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Eliminating Pellagra

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

 
 
Eliminating Pellagra Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
1. Eliminating Pellagra Marker
Inscription. Pellagra once was a widespread and often fatal disease that was particularly common where corn was a dietary staple. In 1938, University of Wisconsin biochemists Conrad Elvehjem and Frank Strong isolated and identified the B vitamin, niacin, and demonstrated that pellagra was caused by niacin deficiency. The application of this discovery eliminated pellagra as a significant health problem.

This marker is made possible by a grant from the UW Foundation
 
Erected 2001 by the UW Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the University of Wisconsin marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.433′ N, 89° 24.675′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Babcock Drive and University Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is at the west entrance to the Biochemistry Building, which is opposite the main entrance on Henry Mall, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 Henry Mall, Madison WI 53706, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discovery of Vitamins A and B (a few steps from this marker); Controlling Blood Clotting
Eliminating Pellagra Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, July 1, 2012
2. Eliminating Pellagra Marker
The marker is to the left of the west entrance to the Biochemistry Building.
(a few steps from this marker); First Chemical Synthesis of a Gene (within shouting distance of this marker); Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneering Bacterial Genetics (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneering Human Genetics (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vitamin D Production Ends Rickets (about 300 feet away); Genetically Superior Crops (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
More about this marker. The marker is part of a series commemorating the sesquicentennial of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
Categories. EducationScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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