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Martyred Scientist’s Widow Risked Life to Test Pellagra Theory

May 22, 1929
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The heroism of Mrs. Joseph Goldberger, widow of the martyred Jewish scientist who succumbed last year to disease resulting with his experiments on the cause and cure of pellagra, which he discovered, is described in a report of a Congressional committee. Congress, at its last session, voted a $125 monthly pension to the widow who, with her three children, was left penniless after here husband’s death.

A letter to the House Pension Committee by Surgeon General H. S. Cumming, of the Public Health Service, urging the pension, told how Mrs. Goldberger had tested the transmissibility of pellagra at a time when many medical authorities disagreed with her husband on this point.

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