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James Cook and the Conquest of Scurvy

James Cook and the Conquest of Scurvy( )
Author: Cuppage, Francis E.
Series title:Contributions in Medical Studies
ISBN:978-0-313-29181-4
Publication Date:Jan 1994
Publisher:ABC-CLIO, LLC
Imprint:Greenwood
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $107.95
Book Description:

The conquest of scurvy by James Cook during his three famous circumnavigations of 1768-1780 was a product of Cook's character, of his leadership, and of the wisdom of the naturalists who accompanied Cook; specialists who helped locate antiscorbutic plants during stopovers. In this book, Dr. Cuppage shows the importance of careful observation, and of controlled clinical trials. This is an account of the lasting medical effects of Cook's voyages as he tried to liberate mankind from...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Adventurers & Explorers
Medical / Nutrition
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Vitamins
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.2 x 24.5 cm
Book Weight:0.477 Kilograms



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