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nov 23, 1550 BC - Scurvy

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A condition caused by lack of vitamin C in the diet. People who don’t have enough fruits and vegetables in their diet are at risk. Months after a person’s dietary intake of vitamin C drops too low, symptoms may start showing up. Hippocrates documented scurvy as a disease. Egyptians have recorded its symptoms as early as 1550 BCE. The knowledge that consuming foods containing vitamin C is a cure for scurvy has been repeatedly rediscovered and forgotten into the early 20th century

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nov 23, 1550 BC
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~ 3571 years ago
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