Vitamin C Sources in Eskimo Food

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IT is the general experience among arctic explorers that when they ‘live of the land’, scurvy never occurs. Stefansson1, who directed attention to this fact, cured three cases of scurvy with reindeer meat.

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    Stefansson, "Observations on Three Cases of Scurvy", J. Amer. Med. Assoc., 71, 1715–1718 (1918).

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    Bertelsen, A., "Animalske antiscorbutica i Grønland", Hospitalstidende, 54, 537 (1911).

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HØYGAARD, A., RASMUSSEN, H. Vitamin C Sources in Eskimo Food. Nature 143, 943 (1939) doi:10.1038/143943a0

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