The criterion for the diagnosis of scurvy had been, until recently, the appearance of the symptoms of scurvy. As a result of the experimental work in vitamin C, three new diagnostic procedures have now come into use: the capillary resistance test, the concentration of vitamin C in the blood and the urinary excretion of vitamin C.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 There is still some controversy as to the value of capillary resistance tests as an index of vitamin C deficiency. We have studied the capillary resistance of 25 young normal adults by the Dalldorf method5 and found no definite relation
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THE RESPONSE TO THE FEEDING OF CEVITAMIC ACID IN NORMAL AND DEFICIENT SUBJECTS AS MEASURED BY A VITAMIN C EXCRETORY TEST(THE RESPONSE TO THE FEEDING OF CEVITAMIC ACID IN NORMAL AND DEFICIENT SUBJECTS AS MEASURED BY A VITAMIN C EXCRETORY TEST*). Ann Intern Med. 1938;11:1996–2006. doi: 10.1059/0003-4819-11-11-1996
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