Case Study On Health Administration
Finding Evidence that Refutes a Hypothesis
The study investigates the condition of scurvy by first looking at the history of treating and eliminating it within people who are infected. Scurvy is described as a condition that is widely characterized by swollen gums, bleeding from the mucous membranes, and the general weakness of the body by people who are experiencing the condition. The study looks at the past where the condition of scurvy was associated with the lack of vitamin C into the body systems of individuals (Crandon, 1940). The study also reflects that the cure and cause of the condition had been a great challenge from the historical times until the recent times where current research has shed light on the developments of new medical systems that can address the complication.
The little knowledge on the condition indicates that scurvy results from the lack of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a vital nutritive component that is needed for the synthesis collagen acid in the human bodies. The chemical name for vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Scurvy is mostly visible with the conditions of spots on the body that is infected.
The research design looks at scurvy as the main topic and investigates it from different angles and perspectives. The situation of the medical condition is addressed from the past where there was lack of enough medical systems to address the situation and the current times where there has been a lot of light shed on the treatment of the condition (Reuler, 1985).
The hypothesis of the research would be explained as scurvy being a condition that is caused by the lack of ascorbic acid in the body system which is responsible for the generation of collagen in the body system.
Crandon, J. H., Lund, C. C., & Dill, D. B. (1940). Experimental Human Scurvy. New England Journal of Medicine. doi:10.1056/NEJM194009052231001
Reuler, J. B. (1985). Adult scurvy. Jama-journal of The American Medical Association. doi:10.1001/jama.253.6.805