Poxed and scurvied is a well balanced and well researched book that never fails to provide the reader with new insights and fresh reminders of what happened in olden days sure it doesnt have as much swashbuckling fun as other maritime accounts but that is because its purpose is different. Get this from a library poxed and scurvied the story of sickness and health at sea kevin brown when european sailors began to explore the world keeping crews healthy on long voyages became an acute problem as navies developed the well being of crews became a dominant factor in the success . Poxed and scurvied the story of sickness and health at sea by kevin brown subject clear the decks 50 90 off manifest in a series of far reaching public health measures generally directed against the effects of drunkenness and the pox about the author kevin brown. Title poxed and scurvied the story of sickness and health at sea author name brown kevin categories naval general edition first edition publisher naval institute press 2011 isbn number 159114809x isbn number 13 9781591148098 binding hardcover book condition very good in very good dust jacket seller id 27481. Browns expertise is reflected in previous works on the discovery of penicillin and the history of syphilis in poxed and scurvied he offers a vivid and detailed explanation of the centuries old problem of sickness at sea and attempts to diagnose and overcome the maladies common to sailors
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