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James Cook and the conquest of scurvy

Author: Francis E Cuppage
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
Series: Contributions in medical studies, no. 40.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Cook's conquest of scurvy was a product of his character and the work of the specialists who helped locate antiscorbutic plants during stopovers. This is an account of the lasting medical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Cuppage, Francis E.
James Cook and the conquest of scurvy.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994
(OCoLC)604053803
Online version:
Cuppage, Francis E.
James Cook and the conquest of scurvy.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994
(OCoLC)609075025
Named Person: James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook; James Cook
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis E Cuppage
ISBN: 0313291810 9780313291814
OCLC Number: 29797700
Description: ix, 163 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Exploration: Voyages into the Unknown --
2. The Tether: Restraint of Exploration by the Scourge of the Sea --
3. Glimmerings: Early Reports of Prevention and Cure of the Scorbutic Taint --
4. Neglect: Bureaucratic Delay and the Continued Tether --
5. Success: James Cook's Triumph over Scurvy --
6. The Clincher: Search for Terra Australis Incognita; Cook's Second Voyage (1772-1775) --
7. Last, But Not Least: Is There a Northwest Passage? The Third and Final Voyage of James Cook --
8. Lag: The Delay in Use of Antiscorbutics and the Continuation of Scurvy --
9. Truth and Consequences: Scientific Unraveling of Scurvy; Its Cause and Prevention --
10. The Lesson: The Legacies of James Cook and the Benefits from the Control of the Disease --
11. The Moral of the Story Is ... --
App. I. Prominent Sea Explorations Prior to 1800 --
App. II. Medical Problems on Sailing Ships During the Age of Sail --
App. III. Chronology of the History of Scurvy.
Series Title: Contributions in medical studies, no. 40.
Responsibility: Francis E. Cuppage.

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