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Vitamin D in Tuberculosis.

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By KRAMER B., GRAYZEL H. G., SHEAR M. J..  (Proc. Soc. f. Exper. Biol. and Med.. , November, 1929; , p. 144.).

Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(7):727-728. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-7-727_2
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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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