FRED H. HEISE; WM. STEENKEN JR.
Many infectious diseases have been shown to be accompanied by a subnormal urinary excretion of cevitamic acid—vitamin C. Presumably the cevitamic acid has been altered or destroyed, directly or indirectly, by the action of the infecting organisms. That this may be true is shown by the development of scurvy in spite of ample gastrointestinal intake of cevitamic acid in the food. Marin1 reports such an instance and thinks the destruction of the vitamin was due to Bacillus coli or paratyphoid B in the intestine. His patient failed to recover by oral anti-scorbutic treatment. Steppe2 showed this destruction of vitamin C
HEISE FH, STEENKEN W. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: EFFECT OF VITAMIN C ON THE CULTURE OF H37 TUBERCLE BACILLUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1039–1042. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-6-1039
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(6):1039-1042.
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