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Oranges and Lemons – 300 years of Scurvy – Why did it take so long to find the cure?

29th January, 19:00 - 21:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ GB + Google Map
Oranges and Lemons – 300 years of Scurvy – Why did it take so long to find the cure?

Scurvy killed 2 million British sailors, due to Vitamin C deficiency, from a diet without fruit or vegetables.  Find out how Vitamin C works, the military and naval catastrophes, and the orange and lemon cure - repeatedly ignored until the discovery of Vitamin C in 1928.  Members free/Non-Members £5   No booking necessary Henry Oakeley, Royal College of Physicians

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