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ON .

IN

HEALTH AND DISEASE,

BEING AN

ATTEMPT TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSES OF

· LONGEVITY;

AND THE BEST

MEANS OF ATTAINING A HEALTHFUL OLD AGE.

BY

BARNARD VAN OVEN, M.D.,

FELLOW OF THE ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY, &c. &c.

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LONDON:
JOHN CHURCHILL, PRINCES STREET, SOHO.

MDCCCLIII.

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“Resistendum Loeli et Scipio, senectuti est, ejusque vitia diligentia compensanda sunt. Pugnandum tanquam contra morbum sic contra senectutem. Habenda ratio valetudinis, utendum exercitationibus modicis : tantum cibi et potionis adhibendum, ut reficiantur vires, non opprimantur.”

CICERO, 'de Senectute.'

“Is he wise who hopes to attain the end without the means, nay, hy means which are quite contrary to it ?"

TILLOTSON, On the Wisdom of being Religious,' Sermon 1.

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