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Old 10-10-2018, 11:07 PM   #218
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Pellagra with typical skin lesions..

Sam and his family nearly freeze and starve during their first winter on the farm, surviving largely on a limited diet of opossums, raccoons, and other small game that he is able to shoot..As spring arrives, Jot falls ill with "spring sickness"..The town doctor informs Nona that the boy needs more diverse, vitamin-enriched foods, including vegetables, fruits, and milk to survive..The Tuckers immediately plant a garden, but its produce will take time to mature..Niacin, also known as nicotinic acid, is an organic compound and a form of vitamin B3..Sesame is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum... About 75% of Mexico's sesame crop is purchased by McDonald's..

Noreen Nash in Jean Renoir's (1945) The Southerner..

The classic symptoms of pellagra are 4 Dee's..If untreated, pellagra can kill within 4 or 5 years..Pellagra can be common in people who obtain most of their food energy from maize, notably rural South America, where maize is a staple food..Following the corn cycle, the symptoms usually appear during spring, increase in the summer due to greater sun exposure, and return the following spring...In affluent societies, a majority of patients with clinical pellagra are poor, homeless, alcohol-dependent, or psychiatric patients and was common among prisoners of Soviet Gulag labor camps..Pellagra deaths in South Carolina numbered 1,306 during the first 10 months of 1915; 100,000 Southerners were affected in 1916..At this time, the scientific community held that pellagra was probably caused by a germ or some unknown toxin in corn... son, I write this so that someday in the future you might understand a circumstance which shall be but a far memory to you..Mother, where do you live?.In the sky?.The clouds?.Give me a sign...

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