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October 1917

THE RELATION OF PELLAGRA TO LOCATION OF DOMICILE IN INMAN MILLS, INMAN, S. C.

Author Affiliations

Major, Medical Corps, U. S. Army; Passed Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Navy; NEW YORK

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

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1917;XX(4):521-574. doi:10.1001/archinte.1917.00090040043003
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  In the immediately preceding paper1 of this series, the section of this report dealing with geographical distribution of pellagra was begun by a detailed study of the relation of pellagra to domicile in Spartan Mills. That community was regarded as a fairly typical cotton mill village, but nevertheless it presented certain individual peculiarities. It was situated within the limits of a fairly large city. It was one of the oldest mills in the county. It possessed an organized social service for education of the people and a good hospital for the care of the employees. Very marked general sanitary improvements were made during 1913 and 1914, during the progress of our study there. The early history of pellagra in the village was obscure and the records of the population previous to the fall of 1913 were incomplete. Inman Mill Village may be contrasted with Spartan Mills in respect to

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