Science: Vitamin Bandwagon

From the meeting of the National Wholesale Druggists Association in Chicago last week came an astonishing fact: at least a fourth of all retail drug sales are synthetic vitamins or vitamin concentrates. They are now the largest single class of products handled by wholesalers.

The rush to buy vitamins does not stop there. There is also a large trade outside the drugstores. War industries with hundreds of thousands of employes do not trust to home cooking to keep their workers healthy and alert. Fearing vitamin deficiencies, they also provide protection from disease and fatigue...

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