Back in our high school days, one of our classmates, who I will not reveal (medical privacy), had occasional bleeding gums and told us his mother was taking him to the doctor.

He came back with the diagnosis: scurvy! What air ye? we asked. A pirate?

He was the first and only person I ever knew who had scurvy. “Arr! Avast, me laddie! Explain yourself.”

You would never guess it. As far as I know, he had never set foot on a boat of any kind, and wasn’t about to after that.

About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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