Friday, May 25, 2007
#29. Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Miracle of the Age of Sail - Stephen R. Bown

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Scury took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. Finding the cure for the dreaded disease ranks among the greatest of human accomplishments, yet its impact on history has been largely ignored. Now, in this best-selling book, Stephen R. Bown shines a light on how the mystery was solved in a spellbinding tale of ships, sailors, and the age of exploration.


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