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Perhaps we're all too busy rushing from hither to thither as each day crashes headlong into the next to take time out to savour the little things, even if it's just some lichen on a kerb stone or Danish Scurvy Grass on the hard shoulder.
Teesside's most illustrious explorer Captain James Cook has for generations been famed for preventing scurvy by giving his sailors lime juice.
Within 100 miles ofHut Point,Evans was struck down by scurvy.
Massive over-use inevitably weakened the impact of 'whore' as a term of abuse, but speakers were able to draw on a rich lexicon of synonyms such as jade, harlot and strumpet and generally heightened by adjectives like arrant, base or scurvy,' he says.
THE parents of a boy who died of suspected scurvy will no longer face criminal charges of child neglect.
CONSUMPTION of high levels of junk food and poor-quality convenience meals are making diets worse than during war-time rationing and leading to rising cases of scurvy and rickets, health professionals have warned.
People are still shopping for food - nobody is starving and scurvy has not taken a grip of the nation.
Years ago soldiers would consume lime juice to prevent scurvy, caused by a deficiency in the vitamin.
Professor Norman Haworth won a Nobel Prize for his work in creating synthetic vitamin C which was later used to treat scurvy in children
Captain Cook made his crew eat sprouts, limes and lemons to combat scurvy and I can vouch for their efficacy.
King Charles provided him with five ships and in August 1519 he left Spain for South America but supplies soon ran short and men began to succumb to the hideous scourge of scurvy.
Sidney Scurvy, the museum's cartoon character, will explain to visitors what it was like to spend three years on the ocean waves facing storms, strange new creatures, fierce native people, famine and sickness.