James Lind – Cause of Death, Age of Death, and Other Facts!

James Lind died at age 77, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding doctor James Lind's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Scottish physician who helped to pioneer a scurvy treatment with the use of citrus fruit.

He earned his MD from Edinburgh University in 1748.

He improved sailing conditions by encouraging cleaner living conditions and sea water distillation.

How did James Lind die?

Information about the death of James Lind
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death77 years
BirthdayOctober 4, 1716
Death dateJuly 13, 1794
Place of deathGosport, United Kingdom
Place of burialN/A


"They continued but six days under this course, having consumed the quantities that could be spared."

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"They all in general had putrid gums, the spots and lassitude, with weakness of their knees."

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"Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach."

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"Let it them be put into any clean oven vessel of china or stoneware which should be wider at the top than at the bottom. so that there may be the largest surface above to favor the evaporation."

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"The consequence was, that the most sudden and visible good effects were perceived from the use of oranges and lemons; one of those who had taken them, being at the end of 6 days fit for duty."

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