GAIL JARROW'S LATEST BOOK...
How a Medical Mystery
Changed What We Eat
Junior Library Guild Selection
School Library Journal Starred Review
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review
National Science Teachers Association Recommended
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming disease called pellagra spread across the American South. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. Millions of men, women, and children were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow reveals the true story of the scientific detectives who tackled this baffling medical mystery. Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills Press, Ages 10 and up.