Mon Docteur le Vin (My Doctor, Wine)

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This delightful little volume, first published in French in 1936, extols the many joys and benefits of wine. Wine drinkers will take pleasure in Gaston Derys's quaint appreciation of the grape, and art lovers will admire Raoul Dufy's joyful watercolors. Reflecting the exuberance and elan of an earlier day, Derys takes us back to a time when the doctor's favored prescription was an amiable glass of wine. In Derys's ode to wine, here translated into English, we discover that the medicinal and therapeutic uses of ...
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This delightful little volume, first published in French in 1936, extols the many joys and benefits of wine. Wine drinkers will take pleasure in Gaston Derys's quaint appreciation of the grape, and art lovers will admire Raoul Dufy's joyful watercolors. Reflecting the exuberance and elan of an earlier day, Derys takes us back to a time when the doctor's favored prescription was an amiable glass of wine. In Derys's ode to wine, here translated into English, we discover that the medicinal and therapeutic uses of wine are many: it assists in fighting typhoid, infant sicknesses, and diabetes; it exerts a positive effect on one's character, beauty, and creativity; and it lends a fortifying power to athletes and soldiers. Supported by the comments of French doctors as well as Dufy's beautifully reproduced paintings, Derys's argument to raise a glass of wine becomes pleasantly irrefutable.

Gaston Derys, also known as Gaston Columb, was a prolific French writer in the 1920s and 1930s. The French painter and designer Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was born in Le Havre and trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Often associated with Fauvism, he is known for his vivacious use of color in compositions that seem intended solely to please and entertain

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Paul Lukacs is a wine columnist for the Washington Times and Washingtonian magazine. Benjamin Ivry is the author of biographies of Ravel, Poulenc, and Rimbaud, and translator of books by André Gide and Jules Verne, and a biography of Albert Camus.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Wine as Food
2 Vitamins and the Radioactivity of Wine
3 Wine and Childhood Ailments
4 Wine as a Treatment for Typhoid Fever
5 Wine for Healthy Kidneys
6 Wine as a Treatment for Depression and Anemia
7 Wine as a Treatment for Appendicitis
8 Wine as a Treatment for Diabetes
9 Wine as a Remedy for Convalescents
10 How Wine Affects the Disposition
11 How Wine Affects the Morale
12 Downfall of a Lady Teetotaler
13 Wine as a Treatment for Obesity
14 Wine Maintains Youth and Beauty
15 Wine is Essential for Writers
16 Wine is Necessary for Artists
17 Wine is Essential for Athletes
18 Wine Makes a Fine Figure of a Man
19 Long Life Thanks to Wine
Luncheon in Paris with Raoul Dufy
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