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E H Ruddock: Vitalogy (1930)

£79.99

Product description

First published in 1899, Vitalogy was a popular home health reference manual, selling over 500,000 copies. This new edition was released in 1930, with 800 new illustrations and "many new features".

Advertising itself as "twenty books bound in one large volume," this hefty tome contains sections on the human body, accidents and emergencies, general diseases, nervous diseases, childhood diseases, the "development of womanhood", medicinal plants, food and home remedies, nursing, so-called "water cures", recent medical discoveries, caring for the elderly, hygiene, and even tips on finding a husband or wife!

Copiously illustrated throughout with black-and-white engravings, there are also a few full-colour plates showing symptoms of diseases, medicinal plants and vegetables, and so on, and two fun multi-layered fold-out diagrams, one showing the thorax, abdomen and pelvis; the other showing the head and neck.

The outdated medical knowledge, curious illustrations, and bizarre cures in this book will provide hours of entertainment and will serve as a real conversation starter!

Overall, the book is in good condition for its age. Bound in brown leather, which is worn around the edges, with gilt stamping. Front internal hinge split, but cover and pages all very securely attached. Pages lightly tanned, particularly around the edges, but free from foxing. Roughly 50 pages towards the end of the book have water stains (pages are slightly wrinkled but readability is not affected) and a few pages are marked with dirty fingerprints. No rips or tears on any pages.

Item details

Author(s):
RUDDOCK, Edward Harris
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Dimensions:
25 x 17 x 7 cm, 2.1kg
Edition:
1930 revised edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1010
Publisher:
Chicago: Vitalogy Association

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First published in 1899, Vitalogy was a popular home health reference manual, selling over 500,000 copies. This new edition was released in 1930, with 800 new illustrations and "many new features".

Advertising itself as "twenty books bound in one large volume," this hefty tome contains sections on the human body, accidents and emergencies, general diseases, nervous diseases, childhood diseases, the "development of womanhood", medicinal plants, food and home remedies, nursing, so-called "water cures", recent medical discoveries, caring for the elderly, hygiene, and even tips on finding a husband or wife!

Copiously illustrated throughout with black-and-white engravings, there are also a few full-colour plates showing symptoms of diseases, medicinal plants and vegetables, and so on, and two fun multi-layered fold-out diagrams, one showing the thorax, abdomen and pelvis; the other showing the head and neck.

The outdated medical knowledge, curious illustrations, and bizarre cures in this book will provide hours of entertainment and will serve as a real conversation starter!

Overall, the book is in good condition for its age. Bound in brown leather, which is worn around the edges, with gilt stamping. Front internal hinge split, but cover and pages all very securely attached. Pages lightly tanned, particularly around the edges, but free from foxing. Roughly 50 pages towards the end of the book have water stains (pages are slightly wrinkled but readability is not affected) and a few pages are marked with dirty fingerprints. No rips or tears on any pages.

Author(s):
RUDDOCK, Edward Harris
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
4to - 10 - 13
Dimensions:
25 x 17 x 7 cm, 2.1kg
Edition:
1930 revised edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
1010
Publisher:
Chicago: Vitalogy Association

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