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SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail by  Stephen R Bown - Hardcover - Second Impression - 2003 - from Diversity Books and Biblio.com

SCURVY : How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

by Bown, Stephen R

Condition: Very Good +/Very Good +


Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Viking/Penguin, 2003. 284pp., b/white illustrations and maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain blue boards lightly bumped. Leaves clean, very lightly tanned on textblock edge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased at head of spine. From the jacket flap: "This is both a history and a detective story; it is about class, wilful ignorance and ludicrous decision-making, and about how a cure for scurvy was found, ignored, lost, and finally implemented to the great benefit of all seafaring nations." Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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