Lind, James


1716–1794 Scottish naval physician who strongly advocated the curative role of citrus fruits in cases of scurvy, which he established through an innovative clinical trial.

Keywords: nutrition; scurvy

Further Reading

Carpenter KJ (1986) The History of Scurvy and Vitamin C. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Gillispie CC (ed.) (1970–1980) Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Roddis LH (1951) James Lind. London: Heinemann.

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Bynum, WF(May 2002) Lind, James. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003615]