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Joseph Goldberger

Born 1874
Died 1929

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Hungarian-born American physician, born July 16, 1874, on a farm near Girált, then Hungary; died January 17, 1929, Washington.

Biography of Joseph Goldberger

Joseph Goldberger studied at the Bellevue Hospital Medical College in New York, graduating doctor of medicine in 1895. After working in the Bellevue Hospital he became commissioned assistant surgeon with the U. S. Public Health Service in 1899, in 1904 assistant surgeon, and in 1912 surgeon. From 1914 he was also head of the department of nutritional research. His main fields of work were prophylaxis and infectious diseases (measle vaccination, spotted typhus, yellow fever, and particularly pellagra).

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