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Vitamin D3 and Merck's Manual
Dr. Norman F. Childers

The latest editions of Merck's Manual are beginning to warn against excess Vitamin D, known as "hypervitaminosis D."  Their statement is as follows:  "As the new highly active forms of vitamin D (D3) are being increasingly used, possible toxic effects of long-term therapy will need to be watched."  The medical profession is apparently "not yet aware" of the nightshades having vitamin D3 naturally in them, which further aggravates the problem of D3 in milk and most breakfast cereals.  Some doctors have been unfortunately prescribing vitamin D pills and recommending milk to correct the "calcium" problem and arthritis.  

*Merck's Manual is available from Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ 07451.  It is 6 x 9 inches, and about 2 1/2 inches thick with thin paging.  It is an excellent reference revised annually by MD's and PhD's, mainly for the medical profession and written in medical terms (which are defined in most dictionaries)