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Category: All Categories: Medical: General: Medical Quackery
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1.
Buttram, Harold E., and John Chriss Hoffman  
Vaccinations and Immune Malfunction : The Immune Trio (5th Edition, 1995)

Publisher: Humanitarian Publishing Company; Quakertown, Penn: 1995.
Very Good+ Fifth Edition Softcover 192 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; White softcover, 192 pages. ; Authors argue that mandatory immunization or vaccination is potentially harmful and can causes malfunction of the immune system. No mention of autism, though. No scientific evidence given, but plenty of pseudoscientific 'evidence' from biblical sources, frightened parents and quacks. No index, no footnotes. ; Written by one MD, one PhD and a staff of chiropractors, nutritionists and others. Foreword by Emerson M. Clymer. Copyright 1979. This is 5th edition, 1995. New preface by Gerald E. Poesnecker. New foreword by Glen Dettman and Archie Kalokerinos. Includes chapter by Grace Girdwain on how to legally avoid immunization. ; Lower front cover lightly bumped. Otherwise no defects. Quite scarce in any condition.

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2.
Dr. Walker's California Bitters, Illustrated by: Engraved Portrait  
1871 Newspaper Ad for Dr. Walker's California Vinegar Bitters
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Publisher: Salem Gazette Massachusettes 1871.
Original newspaper ad from the Salem Gazette (Mass.), Jan 27, 1871 for Dr.Walker's California Vinegar Bitters. The ad measures 10 x 2.5 inches and lists a great many ailments which the product claims to be beneficial in treating, from rheumatism and gout to skin diseases and tape worms. Very good clean condition on superior paper, clipped from the newspaper. EPHEMERA 5215 Very Good Condition Ephemera

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3.
Keeling, Fred C., and Perry Davis  
Keeling Cook Book, The

Publisher: Fred C. Keeling; Chicago: 1885.
Fair Softcover 16 pages; 24mo (5.25") 14 cm; Small booklet (3.5 x 5.25 inches) 88 x 135 mm, self-wraps, fold-and-staple binding, tan paper throughout, printed in black and green ink, 30 recipes, 9 household hints. The most interesting part is all the ads for bizarre patent medicines, including Dr. Davis Anti-Headache, Davis Worm Wafers, Davis Kid-Ne-Tabs, Mrs. Logan's Rocky Mountain Tea, Perry Davis Pain Killer, Allen's Lung Balsam, Dr. Wilhoft Ague Tonic, and more. 3 small b/w illustrations on rear cover of Davis products. ; Name stamped on rear (J. W. Pfeil, presumably a local druggist) in blank area in faded ink. ; Top edge shows dampstains, which are visible throughout, but not too dark, except on rear page. Small closed tear to crown, otherwise only light edgewear. Binding intact. Scarce in any condition.

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4.
Laikin, Paul Illustrated by: Illustrated by Arnoldo Franchioni  
My $um [Sum] the Doctor ! : Or, Only the Rich Can Afford to Get Sick

Publisher: Harber Card Company; N. Y. : 1964.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 58 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Flimsy hardcover (some might call it softcover) white cloth over stiff but flexible covers, red lettering, 58 unnumbered pages, 77 b/w photos and line illustrations. ; Bizarre and very silly hospital cartoons and humor. ; Minor shelfwear only. No marks. Binding tight.

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5.
Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801 / Moreau, J. L. (Jacques Louis), 1771-1826  
L'Art de Connaître les Hommes par la Physionomie par Gaspar Lavater. Nouvelle Edition... Tome Huitieme
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Publisher: Paris: Depelafol, Libraire-Éditeur, 1835.
Volume 8 only (of ten): 2 p.l., 288 p., 68 plates (1 folding), portrait frontispiece; 25 cm. "Nouvelle edition. Corrigée et disposée dans un ordre plus méthodique, augmentée d’une exposition des recherches ou des opinions de La Chambre, de Porta, de Camper, de Gall, sur la physionomie; d’une histoire anatomique et physiologique de la face; précédee d’une notice historique sur l’auteur, par Moreau (de la Sarthe)." This eighth volume deals with (1) relations of physiognomy and art including Silhouettes and (2) Physiognomy and mental health. Bound in original boards, rebacked with cloth; very good. Stock#OB687.

