The laws of health in relation to the human form

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byDaniel Garrison Brinton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870. Excerpt: ... THE SKIN AND COMPLEXION. FROM THE ANATOMIST'S STAND-POINT. A CHARMING subject, this of beauty, you would think, and one that ought to inspire the prosiest pen; but in fact, when Destiny decreed that we should read up the literature that concerns it, she condemned us to the perusal of many a dry page. We say this in order to speak of one of the exceptions. This is the little book of Jacob le Bibliophile, Confessions archeologiques et cosmetiques. It is both witty and learned. Everybody who knows that old bookworm, knows that he is an original thinker. He has his own views about beauty too. "Beauty," he tells you, "is simply--the skin. Resolve me the problem of preserving the skin, and the. preservation of beauty is no longer a problem." "Thus it is easy to foresee the time when all women will be beautiful, for, without a doubt, certain precautions carefully conned and punctually observed, will maintain the lustre and fresh hue of youth and health. THE AGE OF BEAUTY. 173 "I tell you we shall certainly have the Age of Beauty, and it will come, I fear me, before the Age of Wit, or the Age of Virtue, or the Age of Happiness." This prophecy of the venerable lifre-lofre so cheers us, that we continue our labors with a feeling as if we were the heralds sent to announce the great time coming, when there shall be no more rivalry among the belles, for they shall all be equally lovely. Mindful of his definition of beauty, we shall be very minute in what we have to say about the skin. What is the skin? Any doctor will answer you with alacrity, that it is the protecting cover to the exterior of the body, that it is composed of two layers, the epidermis or scarfskin on the outside, a structure usually thin and without sensation, and the derma or true skin, a sensitive l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870. Excerpt: ... THE SKIN AND COMPLEXION. FROM THE ANATOMIST'S STAND-POINT. A CHARMING subject, this of beauty, you would think, and one that o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217120733

ISBN - 13:9780217120739

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