Scurvy cases in England have more than doubled in the past ten years. But malnutrition rates have more than tripled.
Scott and his team at the geographic South Pole, January 18, 1912.
National Library of Australia
Notes unearthed from the British Library suggest that Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition may have been fatally undermined by Lieutenant Teddy Evans, furious after being sent back to base.
Scurvy was common in sailors on long voyages who were deprived of citrus fruit and vegetables.
Scurvy is a historical disease caused by severe and chronic deficiency of vitamin C. Its recent reemergence is a poor reflection of the nation's diet.
If only we had a few more recruits.
Trials into the effectiveness of drugs and treatments struggle to recruit enough participants, yet we rely on their results anyway.
HMS Terror. Engraving by George Back.
via Wikimedia Commons
168 years on, experts are finally uncovering the secrets of the Royal Navy's tragic expedition to the Northwest Passage.
Blockade of Toulon by Thomas Luny.
The British blockade of France wouldn't have worked if it wasn't for an ingenious experiment conducted half a century earlier.