Letter | Published:

Identity of Vitamin B2 and Flavine and the Nomenclature of Vitamins

Nature volume 135, page 267 (16 February 1935) | Download Citation



ELVEHJEM and Koehn have stated1 that vitamin B2 and flavines are not identical. Now Elvehjem and Koehn work with chicks, while Goldberger and others, who were the first to adopt the notation P-P factor, which was afterwards called vitamin B2, have used dogs and rats for their experiments. The first symptom that they describe for their rats was “a tendency of the lids of one or both eyes to adhere together with, in some instances, an accumulation of dried secretion on the margins of the lid”.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.


  1. 1.

    NATURE, 134, 1007; 1934.

Download references

Author information


  1. Laboratory for Physiological Chemistry, University, Amsterdam. Jan. 24.

    • B. C. P. JANSEN


  1. Search for B. C. P. JANSEN in:

About this article

Publication history




Further reading


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.