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Hippocrates On Diet And Hygiene - John Precope

Zeno, 1952, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with plenty of short tears, some now tape-reinforced, and some loss. Faded at the boards and spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.

Illustrated by way of: Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “Hippocrates, the celebrated founder of Medical Science, had a great deal to say on Diet and Hygiene, and it is surprising that so much of his teaching has stood the test of even modern science. This book gives extracts from the Hippocratic Regimen which for the first time in this country is rendered into English. Abbreviated quotations from the Greek original are also given and follow every paragraph of the English version, for the benefit of Greek scholars. Startlingly modern in many of their aspects, these extracts should be of great interest to Dietitians and Physicians who seek to perfect “their long and difficult art”, classical readers of Greek literature and others who care to study matters of Health. The Regimen or the mode of living recommended by Hippocrates in both Health and Disease, is here presented in the simplest way.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 207 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.