Lind and scurvy

It was a cloudy morning, May 20, 1747 year. Liner HMS "Salisbury" under full sail riped waters of the Gulf of Biscay. Captain George Edgcumbe stood on the bridge and smiled at the memory of the battle less than a week before. Fleet Sir George Anson, the French broke convoy numbering 30 ships, escorted by a squadron of Admiral the Marquis de La Jonquiere. "Salisbury" had a large share in the victory, its fifty guns rumbled in the Battle of Cape Finisterre. ...

Lind and scurvy

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Biography: James Lind 05/05/2021 596 KB (PDF)

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C Primary Sources

Lind, James: A Treatise of the Scurvy in Three Parts Containing an Inquiry Into the Nature, Cause, and Cure, of that Disease Together with a Critical and Chronological View of what has been Published on the Subject., Edinburgh 1753, online available:
Lind, James: An Essay on the Most Effectual Means of Preserving the Health of Seamen, in the Royal Navy, 2 1762, online available:

D Secondary Sources

Baron, Jeremy Hugh: Sailors’ Scurvy before and after James Lind - a Reassessment, in: NURE Nutrition Reviews67, Ausgabe 6 (2009), S. 315–332.
Bown, Stephen R.: The Age of Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Helped Britain Win the Battle of Trafalgar, Chichester, Reprint. 2005.
Carpenter, Kenneth J.: The History of Scurvy and Vitamin C, Cambridge u.a. 1986.
Maat, G. J. R: Scurvy in Adults and Youngsters: The Dutch Experience. A Review of the History and Pathology of a Disregarded Disease, in: OA International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 14, Ausgabe 2 (2004), S. 77–81.

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