Consumption Forestalled and Prevented. Wm. M. Cornell, William Mason.
Consumption Forestalled and Prevented.

Consumption Forestalled and Prevented.

Boston: James French, 1846. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #2012751

First edition. Lightly stained throughout, front flyleaf beginning to loosen along top edge.

vi, 120 pp., 7-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. A guide for treating and preventing consumption, better known today as tuberculosis, and once also referred to as phthisis. Hoolihan 800: "In his opening sentence Cornell states that 'Pulmonary consumption is a hereditary disease'. This predisposition 'is developed by colds, inflammation of the lungs, pleurisy, eruptive fevers, unhealthy localities, intemperance in eating and drinking, suppression of any natural evacuations, constitutional syphilis, insufficient clothing and undue exposure, neglect of exercise, abuse of mercury and other medicines, excessive mental exertion, various kinds of mechanical labor, such as the manufacture of needles, filing of iron, laboring in cotton and other manufactories where much of the dust must be inhaled,'. To obviate these causes, Cornell specifies a hygienic regimen attending to air, bathing, dress, food & drink, exercise, sleep, etc."

Price: $75.00

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