As a the waiting physician in a busy Accident and Emergency Department there was always the chance of seeing classical diseases including scurvy. This was usually in outcasts of society living rough.
The Lancet of September 13th 2008 p 1008 describes a poor unemployed divorced man livig on the edge of society and schizophrenic. He had advanced scurvy and responded to treatment and social rehabilitation
A timely reminder
- Martin Eastwood