GEO. W. COVEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. H. WHITLOCK, M.D.
The fact that massive doses of vitamin D may produce toxic symptoms and even death in man has been recognized for many years. It is only in the past few years, however, that the administration of this substance in massive doses has become popular with physicians and that the misinformation relative to its merits in the treatment of arthritis publicized by a certain widely read "digest" of current literature has induced some people to use it in self-medication. In the past year we have recognized the syndrome of vitamin D intoxication in five patients whose records are briefly reported later
COVEY GW, WHITLOCK HH. INTOXICATION RESULTING FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF MASSIVE DOSES OF VITAMIN D, With Report of Five Cases1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:508–515. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-3-508
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(3):508-515.
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