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July 1957

Vitamins and Hormones: Advances in Research and Applications.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(1):171-172. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260070185025

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I have gotten somewhat behind in my reading of this series of annual volumes. They are extremely helpful to those interested in clinical nutrition and endocrinology, as well as the investigators in these fields for whom the volumes are primarily intended. This particular number, Volume 13, has a great many monographs which should be of concern to all people practicing clinical medicine. The monographs are critical and selective. They do not try to give every reference, nor are the writers content merely to copy statements or a list of facts, but they give interpretations. One aspect of the relationship of nutrition and infection is dealt with by Axelrod and Pruzansky, in discussing the role of vitamins in antibody production, a field with much speculation; but despite a great deal of work which has been done, knowledge is not yet well advanced. Deuel and Reiser present a clear picture of the

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