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Toward the Conquest of Beriberi

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674593930

Publication Date: 01/01/1961

338 pages

11 halftones, 11 line illustrations, 26 tables

World

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This exciting medical detective story of the search for the cause of beriberi—an account of the 26 years of research for a method of isolating the vitamin, the determination of its molecular structure, and the development of methods for its synthesis—is a remarkable first-person account of an important chapter of medical history. The book summarizes all that has been learned about beriberi since the beginning of medicine. It chronicles the unceasing efforts of the author to eradicate the scourge of beriberi among the rice-eating peoples of the world.

Beriberi is of evident interest to specialists in the fields of nutrition and public health; it appeals also to those confronted with practical problems in applied medicine or science; and it is a compelling story of an exciting and admirable human adventure for the general reader. The author has directed his book especially to students in Asia who are becoming increasingly responsible for the welfare of their countries.

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