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November 26, 1932

Vitamins: A Survey of Present Knowledge.

JAMA. 1932;99(22):1884. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740740068034

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This is a third and entirely new summary of current knowledge and of technical methods relating to the accessory food factors, the vitamins. The international scientific literature is considered chronologically in outlining the development of our knowledge. The work is essentially a technical reference treatise invaluable for the research worker, the investigator and those seeking first hand information on any aspects of the subject. All questions relating to vitamins, normal and subnormal vitamin nutrition, and physiologic disorders arising from inadequacy of vitamins in the diet are discussed to the extent permitted by investigative results. Chapters are devoted to the individual vitamins and to such subjects as "vitamins and dental tissues," "pellagra as a vitamin deficiency disease," "some nutritional aspects of cow's milk with special reference to vitamins," "vitamins and human diets" and "vitamins in relation to the diet of the mother and infant." The material is so classified, arranged and