Sailors, Scurvy, Science and Authority

  title={Sailors, Scurvy, Science and Authority},
  author={E M Bardolph and Rodney H. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  pages={238 - 238}
stacked against this. The distribution of private sector hospitals is uneven, with twothirds in the two Thames regions. Thus, what is proposed in Dr Harris's unit cannot be generalized unless there is a more even distribution of private hospitals within the serving catchment area. Moreover, selffunding patients and those funded bv medical insurance are usuallv unable to access community care from the private sector. If a local private sector unit can provide a service similar to that of the… 
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