An essay on diet and regimen

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Ridgway, 1812 - Diet therapy - 146 pages
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Page 123 - ... a treatise on nervous diseases was published by my quondam learned and ingenious preceptor Dr Whytt, professor of physic, at Edinburgh. Before the publication of this book, people of fashion had not the least idea that they had nerves; but a fashionable apothecary of my acquaintance, having cast his eye over the book, and having been often puzzled by the enquiries of his patients concerning the nature and causes of their complaints, derived from thence a hint, by which he readily cut the gordian...
Page 26 - Such pompous preparation, instead of being a compliment to our Guests, is nothing better than an indirect offence ; it is a tacit insinuation, that it is absolutely necessary to provide such delicacies to bribe the depravity of their palates, when we desire the pleasure of their company...
Page 118 - As societies advance in civilization, the active mind of man, not contented with the means of satisfying our natural wants, is anxiously employed in creating artificial wants, and inventing the means of their gratification'; (p.
Page xv - opinion, and, perhaps dangerous in its " operation ; here is a dreadful dilemma. " If he gives the remedy, and the patient " dies, he is utterly ruined. The dunces, " who are the most numerous in every " profession, are always at war with genius, " and watch its miscarriages with...
Page xiv - ... merit of those men to whom he is '* to commit the important charge of his " own health, and the health of those " whom he is obliged by the ties of ria" ture and humanity to take care of.
Page 8 - ... whose inherent attribute is free-agency, and whose distinguishing faculty is reason, than to shelter himself from the dread of responsibility under the humiliating apology of mental slavery ? It is as if he should say — ' Excuse the irregularities of my conduct, for I am a brute and not a man ; I follow instinct and renounce all claim to reason; my actions govern me, not I my actions...
Page 147 - Breed: of Sheep. By an Experienced Breeder. 8vo. 7s. A Letter to Sir J. Sinclair, containing a Statement of the System, under which a considerable Farm is profitably managed in Hertfordshire. By J. Greg, Esq. 3s.
Page 73 - ... which, by exercise, may be rendered fit to pass the pores. 4. Many people are perpetually subject to colds and coughs, if they sleep in a less warm head-dress, or thinner night-cap, than they have been accustomed to. Any risk of that sort ought to be carefully guarded against. 5. Such persons as are subject to cold feet, ought to have their legs better covered than the body, when they are in bed. 6. As the body...
Page 84 - ... and acts, in some measure as a cold bath, by sympathy, on the whole body.
Page xv - such men were to claim their right of " inquiry into a subject that so nearly con" cerns them, the good effects of medicine

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