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Malt-juice and pickled cabbage put Europeans in Australia, as microchip circuitry would put Americans on the moon.

Scurvy chilled the ambition of every voyage.  Because they did not know the causes of the disease, they could not control it.  In 1768-71, James Cook first beat scurvy on a long voyage by the regular issue of the proper antiscorbutics.  By then, it was known to be a dietary problem.  Dr. James Lind, in…

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