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March 22, 1913

A Treatise on Pellagra.

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For the General Practitioner. By Edward Jenner Wood. S.B., M.D., Chairman of the Pellagra Commision, North CArolina Board of Health. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp

JAMA. 1913;60(12):938. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04340120064043

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Dr. Wood offers as the jstification for this book the fact that when it was begun, five years ago, there was no adequate treatise in English on the subject. Although this lack of literature on pellagra in English has been supplied in the great amount of literature on the subject which the last five years have given us, the book still justifies its existaence, for it is a most useful summary of the knowledge of the subject. The author writes from first-hand knowledge of pellagra and evidently after long and thoughtful interest in the subject , so that the personal element is not lacking—indeed it is agreeably present in a frank honesty, a lack of prejudice and hobbies, and a practical wisdom; but the chief value of the work lies in the comprehensive presentation of the facts of pellagra which it offers. The subject is divided into the history, etology, general characteristics, skin manifestations, digestive disturbnances

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