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The first modern survey of the long and fascinating history of the various ideas and theories about the cause of scurvy, the nutritional deficiency disease that has caused (with the exception of famine) the most human suffering in recorded history. Professor Carpenter documents the arguments that led to the numerous theories about the disease and eventually to the ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 23rd 1988 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 31st 1986)
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