Scurvy How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail
By Stephen R. Brown
Paperback, 254 pp
From the Publisher:
"Scurvy" is a medical detective story for the ages, the fascinating true story of how James Lind (the surgeon), James Cook (the mariner), and Gilbert Blane (the gentleman) worked separately to eliminate the dreaded affliction. It is an evocative journey back to the era of wooden ships and sails, when the disease infiltrated every aspect of seafaring life. Brimming with tales of ships, sailors, and baffling bureaucracy, "Scurvy" is a rare mix of compelling history and classic adventure story.
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