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Scurvy: How a Surgeon, A Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of the Sail

Out of Print
By: Stephen R Brown
280 pages, B/w photos
Publisher: Summersdale
Scurvy: How a Surgeon, A Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of the Sail
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  • Scurvy: How a Surgeon, A Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of the Sail ISBN: 9781840243574 Hardback Dec 2003 Out of Print #153461
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The story of how the maritime nations suffered for centuries from the terrible disease of scurvy, and the slow process of cracking the problem. Literally millions of seafarers perished from the disease, and it held up the progress of exploration, limited the military effectiveness of naval forces, and decimated skilful ship's crews. The problem was that the maritime nations had the shipbuilding technology to build ships that could stay at sea for months and years, but the men could not stay healthy on a diet of salt-pork, biscuits and beer.

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Out of Print
By: Stephen R Brown
280 pages, B/w photos
Publisher: Summersdale
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