Good to post this. I’m sure these diseases will make a comeback if things go down.
Some of the gold rush prospectors in the Yukon and Alaska suffered from scurvy–and probably other deficiency diseases. Jack London was one of them.
My own Dad grew up poor and had rickets. Not too severe, but diagnosed by a doctor later in life. All this brouhaha about egg yolks has deprived many people nowadays of a great source of vitamin D. God made the whole egg a complete entity for a reason…the chick’s health being one of them.
I’ve seen poor slum kids in India with Kwarshiorkor–bleached reddish hair, skin outbreaks, vacant looks on their faces…sad… This is why I’m putting back some multivitamins/minerals as emergency tide-overs if certain foods are in short supply for a while.