Jul 5, 2018
The southern United States was
hit by a dramatic epidemic of a mysterious disease called pellagra
in the early twentieth century. This episode discusses the cultural
and scientific sources of the outbreak -- from the cotton fields of
the south, to the cow pastures of rural Germany, to the river
basins of Uganda -- and the incredible lengths a young doctor named
Joseph Goldberger went through to try and put an end to this
plague. Plus, a new #AdamAnswers about the source of the name
“internal medicine.” All this and more on episode 36 of Bedside
Rounds, a tiny podcast about fascinating stories in clinical
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