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- n. Plural form of pellagrin.
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Of course, once dementia occurred, the pellagrins were treated like other demented individuals -- secluded by their families or incarcerated in pauper houses or insane asylums until they died.
Goldberger doubted the infection theory since there were no records of doctors or nurses catching the disease from their patients, and he actually ate skin scrapings and excreta from pellagrins to test this directly.
They swallowed capsules containing scabs of pellagrins 'rashes.
A diet of the composition used by pellagrins prior to their attack by the disease leads to malnutrition and certain pathological changes in animals, resembling those found in pellagra.
MURLIN, J. R.: The amino acid factors and hippuric acid in the urine of pellagrins.
LEWIS, R. C.: The chemical composition of the blood of pellagrins.