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In the movie The Southerner what is spring sickness?

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May 08, 2011 7:29AM

Spring sickness was Scurvy from lack of fruits and vegetables (and therefore a lack of vitamin C) during the winter

Actually, it was Pellagra due to lack of niacin (vitamin B3). See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra

Yes, the little girl actually said the word pellagra in the movie, that she learned at school that they should eat more than just meat, they should eat vegetables.