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March 5, 1938

Medizinische Praxis: Sammlung für ärztliche Fortbildung

JAMA. 1938;110(10):763-764. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790100061036

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Abstract

In this small book the author reviews the literature and his own studies on the vitamin requirements during pregnancy. He first discusses the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, lipoids, ions and chlorides during pregnancy. He then considers the relationship of vitamins and hormones to the body metabolism. The greater portion of the book, however, is devoted to information concerning the importance of vitamins A and C in pregnancy. The author gives in great detail the chemistry, source, methods of detection, effects and results of lack of both of these vitamins for the nonpregnant. A special chapter is assigned to a discussion of vitamins A and C in pregnancy, and separate chapters are given over to the importance of these two hormones for the fetus and for lactation. The author also discusses the antagonism between the thyroid gland and vitamins A and C and the effect of this on pregnancy and

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