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April 28, 1945

The Avitaminoses: The Chemical, Clinical and Pathological Aspects of the Vitamin Deficiency Diseases

JAMA. 1945;127(17):1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860170073033

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This edition gives evidence of having been extensively revised to include recent important contributions in the literature. The book covers more material than its title indicates. Information concerning recently established facts on the nature and function of vitamins is given in the forepart of the book. Inclusion of the historical development in each case traces the progress made in knowledge concerning vitamins to the present. The authors offer a rational discussion of the relationship of nutrition to health and disease, pointing out the frequent misconception and overemphasis so often placed on the role of vitamins in nutrition.

The main body of the book covers the experimental and clinical findings associated with deficiency of the vitamins which have been shown to be essential for man and other less well known B factors and vitamin E. The material is covered well from the point of animal studies and observations on human beings,

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