Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jonathan Lamb

Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery

Princeton University Press
Publication date: November 2016
ISBN: 9781400884544
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Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust and delight. In this book, Jonathan Lamb presents an intellectual history of scurvy unlike any other, probing the speechless encounter with powerful sensations to tell the story of the disease that its victims couldn’t because they found their illness too terrible and, in some cases, too exciting.

Drawing on historical accounts from scientists and voyagers as well as major literary works, Lamb traces the cultural impact of scurvy during the eighteenth-century age of geographical and scientific discovery. He explains the medical knowledge surrounding scurvy and the debates about its cause, prevention, and attempted cures. He vividly describes the phenomenon and experience of “scorbutic nostalgia,” in which victims imagined mirages of food, water, or home, and then wept when such pleasures proved impossible to consume or reach. Lamb argues that a culture of scurvy arose in the colony of Australia, which was prey to the disease in its early years, and identifies a literature of scurvy in the works of such figures as Herman Melville, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Francis Bacon, and Jonathan Swift.

Masterful and illuminating, Scurvy shows how the journeys of discovery in the eighteenth century not only ventured outward to the ends of the earth, but were also an inward voyage into the realms of sensation and passion.

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Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Jonathan Lamb
Princeton University Press, November 2016
ISBN: 9781400884544
EAN:  2370007646890
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $35.00 eBook price: $32.99
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Princeton University Press, November 2016
ISBN: 9781400884544
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