Captain James Cook, “Copley Medal”, 1776 was a British Scientific award given for the voyages of HMS Resolution. James Cook was captain of the ship HMS Resolution; and James Lind was his ship’s physician. James Lind, “A Treatise of the Scurvy”, 1753 was a clinical trial of Vitamin C on the HMS Resolution. Sailors at sea for 2-3 months often died from scurvy, and Vitamin C was unknown. Captain James Cook circumnavigations of the world had no sailors lost to scurvy.
Before the Nobel Prize was awarded in the sciences, the Copley Medal was the most prestigious scientific award in the world. Captain James Cook, “Copley Medal”, 1776 was a historic event in the history of Vitamin C.