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

added Sep 13, 10, updated Nov 2, 10
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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.

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Stephen Brown
Thomas Allen

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