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John Armstrong's The art of preserving health: eighteenth-century sensibility in practice

John Armstrong's The art of preserving health: eighteenth-century sensibility in practice

Armstrong, John, 1709-1779; Budd, Adam

This title includes a comprehensive biographical and textual introduction and explanatory notes, highlighting the contemporary significance of John Armstrong's classic medical and social references in his poem, 'The Art of Preserving Health'

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Farnham: Ashgate, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Adam Budd
ISBN: 075466306X, 9780754663065
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Medicine in literature.; Armstrong, John, 1709-1779. Art of preserving health.; Reason in literature.; Health Poetry.; Literature and medicine Great Britain History 18th century.; Literature.; Scotland; Medical education Scotland History 18th century.; Poetry; 18th Century; Literature


  1. Preface
  2. General introduction: sensibility in practice: Dr John Armstrong's The Art of Preserving Health
  3. Part I The Critical Text: The Art of Preserving Health. Part II Contextual Documents: Poetry: The plague of Athens from the Latin of Lucretius, 1682, Thomas Creech
  4. A nocturnal reverie, 1713, [Anne Finch];A hymn on solitude, 1748, James Thomson
  5. 'Preface', Winter. A poem, 1726, James Thomson
  6. Night the first, 1742, Edward Young
  7. The pleasures of melancholy. A poem,1747, [Thomas Warton]. Theory of the Georgic: An essay on the Georgics, 1697, Joseph Addison
  8. Virgil, The Georgicks, trans. 1741, John Martin
  9. Of didactic or perceptive poetry, 1711, Joseph Trapp. Medical Documents: The plague at Marseilles consider'd, 1720, Richard Bradley
  10. An essay of health and long life, 1724, George Cheyne
  11. A letter to George Cheyne,1724, [Anonymous]
  12. The ill state of physicke in Great Britain, 1727, [John Tristram]
  13. 'Preface', A Full View of All the Diseases Incident to Children, 1742, John Armstrong
  14. Tables
  15. Bibliography
  16. Index.