Why were sailors so unhealthy?


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Why were sailors so unhealthy?



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As the British Empire spread across the globe in the 16th and 17th centuries, a whole new set of challenges started to emerge.
Like how to live at the sea for many months without letting most of your sailors get sick or die!

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Sources:

The History of Scurvy and Vitamin C
By Kenneth J. Carpenter

Observations on the scurvy: with a review of the theories lately advanced on that disease ; and the opinions of Dr. Milman refuted from practice
By Trotter, Thomas, 1760-1832

Free Observations On The Scurvy, Gout, Diet, And Remedy. By Francis Spilsbury, … The Third Edition

An Essay on the Sea-scurvy: Wherein is Proposed an Easy Method of Curing that Distemper at Sea; and of Preserving Water Sweet for Any Cruize Or Voyage. By Anthony Addington, M.D

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