The Invention of Vitamin C

The Invention of Vitamin C

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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

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BOOKS

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

The Crazy Ape by Albert Szent-Györgyi
https://goo.gl/B3r9RA

ARTICLES

Scott And Scurvy by Idle Words
http://goo.gl/b4tfuZ

Scurvy Is A Serious Public Health Problem by Karen D. Brown
http://goo.gl/ZOguhO

Vitamin C Sources
http://goo.gl/INENKT

Ascorbic Acid And The Formation Of Collagen
http://goo.gl/lcxTQM

Goat Vitamin C Production
http://goo.gl/6IcFGr

The Inuit Paradox
http://goo.gl/ZIfKkM

Age Of Sail
http://goo.gl/EB9PZ6

The East India Company And The Control Of Scurvy
http://goo.gl/57wfRl

Scurvy: A Disease Almost Forgotten
http://goo.gl/E866Ti

The Science Behind Historic Uses Of Urine by Mohi Kumar
http://goo.gl/qJJvDz

The Discovery Of Vitamin C
http://goo.gl/wdZoC2

Szent-Györgyi Quote
http://goo.gl/NkBpFe

The Natural History Of Ascorbic Acid In The Evolution Of Mammals
https://goo.gl/Gy5lVs

Captain Cook’s Beer
http://goo.gl/USdMkR

Vitamins’ Old, Old Edge by Carl Zimmer
http://goo.gl/m8RBCn

Blood Flow In The Human Body by Courtney Harrington

James Lind Painting By Robert A Thom

The Black Pirate (1926)
https://goo.gl/mTVj0U

Captain Kidd (1945)
https://goo.gl/1PV8XW

James Lind’s Treatise Of The Scurvy
http://goo.gl/CehKRe

Experimental Essays On The Following Subjects by David Macbride
https://goo.gl/mmi4sL

Catull Sirmiofe by Schorle
https://goo.gl/bcBTjk

Albert Szent-Györgyi’s Discovery Of Vitamin C
https://goo.gl/N0dhlh

Bioenergetics by Albert Szent-Györgyi
https://goo.gl/xczF7O

Scurvy Is Still Present In Developed Countries
http://goo.gl/BWZgCY

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