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Goldberger

[ gohld-bur-ger ]
/ ˈgoʊld bɜr gər /
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Joseph, 1874–1929, U.S. physician, born in Austria: discovered the cause of and treatment for pellagra.
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Goldberger
[ gōldbər-gər ]
Joseph 1874-1929

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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