James Lind

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James Lind

James Lind (1716 - 1794) Surgeon in the Royal Navy (1739-1748); physician to the Royal Naval Hospital at Haslar (1758-1783); founder of naval hygiene in England and promoter of the use of citrus fruits and fresh vegetables to prevent and cure scurvy. He influenced practices of preventive medicine and nutrition among soldiers as well as sailors. He was author of 'A Treatise of the Scurvy' (1753)

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