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This color print advertisement from 1920 features in the foreground a Caucasian boy of about 10-12 years old wearing American football gear and kicking a football. In the background of the grassy green hillside are two other football players, one running, the other picking himself up from the ground. Standing prominently in the background like a grain silo is an enormous white canister of National Oats with the mottos "MAKES KIDS HUSKY" and "PURE ROLLED WHITE OATS." The phrase "Makes Kids Husky" is repeated in yellow font on a black/sky background.
I'm looking for information on the commercial production of vitamin supplements. I think that the first companies to produce and sell vitamin supplements were American, but I would like to look into that more. Any ideas for readings on the topic will be much appreciated!
Alma Ingra, PhD student
Department of History
Neat. Someone gave a paper on this topic at the annual American Association for the History of Medicine conference a few years ago, but I am blanking on her name.