Add to collection
  • + Create new collection
  • Pen drawing of James Lind (1715-1794) from a portrait painting
    Rights: Public domain Published 18 March 2011 Size: 49 KB Referencing Hub media

    In 1747, British Royal Navy surgeon James Lind set about finding a cure for scurvy, a disease that killed thousands of sailors annually. He discovered that: “... oranges and lemons were the most effectual remedies for this distemper at sea”.

    Acknowledgement: Pen drawing from a portrait by Sir George Chalmers. Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, photograph negative No. 52-661.

        Go to full glossary
        Download all