STEPHEN LEE TALLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: In their letter to the editor (Ann Intern Med 87:379, 1977) Borelli and Hussey postulate that Job suffered from pellagra rather than depression. Do they know that this is not a new observation? In 1942 Charles J. Brim, writing in the Archives of Dermatology and Syphililogy (45:371, 1942), elegantly proposed this thesis. His article is excerpted in the book Tenements of Clay (SORSBY A (ed.), New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974), along with other articles speculating on Noah's albinism, Lincoln's Marfan's syndrome, Milton's blindness, and the afflictions of other historical figures.
TALLER SL. Priority on Job's Pellegra?. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:434. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-3-434_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(3):434.
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