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March 22, 1947

Blodets askorbinsyre hos sunde og syke

JAMA. 1947;133(12):897. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880120085031

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This monograph deals with the methods, scope and results of a study of the ascorbic acid content of the blood in health and in disease. The work has been awarded the Skjelderup gold medal by the medical faculty of Oslo university. In 722 healthy subjects the yearly curve of the ascorbic acid in the blood reached its maximum in August and September, just like the ascorbic acid in the potato, which suggests that the potato is a main source of vitamin C nutrition of the Norwegian urban population. Extensive determinations are reported of ascorbic acid concentration in the blood in various diseases, and a chapter is devoted to clinicotherapeutic considerations. An English summary gives the main results.

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