It has been shown in several experiments that the heat-labile, growth-promoting factor "V" found in the blood of animals does not diminish or disappear when the animals are kept on vitamine B-free diet. The titer of the "V" substance present in the blood of normal animals is undiminished in animals showing severe signs of polyneuritis even to the time of their death.

The antipolyneuritic factor of vegetable food, designated as vitamine B, is found to be considerably more heat-stable than is the "V" substance concerned in promoting the growth of Pfeiffer's bacillus.

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