Buchan's focus on family, the value of love, the destructive nature of anger and its management, child-care, diet and exer--cise are all commendable - though why he, like other contemporaries, thought the night air was injurious is a mystery. -- Robert Winston 'Buchan didn't always achieve his aim of protecting the general public against "the destructive influences of Ignorance, Superstition and Quackery". In fact some of his tips should come with a health warning...' Sunday Express
About the Author
William Buchan (1729–1805) was a Scottish physician. Melanie King is the author of several books, including The Dying Game: A Curious History of Death and Prophets, Seers & Visionaries.