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September 1916

THE SUBSEQUENT HISTORY OF PELLAGRINS IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S. C., WHO SURVIVED THE INITIAL ATTACK

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NEW YORK

From the Robert M. Thompson Pellagra Commission of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1916;XVIII(3):340-375. doi:10.1001/archinte.1916.00080160053005
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  In a preceding paper of this series1 we have discussed the initial attacks of pellagra in 1,180 cases in Spartanburg County in relation to race, sex and age. The death rate in the year of initial attack for these cases was 15.8 per cent. In the present paper we purpose to consider those patients in this same series who survived the year of initial attack, more particularly in regard to their freedom from recurrences in subsequent years, the appearance of such recurrences, the death rate in recurrent attacks and the relation of these phenomena to the duration of the disease. In a subsequent paper we purpose to discuss their relation to race, sex, age, complicating disorders, diet and medicinal treatment. It is hoped that definite criteria may thus be afforded for prognosis in pellagra, for this particular geographical district at any rate. So far as

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