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Pellagra is a disease which is hardly known in this country, though it has been reported in one or two instances on this continent. On the other hand, in Italy it is a very serious problem, and it may be that with closer observations we might find pellagrous complications in certain regions in this country. The larger part of the work is given up to the subject of general prophylaxis. The disease of maize, which seems to be its cause, is either unknown on this continent or the grain thus affected seldom or never comes into use, at least judging from the lack of results, but this does not destroy the interest in the subject to one who reads the Italian language.
La Pellagra. Storia—Eziologia-Pathogenesi Profilassi.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(5):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480310037024