The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English: or, Medicine Simplified, by R.V. Pierce. Ray Vaughn Pierce.
The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English: or, Medicine Simplified, by R.V. Pierce

The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English: or, Medicine Simplified, by R.V. Pierce

Buffalo, N.Y. World's Dispensary Printing Office and Bindery, 1895. Paperback. "Thirty-Third Edition." 1008 p., frontispiece portrait of the author with facsimile signature and 4 leaves of color plates: many in-text illustrations; 20 cm. Paperback with white cover printed in black. The Appendix contains "Mechanical Aids in the Treatment of Chronic Dieases" with a fascinating series of illustrations, as well as a section on the author's Invalids' Hotel in Buffalo, N.Y., "a Model Sanitarium and Surgical Institute." Also includes information on herbal remedies, testimonials, a vocabulary, and indices. The author, Ray Vaughn Pierce (1840-1914), graduated from the Eclectic Medical College in Cincinnati in 1862. After practicing medicine in Pennsylvania he moved to Buffalo in 1867 and began producing patent medicines, many containing opium. Not surprisingly, he opposed the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. In Good Condition: cover is soiled; last leaf (pp. 1007-8) is detached but present; otherwise, pages are clean and intact. Good. Item #007603

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