Fletcher W (1907)

Rice and beri-beri: preliminary report on an experiment conducted in the Kuala Lumpur Insane Asylum. Lancet 1:1776-1779.
In his 1907 report of alternate allocation to polished or unpolished to the inmates of a lunatic asylum in Kuala Lumpur, William Fletcher demonstrated that unpolished rice was protective against beri-beri.

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