PleasuresBMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7304.85/a (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:85
The three most dangerous are the pleasures of the table, the hunting after honours, and the possession of riches. These desires increase with the age of men.
J Cornaro (1467-1566), Discorsi della vita sobra, Venice, 1620. Translated by W Jones, Some methods of obtaining a long and healthy life. Edinburgh: A Donaldson, 1768:59-60.
Submitted by Jeremy Hugh Baron, honorary professorial lecturer, New York
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