Do you think pirate talk was all “Avast, ye miserable scallywags!” and “Shiver me timbers!”? Likely you’d also hear mutters along the lines of “Ow, me teeth hurt!” and “Argh, me aching bones!” Life on the sea was more scurvy than it was swagger, in no small part because we kept losing the ubiquitous yet elusive cure for this dreaded vitamin deficiency. From the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Horn, from Greenland to Antarctica, come and hear tell of the convoluted tale of the Scourge of the Seas!
Laura Lanford works for the technology teams fixing Medicaid. She's also co-Boss and regular presenter for Nerd Nite, including speaking twice at the Smithsonian! She talks a lot about a lot of things including, in this case, historical medical esoterica.
This drop-in event is hosted and sponsored by the Friends of the Berwyn Library. No ticket required.