Lectures on Diet and Regimen; Being a Systematic Inquiry Into the Most Rational Means of Preserving Health and Prolonging Life

Lectures on Diet and Regimen; Being a Systematic Inquiry Into the Most Rational Means of Preserving Health and Prolonging Life : Together with Physiological and Chemical Explanations: Calculated Chiefly for the Use of Families, Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...persons, it is observed, generally live to a great age. Se-uenthly;-A very necessary cause of the attainment of an advanced age, is a sound state of digestion. In very old persons, we generally sind the digestive organs in excellent condition; nor is there a surer symptom of approaching clillblution, than complaints in the stomach, or frequent returns of indigestion. The Swiss are indebted, it is thought, to the vigorous tone of thei-r digestive powers, for the long prese-rvation of their lives, in general, and for the great number of aged persons' among them. Milk and vegetable thod seem remarkably-well adapted to invigais highly improper and dangerous. And here the excellent rules, published by the Royal Humane Society of London, for the recovery of persons apparently dead, cannot be recommended in too strong terms; although some of the more violent methods detailed in their plan, such as inflation of the bowels with the finnes of tobacca, ell/ster: prepared of this herb, violent agitation, and too early and indzscrim/'nate application of the electricshoc/e, might well bear a few modisications and improvements. be understood, however, with exceptions, as in the cases of Sta IsAAc NEwTON, HALLER, EULER, and the pride of his nation and age, the profound and venerable KANT, still living at Koenigsberg. I venture to say thus much on the various r: ules and precautions requisite to attain a long and healthful life. Some of the particulars are, no doubt, found united in a certain proportion of the individuals, who arrive at a respectable age. It is commonly remarked also, that the inhabitants of mountainous countries, for the most part-live to a greater age than those of plain and, particularly, marshy diflricts. This is in part true; yet...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837630
  • 9781236837639