Porter's Catechism of Health; or, Plain and Simple Rules for the Preservation of the Health and Vigour of the Constitution from Infancy to Old Age. For the Use of Schools.

By: [Faust, Bernhard Christoph; Porter, Henry H.; Condie, D. Francis]

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Seventh edition. Former library copy - sticker on front board, Woodstock Historical Society bookplate on front endpaper. Boards rubbed, front free endpaper removed, one gathering loose, endpapers foxed. 1831 Hard Cover. x, 202 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Green cloth, paper spine label. Hoolihan 1146. In relation to the original: In some bibliographies and databases, this work is attributed to Henry H. Porter, who was publisher of the journals stated in the imprint. This attribution may be based on the absence of Faust's name on the title-page, or the fact the Porter's Catechism is but loosely based on the original. Porter's Catechism was extensively edited and/or rewritten by the Philadelphia physician D. Francis Condie, who was closely associated with Porter and John Bell in editing the Journal of health. Thomas Horrocks points out that Condie reoriented Faust's Catechism to a predominantly middle-class, American readership: 'Defining middle class life as beneficial to one's health is just one example of how Condie refashioned Faust's message... to bring it more in line with the emerging health reform movement of the period.'... In keeping with the theme of personal responsibility inherent to the (closely related) evangelical and health reform movements, Condie placed less emphasis on public health than Faust... Porter frequently reissued the Catechism in its two-year publishing history. In 1831 this first edition of the Catechism was published.

Title: Porter's Catechism of Health; or, Plain and Simple Rules for the Preservation of the Health and Vigour of the Constitution from Infancy to Old Age. For the Use of Schools.

Author: [Faust, Bernhard Christoph; Porter, Henry H.; Condie, D. Francis]

Categories: Early Imprints, 19th Century and Earlier,

Edition: Later Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, Literary Rooms, No. 121 Chestnut Street, Office of the Journal of Health, Journal of Law, and Family Library of Health: 1831

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2012806

Keywords: MEDICAL DOMESTIC MEDICINE POPULAR HEALTH,