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January 1915


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1915;XV(1):147-149. doi:10.1001/archinte.1915.00070190150009

In a previous article1 one of us summarized the more important changes that occur in the blood-count in pellagra. In the present communication we desire to record briefly our observations on another series of pellagrins, all of whom resided in, or adjacent to, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, in which locality the Thompson-McFadden Pellagra Commission has been investigating the disease. The data included in this report were obtained from patients examined during the summer and early fall months of 1913, when many new cases of pellagra were seen, as well as a large number of patients who had had one or more attacks of the disease. The information derived from this study confirms and amplifies the work of the commission carried on along the same lines in 1912. In the investigations of 1913 more particular attention was given to the relationship (if any) existing between the total leukocyte and