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Este video es parte de un documental de la BBC en el cual Iain Chalmers y Dan Cruikshank reproducen el famoso experimento de James Lind para probar tratamientos para el escorbuto.

El video está disponible en el sitio web de la Biblioteca James Lind.

La página también contiene otros materiales conmemorando a James Lind, e incluye un sello postal y una placa otorgada por la asociación Citrus Growers of California and Arizona.

  • Jorgecortes

    Which facts did he do?

    • Anonymous

      Hi Jorge

      In the 1700s, more British Navy sailors died from scurvy than from enemy action.

      In short, James Lind discovered that you could prevent scurvy by giving sailors oranges and lemon to eat whilst they were at sea.

      What was particularly notable about this was that he did so by conducting one of the first ever clinical trials to test how well different treatments work.

      Watch the video, and if you want to read more, there are lots of essays about the importance of his contribution on the James Lind Library website linked above.

      cheers

      Douglas