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August 1946


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Utrecht, Netherlands.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;36(2):229-230. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890210234011

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To the Editor:  —Not until in March 1946 did I, living in now liberated Netherlands, enjoy the opportunity of reading the American medical periodicals ; therefore, the interesting note, entitled "Thiamine (Vitamin B1) in Ophthalmology," by Dr. V. Everett Kinsey, published in the Archives (26: 129-130 [July] 1941), has not come to my attention until now.Unfortunately, there seems to be some misunderstanding about my findings, on the one hand, and the results obtained by other investigators, on the other. To clarify these apparent contradictions, and to enable the American reader to compare my statements with what Kinsey believes to be my statements, I wish to translate a few sentences from my papers published in 1938. In Archives d'ophtalmologie (2: 108 [Feb.] 1938) I wrote:. . . Nous basant sur un grand matériel de cristallins fort différents, nous avons pu aisément trouver la quantité en vitamine B1 contenu dans un seul

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