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Dietetics
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1. Origin of the term

The term dietetics (Latin regimen, French régime, German Diathetik) comes from the Greek díaita (“way of life”) and means “the science of healthy  living”. Ancient Hippocratic  medicine considered preservation of health one of its primary roles. Alongside medicinal treatment and surgery, dietetics constituted one of the three forms of medicine medical intervention. …

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Gadebusch-Bondio, Mariacarla, “Dietetics”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018306>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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