Lind to Linus: Two Eras in the History of Vitamin C

Steve Dove

Abstract


This paper compares two scientists who are associated with investigations into Vitamin C, James Lind and Linus Pauling. The acceptance of their findings by the scientific community and the public showed distinct variations in each case. This comparative approach highlights the influence that personality and public prestige can have on the acceptance or rejection of a scientist's ideas.

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