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On the Trails: The scourge of scurvy

...beaches we find the little plant called scurvy grass. It is not a grass; it belongs...about the plant and the ailment called scurvy, revitalizing some bits of make a more or less coherent story.Scurvy is caused by a deficiency of vitamin C...
Pirate MMO crosses swords with 'Warcraft'

...It's a pirate's life for me! And you, too, unless you choose to be a British, French or Spanish captain instead of a scurvy sea dog. "Pirates of the Burning Sea" isn't the "WoW killer" some have said it is, but it is by far the most pleasant...
Off the Beaten Path: Transboundary mining efforts are just another gold rush scam

...In the ensuing months the would-be prospectors tried to reach the Klondike via a route over the Valdez Glacier. Suffering scurvy and other deprivations, many died. Several claimed there was an ice demon on the glacier that was tormenting and killing them...
Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

...journey back was inglorious and brutal. With the shortage of fresh water and food, the sailors of the St. Paul succumbed to scurvy and other illnesses. Chirikov never recovered from the voyage. He is remembered as a bold, intelligent and compassionate...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...series of autumn storms waylaid their progress. Suffering from scurvy, they slowly sailed past the Kodiak Archipelago and down the...counted dead. The 46 survivors were able to cure themselves of scurvy by eating sea mammals, including several 10-meter long Pacific...
Alaska Science Forum: Twenty weeks through the heart of Alaska

...into encampments to be saved by the meager amounts the Natives had to share. His men's feet swelled and skin blackened from scurvy.Even when hungry, Allen drew fine maps of the river country, which he traveled in Native skin boats or traversed on foot...
The 2013 Sports Year In Review

...Capitals captured the Whitehorse Minor Hockey Association Atom Year End Tournament over the Whitehorse Atoms.Andrew "Captain Scurvy" Campbell took first place in the Slush Cup at Eaglecrest. Second place went to Bruce Griggs, third to Lucy Squibb, Biggest...
My Turn: Brush your teeth and keep fluoride out of city's water

...cavities to serious health issues like scurvy, rickets, dysentery and polio, is ridiculous...potentially deadly illness." "Signs of scurvy (caused by a lack of vitamin C) include...rash on the legs, and bleeding gums. Scurvy is very rare in countries where fresh...
Vote yes; add fluoride to Juneau's water

When have you last worried about scurvy, rickets, dysentery and polio? Thanks to the usage of vitamin C, vitamin D, chlorine and vaccines, I have never heard or...
Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay!: Picking and singing in the gold diggings

...musical interludes of the Gold Rush era. It was not all dirt, ice on the water bucket, beans, biscuits, long underwear and scurvy. There were campy songs written for dance hall girls coyly shedding veils and feathers. But there were also songs of home...


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