Today, pellagra is mostly relegated to history lessons and medical reference books. But occasionally, such as during isolated outbreaks in a refugee crisis, the world receives a vivid reminder of how the disease still affects people. And as Tissier saw in her hamsters, it's also a lesson anyone caring for animals should keep in mind. ...
History of Medicine Digital Exhibits Historians of medicine, libraries, archives, and universities have created a wide range of short histories of medicine and health from their collections. Some of these digital exhibits are very detailed and interactive, like the digital archive www.eugenicsarchive.ca, with a great deal of information.
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(05)73093-2 Corpus ID: 40916536. Pellagra outbreak in Kuito, Angola @article{Baquet2000PellagraOI, title={Pellagra outbreak in Kuito, Angola}, author={S. Baquet and François Wuillaume and Kathia van Egmond and Felicitas Iba{\~n}ez}, journal={The Lancet}, year={2000}, volume={355}, pages={1829-1830} }
Pellagra was first described in Spain in 1735 by Gaspar Casal, who published a first clinical description in his posthumous "Natural and Medical History of the Asturian Pricipality" (1762). This led to the disease being known as "Asturian leprosy", and it is recognized as the first modern pathological description of a syndrome(1).