Abdul Wahid, James Lind
Institute's Managing Director.
It took 62 years after the classic experiments of James Lind
for the British Navy to begin distribution of lemon juice to sailors; in Canada today, it sometimes seems as if it will take that much time for well-established evidence to find its way into policies, if ever.
Trials were pioneered more than 250 years ago by James Lind
, a physician on a naval ship.
Joseph Priestley seems to have made the model about the time he was writing his book on electricity in the 1770s, and based it on a similar device made by Dr James Lind
of Edinburgh, a friend of James Watt and cousin of James Keir.
Because he had become keenly interested in chemistry as a student at Eton thanks to his mentor, a Scottish natural Philosopher by the name of James Lind
was a mentor of Percy Bysshe Shelley - Mary Shelley's husband - and was one of the first people in England to demonstrate electro-medical experiments.
Edinburgh-born Dr James Lind
- a friend of the author's husband - made dead animals' limbs twitch using electricity.
The Scottish surgeon James Lind
came up with the idea of treating the disease by using citrus fruits.
Three names stand out in the search for a cure: James Lind
, a surgeon, performed controlled experiments; James Cook, a mariner, managed to circle the globe without his men's succumbing to scurvy; and Gilbert Bane, a gentleman, was able to overcome tradition-bound prejudices and persuade the Admiralty to issue daily rations of lemon juice, which finally eliminated the dreaded disease.
And in the mid-1700s, ship's surgeon James Lind
carried out experiments that proved the curative value of oranges and lemons on seamen.
before James Lind
discovered the miracle of citrus.
Dr James Lind
, a physician at Windsor where the King was buried in St George's Chapel in 1483, described the dark brown liquor.