Harvie, David I. LIMEYS: The Conquest of Scurvy
Stroud, Gloucestershire, Great Britain Sutton Publishing 2005 0750939931 / 9780750939935 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
viii, + 323pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, small blind indentation there-on. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. In the centuries up to the 1800s millions of mariners died from scurvy. A Scottish naval surgeon, James Lind, believed he had identified the cause, and the cure - citrus juice . . . It was to be many decades later before his observations were proved correct. This is the story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 14 chapters, Epilogue, Notes and Refs., Biblography, Index. Book weight approx. 255g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.