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Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B

A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure

by Kenneth Carpenter

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Diseases & disorders,
  • History of medicine,
  • History of science,
  • Nutrition,
  • Nutrition And Diet For Medical Conditions,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • Medical / General,
  • Diseases - General,
  • Beri-beri,
  • History,
  • Vitamin B1

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7710746M
    ISBN 100520220536
    ISBN 109780520220539

    In Japan, the poor ate brown rice, or other carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes or barley. The rich ate polished white rice, often to the exclusion of other foods. This was a problem. Removing the outer layers of a grain of rice also removes one vital nutrient: thiamine, or vitamin BAuthor: Anne Ewbank. Scopri Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure di Carpenter, Kenneth J.: spedizione gratuita per i clienti Prime e per ordini a partire da 29€ spediti da Amazon.5/5(4).

      1Geography Graduate Group, University of California, Davis, California Author: Khaled J. Bloom. Thiamine deficiency is a medical condition of low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1). A severe and chronic form is known as beriberi. There are two main types in adults: wet beriberi, and dry beriberi. Wet beriberi affects the cardiovascular system resulting in a fast heart rate, shortness of breath, and leg : Not enough thiamine.

    Beriberi, White Rice and Vitamin B takes its place alongside the other masterful books by Carpenter--Pellagra (Stroudsburg, Pa., ), The History of Scurvy and Vitamin C (New York, ), and. Review of: Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure by KJ Carpenter (Berkeley: University of California Press, ). / Nestle, Marion. In: Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 75, , p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article reviewAuthor: Marion Nestle.


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Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B by Kenneth Carpenter Download PDF EPUB FB2

Beriberi, White Rice and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure by Kenneth J. Carpenter (Author)Cited by:   In this comprehensive account of the history and treatment of beriberi, Kenneth Carpenter traces the decades of medical and chemical research that solved the puzzle posed by this mysterious disease.

Caused by the lack of a minute quantity of the chemical thiamin, or vitamin B1 in the diet, beriberi is characterized by weakness and loss of feeling in the feet and legs, then swelling from. Beriberi is in fact a dietary-deficiency disease caused by a lack of thiamine, or vitamin B, in the diet.

It first attracted the attention of Western scientists in the s, when Dutch military personnel experienced an epidemic of the disease while operating in Sumatra, 5/5(5).

In Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B Kenneth Carpenter makes of it a fine "medical detective story". Some kind of connection with diet is not hard to discern — the Chinese writer Han Yu noted around AD that the disease affected rice-eating people in the south but not wheat-eating.

Beriberi, white White Rice and vitamin B is an historical treatise on vitamin B1. Thiamin deficiency once killed thousands and perhaps millions of people in different countries across the world and particularly in Asia. CLICK HERE FOR MEDICAL BOOKS FREE DOWNLOAD FOR THOSE MEMBERS WITH BLOCKED DOWNLOAD LINKS.

and Vitamin B book Beriberi, White Rice and Vitamin B Nutrition. Sep 09 GET IT FREE HERE. Physician Assistant Books (51) Physiology () Physiotherapy (24). Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B 作者: Kenneth J. Carpenter 出版社: University of California Press 副标题: A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Hardcover ISBN: Nutrition History: Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause and a Cure Author Affiliations Harriet D, Contributing EditorDavid S, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media.

Book Review of K.J. CARPENTER. Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: a Disease, a Cause, and a Cure. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press. PDF | On Jan 1,Peter J Atkins and others published Book Review of K.J. CARPENTER.

Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: a Disease, a Cause, and a Cure. Berkeley, Los Angeles and London. Book: Beriberi, white rice and vitamin B: a disease, a cause, and a cure + pp.

Abstract: This book traces the history history Subject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Cited by: Thiamin (Vitamin B 1) Beriberi due to thiamin deficiency was formerly common amongst the rice-eating peoples of the East.

Three forms of the disease occur: (i) wet beriberi characterized by oedema often associated with high-output cardiac failure; (ii) dry beriberi, a polyneuropathy, and (iii) the infantile form.

In this comprehensive account of the history and treatment of beriberi, Kenneth J. Carpenter traces the decades of medical and chemical research that solved the puzzle posed by this mysterious disease. Caused by the lack of a minute quantity of the chemic.

Book Review from The New England Journal of Medicine — Book Review. Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A disease, a cause, and a cure. This article has no abstract; the first words.

On brown rice, where the grain still contained its bran and germ, they remained healthy. Studies in Javanese prisons then showed beriberi also occurring where white (rather than brown) rice was the staple food. Birds were used to assay the potency of fractions extracted from rice bran and, after 20 years, highly active crystals were obtained.

Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure Here and throughout the book, Carpenter weaves the social, scientific and biochemical aspects of beriberi Author: Susan E.

Lederer. On brown rice, where the grain still contained its bran and germ, they remained healthy. Studies in Javanese prisons then showed beriberi also occurring where white (rather than brown) rice was the staple food.

Birds were used to assay the potency of fractions extracted from rice bran and, after 20 years, highly active crystals were obtained.5/5(4). Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure. By Kenneth J. Carpenter. forms the subject of this book. The disease under investigation was not a fever, but began with a weakness and loss of feeling in the legs, commonly proceeded to a swelling (or dropsy) of the lower half of the body, and could end in heart failure.

Their work ranged from studying the health of laborers in a primitive jungle to the painstaking dissection of individual grains of rice under a microscope. The integrated story of their struggles and successes, culled from old volumes in scattered libraries, forms the subject of this ri, White Rice, and Vitamin B (Hardcover).

Beriberi, white rice, and vitamin B: a disease, a cause, and a cure Reviewed by Sanjoy Bhattacharya The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCLAuthor: Sanjoy Bhattacharya.

Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure - Ebook written by Kenneth J. Carpenter. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure.

But even after further experiments had linked beriberi to a diet of white rice, and shown how consuming rice husks could prevent or cure it, scientists—including Eijkman—still believed the.Beriberi is a disease caused by a vitamin B-1 deficiency, also known as thiamine deficiency.

There are two types of the disease: wet beriberi and dry beriberi. Wet beriberi affects the heart and circulatory system. In extreme cases, wet beriberi can cause heart failure.