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Title: Domestic medicine, or, A treatise on the prevention and cure of diseases, by regimen and simple medicines : with an appendix, containing a dispensatory for the use of private practitioners ; to which are added, observations on diet ; recommending a method of living less expensive, and more conducive to health, than the present
Year: 1812 (1810s)
Authors: Buchan, William, 1729-1805 Scott, Richard, d. 1829, publisher D. & G. Bruce (Firm), printer Boston Medical Library Association, former owner. DNLM
Subjects: Medicine
Publisher: New-York : Published by Richard Scott, no. 276 Pearl-Street.
Contributing Library: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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ng, rubbing furniture, andsuch like. It is much to be regretted, that active and manly diversions arenow so little practised. Diversions make people take more exercisethan they otherwise would do, and are of the greatest service to suchas are not under the necessity of labouring for their bread. As activediversions lose ground those of a sedentary kind seem to prevail Se-dentary diversions are of no other use but to consume time. Insteadof relieving the mind, they often require more; thought than eitherstudy or business. Every thing that induces peopfoto sit still unlessit be some necessary employment, ought to be avoided*. The diversions which afford the best exercise are, hunting -slioQtinwplaying at cricket, hand-ball, goIfl,t Sec. These exercise* the Iim£ t Stdentarv occupations ought chiefly to be followed by women. TheVkearcfinement much better than men, and are fitter for every kind of busines whicW tint rrniniv imu-h ti.-. iwriK i» .. ..:j:,...i . . _ i . . M,,c wuiLti \>

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- «i«uulai.iuh r TOM SoV ^>^^^ M^d/!^ fatigue, lll,.„ KiViitly tbe preference-over cricket, tennis, oV any oI ost r\m«*l , cannot be jibred without violence. } £amps v\hieb G 2 I OF SLEEP AND CLOTHING. promote perspiration and the other secretions. They likewise strength-en the lungs, and give firmness and airility to the whole hody. Such as can, ought to spend two or three hours a day on horseback ;those who cannot rick, should employ the same time in walking. Ex--.rcise should never be continued too long. Over-fatigue prevents thebenefit of exercise, and instead of strengthening the body tends torveaken it. Everyman should lay himself under some sort of necessity to takeexercise. Indolence, like other vices when indulged, gains ground, andat length becomes agreeable. Hence many who were fond of exerciseta the early part of life, become quite averse to it afterwards. This isthe case of most hypochondriac and gouty people, which renders theirdiseases in a great measure incura

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Date: 2014-07-29 21:21:39 bookyear:1812 bookdecade:1810 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Buchan__William__1729_1805 bookauthor:Scott__Richard__d__1829__publisher bookauthor:D____G__Bruce__Firm___printer bookauthor:Boston_Medical_Library_Association__former_owner__DNLM booksubject:Medicine bookpublisher:New_York___Published_by_Richard_Scott__no__276_Pearl_Street_ bookcontributor:U_S__National_Library_of_Medicine booksponsor:Open_Knowledge_Commons__U_S__National_Library_of_Medicine bookleafnumber:86 bookcollection:medicalheritagelibrary bookcollection:medicineintheamericas bookcollection:usnationallibraryofmedicine bookcollection:americana

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