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Zwinger, Theodor

Unterricht, ein hohes Alter zu erlangen, darinnen nicht allein I. die natürliche Beschaffenheit des menschlichen Leibes … kürtzlich gezeiget, sondern auch II. auf was Art, und durch welche Mittel der Mensch noch heut zu Tage sein Leben über hundert Jahr bringen könne … andre Auflage. Mit viel dienlichen Nachrichten und einem Anhang bewährter Artzney-Mittel vermehret.

Nordhausen, Joh(ann) Heinrich Gross 1727.

Reference: 13590
Price: £95 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 189 + (17)pp, including title leaf printed in red and black. Recent boards. A good, fresh copy internally.

A treatise on the necessary medical precautions to take in order to reach old age, or even possibly to live long enough to become a centenarian. Its author, Theodor Zwinger III (1658-1724), had been Professor of Medicine, and afterwards of Anatomy and Botany, at the University of Basel. Its principal utility for readers in the 1720s presumably stemmed from the detailed medical prescriptions which occupy its later pages, including some intended for childhood illnesses.