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September 1942

Chemistry and Physiology of the Vitamins

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(3):573-574. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010090175021

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This is a fine volume on the chemistry and physiology of the vitamins, which should be welcomed by all physicians interested in pediatrics as well as by those interested in other specialties. This up-to-date presentation fills a much needed gap. There is an extensive bibliography of special technical articles and monographs on the work in this field, which is now contained in a comprehensive review under one cover through the publication of this volume.

Dr. Rosenberg has adequately reviewed the general history, definition, nomenclature and isolation of the vitamins in the first 30 pages. Then with minute detail he reviews the knowledge to date of the chemistry and physiology of the specific vitamins. Included in these discussions are the chemical procedures for isolation of the vitamins, the proof of their chemical constituents and their synthesis and methods for determining the specific vitamins; these are divided into physical, chemical, biochemical and

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