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Wurzbg Medizinhist Mitt. 2007;26:144-81.

[Vigantol--Adolf Windaus and the history of vitamin D].

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Abstract

This publication shows the investigation of the chemistry and pharmacology, also the produce and the sale of vitamin D. Adolf Windaus was builded vitamin D by UV-irradiation from ergosterol of yeast. He gave his patents to Merck and Bayer, former I. G. Farbenindustrie, and they brang out the medical Vigantol in 1927. Also today you can buy Vigantol in the chemist's shop.

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