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Joseph Goldberger - bibliography

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


  • La fiebre amarilla. Habana, 1908.
  • The treatment and prevention of pellagra.
    Public Health Reports No. 228, Washington.
  • The experimental production of pellagra in human subjects by means of diets.
    U. S. Public health Service, Hygienic Laboratory, No. 120, 1929. Experimental measles in the monkey.
    Written with John F. Anderson.
    Public Health Reports, Washington, 1911, 26: 847-848, 887-895.

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