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Pellagra in New England

J. W. Babcock, M.D.
JAMA. 1912;LVIII(21):1621. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050295022.
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To the Editor:  —In reporting his interesting case of pellagra Dr. Davenpor White in The Journal (April 27, 1912, p. 1279) says it is "the second in New England."To aid in keeping the record straight I beg to call attention to other cases of pellagra in that section of the country, of which I happen to have memoranda.In an article on the prevalence of pellagra, read by me at the sixty-sixth annual meeting of the American Medico-Psychological Association in Washington, May. 1910, three cases of the malady are noted from Massachusetts and one from Vermont. (The Prevalence of Pellagra, Jour, South Carolina Med. Assn., September, 1910; Am. Jour. Insanity, January, 1911; Proc. Am. Med.-Psych. Assn., 1010, and Senate Document No. 700, Sixty-First Congress, third session, Washington, 1911.)In 1804, Dr. Tyler of the McLean Asylum, then at Somerville, Mass., reported a case that he had under observation for


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