Mark your calendar: Wednesday Nite @ the Lab discusses pivotal health discoveries made on campus through talk “100 Years Ago: The Discovery of Vitamin B and the Discovery of the Link between Iodine & Goiter” by David Nelson, Wisconsin Science Museum.
In 1917 Elmer McCollum & Nina Simmonds at UW discovered what came to be known as Vitamin B. That same year, Edwin B. Hart and Harry Steenbock at UW confirmed the cause of goiter to be a deficiency in iodine in the diet. In 1939, Hart & associates developed a process to stabilize iodine added to salt. Dave Nelson of the Wisconsin Science Museum shares insights into the researchers, their research, their controversies, and the implications on human health over the past 100 years.