PAUL D. CRIMM, M.D., F.A.C.S.; DARWIN M. SHORT, M.D.
The vitamin A content of human livers was determined photometrically in 50 patients in whom tuberculosis was the cause of death. The vitamin A content of their diet averaged from 5,000 to 8,000 U.S.P. units per day. All patients were fed the general hospital diet, except those with tuberculous enteritis. These were given a modified ulcer or soft diet of a similar vitamin A content. Six patients were given a supplemental dosage of vitamin A.
The findings were evaluated according to the average vitamin A content per gram of liver, age, supplemental dosage, duration and febrile course of manifest disease
CRIMM PD, SHORT DM. VITAMIN A CONTENT OF THE HUMAN LIVER IN TUBERCULOSIS(VITAMIN A CONTENT OF THE HUMAN LIVER IN TUBERCULOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:61–63. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-1-61
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(1):61-63.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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