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Title Lifestyle and medicine in the Enlightenment : the six non-naturals in the long eighteenth century / edited by James Kennaway and Rina Knoeff
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 320 pages)
Series Routledge studies in the history of science, technology and medicine ; 43
Routledge studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine ; 43.
Contents "The most valuable part of medicine" : the six non-naturals in the long eighteenth century / James Kennaway and Rina Knoeff -- The body is a barometer : Dutch doctors on healthy weather and strong constitutions / Rina Knoeff -- Hot climate and health care : tropical regions in the Dutch Atlantic, c.1600-c.1800 / Stephen Snelders -- Eating after the climacteric : food, gender and ageing in the long eighteenth century / Elizabeth A. Williams -- The impossible ideal of moderation : food, drink, and longevity / Anita Guerrini -- "For it is the debilitating fibres that execise restores" : movement, morality and moderation in eighteenth-century medical advice literature / James Kennaway and Rina Knoeff -- The healthy body, civic virtue, gender and the new physical education in Germany, 1770-1800 / Teresa Sanislo -- "That venerable and princely custom of long-lying abed" : sleep and civility in seventeenth and eighteenth-century urban society / Elizabeth Hunter -- Wasted days and wasted nights : sleeping and waking in the long eighteenth-century / Roger Schmidt -- Keeping the body open. Impurity, excretions, and healthy living in the early modern period / Michael Stolberg -- Increasing and reducing : breastmilk flows and female health / Ruben Verwaal -- Feel-good tunes : music aesthetics, performance and well-being in the eighteenth century / Wiebke Thormählen -- The dietetics of the soul in Britain in the long eighteenth century / James Kennaway -- "That is more excellent which preserveth health and preventeth sicknesse." Continuity and change in vernacular preventive health advice over the early modern period / Tessa Storey
Summary "The biggest challenges in public health today are often related to attitudes, diet and exercise. In many ways, this marks a return to the state of medicine in the eighteenth century, when ideals of healthy living were a much more central part of the European consciousness than they have become since the advent of modern clinical medicine. Enlightenment advice on healthy lifestyle was often still discussed in terms of the six non-naturals - airs and places, food and drink, exercise, excretion and retention, and sleep and emotions. This volume examines what it meant to live healthily in the Enlightenment in the context of those non-naturals, showing both the profound continuities from Antiquity and the impact of newer conceptions of the body"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis lifestyle; medicine; enlightenment; eighteenth century; history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 09, 2020)
Subject Health behavior -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Self-care, Health -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Lifestyles -- Health aspects -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Dietetics -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Longevity -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Enlightenment -- Europe
Health behavior.
Medicine -- History -- 18th century.
Health Behavior
Life Style -- history
History, 18th Century
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
HISTORY / Social History
Health behavior
Lifestyles -- Health aspects
Self-care, Health
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Kennaway, James Gordon, 1975- editor.
Knoeff, Rina, editor.
LC no. 2019054859
ISBN 9780429465642