2 thoughts on “Scurvy…Really!

  1. Linda D.

    This was an interesting article! I think that people have such poor diets that it is absolutely possible that a child could be vitamin C deficient. Fruits and vegetables are EXPENSIVE and require special preparation so think families eat a lot of junk food and fast food. Many parents, themselves don’t eat healthy and don’t have a clue about nutrition so they may not attribute things like bruising and swelling with poor diet. It is sad that this little boy did not receive medical care early enough.

  2. Mary F.

    Thats pretty sad to read in this day and age; even early Brit sailors knew how to prevent scurvy…. they were nicknamed “limey’s” from the citrus they ate to prevent it.

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