Scurvy and Vitamin C

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Title: Scurvy and Vitamin C
Author: Mayberry, Jason A.
Citation: Scurvy and Vitamin C (2004 Third Year Paper)
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Abstract: This paper outlines the history of scurvy and vitamin C. The first section of the paper outlines the science of vitamin C. The second discusses outlines the medical progression of vitamin C deficiency and scurvy. The third section gives a brief timeline of scurvy throughout human history. The fourth section discusses the conditions during the age of sail that combined to make scurvy the greatest killer of sailors. The final section follows the scientific drive to find a cure and eventual elimination of scurvy during the age of sail.
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