Peter McRorie Higgins

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Historical myths die hard: one such is of a supposed outbreak of scurvy—said by some to be the result of medical insouciance—at Millbank penitentiary in 1823. Thus, Sean McConville in his masterly account of prisons in the reform period writes: ‘‘The decision [to reduce the diet] was a major factor in the scurvy epidemic which followed shortly afterwards,(More)
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