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Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
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By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
1. Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia Marker
Inscription. Biochemists in the 1920s conducted studies leading to improved understanding of the roles of minerals in animal and human diets. University of Wisconsin biochemists E.B. Hart, C.A. Elvehjem, and Harry Steenbock discovered that copper, in addition to iron, is necessary for making hemoglobin, a component of blood that carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues, and carbon dioxide from tissues to lungs. This led to the use of copper to treat iron deficiency anemia.

This marker is made possible by a grant from the UW Foundation
 
Erected 2001 by the UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.433′ N, 89° 24.631′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Henry Mall and University Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Henry Mall. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 Henry Mall, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneering Human Genetics (within shouting distance of this marker); First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneering Bacterial Genetics
Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
2. Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia Marker
The marker is to the right of the Henry Mall entrance to the Biochemistry Building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Eliminating Pellagra (within shouting distance of this marker); Controlling Blood Clotting (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovery of Vitamins A and B (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nurses Dormitory (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a series commemorating the sesquicentennial of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Categories. EducationScience & Medicine
 
Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
3. Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia Marker
This is the Henry Mall side of the Biochemistry Building.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 270 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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