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The Pain & Therapy Bibliography, Record ID 0044

Scurvy: how a surgeon, a mariner, and a gentleman solved the greatest medical mystery of the age of sail


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A riveting and colourful account of one of history’s great early medical blunders, and eventual recovery — revealing the frailty of science in the wrong hands, its power when applied diligently, and lessons that are still relevant today as medicine is still trying to complete the transition to evidence-based care.


item type
a book
author
Stephen Brown
 
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publisher
Thomas Allen
year
2003

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