Specific for Scurvy
Disease, Medical Treatment
Begins by explaining that the reason why so many sailors neglect to take lime juice in order to 'secure them from scurvy', is because the liquid has 'turned mouldy and bad' in its casks. Adds that lime juice is now 'preserved in bottles' with added rum, which keeps it fresh and induces sailors to take it.
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