History of nutrition symposium: trace element nutrition and human health.


Discovery of the importance of trace elements in nutrition began in the 19th century with the chemical analysis of elements in biological samples and the demonstration that certain elements were essential for growth of microorganisms, e.g., essentiality of zinc for Aspergillus niger (Raulin 1869). The clinical investigations of Stockman (1893, 1895a and… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jn/130.2.483S



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