GAIL JARROW'S LATEST BOOK...
How a Medical Mystery
Changed What We Eat
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One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming disease called pellagra spread across the American South. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. Millions of men, women, and children were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead.
Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow reveals
the true story of the scientific detectives who tackled this
baffling medical mystery.
Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills Press, Ages 10 and up.