Medicine: Vitamin News

The first vitamin, discovered in 1914, was something of a mystery, and hence was given the algebraic name of A. Other vitamins followed in rapid succession: six Bs, one C, eight Ds, one E, three Hs, one K. There is even talk of a vitamin P, and scientists have been so busy tracking down the unknown properties of vitamins that they have had no time to agree on more significant, logical names. Certain it is that vitamin discovery and, more recently, the artificial production of vitamins have opened an entirely new field of therapy....

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