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Posted 11 months ago


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Home Hand Book Of Hygiene And Medicine
By J. H. Kellogg, M.D.
Pacific Press Publishing Company
Oakland, Cal.
New York, San Francisco, London
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1880
Preface to Second Edition dated April 10, 1885
1,624 pages
General Anatomy, or Histology
The Bones
The Muscles
The Nervous System
The Organs of Special Sense
The Circulatory Apparatus
The Respiratory Apparatus
The Digestive Apparatus
Secretion and Excretion
Adulterations of foods and drinks
Water; it's uses, and dangers from contamination
Alcoholic Beverages
Tobacco and Tobacco-Using
The Tea and Coffee Habit
The Opium Habit
Medical Dietetics
Medical Agents and Miscellaneous Remedies
General Diseases
General diseases of Nutrition
Diseases of the Digestive Organs
Diseases of the Respiratory Organs
Diseases of the Circulatory Organs
Diseases of the Nervous System
Diseases of the Urinary Organs
Diseases of the Locomotive Organs
Infectious Diseases
Malarial Diseases
Diseases of the Skin and Hair
Diseases of the Male Generative Organs
Diseases of Women
Obstetrics or Midwifery
Disorders of Pregnancy
Feeding and Care of Infants
Diseases of Children
Diseases of the Bones and Joints
Diseases of the Hands and Feet
Diseases of the Eye
Diseases of the Ear
Miscellaneous Surgical Diseases and Operations
There are dozens of illustrations, colored plates & chromo-lithographic plates.
The second photo above is a dissected plate where sections of the plate can be opened up to see all the organs. The opposite page is the index to the plate.
The third photo is a chromo-lithographic plate of a Tea Toper & Smoker's Cancer.
The fourth photo is a chromo-lithographic plate of Eruptive Diseases

Thanks for looking,


  1. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Great post pw-collector . I am wondering how you got my Medical book I used when I studies medicine :-) well maybe not quite that long ago . Great piece of medical history. I love these old books . We have come a long way and need to keep improving . Love it !
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks Manikin for the appreciation. There are some great home remedies in this book.
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks officialfuel, mustangtony & BB2 for the appreciation.
    Mustangtony, the 1885 date is the latest one I could find. It stated that there were 10,000 copies of the first edition.
  4. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Love the terminology . I wonder what your locomotive organs are exactly ? You legs ? and what poor male condition is this Diseases of the Male Generative Organs. Got to love the language . Priceless !
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Manikin, I'm at a baseball game now, when I get back home, or tomorrow, I will look it up.
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Diseases of the Locomotive Organs.----Acute rheumatism----Chronic rheumatism ----Deforming rheumatism, or rheumatic gout----Muscular rheumatism----Gout----Softening of the bone, mollitis osmium, ostomalachia----Fatty degeneration of the muscles...................p. 1169-1178.
    Diseases of the Male Generative Organs----Inflammation of the prostate gland, prostatitis-----Enlargement of the prostate-----Balantis-----Spermatorrhoea----Impotence----Sterility----Syphilis, pox----Chancroid.............p. 1287-1299

    In the back of the book are 3 blank (or I should say, were blank) pages, that a previous owner / student has written: Questions for Study (here are a few)
    * What would you do first in case of snake bite? 2nd and 3rd p. 1406
    ----What medicine would you use? p. 1407
    * Tape-worm cause, symptoms and treatment p. 946-949
    * What remedies would you use in a case of burning? In case of drowning?(no page)
    * Analysis of a grain of wheat. p. 367-8
    * Questions on food and diet (several)
    Many more questions, most of which I cannot read.

  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks geo26e for the appreciation.
  8. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Hi Dave
    Thanks for clearing that up so they are using locomotive as a term for arthritis and movement odd and the term used for Male "generative " is unique to terminology today .
    The questions wrote are interesting to the time . I am wondering if they suggested cross cutting snake bite and sucking out venom , which we don't do today and of coarse hopefully they didn't say put burn in butter a old wives tales . It is always cold water . I enjoy seeing the changes in practicing medicine !
    PS who won ball game :-)
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Snake Bite Treatment---When a person has been bitten by a rattlesnake or any other venomous serpent, the following measures should re adopted. 1. Place around the limb, a short distance above the wound, a cord, tying it as tightly as possible. A whip-cord, shoe-string, neck-tie, strap, or anything which can be made to answer the purpose of a ligature, may be used. It should be sufficiently tight to cut off the circulation. This may be accomplished by placing a small stick beneath the cord and twisting it as shown in Fig. 355. 2. If possible, cut out the bitten part, being sure to include all of the poisoned tissue. 3. If there is no sore, ulcer, or abrasions in the mouth, it will be safe and proper to next proceed to suck out the wound, as the poison will not do harm if not received into the circulation. 4. As soon as possible the wound should be cauterized with a hot iron or live coal, or pure carbolic or nitric acid may be applied.
    If possible, immediately immerse the injured part in water at about the temperature of the body. Very extensive burns in which considerable portions of the skin are destroyed, are best treated by the continuous bath, the patient remaining immersed in water until the new skin is formed. An excellent means of relieving pain of an extensive burn, is the application of common baking soda. Carron oil, consisting equal parts of lime-water and linseed oil, is a favorite remedy with many, but has the disadvantage of being very dirty and having an unpleasant order. Carbolated vaseline, containing ten drops of carbolic acid to the ounce, is an excellent application. It should be spread upon thin cloths with a case-knifeto the thickness of a knife-blade, and applied over the burnt surface.
    (Appears this doctor was up on modern medicine)
    The Ball Game:
    We have a minor league team here and we were hot last night winning 16-4. This does not happen often.
    My Camera:
    After taking pictures of this book yesterday, I was taking the camera off of the tripod and dropped it. Today it went to the photography ER and was immediately put on Life-Support. Not knowing it's percentage of survival, I purchased a replacement I will have to try.
    Have a great day,
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks musikchoo & bratjdd for the appreciation.
  11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 11 months ago
    i'm having serious book envy here!!!
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks ho2cultcha & walksoftly for the comments & appreciation.
  13. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    Thanks PW that was interesting and yes they gave good advice which surprises me being as old as it is .
    Glad you got a new tripod CPR couldn't save it huh ( Camera Placement receptacle)
    Good going on game do you have a son that was playing ?
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Here is one under "Choice Prescriptions" I thought interesting.
    For Hiccough.---Have the patient lie on the left side. If the hiccough does not soon cease, give snow or ice-pills freely. Apply a fomentation or a mustard plaster over the stomach. A strong current of faradic electricity may be applied over the region of the region of the diaphragm with good effect in most cases. Failing in these measures, try the following:----
    Tinct. Physostigmatis.......................fl. dr. 1.
    Potass Carb...........................................dr. 1.
    Mist. Acaciac....................................fl. dr. 6. M.
    Dose.----A teaspoonful at intervals of an hour or two if the first is not effective, or three times a day in chronic hiccough, for which it is especially useful.
    Five drops of chloroform administered on a lump of sugar is useful when other measures fail.
    A dyspeptic hiccough may be relieved by two or three glasses of hot water taken rapidly, or a little "mint and soda" in hot water if stomach is acid.

    Camera couldn't be saved. Learning a new one.
    No family on baseball team, just a hardcore fan for the past 57 years since I moved here.
  15. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks petey for the appreciation.
  16. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
  17. pw-collector pw-collector, 11 months ago
    Thanks toracat for the appreciation.
  18. pw-collector pw-collector, 9 months ago
    Thanks aeon for the appreciation.

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