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In 1748, Lind retired from the navy and went to Edinburgh University to take professional qualifications. In 1753, he published ‘A Treatise of the Scurvy’ and in 1757 ‘An Essay on the Most Effectual Means of Preserving the Health of Seamen in the Royal Navy’, which threw much light on the appalling living conditions and diet of seamen. In 1758, he was appointed physician to the Naval Hospital at Haslar in Gosport where he investigated the distillation of fresh water from salt water for supply to ships.

 

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