In an article a year ago on the relation of anemia, primary and secondary, to vitamin A deficiency, we 1 reported on the experimental production of a blood picture in animals, which in all essential details showed a striking similarity to human pernicious anemia. On the basis of this work we reached the conclusions that:
The fat soluble vitamin A is essential for normal blood regeneration.
The addition of vitamin A to the diet of animals long depleted in their vitamin A reserve brings about rapid formation of new blood cells.
A definite relationship exists between a state of chronic vitamin deficiency and certain anemias in man, and
The routine use of a rationally balanced diet rich in vitamins A, B and C had proved itself of decided value in the blood regeneration of patients suffering from pernicious anemias and is the most promising procedure in the treatment of this