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6.
Loe, Gerald M.  
Gift of Healing, the : How to Receive and Use Your Natural Healing, Includes Healing Past Lives

Publisher: Oakwood Publishing; Maywood, Ill: 1996.
Near Fine Third Printing Softcover 253 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Blue and black pictorial softcover, yellow lettering, blue spine, 353 + 3 pages, author photo on rear. ; Isbn 0964812304. Foreword by Dr. Tag Powell. Distributed by Top of the Mountain Publishing. Copyright 1990. This is 3rd printing, 1996. ; From blurb: 'Learn distant or absentee healing, self healing, visualization healing, laying on of hands, how to energize objects and spaces' and more. 'Explore the many energies used by healers, such as spirit guides, crystals, magnets, stones, chakras' and more.

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7.
Pinkham, Lydia E.  
Lydia Pinkham's Private Text-book Upon Ailments Peculiar to Women

Publisher: Lydia E Pinkham Medicine Company; Lynn, Mass: 1900.
Very Good+ Softcover 79 pages; 16mo (6") 16 cm; Small softcover, stiff brown covers, brown cloth over spine, 79 pages, sepia-toned frontispiece illustration of author on glossy plate. ; Frankly discusses women's ailments and health concerns including pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, leukorrhea, dyspepsia and more, and suggests the author's various patent medicines as treatment. ; Covers very lightly worn. Interior clean. No marks. Binding tight and square. ; Laid in: very early business-reply card (with place to put a stamp) addressed to Mailing Department of publisher. Card is unused, sunned but intact.

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8.
Verner, Alexander  
Medical Hypnotism and Suggestion

Publisher: Marlowe Company; Chicago: 1904.
Very Good+ Softcover 40 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Small booklet, brown covers, fold-and-staple binding, 40 pages numbered to 37, 7 b/w line illustrations. ; Originally published 1904. This appears to be a later printing, no date. ; Wow, what a hoot. The author, who apparently invented his own after-name abbreviation (F. A. I. P. ) explains how to perform hypnosis, how to magnetize and de-magnetize the subject, how to place the subject in a trance that will last for one week, how to cure epilepsy and cancer, much more. ; Bookstore name stamped on title page in small lettering in faded ink. Two leaves have tiny holes, not affecting any text or ilustrations. Small crease to front cover lower tip. No other defects. Quite scarce in any condition.

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9.
Verner, Alexr  
Medical Hypnotism and Suggestion
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Publisher: Self Published, ND.
Illustrations indicate the pamphlet was published in the early 1900's. VG softback. Cover with a little edge wear, a little discoloration. Pp are lightly tanned. Sml 16mo, 37 pp plus 19 pp of publications.

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10.
Walley, Dean Illustrated by: Illustrated by Maurianna Nolan  
Hospital Handbook, the : A Helpful Guide for Your Hospital Stay

Publisher: Happy Shots Books/April House; USA: 1974.
Near Fine Softcover 24 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Tall softcover, fold-and-staple binding, 24 unnumbered pages illustrated with b/w stills from old silent movies. Humor with a get-well-soon finale. ; Calligraphy by Maurianna Nolan. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. ; Happy Shots Series

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11.
Young, James Harvey  
The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in Twentieth-Century America (inscribed)

Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press, 1992 expanded ed..
INSCRIBED by author on half-title p. 498pp. illus. paperback 8vo: Fine [bit of age darkening to top & fore edges; else a very nice crisp copy] A classic social history of medical quackery by Emory University professor James Harvey Young (1915-2006).

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12.
Young, James Harvey  
The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in Twentieth-Century America

Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press, 1974 1st ed. thus..
460pp. illus. paperback 8vo: Very Good+ [some age darkening of edges; else a nice clean, complete, tight & uncreased copy] A classic social history of medical quackery by Emory University professor James Harvey Young (1915-2006).

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