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This book is described as a derivation from "The Vitamine Manual," which was written by the senior author fifteen years ago. It is divided into two parts. Part 1 considers the vitamins and the avitaminoses. It deals with the nature and functions of the important vitamins, together with the clinical aspects and anatomic manifestations of their deficiency. Part 2 is devoted to methods of assaying sources of vitamins, clinical tests of the deficiencies and a table of the vitamin values of foods.
The chapters on vitamin A bring together much new information. The two mechanisms of the production of ocular changes are clearly outlined, and the development of the widespread lesions of vitamin A deficiency are explained. The chapters on the subclinical forms of avitaminosis A, B and C are particularly important in that they emphasize the little known fact that mild deficiencies are prevalent and may produce only nonspecific
The Avitaminoses. The Chemical, Clinical and Pathological Aspects of the Vitamin Deficiency Diseases. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;61(5):843. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.1938.00180100153015
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