As a result the confusion over scurvy was so great that even James Lind, the person who gets the most credit for establishing that citrus fruit cures scurvy, overlooked his own discovery.
After three months, a complete recovery is possible and long-term damage will be minimal.
True to its sweeping title, the book, which he dedicated to Anson, ended up being some 400 pages long.
Clinical Findings: Children with scurvy are irritable, may have petechiae, ecchymosis, bone pain, weakness, and poor wound healing.
Unsurprisingly, then, another symptom of scurvy is slow recovery from cuts and scrapes.
There subperiosteal hemorrhage, a type of bleeding that occurs at the ends of the long bones.