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.
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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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