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July 1, 1939

Ergebnisse der Vitamin- und Hormonforschung

JAMA. 1939;113(1):87. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800260089039

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The second volume of this annual publication includes seven articles by prominent investigators. May Mellanby and J. D. King discuss the relationship between dental caries and nutrition, with particular reference to the vitamins. Hans Brockmann describes the chemistry and Erick Rominger the physiology and pathology of the D vitamins. The chemistry of ascorbic acid is described by W. N. Haworth and E. L. Hirst. There is a brief chapter, written by Gabriel Bertrand, on the physiologic importance of manganese and other elements contained in animal organisms in minute amounts. J. W. Cook describes the chemistry and biologic properties of the carcinogenic substances, and Antoine Lacassagne writes on the possible relationship between the sex hormones and the production of cancer. There is an interesting chapter on the chemistry and physiology of insulin, the chemical portion being written by V. Deulefeu and the physiologic portion by B. A. Houssay. A. J. Haagen-Smit

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