Scurvy........... and the cure.

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  1. Limers and salt tablets on HMS Whitby out the FES
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  2. Limers.
    A refreshing drink made from crystalized human urine which was also used to take ME7 polish off the decks.
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  3. Some of the other cures they tried were a bit off the wall.
  4. ....and clean the inside of tea urns :)
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  5. Used to use strong limers to soak the evap condenser tubes, plus other gratings, filters etc. Leave for 24 hours and they came up clean as a new pin.
  6. Sauerkraut became an anti scurvy staple in the RN. Sailors liked it so much there are accounts of hands being flogged for breaking into barrels of the stuff. It had the advantage of being far richer in vit C than limes and lemons and the vit C didn't decline in storage.
  7. I think its the citric acid content that does it. Chief ingredient of the de-scaling solutions you can get for coffee pots and keurig machines.
  8. Smile! - you've got scurvy.

  9. Ee by gum!
  10. What's a keurig machine ? o_O:D:D

    Poncy coffee maker. They added other drinks like hot choc and Tea, but the cup a soups were a bit of a stretch.
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