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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2017) 41 (2): 139–153.
Published: 01 April 2017
... escapism. And in the medical literature of convict transportation, this characterization sometimes intersects with another, specifically pathological, impression: the Irish, on account of their “habits” and “character,” appeared uniquely predisposed to scurvy. This essay explains how this intersection was...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2011) 35 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Chapter 17 deals with the Florentine physician Antonio Cocchi’s adventuresome and cos- mopolitan life (1695 – 1758) and describes how, in an era of maritime explora- tions, this reputed doctor touted a “Pythagorian” (i.e., meatless) diet as a cure for scurvy. Stuart convincingly argues that Cocchi...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2006) 30 (2): 98–115.
Published: 01 April 2006
... French Atlantic ports under surveillance or blockade, guard the sea route to Ireland, and protect convoys coming into home waters from the East and West Indies. But this strategy could work only if the ships in the squadron were constantly supplied with fresh meat, vegetables, and fruit. Scurvy...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2017) 41 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 April 2017
... rights of access, Killian Quigley takes up the plight of Irish convicts on ships to the early Australian colonies to consider how descriptions of scurvy as a pathology contributed to conceptualizing national differences between transported Europeans. Examining accounts of Irish convicts penned by...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2004) 28 (1): 115–135.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Mrs. Baker and Lady Gainsborough, with recipes dated 1739–41. The man- uscript contains culinary and medical recipes, but what is interesting are the annotations. After several recipes, another reader/writer has recorded her experiences. After one recipe for treating a child who has scurvy, the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2002) 26 (1): 147–155.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Hawkesbury valley as “this pile of desolation . . . our nether Eden.” 4 He was dismayed by the sight of men hitched to carriages, doing the work of horses. For two years the sailors, marines, and convicts were living on such severely reduced rations that scurvy was rife...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 April 2001) 25 (2): 237–251.
Published: 01 April 2001
... scurvy few, are lovely folks. They respect their betters, they work hard all day and continue to work by the light of one candle at night. They are ECL25217-sb/251-Sche.p65 238 10/19/01, 3:57 PM...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 September 2002) 26 (3): 225–245.
Published: 01 September 2002
... sick with scurvy and a native dele- gation requests that they be housed on their ships. Ereti also wants to know how long the French plan to stay in Tahiti, which suggests growing concern and a sense of being intruded upon. A compromise is reached over the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (1 January 2017) 41 (1): 197–230.
Published: 01 January 2017
... produced their exercises in this mode. To begin with an author discussed already, consider Tom Brown’s lines to an alewife who loses her last four teeth to scurvy or syphilis: When Gammer Gurton first I knew, Four Teeth in all she reckon’d, Comes a damn’d Cough, and whips out two...