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March 1946

The Avitaminoses: The Chemical, Clinical and Pathological Aspects of the Vitamin Deficiency Diseases.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;77(3):365. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00210380130008

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Fifteen years ago Dr. Eddy wrote a book entitled "The Vitamine Manual." A comparison of that book with the present, or third, edition, under a new title, will indicate that this new edition is larger and much more complete than the first, chiefly because of the addition of most important pathologic and somewhat less important clinical discussions of vitamin deficiency diseases. Secondly, the third edition indicates the tremendous amount of work, both clinical and in the laboratory, which has been done by investigators throughout the world in the study of vitamins and the avitaminoses.

This edition is divided into three parts, the first dealing with the various vitamins known to the clinician by letters and including a chapter on the nature and function of vitamin E and one on vitamin K, as well as a similar chapter on "bios nutralites." Vitamin B as such is not included among the vitamins,

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