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Corn, pellagra, and modern medicine—How an ancient disease was recognized in South Carolina’s state lunatic asylum

Brody Fogleman Harsh Jha Spartanburg, South Carolina   James Woods Babcock (1856–1922). Photo courtesy of the Waring Historical Library, MUSC, Charleston, SC. Pellagra is a disease of vitamin B3 (niacin) deficiency. Niacin is the precursor for many physiologic processes involving nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), an enzyme that carries out long biochemical processes essential to a […]