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1895 Kellogg's Ladies' Guide in Health and Disease / Remedies / Social Evil

1895 Kellogg's Ladies' Guide in Health and Disease / Remedies / Social Evil

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Ladies' Guide in Health and Disease
Girlhood, Maidenhood, Wifehood, Motherhood

By J H Kellogg (famed for Kellogg's Cornflakes)

Published by International Tract Society, London, 1895. First UK Edition. Very scarce. Thick 8vo, full leather binding with gilt stamp to upper board and gilt titles to spine, gilt to all page edges, marble endpapers and inner cloth joints, 673 pages, rear inside board has booklet held within a pocket. With a list of 35 colour plates at the front of the book all of which are present.

The booklet held in the pocket at the rear of the book is a series of colour plates to do with pregnancy and childbirth.

Covering many subjects concerning health for girls and ladies of the late 19th century. Includes information on Anatomy and Physiology of Reproduction, Mysteries of Reproduction, Sex in Plants and Animals, Conception, Gestation or Pregnancy, Development of the Body after Birth, Errors in Early Education of Girls, Moral Culture of Children, Clothing of Girls, Rest and Sleep, Diet for Girls, Vicious Habits, Puberty, Education of Young Ladies, Mental Equality of the Sexes, Novel Reading and Dancing, Drugs, Stimulants and Narcotics, The Question of Womens Dress, Personal Beauty, Marraige,The Social Evil, The Wife, Criminal Abortion, The Meno-Pause or Change of Life, The Mother, Heredity, The Diseases of Women, Miscellaneous Remedies and Prescriptions, Applications of Water and Electricity, Postural Treatment and Massage, Useful Dietetic Receipts.

CONDITION

A good solid copy with all contents present. The leather binding is good with a little scuffing to the spine-ends. Endpapers good. All contents present and pages very good throughout. All colour plates present and in good condition . . one plate to the middle of the book is loose but present. No writing or names to the book. The pamphlet in the rear pocket has some damage to the spine and the staples have begun to rust but all the colour plates are in good order and still bound together. Overall very good. Scarce.

John Harvey Kellogg
(February 26, 1852 – December 14, 1943) was an American businessman, inventor, and physician who was an advocate of theological modernism and the Progressive Movement. He was the director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, founded by members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. It combined aspects of a European spa, a hydrotherapy institution, a hospital and high-class hotel. Kellogg treated the rich and famous, as well as the poor who could not afford other hospitals. According to Encyclopædia Britannica, his "development of dry breakfast cereals was largely responsible for the creation of the flaked-cereal industry." Popular misconceptions falsely attribute various cultural practices, inventions, and historical events to Kellogg.
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