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August 1940

Vitamin D: Chemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Experimental and Clinical Investigations.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(2):462. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000020216020

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This monograph on vitamin D is as comprehensive as the title suggests. Results of experimental investigations covering almost every field of research on this vitamin and related compounds are presented. To investigators, particularly those employing animal experimentation, such a compilation of recent work is of much interest and value. To the clinician, this brief glance at the staggering array of experiments and conflicting opinions is likely to be confusing. The dosages discussed throughout the greater part of the book are of an order of magnitude to the pediatrician's doses as the national budget is to his personal one. Yet for all this and perhaps because of it, the pediatrician who reads will profit.

The 48 pages, in small print, of bibliography for this 321 page book are of immense value to any one interested in the subject.

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