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

By: Bown, Stephen R.

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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. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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

Author Name: Bown, Stephen R.

Categories: Nautical & Maritime, Medicine and Health, History - General,

Edition: Second Impression.

Publisher: Camberwell, VIC, Australia, Viking/Penguin: 2003

ISBN Number: 0670041203

ISBN Number 13: 9780670041206

Binding: Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Seller ID: 011209

Keywords: SCURVY, HISTORY, 18TH CENTURY, PREVENTION, MEDICINE, NAVAL, GREAT BRITAIN