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In his experiment, Eijkman separated healthy chickens into three groups and fed one group only whole grain rice, a second group only rice with the husk removed, and a third group only rice from which both the outer husk and the inner silver skin membrane were removed. Table 5.5 shows the results of his study. 

Table 5.5  Results of Christiaan Eijkman's experiment




Group 1

Unhusked whole grain rice

remained healthy

Group 2

Rough rice: rice with husk removed

remained healthy

Group 3

Polished rice with husk and silver skin (pericarpium) removed

demonstrated beriberi-like symptoms

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