Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat by Gail Jarrow

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

byGail Jarrow

Kobo ebook | January 1, 2014

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One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America’s South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes stories about real-life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations. It concludes with a glossary, timeline, further resources, author’s note, bibliography, and index.
Title:Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We EatFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 1, 2014Publisher:Boyds Mills PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629792152

ISBN - 13:9781629792156

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