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Black Tongue
by Joyner, Whitmel M. Black Tongue is the familiar name for the often fatal effects of a deficiency of the vitamin niacin (once designated Vitamin B3, now B5), found chiefly in liver, lean meat, poultry, fish, and beans. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cisterns
by Carnes-McNaughton, Linda F. Cisterns, large receptacles built for the storage of water, were used in North Carolina for potables or fire protection in all types of urban and rural buildings prior to the advent of modern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Elion, Gertrude and Dr. George Hitchings
by Hall, Lisa Coston. Gertrude Elion and Dr. George Hitchings By Lisa Coston Hall Reprinted with permission from The Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Hookworms
by Foss, Mandy. In the beginning of the twentieth century, a battle was fought in North Carolina and ten other southern states. From 1909 to 1914, doctors, public health officials, and northern businessmen worked to [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Infectious Diseases- Part I: Overview
by Parramore, Thomas C., Norris, David A., Cockrell, David L., Joyner, William S., Hosfeld, Andrew. Before the widespread distribution of vaccinations, many serious, often deadly contagious diseases were commonplace in North Carolina and other American colonies and states. The Carolina colony [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Influenza Outbreak of 1918-1919
by Case, Steven, Gregory, Lisa. From the Spring of 1918 through early 1919, as nations experienced the upheaval of World War One, an influenza pandemic ran through North Carolina. In April 1919, Dr. William Rankin, the Secretary of [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Lanier, Sidney Clopton
by Powell, William S. Lanier, Sidney Clopton by William S. Powell, 1991 3 Feb. 1842–7 Sept. 1881 Sidney Clopton Lanier, poet, musician, novelist, and author of books for boys, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Malaria
by Case, Steven. History and Impact of Malaria in North Carolina by Steven Case, 2010. NC Government & Heritage Library See also: Malaria stastistics in North Carolina, 1899-1940; Public [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Malaria statistics in North Carolina, 1899-1940
by Gregory, Lisa. Malaria statistics in North Carolina, 1899-1940 by Lisa Gregory, 2010. The tables below link to North Carolina malaria statistics, grouped by year. Clicking on a link will take you to an item in [...] (from NC Digital Collections.)
Milk Sickness
by Wood, Curtis W. Milk sickness, also called "milk sick fever" and "sick stomach," is caused by the excretion of tremetol or tremetone, the toxin in white snakeroot and rayless goldenrod, when these common plants are [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Richardson II, Lunsford (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Hinds-Brown, Lindsey. Lunsford Richardson II Inventor of Vicks VapoRub by Lindsey Hinds-­Brown Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Von Ruck, Karl
by Powell, William S. Von Ruck, Karl by William S. Powell, 1996 10 July 1849–5 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yellow Fever in Wilmington
by Brisson, Jim D. Yellow fever is a harsh, potentially deadly virus that thrives in semitropical locations. This virus was the most feared disease in the United States for generations, earning the nickname the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
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