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  • infantile scurvy
  • The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or Crib Death, has been shown by the Australian workers, A. Kalokerinos and G. Dettman, to be a manifestation of infantile scurvy, due to the fact that all infants, born of mothers who depended solely on their diet as their only source of ascorbate, are born with the CSS Syndrome after nine months of intrauterine scurvy (Stone. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • sailors
  • The word scurvy may make you think of pirates and sailors on long sea voyages, but "land scurvy" affected many European Crusaders who spent months trudging through the Middle East. (neatorama.com)
  • In 1747, Scottish physician James Lind found that oranges and lemons could cure scurvy, but that didn't help all sailors. (neatorama.com)
  • Scurvy was first reported as far back as 1550 B.C. when it was discovered in sailors, who after long voyages developed bleeding gums, teeth problems, swelling in body, skin rash, joint pain and anemia. (medindia.net)
  • From that point on, we were told, the Royal Navy had required a daily dose of lime juice to be mixed in with sailors' grog, and scurvy ceased to be a problem on long ocean voyages. (idlewords.com)
  • Sailors afflicted with scurvy, Jonathan Lamb writes in his engrossing cultural history Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery, 'found their limbs growing stiff and their skin bruised and ulcerous. (skepchick.org)
  • The same scurvy made famous by pirates and British sailors from the 1700s, who would go for months or years at sea without fresh produce, experiencing symptoms from rashes to hemorrhaging. (slate.com)
  • scorbutic
  • He showed that the missing factor in scurvy was present in citrus fruits and tomatoes, also demonstrating that some dried milk preparations were anti-scorbutic and that pasteurization reduced this effect in fresh milk. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • In the early twenty-first century the disease still appears occasionally in adults, typically as "widowers' scurvy," among men who have never learned to cook and, when left to fend for themselves, subsist on things like breakfast cereals and sandwiches made from bread and cheese or ham. (encyclopedia.com)
  • I already know that Scurvy is actually the cause of most heart disease. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • Lind J . A treatise of the scurvy in three parts: containing an inquiry into the nature causes and cure, of the disease together with a critical and chronological view of what has been published on the subject. (springer.com)
  • Scurvy: a disease almost forgotten. (springer.com)
  • Now, I had been taught in school that scurvy had been conquered in 1747, when the Scottish physician James Lind proved in one of the first controlled medical experiments that citrus fruits were an effective cure for the disease. (idlewords.com)
  • By all accounts scurvy is a horrible disease. (idlewords.com)
  • Infants and children may have x-rays done to look for specific problems from scurvy, such as bone disease. (memorialhospitaljax.com)
  • Isolated scurvy case studies appear occasionally in the medical literature, but the disease is mostly associated with the elderly, chronic alcoholics, or severely neglected children. (slate.com)
  • infants
  • Over the course of fifty years, scurvy would return to torment not just Polar explorers, but thousands of infants born into wealthy European and American homes. (idlewords.com)
  • Hess
  • Alfred Fabian Hess (9 October 1875 in New York City - 5 December 1933) was an American physician known for his work on the role of nutrition in scurvy and rickets and for describing the Hess test. (wikipedia.org)
  • diseases
  • Scurvy is one of the accompanying diseases of malnutrition (other such micronutrient deficiencies are beriberi or pellagra) and thus is still widespread in areas of the world depending on external food aid. (wikipedia.org)
  • cereal
  • Scurvy is a serious problem in underdeveloped countries, in international refugee camps and in populations that subsist mainly on cereal grains. (medindia.net)
  • sail
  • pants on the poop deck, pants in the hold, pants in the chest where there should be gold, pants in the crows nest, pants at sea, and a big pair of pants where the sail should be- those scurvy rascals! (wikipedia.org)
  • Martini E . How did Vasco de Gama sail for 16 weeks without developing scurvy? (springer.com)
  • acid
  • Atkinson inclined to Almroth Wright's theory that scurvy is due to an acid intoxication of the blood caused by bacteria. (idlewords.com)
  • pirates
  • Those Scurvy Rascals is a children's animated series following the adventures of three underwear obsessed pirates. (wikipedia.org)
  • experimental
  • In 1601 Captain Admiral James Lancaster unintentionally performed an experimental study of lemon juice as a preventive for scurvy. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • There are rising numbers of scurvy cases in people from developed countries who are overweight and appear to be well fed. (medindia.net)
  • Churchill says the at-risk population he's identified has mostly been left out of the scurvy discussion: socially isolated, low-income people with high rates of mental illness and limited access to fresh food. (slate.com)
  • help
  • During his voyages of exploration James Cook collected a number of plant species at various locations which were used to help ward off scurvy amongst his crew. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • When his team started the research, they looked for other clinical studies on scurvy, and "we found almost nothing. (slate.com)
  • cases
  • Tales of ramen-eating college students getting scurvy also pop up in urban lore, though most cases are unconfirmed. (slate.com)
  • study
  • Since there's no reason to think Springfield's population is unique, Churchill's study suggests that scurvy could be endemic to communities across the country, and largely undiagnosed. (slate.com)
  • I learned about this topic while I was interviewing Churchill for a radio story on primary care trends and he mentioned the scurvy study as an aside. (slate.com)
  • months
  • Scott left a base abundantly stocked with fresh meat, fruits, apples, and lime juice, and headed out on the ice for five months with no protection against scurvy, all the while confident he was not at risk. (idlewords.com)
  • His fleet of four ships departed Torbay in southwest England on 21 April 1601, and scurvy began appearing in three of the ships by 1 August (4 months after sailing). (wikipedia.org)