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Vasco da Gama

Written By Ahmad Romadhon on Jul 9, 2011 | 5:24 PM

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Vasco da Gama
In 1498, Vasco da Gama sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. In a voyage that he lost about 60 of the 160 male - male workers because of an illness known as Scurvy. People who suffer from symptoms of scurvy shows her body to be:

1. Weak
2. Bleeding
3. The skin and flesh to rot
4. Bleeding gums
5. Teeth falling out
6. And finally dies

Several centuries later, a physician named James Lind discovered that Scurvy can be prevented if voyagers ate citrus fruit or pickled. In 1932, anti-scurvy factor has been isolated from lemons. Anti-scurvy is ascorbic acid which is now known as vitamin C.
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