This Passing Parade entry tells the story of Dr. Joseph Goldberger (1874-1929), a Hungarian immigrant who devoted his life to finding the cause of pellagra, a disease that killed hundreds ... See full summary »
This Passing Parade entry tells the story of Dr. Joseph Goldberger (1874-1929), a Hungarian immigrant who devoted his life to finding the cause of pellagra, a disease that killed hundreds of thousands in the southern United States. Although the medical community believed that the condition was caused by a virus, Goldberger proved that a healthy diet was the cure. Written by
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The mysterious disease Pellagra strikes hundreds of thousands of Americans dead, mainly in the Southern United States, at the turn of the century. Dr. Joseph Goldberger (played by Shepperd Strudwick), a Jewish immigrant, suspects the illness may be connected to nutrition. Mr. Goldberger's experiments, which include feeding Northern prisoners a Southern diet, are criticized as "torture" - but, Goldberger safely identifies the cause and cure for Pellagra. This episode of narrator John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" is bracketed with Isaiah 44:19, "Behold, I will do a new thing - I will even make a way in the wilderness." Notable for Mr. Strudwick's convincing performance, and its director.
**** Passing Parade: A Way in the Wilderness (6/22/40) Fred Zinnemann ~ Shepperd Strudwick, John Nesbitt, Edward Hearn
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