Wellbeing: A Cultural History of Healthy Living
May 2008, Polity
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- This authoritative new book offers a panoramic overview on health and healthy living from classical Antiquity through to the mid-nineteenth century.
- Klaus Bergdolt offers the reader a thoroughly researched and a well exemplified examination of the numerous historical manifestations of 'dietetics'.
- A fascinating discussion of the theories of health espoused by physicians through history, including how religious, philosophical and social factors produced notions of 'healthy' and 'ill', and directions on healthy living.
- Will be of interest to general readers and to students and scholars of the history of medicine and health.