Original Linnaean Dissertations

Respondent: Ernst Diedrich Salomon (1746–1790)

Title: ... de Scorbuto, ...

Date of Defense: {22} November 1775

Paginations: [ii], [1], 4-23

Lidén Title: Scorbutus.

Soulsby Title: Scorb.

Drake Title: De Scorbuto.


Abstract: An essay on scurvy, which reports that in Sweden, scurvy is rare in districts where meat and vegetables are eaten, but common in those places where fish is predominant in the diet. Linnaeus concluded the cure to be vegetables, especially from his class Tetradynamie, which includes cider, fruits and cinchona bark.

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