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Oranges and Lemons – 300 years of Scurvy – Why did it take so long to find the cure?
Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 19:00 - 21:00
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