Vegetable diet: as sanctioned by medical men, and by experience in all ages

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Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1838 - Food - 276 pages
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Page 197 - Immediately a place Before his eyes appeared, sad, noisome, dark; A lazar-house it seemed, wherein were laid Numbers of all diseased, all maladies Of ghastly spasm, or racking torture, qualms Of heart-sick agony; all feverous kinds, Convulsions, epilepsies, fierce catarrhs, Intestine stone and ulcer, colic pangs, Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy, And moon-struck madness, pining atrophy, Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence, Dropsies, and asthmas, and joint-racking rheums.
Page 175 - You ask me,' continues Plutarch, ' for what reason Pythagorus abstained from eating the flesh of brutes ? ' For my part I am astonished to think, on the contrary, what appetite first induced man to taste of a dead carcass...
Page 129 - Additional Reports on the Effects of a Peculiar Regimen, in Cases of Cancer, Scrofula, Consumption, Asthma, and other chronic diseases.
Page 217 - The nursery was soon entirely vacated, and the services of the nurse and physician no longer needed ; and, FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, NO CASE OF SICKNESS OR DEATH TOOK PLACE. In the succeeding twelve months there were three deaths, but they were new inmates, and diseased when they were received, and two of them were idiots.
Page 200 - It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion ; and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.
Page 179 - ... easier corrupts; and water, which preserves the radical moisture, without too much increasing the radical heat : whereas sickness, decay, and death, proceed commonly from the one preying too fast upon the other, and at length wholly extinguishing it.
Page 179 - From all these examples and customs it may probably be concluded, that the common ingredients of health and long life (where births are not impaired from the conception by any derived infirmities of the race they come from) are great temperance, open air, easy labour, little care...
Page 117 - ... pounds of substance, valuable as nutrition. One pound of good bread is equal to two pounds and a half or three pounds of the best potatoes ; and seventy-five pounds...
Page 175 - ... behind it. It would be best to accustom one's self to eat no flesh at all, for the earth affords plenty enough of things fit not only for nourishment, but for delight and enjoyment ; some of which you may eat without much preparation, and others you may make pleasant by adding divers other things to them. But since custom is...
Page 181 - ... and eight hundred essays on medical and philosophical subjects ; and he was always, after the age of twenty-eight, extremely sparing in the quantity of his food. The Cardinal de Salis, Archbishop of Seville, who lived one hundred and ten years, was invariably sparing in his diet. One Lawrence, an Englishman, by temperance and labor lived...

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