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Explainer: what is scurvy and is it making a comeback?

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Abstract


  • A major hospital in western Sydney recently reported a number of diabetes patients were suffering from scurvy, a historical disease common in sailors on long voyages who were deprived of citrus fruit and vegetables.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Charlton, K. E. (2016). Explainer: what is scurvy and is it making a comeback?. The Conversation, 2 December

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5210&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4186

Volume


  • 2 December

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  • http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-scurvy-and-is-it-making-a-comeback-69709?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%202%202016%20-%206203&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%202%202016%20-%206203+CID_cb177bf1b60ed54f9002a902d9a2258b&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Explainer%20what%20is%20scurvy%20and%20is%20it%20making%20a%20comeback

Abstract


  • A major hospital in western Sydney recently reported a number of diabetes patients were suffering from scurvy, a historical disease common in sailors on long voyages who were deprived of citrus fruit and vegetables.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Charlton, K. E. (2016). Explainer: what is scurvy and is it making a comeback?. The Conversation, 2 December

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5210&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4186

Volume


  • 2 December

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-scurvy-and-is-it-making-a-comeback-69709?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%202%202016%20-%206203&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%202%202016%20-%206203+CID_cb177bf1b60ed54f9002a902d9a2258b&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Explainer%20what%20is%20scurvy%20and%20is%20it%20making%20a%20comeback