Cure for Pellagra | Dark Matters

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

An outbreak of a vitamin deficiency disease called Pellagra occurred in the United States in 1902. Dr. Joseph Goldberger was tasked to find a cure for the deadly mallady.

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14 comments

egapekim August 11, 2012 - 1:08 AM

wow…

Daffy August 11, 2012 - 3:21 AM

I have a little bit of hypochondria…and this does me no justice :P

REDTEAM22003 August 12, 2012 - 11:19 PM

why is it that the 2-3 mins of this show is much better than the full boring show itself.

GianQT August 14, 2012 - 5:20 PM

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QueenBeeTV88 March 15, 2013 - 4:51 AM

It was mad science because, what Goldberger proposed was distressing to society (that namely poor people and prisoners should be treated better and fed balanced diets and not just an all corn diet that caused pellagra) His diagnosis was then rejected since it was an "Inconvenient Truth" for those in power which resulted in thousands of more deaths.

QueenBeeTV88 March 15, 2013 - 4:53 AM

(see my comment below first)But that was ok since poor people breed like bunny rabbits and they quickly replace all who die; hence the republican party/ ruling elite's attempts to destroy right to birth control and abortion at the present time. (They need to keep the baby machines going at full speed in order to effectively exploit the poor as cheap organic labor units) (OLUs)

QueenBeeTV88 March 15, 2013 - 4:59 AM

(1st read the 2nd comment below and then the 1st below this)But back to Goldberger. His ideas were eventually accepted as true and niacin/B3 was then added to grains to keep people from getting Pellagra.

QueenBeeTV88 March 15, 2013 - 5:00 AM

(read 3rd comment first and work up to this one)So now everyone was "happy". Those pesky poor were not gettng sick and the institutions that exploited them could continue to feed them substandard (albeit B3 fortified) diets consisting wholly of cheap grains. Sometimes it takes a while for medical/scientific advancements 2 catch on when they are not "convenient" for Big Money Interests. Global warming is the latest "inconvenience" which could cost hundreds of thousands of lives….

Kevin Krasnow March 15, 2013 - 11:55 AM

I am related to this man. My mom, maiden name Rose Martha Goldberger, was his…okay, I need to find out what exactly. I think his great great great great niece? I will find out. Joseph Goldberger. My most famous relative!

Casey Johns April 18, 2013 - 9:04 AM

Why did learned professors in ALL the institutions of higher learning, in the southeast US, not figure this out? And deny that the obvious dietary deficiencies to be the case? (search NyTimes dot com for pellagra) This clip leaves out underlying cause, that around 1900, poor southerners started eating junk food, low priced corn meal, processed in factories, which omitted nixtamalization that makes corn nutritious. So in the 21st century, WHY epidemic of obesity? Are we getting lied to, AGAIN?

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