James Lind

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Birthday
4, 1716
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 13, 1794 (77)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1716
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jul 13, 1794 (77)

About

Scottish physician who helped to pioneer a scurvy treatment with the use of citrus fruit.

Before Fame

He earned his MD from Edinburgh University in 1748.

Trivia

He improved sailing conditions by encouraging cleaner living conditions and sea water distillation.

Family Life

He fathered two sons, John and James.

Associated With

His scurvy treatments were used on Captain Cook 's famed voyages.