The History of Health, and the Art of Preserving It

The History of Health, and the Art of Preserving It


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Title continues: "Or, An Account of all that has been recommended by Physicians and Philosophers, towards the Preservation of Health, from the most remote Antiquity to this Time. To which is subjoined, A Succinct Review of the principal Rules relating to this Subject, together with the Reasons on which these Rules are founded." James Mackenzie (1680 - 1761) is probably best known for this history of health. According to Rhases, Arab physician, "A meagre man should avoid frequent concubinage, as he would an assassin. But it is one of the best cures for those who are desperately in love, and will often make them forget the beloved object" (p. 216).

Publication Info

  • Publisher: William Gordon
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1758
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xii, 436 p. 21 cm. Full leather. Spine ends chipped and label missing. Small ink notation at top of title page. Very clean.