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1 [Wine and Malt Liquor] The Journal of Health. Conducted by an Association of Physicians. “Health—the poor man’s riches, the rich man’s bliss.” Volume I.
Philadelphia: L. Johnson, 1830. 
“4th improved edition.” 8vo. 385-90, 381 pp. Foxed throughout, not hindering legibility. Original red cloth, spine paper title label; front cover detached but present, ffe loose, extremities worn, spine chipped. Rear free endpaper early ownership signature. As is. RARE. The first volume of a pioneer American health journal published from 1829-33. It features a selection of fascinating perspectives on medicine, including analyses of the effects on health of headwear, wine and malt liquor consumption, mealtimes, and water drinking, among other things, as well as considerations of race and longevity, quacks, mothering, and more. On tobacco: “‘A Victim of the Weed’ is desirous of knowing whether he can, at once, abandon his pipe and segars, or must part company in a gradual manner. Our advice is, to desist immediately and entirely from the use of tobacco, in every form, and in any quantity, however small” (220). On race: “The differences, in this respect, are primitive in the different races; the mucous body or varnish which constitutes the layer between the true skin beneath, and the outer covering or cuticle, being white, or nearly so, in the European or Caucasian races; yellowish in the Mongul or African; and black in the African” (146). On the education of girls: “Under twelve years of age, it should be an invariable rule, that the hours of close application should never exceed those of amusement and exercise” (267). Contains nos. 1-24: September 9, 1829 through August 25, 1830. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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