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 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Publisher Camberwell, VIC, Australia Viking/Penguin 2003
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