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Health Primers. Edited by J. LANGDON Down, M. D., F.R.C.P.;

HENRY POWER, M. B., F. R. C. S.; J. MORTIMER-GRANVILLE, M. D.; JOHN TWEEDY, F. R. C. S. In square 16mo volumes. Cloth, 40 cents each.





IX. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. [TIONS. Though it is of the greatest importance that books upon health should be in the highest degree trustworthy, it is notorions that most of the cheap and popular kind are mere crude compilations of incompetent persons, and are often misleading and injurious. Impressed by these considerations, several eminent medical and scientific men of London combined to prepare a series of HEALTH PRIMERS of a character that should be entitled to the fullest confidence,

Hygiene for Girls. By IRENEUS P. Davis, M. D. 16mo. Cloth, $1.25.

“Many a woman whose childhood was bright with promise endures an afterlife of misery because, through a false delicacy, she remained ignorant of her physical nature and requirements, although on all other subjects she may be well informed; and so at length she goes to her grave mourning the hard fate that has made existence a burden, and perhaps wondering to what end she was born, when a little knowledge at the proper time would have shown her how to easily avoid those evils that have made her life a wretched failure."-From Introduction.

Health and Education. By Rev. C. KINGSLEY. 12mo. Cloth, $1.75.

Health, and How to Promote It. By RICHARD MCSHERRY, M. D.,

President of the Baltimore Academy of Medicine, etc. 12mo.
Cloth, $1.26.

The present work is addressed to the general reader, no matter what his. pursuit, and the language is such as any physician may use in conversation with an intelligent patient; it is, therefore, as free as such a work can be made from scientific technicalities. It is offered as a contribution to a great cause.' From Preface

Physical Education; or, The Health Laws of Nature. By Felix L.

OSWALD, M. D. 12mo. Cloth, $1.00.

HEALTH BOOKS.—Continued.)

Health. By W. A. CORFIELD, M. A., M. D., Professor of Hygiene and

Public Health in University College, London. 12mo. Cloth, $1.25. “Few persons are better qualified than Dr. Corfield to write intelligently upon the subject of health, and it is not a matter for surprise, therefore, that he has given us a volume remarkable for accuracy and interest. Commeucing with gen. eral anatomy, the bones and muscles are given attention ; next, the circulation of the blood, then respiration, nutrition, the liver, and the excretory organs; the nervous system, organs of the senses, the health of the individual, air, foods and drinks, driukiny-water, climate, houses and towns, small-pox, and communicable diseases.”Philadelphia Item.

The Management of Infancy, Physiological and Moral. Intended

chicfly for the Use of Parents. By ANDREW COMBE, M. D. Revised and edited by Sir JAMES CLARK, K. C. B., M. D., F. R. S., Physician to the Qucen. First American from the tenth London edition. 12mo. Cloth, $1.50.

Notes on Nursing. What It Is, and What It Is Not. By FLORENCE

NIGHTINGALE 12mo. Cloth, 75 cents.

Diseases of Modern Life. By B. W. RICHARDSON, M. D., M. A.,

F. R. S., etc. 12mo. Cloth, $2.00. “Particular attention is given to diseases from worry and mental strain, from the passions, from alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, food, impure air, late hours and broken sleep, idleness, intermarriage, etc., tbus touching upon causes which do not enter into the consideration of sickness."-Boston Commonwealth.

A Ministry of Health, and other Addresses. By B. W. RICH

ARDSON, M. D., M. A., F. R. S., etc. 12mo. Cloth, $1.50. "The work, which has the great merit of being written in the simplest and clearest language, gives special attention to the origin and causes of diseases, and a demonstration of the physical laws by which they may be prevented. The author does not, like some members of his profession, enter into a learned description of cures, but traces the causes of diseases with philosophical precision. The book contains what every one should know, and members of the medical profession will not find a study of it in vain."-Philadelphia Inquirer.

Hand-Book of Sanitary Information for Householders.

Containing Facts and Suggestions about Ventilation, Drainage, Care
of Contagious Diseases, Disinfection, Food, and Water. By ROGER
S. Tracy, M. D., Sanitary Inspector of the New York City Health
Department. 18mo. Cloth, 50 cents.

On Foods. By EDWARD SMITH, M.D., LL. B., F.R.S., Fellow of the

Royal College of Physicians of London, etc. 12mo. Cloth, $1.75. "The author extends the ordinary view of foods, and includes water and air, since they are important both in their food and sanitary aspects. The book contains a series of diagrams, displaying the effects of sleep and meals on pulsation and respiration, and of various kinds of food on respiration, which, as the results of Dr. Smith's own experiments, possess a very high value."

