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[Stephen R. Bown] Æ Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail [animal-fiction PDF] Ebook Epub Download Æ I can honestly say this is the best book on scurvy I have ever read.
Well, that s just a ringing endorsement, isn t it This book is fine It s dandy If you read one book on scurvy this year, this should be it.
There are times when you read a book and you think hmmm, the author didn t really have enough info for a book, did he It s 229 pages, and those pages contain lots of random images poorly reproduced Why in a book about scurvy do you need to reproduce an image of Napoleon crowning Josephine How does this image add to my understanding of scurvy Answer It doesn t.
However, the book told me a lot of things I didn t know about scurvylike how it actually worked and the effort it took just to figure out how to prevent, which the naval officials promptly forgot and then had to learn all over again.
The author REALLY liked Dr Lind, who did the first study on scurvy I m not sure I sh Scurvy Took A Terrible Toll In The Age Of Sail, Killing Sailors Than Were Lost In All Sea Battles Combined The Threat Of The Disease Kept Ships Close To Home And Doomed Those Vessels That Ventured Too Far From Port The Willful Ignorance Of The Royal Medical Elite, Who Endorsed Ludicrous Medical Theories Based On Speculative Research While Ignoring The Life Saving Properties Of Citrus Fruit, Cost Tens Of Thousands Of Lives And Altered The Course Of Many Battles At Sea The Cure For Scurvy Ranks Among The Greatest Of Human Accomplishments, Yet Its Impact On History Has, Until Now, Been Largely IgnoredFrom The Earliest Recorded Appearance Of The Disease In The Sixteenth Century, To The Eighteenth Century, Where A Man Had Only Half A Chance Of Surviving The Scourge, To The Early Nineteenth Century, When The British Conquered Scurvy And Successfully Blockaded The French And Defeated Napoleon, Scurvy Is A Medical Detective Story For The Ages, The Fascinating True Story Of How James Lind The Surgeon , James Cook The Mariner , And Gilbert Blane The Gentleman Worked Separately To Eliminate The Dreaded Affliction Scurvy Is An Evocative Journey Back To The Era Of Wooden Ships And Sails, When The Disease Infiltrated Every Aspect Of Seafaring Life Press Gangs Recruit Mariners On The Way Home From A Late Night At The Pub A Terrible Voyage In Search Of Riches Ends With A Hobbled Fleet And Half The Crew Heaved Overboard Cook Majestically Travels The South Seas But Suffers An Unimaginable Fate Brimming With Tales Of Ships, Sailors, And Baffling Bureaucracy, Scurvy Is A Rare Mix Of Compelling History And Classic Adventure Story I loved it A great history, a la Guns, Germs, and Steel yet a quick read, approachable, and some neat facts about the age of sail The only downside is that now I am convinced that I am going to get scurvy.
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5 of fiveDNF 18%I m callin it No I KNOW THAT ASCORBIC ACID IS THE ANSWER IT S THE 21ST GODDAMNED CENTURY so tell me how people who couldn t have known it was ascorbic acid firgured it out without saying it s ascorbic acid EVERY MOTHERFUCKIN PAGE Cartier could ve saved tens of thousands of lives with the white cedar bar tea discovery Boo hiss on him for not doing it.
The full star is for the subject of the book causing me to learn that scurvy is on the raise among gastric bypass surgery recipients And the Cartier discovery, I d never heard of that or the Iroquois possessing the secret before now.
I can honestly say this is the best book on scurvy I have ever read.
Well, that s just a ringing endorsement, isn t it This book is fine It s dandy If you read one book on scurvy this year, this should be it.
There are times when you read a book and you think hmmm, the author didn t really have enough info for a book, did he It s 229 pages, and those pages contain lots of random images poorly reproduced Why in a book about scurvy do you need to reproduce an image of Napoleon crowning Josephine How does this image add to my understanding of scurvy Answer It doesn t.
However, the book told me a lot of things I didn t know about scurvylike how it actually worked and the effort it took just to figure out how to prevent, which the naval officials promptly forgot and then had to learn all over again.
