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Term: scurvy
References: Master and Commander, page 26
Post Captain, page 481
HMS Surprise, pages 113, 114, 117, 118, 125, 139, 141, 187
Desolation Island, page 271
The Ionian Mission, page 106
The Far Side of the World, pages 93, 203, 208, 210
The Nutmeg of Consolation, pages 177, 192, 197, 213
The Wine-Dark Sea, page 74
The Hundred Days, page 110
Blue at the Mizzen, pages 5, 172
Meaning: A disease caused by Vitamin C deficiency, exacerbated by the scarcity of fresh fruit and vegetables on long voyages.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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