TITLE

Lind, James

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Lind, James (1716-1794), a Scottish physician, was one of the first people to study the effect of diet on human health. As early as the 1740's, Lind used lemons and oranges to cure scurvy, a disease that afflicted sailors on long voyages. It was not until the 1930's that scientists isolated vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, as the chemical compound required to prevent scurvy.
ACCESSION #
37309157

 

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