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By Gerald Gruman MD PhD

Textual content examines attitudes towards sturdiness and dying in Islamic and chinese language societies in addition to in Western civilizations. presents an figuring out of the origins of medication, own hygiene and public health and wellbeing, and the underlying mental and social concerns surrounding getting older. Softcover.

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Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, a member of the Council of the Indies and in cióse contact with Spanish explorers and officials, testifies to the impact of the legend. 45 At first, the pious scholar avowed his own opinión to be that the power of rejuvenation is not to be found in nature but is reserved to God. Later, his caution decreased when three high officials returned from the Indies with a firm belief in the existence of the fountain. One of them had a servant whose father allegedly had been revivified by the marvelous spring.

12 From a literal interpretation of Old Testament chronology, support might be drawn for either apologism or meliorism. To some, the decrease in man's life span from above nine hundred to one hundred twenty years in Génesis (6: 3) and to seventy or eighty years in Psalms (90: 10) seemed an unmistakable indication that God's will was to shorten rather than lengthen earthly life. However, an unorthodox thinker like Roger Bacon was able to find inspiration in the long lives of the ancients. 13 Although the age of gold usually was placed in the remote past, the idea was so attractive that it reappeared in other forms.

Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, a member of the Council of the Indies and in cióse contact with Spanish explorers and officials, testifies to the impact of the legend. 45 At first, the pious scholar avowed his own opinión to be that the power of rejuvenation is not to be found in nature but is reserved to God. Later, his caution decreased when three high officials returned from the Indies with a firm belief in the existence of the fountain. One of them had a servant whose father allegedly had been revivified by the marvelous spring.

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