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Vitamin discoveries and disasters : history, science, and controversies / Frances Rachel Frankenburg.

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Robertson Library QP771.F73 2009 37348007121452 STACKS Available -
Subject: Vitamins > History.
Vitamins in human nutrition > History.
Avitaminosis > History.

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  • ISBN: 9780313354755 (hard copy : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780313354762 (ebook)
  • ISBN: 0313354758 (hard copy : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0313354766 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 143 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger/ABC-CLIO, c2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-136) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Rats that don't grow and have sore eyes : vitamin A (retinol), the anti-night blindness vitamin -- Soldiers in pain and staggering chickens : vitamin B1 (thiamine), the anti-beriberi vitamin -- Dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, death : vitamin B3 (niacin), the anti-pellagra vitamin -- Deadly anemia, sludge, and the Nobel prize for a woman : vitamins B9 (folate) and B12 (cobalamin), the two anti-anemia vitamins -- Sailors, scurvy, the guinea pig, and the Nobel prize : vitamin C (ascorbic acid), the anti-scurvy vitamin -- Soft bones, lack of light, and the "sunshine hormone" : vitamin D (calcitriol), the anti-rickets vitamin -- Can you have too much of a good thing? : toxicity from vitamins -- Conclusion : victories, but lingering concerns.
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