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Joseph Goldberger, having already demonstrated outstanding ability in combining epidemiologic studies with clinical and laboratory investigations in order to answer problems in human disease, was given charge in 1914 of the pellagra studies of the U. S. Public Health Service. Shortly before he and his associates started their work, two commissions had concluded that infection rather than diet was the primary factor in the disease that had assumed major importance in the South. Within 3 months, Goldberger concluded the exact opposite after considering existing epidemiologic data; he then proceeded with his associates to perform a series of brilliant epidemiologic, human,
Goldberger on Pellagra.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:178–179. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-178_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(1):178-179.
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