The book is divided in two sections. The first, "Experimental Vitamin Studies," comprising 188 pages, is written by Abderhalden. The theoretic discussion is well written and well documented. The author has had access to American as well as European literature. This section includes not only discussion of each of the established vitamins, but also of the essential amino acids and fatty acids. The 44 illustrations include many clinical cases of vitamin deficiency.
Section II, "Therapy of Hypo- and Avitaminoses," is written by Mouriquand. This section was written for the practical guidance of the physician. It is not illustrated and has no bibliography, though investigators often are referred to by name. The etiology of the given avitaminoses, the effect of other disease entities on the requirement for the given vitamin, the type of vitamin preparations available and the dosage of each are discussed in detail. Each of the chapters on thiamine,