The pellagra commission of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School began its studies of pellagra in the spring of 1912 and the laboratory and field investigations were continued until the fall of 1914. A brief supplementary field study was conducted in August, 1915. During 1912 and 1913 the work of the commission was supported by a fund donated jointly by Col. Robert M. Thompson and Mr. J. H. McFadden. Since the end of 1913 funds for the continuance of the work have been provided by Col. Robert M. Thompson and Dr. Geo. N. Miller. The personnel of the commission proper has continued to be the same from the beginning. Dr. J. F. Siler, Capt. Med. Corps, U. S. Army, has been detailed to this work continuously, except for brief interruptions of a month or six weeks' duration, from the spring of 1912 to the last of
SILER JF, GARRISON PE, MacNEAL WJ. INTRODUCTION TO THE THIRD REPORT OF THE ROBERT M. THOMPSON PELLAGRA COMMISSION OF THE NEW YORK POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1916;XVIII(1):1–3. doi:10.1001/archinte.1916.00080140006001
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