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The name "avitaminoses" is suggested for the diseases caused by lack of vitamins in the diet. The best understood diseases of this kind are beriberi and scurvy. The author argues strongly in favor of placing pellagra among the avitaminoses. He also presents interesting ideas and speculations in regard to the part that vitamins possibly play in rickets, in growth, and in the development of cancer. No doubt some readers will find the tone of the book occasionally rather self-assertive; nevertheless, it is a stimulating presentation of the facts and the outlook in this new field in the pathology of nutrition.
Die Vitamine, ihre Bedeutung für Physiologie und Pathologie mit Besonderer Berücksichtigung der Avitaminosen: (Beriberi, Skorbut, Pellagra, Rachitis) Anhang: Die Wachstumsubstanz und das Krebsproblem.. JAMA. 1914;LXII(13):1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560380066043
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