Sailors, scurvy and science

  title={Sailors, scurvy and science},
  author={Cook Gc},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  • Cook Gc
  • Published 1 March 1997
  • Education
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
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Pioneer, entrepreneur or originator?
  • G. Cook
  • History
    Journal of medical biography
  • 2012
The entrepreneur has been he who has driven home the pioneering achievement for personal gain – often financial.


Dr William Woodville (1752–1805) and the St Pancras Smallpox Hospital
  • G. C. Cook
  • History
    Journal of medical biography
  • 1996
The physician to the London Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital at St Pancras, William Woodvilles-P, also played a significant role in the introduction of vaccination which in the long term led to global eradication of the naturally occurring disease in October 1977.