Food matters : diet and disease /

The maxim "You are what you eat" could have originated with a few hungry self-experimenters who proved that nutrition is critical to good health. As this program illustrates, one of the most prominent of these scientists was Dr. Joseph Goldberger, an early-20th-century researcher who ate t...

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Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007]
Series: Medical Mavericks: The History of Self-Experimentation
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Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 24, 2007.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Closed-captioned.
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Summary: The maxim "You are what you eat" could have originated with a few hungry self-experimenters who proved that nutrition is critical to good health. As this program illustrates, one of the most prominent of these scientists was Dr. Joseph Goldberger, an early-20th-century researcher who ate the feces and scabs from patients with pellagra in his quest to prove it was not infectious. Viewers will learn how, when the medical establishment ignored his findings, Goldberger went on to inject himself and his devoted wife with the blood of a woman dying with pellagra, in order to make his point and establish diet as a critical factor in health and medical care.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 24, 2007.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Closed-captioned.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (52 min., 23 sec.) : sound, color, digital file.
Playing Time: 00:51:23
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 10 & up.