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ON

THE DECLINE OF LIEE

HEALTH AND DISEASE.

ON

HEALTH AND DISEASE,

BEING AN

ATTEMPT TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSES OF

AND THE BEST

MEANS OF ATTAINING A HEALTHFUL OLD AGE.

BARNARD VAN OVEN, M.D.,

FELLOW OE THE ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRUHGICAL SOCIETY, &C. &.C.

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"Resistendum Locli et Scipio, senectuti est, ejusque vitia diligentia'compensanda sunt. Pugnandum tanquam cautra morbuni sic contra senectutem. Habenda ratio valetudinis, utendum exercitationibus modicis: tautum cibi et potionis adhibendum, ut reficiantur vires, non opprimantur."

Cickro, [de Senectute.'

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

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

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TO

WILLIAM FERGUSSON, ESQ.,

PROFESSOR OF SURGEBY AT KING'S COLLEGE;
TO

GEORGE F. WHIDBORNE, ESQ.,

AND TO

RICHARD D. HARRIS, ESQ.;-
Cljte Volume is Urtit'ratco

AS A TESTIMONY OF

THE AUTHOR'S GRATITUDE FOR THEIR SKILFUL SERVICES DURING A LONG AND SERIOUS ILLNESS,

AS A MARK OF

HIS RESPECT FOR THEIR TALENTS AND ACQUIREMENTS,

AND AS A TOKEN OF

HIS PERSONAL ESTEEM AND REGARD.

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