Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentlemen Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

Stephen R. Brown (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$21.99  $20.23
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
September 05, 2000
Pages
254
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.7 X 8.5 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312313920
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About the Author

STEPHEN R. BOWN was born in Ottawa and graduated in history from the University of Alberta. He has a special interest in the history of science and exploration. His books include The Naturalists: Scientific Travelers in the Golden Age of Natural History and the internationally successful Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail. He lives in the Canadian Rockies with his wife and two young children.

Reviews

"Brown tells the story well, and he presents a vivid picture of life aboard ship during the age of sail -- brutal captains; dangerous work; rotting food; filthy, overcrowded living quarters; and the ultimate horror, scurvy." - Publishers Weekly