By Gerald Gruman MD PhD

Dr. Grumanís booklet examines the hunt for sturdiness and immortality as much as the yr 1800. He provides multicultural views and attitudes as depicted in Islamic and chinese language societies in addition to in Western Civilization. This scholarly paintings contributes to our figuring out of the origins of medication, own hygiene and public wellbeing and fitness in addition to the underlying mental and social determinants of sturdiness and humanityís eager for its attainment.

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