Sure Methods of Improving Health, and Prolonging Life, Or, a Treatise on the Art of Living Long and Comfortably, by Regulating the Diet and Regimen to Which Is Added the Art of Training for Health, Rules for Reducing Corpulence, and
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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...and the lungs otherwise sound, the patient must get bet-ter." Jlnatomical Lectures.-a consumption, that there seemed. to be no possi-bility of a recovery, either by medicine, or exercise; but it being too late for the first to do any good, all that was to be done was to be expected from the latter, though the Doctor did not think that even riding would then do. However, the poor gen-tleman seeing there were no other-hopes left, was resolved to attempt to ride into the country; but was so extremely far gone, that at his setting out of town, he was forced to be held up on his horse by two porters, and when he got to Brentford or Hounslow, the people of the inn into which he put, were.unwilh-ng to receive him, as thinking he would die there, and they should have the trou-ble of a funeral. Notwithstanding, he persisted in his riding by small journies to Exeter; and got so much strength by the way, that though one day his horse, as he was drinking, laid down with him in the water, and he was forced to ride part of the day's journey in that wet condition, yet he sus-tained no harm by.it, but-came to the above--men-tioned place considerably recovered; when think-ing he had then gained his point, he neglected to ride any more for some time. But afterwards finding himself relapsing, he remembered the cau-tion which Dr. Sydenham had given him, at his Setting out, that if he should be so happy as to be-gin to recover, he should not leave off riding too soon; for he would infallibly relapse and die, if he did not carry on that measure long enough; so he betook himself to his horse again, and rode till he obtained a perfect recovery.' ' ' _ Fuller relates the case of a physician, a Dr. Bay-nard, who, by constant riding in...
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