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December 25, 1909


JAMA. 1909;LIII(26):2159-2160. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550260001001h

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The following observations have been made on fifteen eases of pellagra which have occurred in my practice during the last eighteen months.

As to etiology, all the patients gave the history of having eaten corn-bread. The usual symptoms of pellagra were exhibited in most instances, so that a mere summary of the observations will be given here. The previous health had been good in most cases, except that there was a history of alcoholism in two, and one patient had been confined to bed for four years with multiple spinal sclerosis. In some cases I saw the patient in a second attack. Of the fifteen patients, twelve were females. The ages varied from 7 to 60 years. Most were adults of middle age. There was fever in most cases ranging from 99 to 101 F. ; in one case the temperature reached 103. The pulse varied from

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