Digit wrote:The problem with that RS is that fish doesn't prevent Scurvy,
and secondly the same point about not stopping applied after the discovery that fruit and veg prevented it.
Had they known earlier they could have taken the same steps to prevent the disease that they took subsequently.
Digit wrote:That's what I said. Cod liver oil is, not sure about the flesh though.
But 17th century Europeans didn't tan...
Digit wrote:I wouldn't have asked if I knew.
17th, 18th, and 19th centuries' Europeans/caucasians tried purposely to stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Digit wrote:17th, 18th, and 19th centuries' Europeans/caucasians tried purposely to stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Agreed, but there was/is no gaping hole. Tanning is the result of exposure, not the act of exposing, hence my question 'cos they mean two different things in English, so there!
But 17th century Europeans didn't tan
No, 'tanning' is not the result of exposure to sunlight. A 'tan' is.
Digit wrote:"Or are you now claiming to be more knowledgeable than the medical profession as well?"
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