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Students of history are taught not to approach historical topics with anachronistic attitudes however reading scurvy challenges one often to put aside what you know about... Read morePublished 1 month ago by space traveler
This blog post has a different format and style of writing than my regular posts- this an academic book review my class was assigned for the Golden Age of Piracy course that I'm... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aspasia Luster
This is one of those books that I read several years ago and realized I needed to read it again. I went out of my way to track it down and purchase it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Angela C.
This started out really interesting and I learned a lot about scurvy and the British Navy of the era, both of which were brutal and hard to survive. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was a bit confusing. I so wanted it to have a story line. Nope. Not fiction. But the concept was phenomenal! Read morePublished 9 months ago by adventure Bill
I love history of medicine. Like the belief in Galan' s "four body humors", believed for over 2000 years, because as in the Bible, the oldest knowledge is considered the best. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
A fascinating story of the generally disregarded reality of The Age of Sail. I'm now more mindnful of my own nutrition.Published 13 months ago by G. Garcia
Bown does a solid job of discussing the problem of scurvy during the Age of Sail and of addressing the challenges and obstacles ship's surgeons and physicians had in combating it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by doc peterson