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May 17, 1941

Vitamins: What They Are and How They Can Benefit You

JAMA. 1941;116(20):2352. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820200122036

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In the foreword to this volume the author states that his reason for writing the book was to present knowledge of the vitamins "in edible form" and without technical jargon. The author has accomplished this purpose in an exceptionally lucid, informative style. For the physician who is interested in "a Cook's tour" of the vitamin field, as it were, this book is recommended. Tables in the appendix show the adult and child requirements of the various vitamins and the vitamin A, B1, C and B2 content of uncooked common foods in international units for vitamins A and B1 and milligrams for vitamin C and B2 per common measure or ounce. The material contained in the twelve chapters is conceived and handled in such a manner that the reader obtains a considerable amount of fairly accurate information on the vitamins. There are, however, several misstatements which should be

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