Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I still distinctly remember first learning about the discovery of vitamin C in preventing scurvy. So distinctly I remember where I was sat, the pictures on the pages, the feeling of the book and its white hardback cover, and the placement of the paragraphs on the pages. This is especially odd, as I was not a reader by any sense of the word and this was a very rare occasion. I remember reading that scurvy was a disease which plagued pirates (yes, pirates – it was a children’s book, after all) and would result in those ‘infected’ seamen being ejected…
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