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James Lind and scurvy by Ralph Stockman

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Written in English


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From: Edinburgh medical journal. 1926.

Statement[Ralph Stockman]
The Physical Object
Paginationpages 329-350 :
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26717269M

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Lind’s Treatise of the Scurvy is a good illustration of the basis for midth century judgement and decision-making in at least two respects: it quotes the contributions of others at length, and its therapeutic recommendations had little impact (Tröhler ; ).Lind dedicated his book to Lord Anson because an account of Anson’s circumnavigation published in had prompted Lind’s. The book summarizes how the work of James Lind (surgeon), James Cook (mariner), and Gilbert Blane (gentleman) led to solutions combating scurvy. Scurvy, "the plague of the sea," killed over an estimated two million sailors during the Age of Sail. Lind is revered as the first doctor to conduct systematic clinical trials of potential cures for scurvy—trials in which oranges and lemons came out as decisive winners. The following paper argues that our modern understanding of scurvy and vitamin C has hindered our understanding of Lind’s own conception of his work and of the place within it of his clinical trials. James Lind: A Treatise of the Scurvy, Of the Prevention of the Scurvy I shall conclude the precepts relating to the preservation of seamen with showing the best means of obviating many inconveniences which attend long voyages and of removing the several causes productive of this mischief. The following are the experiments.

  In the eighteenth century, Britain was embroiled in the War of Austrian Succession against France and Spain, and it was then that a Scottish surgeon named James Lind (October 4, – J ) began to unravel the secrets of scurvy. Born in Edinburgh, Lind entered the Navy as an apprentice doctor, though without qualifications. James Lind’s clinical trials in aboard the HMS Salisbury, used twelve subjects, all of whom had scurvy and were treated with a range of different suggested cures. The different remedies consisted of sea water, orange and lemons, along with vinegar, with .   James Lind is remembered as the man who helped to conquer a killer disease. His reported experiment on board a naval ship in showed that oranges and lemons were a cure for scurvy. A Treatise on Scurvy [LIND, James] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Treatise on ScurvyPrice: $

Lind’s second book – An essay on the most effectual means of preserving the health of seamen – contains the chief conclusions of his book on scurvy, with further remarks on the methods of prevention and cure of malarial fevers, and on the problem of sickness introduced into the .   Instead, when Lind retired from the navy in , he got to work on the first edition of a massive book called A Treatise of the Scurvy: Containing an Inquiry into the Nature, Causes, and Cure, of That Disease Together with a Critical and Chronological View of What Has Been Published on the Subject. True to its sweeping title, the book, which. Here's a virtual movie of the Scottish Physician James Lind reading from his treatise of on the Sailors Disease Scurvy a chronic medical condition broug. The story runs as follows. In , James Lind published his Treatise of the scurvy.1 At the heart of his book is the record of his clinical trial of a number of potential cures for the disease. Oranges and lemons came out as the conclusive winners. However, the Admiralty procrastinated for over forty years before accepting Lind’s findings.