Traité d’hygiène appliquée à la thérapeutique. Paris: Méquignon-Marvis, 1811.

BARBIER, Jean Baptiste Grégoire.

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8vo. Two volumes bound in one. xvi, 339 pp.; 2 p.l., 324 pp. Contemporary green quarter-calf over blue pastepaper boards, yellow edges.FIRST EDITION. After two sections concerning the effects of cold and warm air on one’s health, Barbier (1766-1855) discusses health in relationship to humidity, each of the four seasons, and climate. The second volume is devoted to food and exercise. Food is separated into different categories: mucilaginous (including carrots, beets, asparagus, spinach, artichokes, beans, melons); sugar (figs, dates, prunes, apricots, and raisins); oils (including chocolate, olives, and nuts); grains (including rice, corn, peas, lentils, and potatoes); acidulous (including oranges, cherries, peaches, strawberries, grapes, and pears); gelatinous; fibrous; tonic food (bitter tasting food); and "alimens excitans" (including celery, onions, coffee, and tea). The final portion of the second volume is devoted to exercise (including swimming, dancing, and hunting), digestion, and rest. OCLC: New York Academy of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, University of Minnesota, and seven locations in Europe. Not in the usual gastronomic bibliographies. Bookseller Inventory #

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