|A family suffers
from pellagra, 1920, National Library of
|Pellagra is a
nutritional deficiency disease caused by inadequate intake of niacin, a B
widespread in the South, particularly from the turn of the century and well
into the 1930’s. In 1912 in South Carolina,
there were an estimated 30,000 cases and a mortality rate of 40%.
|Alan Kraut. 1996.
“Dr. Joseph Goldberger & the War on Pellagra.” National Institute for
Health internet website: