What did James Lind do in 1747?

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Language/s: English
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A 2 minute Video clip of a BBC documentary recreating James Lind's celebrated experiment to test treatments for scurvy.

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This 2 minute video was a recreation of Lind’s controlled trial for a BBC programme entitled ‘What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us: Modern Medicine’, presented by Dan Cruickshank and produced by Jonathan Hassid, and first broadcast on BBC 2 at 20.00 h, 28 October 2003

Text on the treatise of scurvy is available on the James Lind Library website.

The page also contains other material commemorating James Lind, including a postage stamp and commemorative plaque erected by the Citrus Growers of California and Arizona.