August 1941

Clinical Pellagra.

Author Affiliations

By Seale Harris, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Ala.; Assisted by Seale Harris Jr., M.D., formerly Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Birmingham, Ala., with foreword by E. V. McCollum, Ph.D., Sc.D., LL.D., Professor of Biochemistry, School of Hygiene and Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Price, $7. Pp. 494, with 70 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1941.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;68(2):370. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200080192012

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The following quotation from the foreword, by Dr. E. V. McCollum, clearly states the purpose and scope of this book.

"The book, CLINICAL PELLAGRA, prepared by a close student of pellagrous patients and of the scientific contributions which have thrown light on the nature of the disease, assisted by several distinguished scientists, presents a searching inquiry into the interaction of several agencies secondary to specific dietary deficiencies, which offer a plausible explanation of the complex manifestations with which the clinician meets in pellagrous patients, and particularly in pernicious anemia and sprue."

Section IV, "Clinical Investigations," chapters 15, 16 and 17, written by various members of the staff of the Duke University School of Medicine, adds greatly to the value of this work. There is, however, much repetition throughout the book, perhaps to emphasize the salient features of the disease. The format is attractive, and there are numerous and excellent illustrations

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