UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia

© Photographed August 1, 2015
Erected April 2001 by UW Foundation
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43° 4.433′ N, 89° 24.631′ W
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University of Wisconsin Madison
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

TREATMENT OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA
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.
The marker is located in front of the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Building on southbound one-way Henry Mall, south of its intersection with Linden Drive, at 420 Henry Mall, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

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Historical Markers Highlight Accomplishments At UW-Madison AG College (Thursday, April 12th, 2001)

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The marker is visible to the right of the stairs.

The marker is located at the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemistry Building.

The marker is located on the campus of UW-Madison.

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