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November 1938

VALUE OF AN INCREASED SUPPLY OF VITAMIN B1 AND IRON IN THE DIET OF CHILDREN: PAPER III

Author Affiliations

TORONTO, CANADA
From the Research Laboratories of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, and the Hospital for Sick Children, under the direction of Alan Brown, M.D.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(5):985-988. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980170031005
Abstract

In 1932, one of us ( Summerfeldt1) reported that when a group of normal children were fed for ten weeks an increased amount of many of the protective food elements, including the vitamin B complex and iron, a marked increase in weight resulted. The protective food elements were given in the form of a special cereal,2 which replaced the cereals ordinarily used. Similar results were obtained in an observation which extended for six months.3 In the present paper, observations are recorded on the rate of increase in weight and the hemoglobin level of various groups of children who received either ordinary cereals or the special cereal in their diets for different periods, extending to a maximum of eighteen months. The children, who lived in a large orphanage on the outskirts of the city, were given excellent care and enjoyed a good diet. The details of the diet have

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