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During studies made by these workers in 1926 the question rose repeatedly as to whether vitamins play an important rôle in the etiology and treatment of tuberculosis. Ultra-violet light has in recent years been found of value in the treatment of intestinal tuberculosis; heliotherapy has been used with success in other forms of tuberculosis; calcification is often found in healed tuberculous lesions. These considerations suggested a possible linkage between tuberculosis and the vitamin D content of the diet. In the older literature, cod liver oil is mentioned as of value in the treatment of tuberculosis. This beneficial result, sometimes obtained
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Vitamin D in Tuberculosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:727–728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-7-727_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(7):727-728.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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