Cheyne.   George M.D. F.R.S.    
By George Cheyne, M.D. F.R.S. (a single line) The Second Edition. (a single line) Greek lettering – Hippoc. An Imbecillis (quo in Numero magna Pars Urbanorum, omnesque pene Cupidi Li-terarum sunt) Observatio major neces-saria est: ut quod vel corporis, vel Loci, vel Studii Ratio detrahit, Cu-ra sestituat. Celf. (a single line) LONDON. Printed for George Strahan, at the Golden Ball over-against the Rpyal Exchange in Cornhill’ and J.Leake, Bookseller at Bath. 1724. (the page with a two line border)
8vo. 1fep. Title Page. [1] Dedication to Sir Joseph Jekyll. [1] i-xx Preface. c-e4 Contents. e5-e6 In Clarissimi Medici with printers device. 1p Advertisements. (1)2-232. Inside the text as new. Full original calf binding. Dark and light brown panelling on boards with blind tooling, and raised bands on spine. A very good copy in fine original state.
- A very interesting 18th century treatise on health, well written by an eminent Scottish pioneering physician; George Cheyne M.D. R.C. E.d. R.S.S. (1671–1743) who regulated his own bad health by embracing vegetarianism after becoming obese with rich food and drink. He was a popular doctor and published a number of treatises on health and diet. There are chapters on the use and effects of meat, fish, vegetables wine etc. He also published other works on fevers, nervous disorders, and hygiene. In 1740, he penned his last work, a study of nutrition and natural living, 'The Natural Method of Cureing [sic] the Diseases of the Body, and the Disorders of the Mind'. Bitting p86 for a copy in French. Not in any other bibliographies. Another second edition, but confusingly dated 1725, was sold at the auction of the Marcus Crahan collection in New York, 1984.

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