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It was approximately 35 years ago that Sir Rudolph Peters and his associates demonstrated for the first time the in vitro action of a vitamin (thiamine) in a biochemical process and soon thereafter showed that pyruvate accumulated in the brain of thiamine-deficient pigeons. These discoveries ushered in the great discoveries relating nutrition, biochemistry, and medicine. This "Festschrift" in honor of Dr. Peters contains the proceedings of a "study group" held in November 1966. Appropriately for the occasion most of the ten papers are concerned with the role of thiamine and its derivatives and analogues in nervous tissue. This volume is
Thiamine Deficiency: Biochemical Lesions and Their Clinical Significance.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:1126–1127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-5-1126_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(5):1126-1127.
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