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By Gerald Gruman MD PhD

Textual content examines attitudes towards toughness and dying in Islamic and chinese language societies in addition to in Western civilizations. presents an knowing of the origins of drugs, own hygiene and public healthiness, and the underlying mental and social concerns surrounding getting older. Softcover.

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You are mad, poor wretch! 66 The apologist implications in Galen's thought inescapably follow from these two assumptions—that nature does everything for the best and that oíd age is not contrary to nature. 67 Not only was he one of the great Arabic philosophers, but he also was, with Al-Razi, one of the two most influential Arabic physicians. 69 Avicenna's explanation of senescence was patterned on that of Galen. A drying Apologism 23 process begins in the embryo and continúes as a beneficial influence until the end of the period of growth and development about the age of thirty.

Though thou shouldst be going to live three thousand years and as many times ten thousand years, still remember that no man loses any other life than this which he now lives. . The longest and shortest are thus brought to the same . . all things from eternity are of like forms and come round in a circle . . 46 Thus, the Stoics developed an apologist line of reasoning which excluded not only the possibility of the prolongation of life but its desirability as well. 47 As a biologist, Aristotle investigated an almost encyclopedic range of problems, and one of those problems was the nature of oíd age.

Instead, three groupings will be suggested by which these substances can be organized and explained. The first grouping would be substances with divine properties. 68 Such materials exist in a hazy borderland between the natural and supernatural, at times 40 History of Ideas About Life Prolongation being ethereal and unobtainable, and then again being identified with such mundane substances as honey or the fermented juice of the soma plant. Closely related to these foods of the gods are the foods of the blest in the various terrestrial paradises, for example, the fruit of the "Jambu" tree of the Uttarakurus, or the fruit of the tree of life in the garden of Edén.

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