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Vitamin Supplements and Purported Learning Enhancement in Mentally Retarded Children.
Journal of Nutrional Science and Vitaminology (Tokyo)
  • Frank J. Menolascino
  • John Y. Donaldson
  • Thomas F. Gallagher
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • James E. Wilson
  • J. A. Huth
  • C. W. Ludvigsen
  • J. W. Gillette
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-1989
Keywords
  • Adolescent,
  • Child,
  • Double-Blind Method,
  • Down Syndrome,
  • Intellectual Disability,
  • Minerals,
  • Neuropsychological Tests,
  • Random AllocationThyroid (USP),
  • Vitamins.
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Dr. Ruth Harrell and her colleagues conducted a study in 1981 in which the administration of high dosages of vitamins were determined to dramatically improve the intellectual functioning of mentally retarded children. This paper documents the efforts of its authors to replicate the Harrell et al. research and, although no significant differences were found between active treatment groups and control groups at study's end, a thorough comparison is made between the two research efforts.
DOI
10.3177/jnsv.35.181
Citation Information
Frank J. Menolascino, John Y. Donaldson, Thomas F. Gallagher, Charles J. Golden, et al.. "Vitamin Supplements and Purported Learning Enhancement in Mentally Retarded Children." Journal of Nutrional Science and Vitaminology (Tokyo) Vol. 35 Iss. 3 (1989) p. 181 - 192 ISSN: 0301-4800
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/222/