THOMAS T. MACKIE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WALTER H. EDDY, PH.D.; MOORE A. MILLS, M.D.
No field of internal medicine is attracting more attention nor yielding a more rapid accumulation of important information than the study of the avitaminoses. Until very recently the term vitamin deficiency disease has been restricted to a small group of conditions representing maximal degrees of deprivation including such entities as rickets, scurvy, pellagra, beri beri, sprue, and certain macrocytic anemias. The belief has been widespread therefore that vitamin deficiencies are uncommon if not actually rare.
The changing perspective of the present is directly traceable to the chemical identification and synthesis of many of these specific food factors. This has permitted
MACKIE TT, EDDY WH, MILLS MA. VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES IN GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:28–41. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-1-28
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