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La vitamina C en los niños de Caracas.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(2):253-254. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020264010.
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This work is a thesis which was presented by the author in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in medicine at the Central University of Venezuela. It is a comprehensive study of vitamin C in the children of Caracas. The author first discusses the nomenclature of the vitamin—ascorbic acid, cevitamic acid and vitamin C. The chemistry is covered completely, as well as the properties, both physical and chemical. He made a careful study of the amount of ascorbic acid that is required and the effect of massive doses. For instance, he stated that in both men and animals enormous quantities of ascorbic acid, as much as 100 Gm., could be ingested with no serious effect. He observed that vitamin C is not stored to any extent in the body and that taking enormous amounts for a short time is not sufficient for maintenance, but


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