UW Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: Eliminating Pellagra

© Photographed August 1, 2015
Erected April 2001 by UW Foundation
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
43° 4.433′ N, 89° 24.675′ W
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University of Wisconsin Madison
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Pellagra once was a widespread and often fatal disease that was particularly common where corn was a dietary staple. In 1938, University of Wisconsin biochemists Conrad Elvehjem and Frank Strong isolated and identified the B vitamin, niacin, and demonstrated that pellagra was caused by niacin deficiency. The application of this discovery eliminated pellagra as a significant health problem.
This marker is made possible by a grant from the UW Foundation

The marker is located in a courtyard on the west side of the Biochemistry Building on northbound Babcock Drive, just north of its intersection with University Avenue / Campus Drive / County Highway MS, Madison, Wisconsin 53706.

NOTE: This is no parking near the marker. I parked at the parking lot at the intersection of Babcock Drive and Farm Place (behind the Babcock Hall Dairy Store), and then walked south back to the marker's location.

NOTE: Driving around and parking at the UW-Madison campus is pretty intense. Be sure to check the Google Map (above) and campus maps (below) before heading out.

UW-Madison Map and Parking

Click here for a list of all markers located on the UW-Madison campus.

The marker is located on the UW-Madison campus.

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