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LIND (James). A Treatise on the Scurvy. In three parts. Containing an Inquiry into the Nature, Causes, and Cure, of that Disease. Together with a critical and chronological view of what has been published on the subject.1772

London: Printed for D. Crowder, D. Wilson and G. Nicholls, T. Cadell, T. Becket and Co. G. Pearch, and W. Woodfall, Third edition, enlarged and improved, 8vo (205 x 120 mm), xiv, [2], 559, [1]pp., faint stamp to head of title, occasional browning to text, endpapers browned from turn-ins, cont. calf, rubbed, joints cracked, head and tail of spine worn, red morocco spine label. The final edition published during the author's lifetime, which Lind had revised and expanded. "Lind, founder of naval hygiene in England, wrote a classic treatise on scurvy, in which he described many important experiments he made on the disease. These experiments have been called "the first deliberately planned controlled therapeutic trial ever undertaken". Lind showed that in preserved form citrus juices could be carried for long periods on board ship, and that, if administered properly, they would prevent the disease. The application of this knowledge by naval surgeons who followed Lind led to the eventual elimination of the disease from the British Navy."—Garrison & Morton. Provenance: From the library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Wellcome III, p.520; Garrison & Morton 3713 (1753 edition); Blake p.272; Dibner 126; Norman I, 1354; Heir of Hippocrates, 587.

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