In the XVI – XVIII century, along with the development of the maritime industry, ships of feudal countries and millions of sailors from European powers with the aim of bringing production materials back as well as black slaves.
But that was the time when a strange disease suddenly appeared, and even more frightening was that it was only discovered in the sailors. This syndrome is named Scurvy, with strange symptoms: Initially, it will make the patient always in a state of drowsiness, fatigue. When the disease gets worse, it causes the gums and soft tissue areas to bleed. More severe will cause tooth loss, body aches, especially in joints, dry and cracked skin and gradually lead to death.
This devastating disease caused the deaths of more than 2 million sailors in the 200 years of the mining period, but when so many people died because of it, the doctors and the medicine of that time still did not How to find the cause of this disease, making it one of the greatest mysteries of the ocean sailors and is called “Ocean Death”.
However, by the middle of the XVIII century. In 1747, a British doctor named James Lind was the first to discover the cause of Scurvy syndrome. When he performed experiments on two groups of infected sailors. A group of activities and meals as usual, with sailors’ familiar menu including dry meat, biscuits and alcohol. The other group is supplemented with citrus fruits (citrus).
This group of sailors miraculously recovered and seemed to have completely cured. Dr. Lind himself could not figure out why the oranges and tangerines were able to cure the disease. Although his experiment has achieved many successes but cannot be persuaded the Royal Navy, only James Cook – A captain of the Royal Society of Science puts his trust in this experiment. .
James Cook decided to change the sailor’s menu with many fruits and in many of James Cook’s journeys, none of his sailors were killed by Scurvy.
James Cook was the great navigator who discovered Oceania (Australia) and the Hawaiian Islands.
In League of Legends, we have a captain from the Bilgewater Islands – that is Gangplank, with the skills and plot associated with the stories of sailors in the history of the world. And as the story mentioned above, we can see a creation of Riot Games when they created each contact between Skills W – Remove Scurvy of Gangplank and world history.
With the symbol of oranges – fruits have saved millions of sailors with Scurvy disease, along with the “Eats citrus to cure crowd control effects and restore Health.
Gangplank consumes a large quantity of citrus fruit, curing all disabling effects and healing him for 50/75/100/125/150 (+90% Ability Power) + 15% of his missing Health.” Truthfully describing the use of this fruit according to medical knowledge, it can be said that this is the most scientific knowledge that Riot Games ever created.
In both the old Gangplank and Gangplank reworked, this skill is almost the same, and indeed, the Riot Games designers proved their incredible meticulousness. associated with a lot of real knowledge in the field of history, science and maritime.
Today, with the development of modern medicine, the mysterious Scurvy syndrome once deprived the lives of millions of sailors in the past has been identified with a more easily understood name: Vitamin C Deficiency Syndrome.