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Harvey, in 1927, had noted that cod-liver oil (which contains some iodine) when fed to goats, causes passage of more iodine into their milk than when the equivalent amounts of potassium iodide and olive oil are fed, from which an effect of some specific constituents of cod-liver oil on general iodine metabolism may perhaps be adduced. It was suggested by Dr. I. M. Rabinovitch that Lugol's solution might be replaced by a preparation of iodized jecoleic acid incorporated with a vitamin concentrate from cod-liver oil—a preparation to which the trade-name of Vitiodum (Forte) has been given. Good results have been
The Pre-operative Treatment of Graves' Disease by a Combination of Iodized Fatty Acid and Vitamins A and D.. Ann Intern Med. ;2:487–488. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-5-487
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(5):487-488.
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