The Cure We Forgot04:33

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Published on January 21, 2017

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“The cell is a wonderfully complex and precise little mechanism, and a disease is but disorder in this mechanism. The aim of medicine is to prevent or repair such disorders. It is impossible to repair a machine without knowing how it works.”
-Albert Szent-Györgyi, 1970



Scurvy: How A Surgeon, A Mariner And A Gentlemen Solved The Greatest Medical Mystery Of The Age Of Sail by Stephen R. Bown

The Crazy Ape by Albert Szent-Györgyi


Scott And Scurvy by Idle Words

Scurvy Is A Serious Public Health Problem by Karen D. Brown

Vitamin C Sources

Ascorbic Acid And The Formation Of Collagen

Goat Vitamin C Production

The Inuit Paradox

Age Of Sail

The East India Company And The Control Of Scurvy

Scurvy: A Disease Almost Forgotten

The Science Behind Historic Uses Of Urine by Mohi Kumar

The Discovery Of Vitamin C

Szent-Györgyi Quote

The Natural History Of Ascorbic Acid In The Evolution Of Mammals

Captain Cook’s Beer

Vitamins’ Old, Old Edge by Carl Zimmer

Blood Flow In The Human Body by Courtney Harrington

James Lind Painting By Robert A Thom

The Black Pirate (1926)

Captain Kidd (1945)

James Lind’s Treatise Of The Scurvy

Experimental Essays On The Following Subjects by David Macbride

Catull Sirmiofe by Schorle

Albert Szent-Györgyi’s Discovery Of Vitamin C

Bioenergetics by Albert Szent-Györgyi

Scurvy Is Still Present In Developed Countries


Written, Produced, Edited and Hosted by Kevin Lieber

Contributing Editor Matthew Tabor, Koala Fight Media

VFX by Eric Langlay

Sound Design by Jay Pellizzi

Special Thanks Paula Lieber

Select Music by Jake Chudnow


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