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Goldberger

[gohld-bur-ger] /ˈgoʊld bɜr gər/
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1.
Joseph, 1874–1929, U.S. physician, born in Austria: discovered the cause of and treatment for pellagra.
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  • I'll get Simmonds to go with me before Goldberger, and then before the magistrate.

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  • "He doesn't really think so, Miss Vaughan," Goldberger laughed.

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  • "I didn't stop to pick up my physician," Goldberger was saying.

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  • "Why, there's only one way they could come there," Goldberger answered impatiently.

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  • "Then he must also have stopped to make it into a noose," remarked Goldberger.

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  • "Then that's all right," said Goldberger, and settled back in his chair again.

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  • Goldberger's face flushed, and he sprang to his feet impatiently.

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  • Goldberger took one step into the room, and then stopped abruptly.

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  • Goldberger led the way into the room and stopped to look about it.

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Goldberger in Science
Goldberger
  (gōld'bər-gər)   
Hungarian-born American physician who investigated the cause and treatment of pellagra. He demonstrated that contrary to common belief, pellagra was not an infectious disease but a nutritional disorder caused by an unbalanced diet and cured by the addition of fresh milk, meat, or yeast.
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