Quiz: How to be a healthy old man, circa 1750

By Carolyn Kellogg

12:34 PM EDT, June 25, 2013


The British Library is reissuing "The Old Man's Guide to Health and Longer Life" by 18th-century physician John Hill. In his age, old men lived into their 70s — some with the benefit of still-sensible advice, some despite the recommendations of the time. See if you can guess how an old man was told to stay healthy, 1750s style.


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