Means of Preserving Health, and Preventing Diseases: Founded Principally on an Attention to Air and Climate, Drink, Food, Sleep, Exercise, Clothing, Passions of the Mind, and Retentions and Excretions. With an Appendix, Containing Observations on Bathing, Cleanliness, Ventilation, and Medical Electricity; and on the Abuse of Medicine. Enriched with appropriate extracts from the best authors. Designed not merely for physicians, but for the information of others. To which is annexed a glossary of the technical terms contained in the work.

RICKETSON, Shadrach.

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Collins, Perkins
Date Published: 1806

Description: With an Appendix, containing observations on Bathing, Cleanliness, Ventilation, and Medical Electricity; and on the Abuse of Medicine. Enriched with apposite extracts from the best Authors.... To which is annexed, a Glossary ... 298pp. + ads., some overall age browning, 12mo, full contemporary sheep, joints strengthened, rubbed. New York: Collins, Perkins, 1806. First Edition. Very good (+).

Comments: Wilson G. Smillie, in his Public Health, Its Promise for the Future, calls this small volume "the first American text on preventive medicine that we have found... It was largely concerned with personal hygiene and particularly with diet." American Imprints 11289. Austin 1608. Shaw & Shoemaker 11289.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 254596


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