Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

By JARROW, Gail

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ISBN
9781590787328
Publisher
Calkins Creek


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 6 Up—This haunting insight into a little known epidemic from the early 20th century provides statistics, firsthand accounts, pictures, and an easy-to-follow narrative of the pellagra outbreak in the United States. The book details the baffling uprise of pellagra, a life-threatening disease cha...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

In 1902, a young man in Georgia displayed symptoms of a disease believed to be nonexistent in the U.S.: pellagra, a deficiency disease. J...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 1, 2014

Though barely remembered today, only one hundred years ago pellagra was a fast-growing epidemic, especially in the impoverished American South. This immersive account explains how pellagra became what Surgeon General Rupert Blue called in 1912, “a national calamity.” Numerous anecdotes about pellagra victims, interspersed throughout the broader narrati...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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