Seafarer's Health and the Spread of Disease
Seafarers have often been unwitting agents in the spread of diseases and have themselves been victims. One disease particularly associated with seafaring history is scurvy which, it is estimated, killed more than 2 million sailors during the age of sail. These, and many other diseases and illnesses faced by seafarers as they explorerd the world and opened up its trade routes, are examined in this briefing.
- The Nautical Institute