290230144020

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This book consists of a series of articles contributed by various authors and represents the proceedings of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease at its meeting in New York in December 1941.

The material is divided into two parts. Part I deals with "contributions from the fundamental sciences" to the subject of nutritional deficiency as it affects the central and peripheral nervous systems. This contains the data obtained from biochemical, physiologic and animal experimentation. Part II deals with the "clinical aspects" of disease of the nervous system resulting from nutritional defect.

The larger part of the volume is devoted to biochemical studies of the vitamin B complex and its components and to the effects of deficiency in these factors as manifested in disease of the nervous system. Other chapters deal with vitamins A and E and with phenylpyruvic oligophrenia and pernicious anemia. There are several good general

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