The Old Man's Guide to Health and Longer Life


An amusing and strangely relevant window into the mind and opinions of an 18th century physician, this title has been reissued with a new cover.

Product details

A lifestyle guide to longevity and good health – from 1750.

Writing in an age when the majority of men didn’t live to see their fiftieth birthday, John Hill provides practical advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle, including sleep and emotional health.

Full of genuinely good advice, the book offers sage insights as well as ridiculous regimes – making it a perfect gift for a man of more mature years.

About the author: John Hill was a mid-eighteenth-century physician and actor, who published prolifically on the natural sciences.

John Hill
British Library Publishing
Publication date
June 2019
163 x 100 mm

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