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Tools for Navigation: Science and Mathematics, cont'd

John Woodall. Surgeons mate. London, 1639

After being appointed the first surgeon-general of the East India Company, Woodall published this book in 1617 as a comprehensive reference manual and teaching guide for maritime surgeons. The book contained the first suggestion that scurvy could be prevented by using lemon juice, though this practice did not become widespread until the end of the eighteenth century, much to the detriment of English sailors.


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