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Video prikazuje isječak BBC-jeva dokumentarca u kojem su Iain Chalmers i Dan Cruikshank prikazali slavni pokus James Linda koji je istražio terapije za skorbut.

Video možete pogledati na mrežnoj stranici James Lind Library.

Na stranici se također nalaze materijali koji su napravljeni u spomen Jamesu Lindu, kao što je poštanska marka i spomenik koji su mu podigli uzgajivači citrusnog voća Kalifornije i Arizone (engl. 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