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Beriberi

  • By: Celina Martinez
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Beriberi was an epidemic disease that caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people whose diets consisted primarily of polished white rice in the late 19th century. The relationship of this illness to thiamine deficiency was recognized in 1937, allowing ...

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