Cornhill Magazine,  2 (1860), 599–614.


[John W Kaye]




Health, Physiology, Nutrition, Scientific Practitioners, Amateurism

    Alleges that 'there is a vis medicatrix in work as there is in nothing else' (603). Work is 'verily a coat of mail' against all the minor sicknesses and bodily ailments which are 'the common lot of us poor worldlings' (604–05). Even though some 'theorists have written or declaimed about animal food clogging or deadening the intellectual faculties', insists that 'intellectual labour demands good physical support even more than bodily work', and recommends 'Beefsteaks' rather than 'salad' (607). Also considers the work patterns of 'men occupying an important position in an "office"' who 'do supplementary work, write books or articles, or solve mighty problems in science', as well as those who 'having no official labours, choose their own time for literary labour or scientific research' (611).

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