The Art of Living in Australia

By: Philip E. Muskett

Price: $50.00 AUD

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Book Condition: Fair


Heavy general wear and marks to cloth. Some chipping/fraying to ends of spine and corners. Foxing to edges of page-block. Short split at front hinge, Rear hinge cracked. However page block remains tight. Heavy foxing to preliminary adverts. Lighter foxing to last few pages. Page leaf xii/xiv detached but extant. Tears to page 208/9. Undated (1893). 431pp Philip E. Muskett was an Australian-born medical practitioner and health reformer. Born in Collingwood in 1857, he studied medicine at universities in Melbourne, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and then practised in London before returning to Melbourne. In 1882 he took up a position at Sydney Hospital, and remained an honorary surgeon there after going into private practice. As many of his patients were children, he became interested in infant health and mortality, and particularly the role of nutrition in preventing illness. The Art of Living in Australia was his call to the Australian population to rethink all aspects of their physical life, and embrace Australia's 'Mediterranean' climate. Muskett's recommendations include ablution, bedroom ventilation, appropriate clothing for hot and cold weather, diet and exercise. Muskett particularly abhorred the eating habits which had grown from the availability of foods during early colonial times - the predominance of meat, bread and butter and tea. He encouraged increased production and consumption of vegetables, fish and seafood, salads and wine. The book contains over 300 recipes contributed by Mrs Wicken, lecturer in charge of 'domestic economy' at Sydney Technical College.

Title: The Art of Living in Australia

Author Name: Philip E. Muskett

Categories: Classic Food and Drink,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode:

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 130mm x 185mm

Seller ID: 022571