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SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail, Bown, Stephen R.

Author Name    Bown, Stephen R.

Title   SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

Binding   Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition   Very Good +

Jacket Condition   Very Good +

Edition   Second Impression

Size   12mo - over 6" - 7" tall

Publisher   Camberwell, VIC, Australia Viking/Penguin 2003

ISBN Number    0670041203 / 9780670041206

Seller ID   011209

284pp., b/white illustrations and maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain blue boards lightly bumped. Leaves clean, very lightly tanned on textblock edge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased at head of spine. From the jacket flap: "This is both a history and a detective story; it is about class, wilful ignorance and ludicrous decision-making, and about how a cure for scurvy was found, ignored, lost, and finally implemented to the great benefit of all seafaring nations." Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.

Scurvy, History, 18th Century, Prevention, Medicine, Naval, Great Britain

Price = 15.04 AUD



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