Meet the Authors: Gail Jarrow (Boyds Mills Press/Highlights Press)

Friday, June 27, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Exhibit Hall - Booth 569

RED MADNESS How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

One hundred years ago, a mysterious disease called pellagra spread across the American South. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. Millions of men, women, and children were left weak, disfigured, insane and in some cases, dead. Many were also left to worry -- would they be pellagra's next victims?

Author Gail Jarrow closely tracks this devastating disease using vivid photographs and actual cases, and she reveals the story of the doctors, researchers, and public health officials who struggled to stop the epidemic. STARRED REVIEWS -- School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews!

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:55pm PDT
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