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The fascinating story of how the greatest medical mystery of the Age of Sail was unravelled - the cure to scurvy. Surgeon James Lind, sea captain James Cook and physician Sir Gilbert Blane solved the riddle to this dreaded disease, their achievements heralding a new era in maritime exploration. A gripping history and detective story.
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Stephen R. Bown is an award-winning writer with a special interest in the history of science and exploration. His books include the internationally successful Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail and Sightseers and Scholars: Scientific Travellers in the Golden Age of Natural History. He lives in the Canadian Rockies with his wife and two young children.

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