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AN ESSAY OF HEALTH AND LONG LIFE.
Cheyne, George.

AN ESSAY OF HEALTH AND LONG LIFE.

London Printed for George Strahan ... 1725.
3rd Ed. [iv] + xx + [xxiv] + 232pp. Dec. initial letters and devices. Some light browning, ex.-libris John Cule, early calf boards, some wear, corners with minor loss, rebacked in modern calf, gilt rule edged raised bands with gilt lettered title label and the date in gilt to tail of spine. Wellcome II p.339; ESTC N2155. Reaching a seventh edition within a year, the above work was organized around the six Galenic non-naturals. George Cheyne (1671/21743), physician ... Cheyne emphasized that health was the responsibility of the individual, and that failure to maintain one's health was a sin. He followed a long line of self-help texts in declaring that moderation in food and drink was the key to health. Cheyne described an ideal diet of white meats and vegetables ... ODNB
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