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August 14, 1937

Vitamins in Theory and Practice

JAMA. 1937;109(7):531. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780330059034

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Although the first edition of this book was printed in December 1935, it has been necessary, as the author points out, to subject the text to considerable revision for the second printing. During the year 1936 vitamin B1 became chemically identified and synthesized, and the recognition of riboflavin and other factors as important constituents of the vitamin G complex became clear. Readers will find this little volume packed with up to the minute information on the vitamins. The book is noteworthy because of the number of new and interesting illustrations and because of the readable and authoritative way in which the subject is presented. One may see, for example, a facsimile of a page from the book by Sir Richard Hawkins published in 1593, describing the symptoms of scurvy, a picture of Captain Cook and a reproduction of a page from Lind's treatise on scurvy, and illustrations showing the

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