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October 3, 1914


JAMA. 1914;LXIII(14):1157-1159. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570140011005

REPORT OF CASE  Up to the present time four cases of pellagra have been reported to the Minnesota State Board of Health, a man and three women.The first case was that of a man aged 53, a resident of Olmstead County. His former residence was North Dakota. He died at his home in Olmstead County of undoubted pellagra, June 4, 1913, after an illness of three years.The second case was that of a woman, a resident of McLeod County. Death occurred at the University Hospital, Minneapolis.The third patient was a woman, aged 45. Residence and place of death was Minneapolis. Duration of illness was two years. She died April 21, 1914.The fourth patient, a woman aged 55 residing at Rochester, died in June, 1914. This case terminated fatally in less than two years following the first symptoms.The discovery of at least three of the

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