C. A. ELVEHJEM
It is the goal of nutrition workers to make available as rapidly as possible all the knowledge necessary to handle the supply of foods and the demand for nutrients in such a way that nutritional deficiencies will be reduced to a minimum. However, there are many factors such as habit, economic conditions, ignorance, commercial manipulation of food supplies, etc., which militate against the attainment of this goal.
When nutritional deficiencies appear, the physician is expected to bring about rapid recovery even though the condition is the result of prolonged consumption of inadequate diets. It is apparent to most of us
ELVEHJEM CA. NICOTINIC ACID IN NUTRITION1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:225–231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-2-225
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(2):225-231.
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