Scourge of black-leg (Scurvy) on the mormon trail

Jeffrey S. Hampl, Carol Johnston, Robert A. Mills

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For the Latter-day Saints pioneers, scurvy was an unexpected infliction brought on by poverty and inadequate resources. George A. Smith spent the rest of his life encouraging others, especially children, to eat a healthy diet with many vegetables and fruits. For all of his contributions, the city of St. George, Utah, bears his name as a lasting eulogy to the pioneers' beloved Potato Saint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-418
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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