The author REALLY liked Dr Lind, who did the first study on scurvy I m not sure I sh I am so glad I never had to sail long distances in the 17th century, because scruvy was really, awfully, horribly bad, and if you were a sailor in the 17th century, chances were, you d probably get it But, as fate would have it Mystery solved Suck enough lemons and you ll never get scurvy I loved this book for its seafaring history and the random asides about the origins of certain words that we would normally just not associate with seafaring quick examples pressed into service, slush fund, and giving someone a start Gee Whiz Who knew I love that sort of OED stuff But the main focus of the book, the discovery of the cause of scurvy, is a remarkable medical detective story in itself So, avast ye, matey, and go suck a lemon.
I am so glad I never had to sail long distances in the 17th century, because scruvy was really, awfully, horribly bad, and if you were a sailor in the 17th century, chances were, you d probably get it But, as fate would have it Mystery solved Suck enough lemons and you ll never get scurvy I loved this book for its seafaring history and the random asides about the origins of certain words that we would normally just not associate with seafaring quick examples pressed into service, slush fund, and giving someone a start Gee Whiz Who knew I love that sort of OED stuff But the main focus of the book, the discovery of the cause of scurvy, is a remarkable medical detective story in itself So, avast ye, matey, and go suck a lemon.
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5 starsA very readable account of a disease that once baffled and crippled humanity, and whose cure literally shaped history Also a clever snapshot into the attitudes and politics of a pre scientific method society hobbled by the pride of the class system and a good old boy network of influence Well done If you, like me, aren t an academic but have a soft spot for interesting moments in medical history, Scurvy will be right up your alley.
About halfway through, I started wondering if I have scurvy Maybe I should stop reading books like this And eat some broccoli.
Hey honey, would you like to know what book I got out from the library Of course baby I GOT A BOOK ABOUT SCURVY My loving and amazing wife then proceeded to laugh at me for a good fifteen minutes She said that she wasn t surprised Unfortunately for her, she was forced to listen to me read this over FaceTime again.
I was genuinely excited to read about scurvy It is something you always hear about but never get the gritty details To be honest, you probably won t want to hear those details.
The first two chapters created a gruesome backstory of the Age of Sail It was incredibly interesting to read about the awful conditions that sailors were forced into No one would ever fantasize about being a sailor during that time if they had read those two parts.
The book gave a graphic description of what advanced scurvy actua This book was so interesting No just about scurvy, but how medicine was practiced from the 15th 19th centuries and how dumbassed everyone was in regards to treating this horrible disease I actually didn t realise how horrible it was pretty much the body falls apart from the inside out as vitamin c is used to make collagen, so lack of vitamin c in diet no collagen, and thus nothing can be kept together Even old broken bones sometimes re break D Wish he would have spent time writing about scurvy and less repetitive detail about the age of sail I was hoping for even interesting medical science, but all in all was a decent read for a book about scurvy Some interesting and shocking facts about the prevalence of the disease and all the crazy reasons people assumed were the cause Thankful I missed that part of history Sounded miserable This book is meant to be an entertaining and informative read and it delivers Bown always keeps his audience in mind so the book never gets weighed down like a text book Bown does a great job of giving context to the different historical figures and their contribution to the unraveling of the scurvy mystery I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I loved it A great history, a la Guns, Germs, and Steel yet a quick read, approachable, and some neat facts about the age of sail The only downside is that now I am convinced that I am going to get scurvy.

Stephen R. Bown

[Stephen R. Bown] Æ Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail [animal-fiction PDF] Ebook Epub Download Æ pamyatnik.pro www.facebook.com srbownI am a critically acclaimed author of nine literary non fiction books on the history of science, exploration and ideas I take a biographical and narrative approach to my writing, using the techniques of fiction writing strong storytelling, creative language, emphasizing people, their decisions, actions and motivations to tell factually and historically accurate stories I believe that people and their behavior never change, only the context is different My lifelong interest in history is fueled by the lessons to be learned from studying the successes and failures of history s greatest thinkers, leaders and innovators, those who challenged conventional thinking and entrenched power structures to change their world I am particularly interested in how the world we live in today was formed by individuals who were responding to the big challenges of their time, and in particular, how and why those individuals became pioneers.I live in a small town in the Rocky Mountains with my wife Nicky and two kids When I m not writing I m usually reading, mountain biking, hiking and camping in the summer, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter.My website