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October 2, 1909


JAMA. 1909;LIII(14):1085-1087. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550140004002c

In a recent article, Wood1 makes the statement that no cases of pellagra have been reported from Virginia or Ohio, although these states furnish a large portion of the corn consumed in a section of the country from which he has been able to report a number of cases. That genuine pellagra may occur in Virginia, however, I believe the following case will bear witness:

Patient.  —H. A. S., London Bridge, Va., aged 56, white, widower, occupation milling and farming, was born in Charlotte county, Virginia, reared in Pittsylvania county, and remained there the greater part of the time till February, 1909, when he moved to Princess Anne County, Virginia. He had spent a year each in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Va., where financial reverses made him poor. He had also spent three years in Nebraska and then returned to Virginia.

Family History.  —The patient's father was.