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Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
1. Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals Marker
Inscription. By feeding diets of single grains to sixteen dairy heifers, University of Wisconsin scientists under the direction of biochemist E.B. Hart in 1907 set the stage for the discovery of vitamins and essential trace minerals. These feeding experiments revealed that micro-components other than fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and salts were necessary for life and reproduction. These missing components were later shown to be vitamins and essential minerals such as iron, copper, and iodine. The single-grain experiments, inspired by biochemist Stephen M. Babcock, changed forever the way scientists viewed diet and nutrition in animals and humans.
 
Erected 2001 by University of Wisconsin Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.523′ N, 89° 24.923′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Linden Drive and Elm Drive, on the right when traveling west on Linden Drive. Click for map. The marker is in front of the Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences Building on the University of Wisconsin campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1656 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
2. Discovering Vitamins and Trace Minerals Marker
The Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences Building is in the background.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Preventing Endemic Goiter (within shouting distance of this marker); Scientific Approach to Agriculture (within shouting distance of this marker); Understanding Immunity (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Revolutionizing Animal Reproduction (about 300 feet away); Disease-Resistant Plants (about 600 feet away); First Reliable Test of Milk Quality (about 600 feet away); The Land Ethic (about 600 feet away); Mass Production of Penicillin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationScience & Medicine
 
Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 25, 2010
3. Agricultural Hall
According to the UW web site, "Built in 1902, Agricultural Hall was designed as the administrative and research home of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The building remains almost entirely unmodified and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985."
Hall of Agriculture, Auditorium and Library image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
4. Hall of Agriculture, Auditorium and Library
The back entrance to Agricultural Hall.
Detail on Agricultural Hall image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, June 24, 2010
5. Detail on Agricultural Hall
Symbol of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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