Best Dozen Articles I've Read in 2023

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  • "Scott and Scurvy," blog (3.06.2010). "But here was a Royal Navy surgeon in 1911 apparently ignorant of what caused the disease, or how to cure it. Somehow a highly-trained group of scientists at the start of the 20th century knew less about scurvy than the average sea captain in Napoleonic times. Scott left a base abundantly stocked with fresh meat, fruits, apples, and lime juice, and headed out on the ice for five months with no protection against scurvy, all the while confident he was not at risk. What happened?"

  • "Thinner on Paper," Peter Hitchens on being fat and on the old newspaper business in London (2022).