An Essay of Health and Long Life·

George Strahan, at the Golden Ball over-against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill; and J. Leake, bookseller at Bath., 1724 - 232 Seiten

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Seite xliv - A new theory of acute and slow continu'd fevers: wherein besides the appearances of such, and the manner of their cure, occasionally, the structure of the glands, and the manner and laws of secretion, the operation of purgative, vomitive, and mercurial medicines, are mechanically explain'd. To which is prefix'd an essay concerning the improvements of the theory of medicine.
Seite 2 - And yet it is most certain, that 'tis easier to preserve health, than to recover it ; and to prevent diseases, than to cure them. Towards the first, the means are mostly in our own power: little else is necessary than to bear, and forbear. But towards the latter, the means are perplexed and uncertain ; and, for the knowledge of them, the far greatest part of mankind must apply to others.
Seite 90 - ... and brutish appetites, that require animal food and strong liquors to satisfy them ; nor those cruel and hard hearts, or those diabolical passions, which could easily suffer them to tear and destroy their fellow-creatures; at least, not in the first and early ages, before every man had corrupted his way, and God was forced to exterminate the whole race by an universal deluge, and was also obliged to shorten their lives from nine hundred or one thousand years to seventy.
Seite 42 - Without all peradventure, water was the primitive, original beverage, as it is the only simple fluid, fitted for diluting, moistening, and cooling ; the ends of drink appointed by nature. And happy had it been for the race of mankind if other mixed and artificial liquors had never been invented. It has been an agreeable...
Seite 34 - an ordinary Stature, following no laborious Employment, undue Plight, Health and Vigour' should consume the following quantity of food and liquid - '8 Ounces of Flesh Meat, 12 of Bread, or Vegetable Food, and about a Pint of Wine, or other generous Liquor in 24 Hours'.
Seite 192 - London, force ihe various vegetables : but that time of the year in which by nature and common culture, and the mere operation of the Sun and Climate, they are in most plenty and perfection.
Seite 28 - ... nastiness, we know, will putrefy the juices, and corrupt the muscular substance of human creatures — and sure they can do no less in brute animals — and thus make our food poison. The same may be said of hot-beds, and forcing plants and vegetables. The only way of having sound and healthful animals, is to leave them to their own natural liberty in the free air, and their own proper element, with plenty of food and due cleanliness;, and a shelter from the injuries of the weather, whenever...
Seite 43 - Strong Liquors were never designed for common Use: They were formerly kept (here in England) as other Medicines are, in Apothecaries...
Seite 38 - has eat or drank so much as renders him unfit for the duties and studies of his profession, (after an hour's sitting quiet to carry on the digestion,) he has over done.
Seite 103 - ... with spending half an hour, morning and night, in currying and rubbing their whole body, more especially their limbs, with a fleshbrush.

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