New Guide to Health; or Botanic Family Physician. Containing a Complete System of Practice, on a Plan Entirely New: with a Description of the Vegetables Made Use of, and Directions for Preparing and Administering Them, to Cure Disease. To Which is Prefixed, A Narrative of the Life and Medical Discoveries of the Author. [Contains Biographical Narrative Only]

By: Thomson, Samuel

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Third edition. Rebacked with some restoration to leather at corners, new endpapers - original front paste-down laid down over new endpaper. Pencil notes on front paste-down, top inch of last text page (table of contents) removed with minor loss of text. 1832 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. 12mo, bound in sixes. Full leather, red spine label, gilt titles & rules. Stippled engraved frontispiece of author. This volume appears only to include the biographical preface, and not Thomson's treatise. As Sabin states, The second part of each edition has a separate title page, and this part was also paginated separately, so it is possible the two portions became separated. Thomson was the founder of Thomsonian Medicine, an alternative style of medical practice, and his guide influenced other authors of family medical guides throughout the 19th century. The original edition was printed in 1822, and numerous editions were printed subsequently. Hoolihan 3501. Sabin 95605. The significance of his work is not in any contribution to medical science but in the strong influence that he created against the prevailing practice of his day, in which bleeding, calomel, and opium were the ruling remedies. (American National Biography) Heirs of Hippocrates 1247: The Thomsonian System, as it was termed, flourished in New England and Canada for over twenty years and was partially embraced by a few prominent physicians, including Benjamin Waterhouse. This guide is the Thomsonian textbook giving detailed descriptions for the selection, preparation, and administration of the vegetables used in treating various maladies.

Title: New Guide to Health; or Botanic Family Physician. Containing a Complete System of Practice, on a Plan Entirely New: with a Description of the Vegetables Made Use of, and Directions for Preparing and Administering Them, to Cure Disease. To Which is Prefixed, A Narrative of the Life and Medical Discoveries of the Author. [Contains Biographical Narrative Only]

Author: Thomson, Samuel

Categories: 19th Century and Earlier,

Edition: Third Edition

Publisher: Printed for the Author, and sold by him at No. 4, Clark Street; and by the Agent, Office of the Boston Investigator, Merchants' Hall. J. Howe, Printer, Merchants Row: 1832

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2008776

Keywords: MEDICAL DOMESTIC MEDICINE POPULAR AMERICAN REMEDIES,