Sailing with Scurvy and Lemons

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In this Food Non-Fiction podcast episode, we talk about scurvy and its Vitamin C cure. Although the cure for scurvy was discovered a long time ago, changes in the understanding of science, medicine and the human body, caused people time turn away from the tried and true cure of fresh fruits and vegetables time and time again.
We discuss the various events that brought the fresh produce cure in and out of favor.
Thanks to Looperman artists for the music:
Nerves Drums Part 1 & 2 by Lodderup
Nerves Part 1 & 2 by Lodderup
Never Again by Jawadalblooshi
Thought of You by Jawadalblooshi
Sad Piano by Danke
Mental Floss
Jason Allen Mayberry
Article: Advancements, challenges, and prospects in the paleopathology of scurvy: Current perspectives on vitamin C deficiency in human skeletal remains
Article: Lind, Scott, Amundsen and scurvy (Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine)
Article: Scott and Scurvy (Canadian Medical Association Journal)
Article: Scurvy: Historical Review and Current Diagnostic Approach
Article: Scurvy in the Antarctic (The Lancet Vol 300, Issue 7787)
Article: Sailor's scurvy before and after James Lind - a reassessment
Article: Scurvy: Forgotten but definitely not gone
Article: Scurvy on sea and land: political economy and natural history, c. 1780 - c. 1850
Article: Scurvy: Past, present and future (European Journal of Internal Medicine)

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