Water and Vegetable Diet in Consumption, Scrofula, Cancer, Asthma, and Other Chronic Diseases ...

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Fowlers and Wells, 1850 - Diet in disease - 258 pages
 

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Page 117 - The chairmen, porters, and coal-heavers in London, and those unfortunate women who live by prostitution, the strongest men and the most beautiful women perhaps in the British dominions, are said to be, the greater part of them, from the lowest rank of people in Ireland, who are generally fed with this root. No food can afford a more decisive proof of its nourishing quality, or of its being peculiarly suitable to the health of the human constitution.
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Page 121 - The teeth of man have not the slightest resemblance to those of carnivorous animals, except that their enamel is confined to the external surface. He possesses, indeed, teeth called canine, but they do not exceed the level of the others, and are obviously unsuited for the purposes which the corresponding teeth execute in carnivorous animals...
Page 236 - Trusting that the importance of the subject will be deemed a sufficient apology for trespassing on your valuable space, I am your obliged.
Page 46 - Since disease is one of the appointed checks to excessive population, and the plan of Providence in the creation of human life requires the termination of the existence of one-third of its creatures before they have attained the age of two years, it may be doubted whether the annihilation of so efficient an instrument as Smallpox can be admitted without the substitution of some other equally destructive malady.
Page iii - Additional Reports on the Effects of a Peculiar Regimen, in Cases of Cancer, Scrofula, Consumption, Asthma, and other chronic diseases.
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Page 134 - It was worthy of remark how much his sight and hearing were superior to other persons on board the ship ; the sound of a distant gun was distinctly heard, or a strange sail readily discernible, by MOYHANGER, when no other man on board could hear or perceive them.
Page 44 - ... mentioned. The difference is indeed remarkable, as will appear from the following particulars. One half of all born in the mountains live to the age of 47. In the marshy parish, one half live only to the age of 25. In the hills one in 2O of all that are born live to 80.
Page 37 - The vallies where cretinism is most frequent, are surrounded by very high mountains ; they are sheltered from the currents of air, and exposed to the direct and still more to the reflected rays of the sun. The effluvia from the marshes are very strong, and the atmosphere humid, close, and oppressive.

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