The People's Medical Lighthouse; A Series of Popular and Scientific Essays on the Nature, Uses, and Diseases of the Lungs, Heart, Liver, Stomach, Kidneys, Womb and Blood; Also, a Key to the Causes, Prevention, Remedies, and Cure of Pulmonary and Other Kinds of Consumption; Asthma, Bronchitis, Heart Diseases, Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Ague and Fever, Baldness, Deafness, Blindness, Head Aches, Catarrh, Costiveness, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Grub and Worms, Piles and Fistula, Miscarriage, Female Diseases, Cancers and Tumors, Falling of the Womb, Etc., Etc.; Marriage Guide, on Early Marriage, Growth of the Foetus, Organs of Generation, Prevention of Conception, Impressions on the Female Organs and on the Unborn Child, Art of Procreating the Sexes at Will, how to render Childbirth Easy and Safe, and retain their youthful Vigor, Beauty, and Elasticity of both Body and Mind, to a ripe Old Age.

By: Root, Harmon Knox

Price: $95.00

Quantity: 1 available


Thirteenth edition, revised. Edges rubbed with some loss from joints, front hinge starting, foxed throughout with quite a bit of transfer. 1856 Hard Cover. xxiii, 470, [2] pp. 8vo. Original dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles & decorations, including boat and lighthouse motif on front board, and apothecary scales motif on spine head. Illustrated with 65 engravings. Hoolihan 3025: Edward Bliss Foote... describes Root as 'a kind of irregular soldier in medical reform... He possessed a remarkable tact for formulating recipes of purely botanical ingredients... do not let us under-estimate the value of his 'Light-house' in guiding the people to the haven of health through the allopathic fogs of his time... The people's medical lighthouse was first published at New York in 1852... the book was immensely popular. A 14th and apparently final edition was published at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in 1857... Root includes in his text information on physiology, hygiene and medicine, as well as advice on conception (and its prevention), pregnancy, sexual hygiene and sexual disorders... Although he provides his readers lengthy descriptions of diseases, their causes and symptoms, Root does not describe their treatment except by reference to proprietary 'circulating medicines'... In essence, the book is a mechanism for advertising personal medical consultation... a 'Lung Barometer' for the self-diagnosis of pulmonary disease; contraceptive agents ('the French Male Safe and Prevention Powder'); shoulder braces; proprietary medicines (e.g., 'Dr. Root's Blood Renovator,' 'Dr. Root's Anti-Bilious Pills,' 'Dr. Root's Cancer Eradicator,' etc.); and a magnetic compass for the 'permanent cure of paralysis, nervous debility, nervous headache , spinal deformity,' etc... patient testimonials and press notices conclude the volume. (passage quoted from reference to earlier edition)

Title: The People's Medical Lighthouse; A Series of Popular and Scientific Essays on the Nature, Uses, and Diseases of the Lungs, Heart, Liver, Stomach, Kidneys, Womb and Blood; Also, a Key to the Causes, Prevention, Remedies, and Cure of Pulmonary and Other Kinds of Consumption; Asthma, Bronchitis, Heart Diseases, Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Ague and Fever, Baldness, Deafness, Blindness, Head Aches, Catarrh, Costiveness, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Grub and Worms, Piles and Fistula, Miscarriage, Female Diseases, Cancers and Tumors, Falling of the Womb, Etc., Etc.; Marriage Guide, on Early Marriage, Growth of the Foetus, Organs of Generation, Prevention of Conception, Impressions on the Female Organs and on the Unborn Child, Art of Procreating the Sexes at Will, how to render Childbirth Easy and Safe, and retain their youthful Vigor, Beauty, and Elasticity of both Body and Mind, to a ripe Old Age.

Author: Root, Harmon Knox

Categories: 19th Century and Earlier, Early Imprints,

Edition: Later Edition

Publisher: Published by the Proprietor, 512 Broadway, and A. Ranney, 195 Broadway.: 1856

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2072836

Keywords: MEDICAL DOMESTIC MEDICINE POPULAR AMERICAN REMEDIES,