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A Way in the Wilderness (1940)

Approved | | Short, Biography | 22 June 1940 (USA)
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 »

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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 David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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22 June 1940 (USA)  »

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Passing Parade No. 14: A Way in the Wilderness  »

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Followed by American Spoken Here (1940) See more »

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Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op.64
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Southern Hospitality
17 January 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

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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