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1 American Medical Association. Fats in Human Nutrition with particular attention to fats, cholesterol, and atherosclerosis. Symposium III.
Chicago: AMA Council on Foods and Nutrition, 1957. 1957 
8vo. 131 pp. Printed wrappers. Near fine. Ownership signature on upper cover, of E. Ray Borun. Six papers and panel discussion were presented at the symposium on 'Fats i Human Nutrition with particular attention to Fats, Cholesterol, and Atherosclerosis,' in New Orleans, March 15, 1967 sponsored by the Council on Foods and Nutrition with Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans Graduate Medical Assembly, and the Orleans Parish Medical Society." Ancel Keys' paper is entitled, "Diet and the Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease." Ancel Benjamin Keys (1904 – 2004) "was an American scientist who studied the influence of diet on health. In particular, he hypothesized that different kinds of dietary fat had different effects on health." Reprinted from The Journal of the American Medical Association Aug. 24, 1957, Vol. 164. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 PARIS, John Ayrton (1785-1856). A Treatise on Diet: with a View to Establish on Practical Grounds, a System of Rules for the Prevention and Cure of the Diseases incident to a Disordered State of the Digestive Functions.
New York: E. Duyckinck, Collins, & Co., 1828. 1828 
8vo. iv, 210 pp. Browning and light foxing throughout. Contemporary full tree calf, gilt-stamped red morocco spine title label; front hinge cracked, headbands worn, extremities rubbed. Ownership pen inscription of E. F. Marshall (1833) on front flyleaf. Very good. American edition of a thorough work on digestion and diet, including chapters on food, cookery, liquor and wine. Paris, a long-time president of the Royal College of Physicians, first issued the book in London in 1826. It went through at least five editions and was translated into German and Danish. -- John Ayrton Paris was a British physician, most widely remembered as the probable inventor of the thaumatrope, which he used to demonstrate persistence of vision to the Royal College of Physicians in London in 1824. At about this time he wrote a book entitled Philosophy in sport made science in earnest: being an attempt to implant in the young mind the first principles of natural philosophy by the aid of the popular toys and sports of youth which extended the principle of using simple devices to give convincing demonstrations of scientific principles. Paris was a medical researcher of some distinction, for example making one of the earliest observations of occupational causes of cancer when, in 1822, he recognized that their exposure to arsenic fumes might be contributing to the unusually high rate of scrotal skin cancer among men working in copper-smelting in Cornwall and Wales. He also wrote about the accidents caused by the use of explosives in mines. His distinction was recognized when he was elected president of the Royal College in 1844, an office he held until his death. Cordasco 20-0458; Heirs of Hippocrates 1416 (1841 edition). See Garrison and Morton 2073 for the author's Pharmacologia. 
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3 SKILTON, Louisa Pryor. Better Nutrition for the Family.
New York: Chester R. Heck, (1946). 1946 
8vo. 118 pp. Illustrations, index. Yellow cloth, black stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket a bit worn with scuff on front cover. Very good. This work should be of interest to anyone who enjoys retro images or design. On the front jacket cover is a classic depiction of an American nuclear family of the 1950's. The woman of the house is serving dinner to her smiling, ?perfect? family. On the inside, the illustrations of food serve as perfect examples of the era's approach to graphic design, specifically relating to advertising and cookbooks. 
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4 WILLICH, Anthony Florian Madinger. Lectures on Diet and Regimen: Being a Systematic Inquiry into the Most Rational Means of Preserving Health and Prolonging Life: Together with Physiological and Chemical Explanations, Calculated Chiefly for the Use of Families, in Order to Banish the Prevailing Abuses and Prejudices in Medicine. The Second Edition, Improved and Enlarged with Considerable Additions.
London: T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1799. 1799 
8vo. (200 x 117 mm) [4], 708, [4] pp. Contemporary full tree calf, gilt-ruled spine, black morocco gilt-stamped spine label; skillfully rebacked preserving original spine. Signature of Wm. Carpenter on front flyleaf. Fine. Second edition. This medical advisory text spans the gamut of practical advice on how to live a long, healthy life. Beginning with some general rules to follow, Willich cautions against patent medicines and quack cures, recommends the proper methods of personal cleanliness, what to wear, what to eat and drink, proper exercise, evacuations, exercise and sleep. Rather daring and frank for its time, a chapter is devoted to sexual intercourse. A chapter deals with mental illness (passions of the mind) and two final chapters are devoted to the senses, and specifically, the eyes. In the Introduction, Willich mentions smallpox and Jenner's current efforts to eradicate the disease by inoculation with cowpox; Willich is rather skeptical about the theory that the two diseases are related and states that the proof, ?...can be decided only, when the small-pox should appear as the prevailing epidemic.? Blake/NLM p. 491; BM Readex, Vol. 27, p. 204. 
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5 [The Dry Milk Company]. Original Diets- Classified and Calculated: With Particular Reference to Diets for the Nephritic, the Tuberculous and for Children.
New York: The Dry Milk Company, (1926). 1926 
Small 8vo. Index. Blue cloth, black stamped cover title. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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