Die Kunst das menschliche Leben zu verlangern.

HUFELAND, Christoph Wilhelm.

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Description: Neue vermehrte Auflage. 2 vols. in 1. Small 8vo, cont. marbled boards, corners rubbed; lacks front free endpaper. Jena, 1802.

Comments: Hufeland's Makrobiotik was one of the most popular books of its time on personal hygiene. It was translated into all European languages and saw many editions of which this one followed 5 years after the first publication in 1797 (GM 1602). A friend and physician of Goethe, Schiller, and Herder, Hufeland was also one of the great pioneers of medical journalism. In this work he sets forth his theories on the prolongation of life and on old age. It was Hufeland's belief that only farmers, hunters, gardeners, soldiers and sailors lived to very advanced age as a result of their regular way of life. But abstract thinking, scientific work, and confinement in closed rooms he considered detrimental to longevity. Hirsch, 3, 329.

Binding: hardcover
Language: German
Type: Books

Book ID: 46670


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