However, Dr. Joseph Goldberger (1874-1929) determined through experimentation that it was due to eating a diet that had insufficient niacin in it, particularly one based on corn. Furthermore, he determined that pellagra could be reversed with the introduction of a niacin-rich diet.
Dr. Goldberger was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine five times.
He is honored with a statue in his native Slovakia, which was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire when he migrated.
I think he would be a suitable and non-controversial candidate for a public statue anywhere in the South.
|Statue of Dr. Joseph Goldberger in Slovakia|