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September 9, 1950

Vitaminology: The Chemistry and Function of the Vitamins

JAMA. 1950;144(2):210. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920020130036

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Dr. Eddy is one of the pioneers in the field of vitamin research, and the many excellent books written on this subject by him in the past thirty years attest to his interest and ability in this important branch of nutrition.

The present book contains in one volume a comprehensive survey of the entire field of vitaminology. The first few pages discuss the history and definition of vitamins, and the remainder of the book is devoted to a discussion of each of the known vitamins and some of the postulated vitamins. The chapters on the individual vitamins are divided into three sections: the functions of the vitamin; the chemistry of the vitamin, and its value in human and domestic animal nutrition. For those readers who may want more detailed information, each of the sections is thoroughly documented with references to original articles.

The author writes clearly and concisely, and the

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