Essential fatty acids: the work of George and Mildred Burr

J Biol Chem. 2012 Oct 12;287(42):35439-41. doi: 10.1074/jbc.O112.000005.


A New Deficiency Disease Produced by the Rigid Exclusion of Fat from the Diet (Burr, G. O., and Burr, M. M. (1929) J. Biol. Chem. 82, 345–367) On the Nature and Role of the Fatty Acids Essential in Nutrition (Burr, G. O., and Burr, M. M. (1930) J. Biol. Chem. 86, 587–621)

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Classical Article
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biochemistry / history*
  • Fatty Acids, Essential / metabolism*
  • History, 19th Century
  • Humans
  • Lipid Metabolism Disorders / metabolism*
  • Lipid Metabolism*
  • Portraits as Topic


  • Fatty Acids, Essential

Personal name as subject

  • George Burr
  • Mildred Burr