By Aldous Huxley
A Hollywood millionaire with an apprehension of loss of life, whose own health care provider occurs to be engaged on a idea of longevity-these are the weather of Aldous Huxley's caustic and interesting satire on man's wish to reside indefinitely. along with his well-known wit and highbrow sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters of their quest for the everlasting, completing on a be aware of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and also you may possibly anticipate it to be really good, extravagant, loopy and preposterous. it's all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the type of novel that he's rather the grasp of, the place the main notable and fortuitous occasions are by way of contemplative little essays at the that means of life....The tale is outrageously good."—New York Times. "A hugely sensational plot that might retain fantastic you to essentially the ultimate sentence."—The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's based mockery, his merciless aptness of word, the revelations and the inventive surprises he springs at the reader are these of a grasp craftsman; Mr. Huxley is on the best of his form." —London Times Literary Supplement.
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I went abroad, by his Direction, till I was blind, and then took to my Bed. I had no Fire allowed in my Room, my Windows were constantly open, my Bed-Clothes were ordered to be laid no higher than my Waste. He made me take twelve Bottles of Small Beer, acidulated with Spirit of Vitriol, every twenty Four Hours. 32 (Dover was more notable for his eventful life than for his medical skill. indb 41 14/3/07 18:08:47 The Life and Death of Smallpox and ipecacuanha, known as ‘Dover’s powder’, and he denounced the College of Physicians as a ‘clan of prejudiced gentlemen’.
Shortage of labour led to the large-scale importing of Africans to work on the plantations and in the mines. Some of these Africans arrived immune; others, like that first slave who had crossed to Mexico with Narváez, added to the problem by bringing smallpox with them. The first mention of slaves brought to work on the Spanish estates is in San Domingo as early as 1503, but the smallpox depopulation was a major factor leading to the growth of the traffic through the following three centuries, with its endless suffering and its political and economic complications.
Where there is no known effective treatment, deciding between alternatives must depend partly on local tradition and partly on the theories held by the physician. The Arabian physicians inherited from the Greeks a firm (though totally unjustified) belief that many diseases were the result of imbalance between the four ‘humours’– blood, phlegm, yellow bile and black bile – so an important aim of treatment was to redress the balance. It is this belief – or elaborations on it – that accounts for the enthusiasm for blood-letting and purging that was so marked a feature of medicine from classical times to the nineteenth century.
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan by Aldous Huxley