Discovery of Vitamin A

Abstract

An account of the ideas and the experiments that led to the discovery of vitamin A.

Keywords: vitamin A; carotene; diet; cod liver oil

Further Reading

Guggenheim KY (1981) The emergence of newer concepts in nutrition. In: Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases. The Evolution of Concepts, pp. 111–183. Lexington, MA: Collamore Press/D.C. Heath.

Guggenheim KY (1981) Night blindness and xerophthalmia. In: Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases. The Evolution of Concepts, pp. 111–183. Lexington, MA: Collamore Press/D.C. Heath.

McCollum EV (1964) My first six years investigating nutrition. In: From Kansas Farm Boy to Scientist, pp. 112–140. Lawrence, KS. University of Kansas Press.

Moore T (1957) Historical introduction. In: Vitamin A, pp. 3–22. New York: Elsevier Publishing.

Olson JA (1997) The conversion of carotene to vitamin A (Thomas Moore, 1930). Journal of Nutrition 127: 1036S–1038S.

Wolf G (1996) A history of vitamin A and retinoids. FASEB Journal 10: 1102–1107.

Wolf G (1998) M. Mori's Definitive recognition of vitmain A deficiency and its cure in children. Nutrition 14: 481–484.

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Wolf, George(Apr 2001) Discovery of Vitamin A. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003419]