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

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

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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.
Info

ISBN: 9780312313920

Published Date: August 1, 2005

Publisher: Griffin

Language: English

Page Count: 254

Size: 8.60" l x 5.53" w x 0.70" h

Category

Medical

Subject

History