London Examiner.

Health: a Hand-Book for Households and Schools. By EDWARD

SMITH, M. D. 12mo. Cloth, $1.00. “... There is no doubt that much of the sickness with which humanity is afflicted is the result of ignorance, and proceeds from the use of improper food, from defective drainage, overcrowded rooms, ill-ventilated workshops, impure water, and other like preventable causes. Legislation and municipal regulations may do something in the line of prevention, but the people themselves can do a great deal more-particularly if properly enlightened ; and this is the purpose of the book."-Albany Journal.

Emergencies, and How to Treat them. The Etiology, Pathology,

and Treatment of Accidents, Diseases, and Cases of Poisoning, which demand Prompt Action. Designed for Students and Practitioners of Medicine. By JOSEPH W. Howe, M. D., Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Medical Department of the University of New York, etc.

Third edition. 8vo. Cloth, $2.50. “... To the general practitioner in towns, villages, and in the country, where the aid and moral support of a consultation can not be availed of, this volume will be recognized as a valuable help. We commend it to the profession." -Cincinnati Lancet and Observer.

Health at Home. By A. H. GUERNSEY, and I. P. Davis, M. D., author

of “Hygiene for Girls.” 12mo. Cloth, flexible, with Illuminated Design. 60 cents.

Dangers to Health: A Pictorial Guide to Domestic Sanitary De

fects. By T. PRIDGIN TEALE, M. A., Surgeon to the General Infirmary at Leeds. With 70 Lithographic Plates. 8vo. Cloth, $3.00.





Showing that, if women and plumbers do their whole sanitary duty, there will be comparatively little occasion for

the services of the doctors.

With 50 Illustrations

12mo, cloth, $1.25.







“Here is a really profound and thorough investigation into the causes of half the diseases that afflict humanity. If dwellings were built in the right places, properly constructed and furnished, and then carefully looked after, sickness would rarely occur in such houses. Mrs. Plunkett cites numerous facts from the experience of herself and others to prove all she says. She tells many tonching stories to illustrate the fatal results of ignorance and neglect of the laws of health in American homes. The book is very interesting, aside from its instructive and useful character. It is full of pictures showing the contrasts of good and bad plumbing, complete and defective drainage, etc. The reading of practical books like this one will do much to educate our people in the art of making homes healthy and happy.”—New York Journal of Commorce.

“ After a few pages on sanitation in general, Mrs. Plunkett describes the dangers whih lurk in wet house-sites and inadequate foundations, and then proceeds with the arrangement of the house for securing sufficient warmth, ventilation, and sunshine. The next chapter deals with lighting, and contains many facts in relation to dangerous burning-oils that every housewife should thoroughly know. Various ways in which water may become unwholesome are told, with directions for tests and measures of protectiɔn. The requirements of a good system of plumbing are stated, examples of defective work are given, and sume explanation of the nature of sewer-gas and disease-germs

added. As many emine physicians have de red that cholera will certainly come to America in 1895, a memorandum of the New York State Bcard of Health relating to the prevention of the disease has been introduced, together with directions for home treatment, including recipes for medicines. The book, though aiming especially to interest women, is addressed to all readers who desire a popular and practical presentation of this important subject; quotations from the writings of able physicians and sanitarians have been freely used, and evidently care has been taken to make a useful and reliable book."The Popular Science Monthly.

“ Mrs. H. M. Plunkett has written a book that will prove a blessing in thousands of households, if only its important lessons are heeded. She clearly shows why women Bhould understand the details as well as the theory of sanitation, and furnishes all information to enable them to possess such an understanding."- Boston Home Journal.

“The work is well written, and the diagrams showing the perfect and imperfect work are simple and easily understood; it is well worth perusal by every father, and more particularly by every mother of a family, showing, as it does, where most of the seeds of disease germinate."-Rochester Post and Express.

For sale by all booksellers ; or sent by mail, post-paid, on receipt of price. New York: D. APPLETON & CO., Publishers, 1, 3, & 5 Bond Street. By O. W. Wight, M. D., of the Detroit Board of Health.

75 cents.

16mo, cloth,

“The appearance of this hand-hook is most timely. There is a vague apprehension that the cholera may visit the Cnited States next year. Everybody wants to know what to do fur the exclusion or limitation of the dread disease. Dr. 0. W. Wight, to whom we owe these · Maxins of Public Health,' speaks with the voice of authority. He has been for six years Health Officer of Detroit, and has made epidemics the subject of patient and earnest study. Here we have the fruits of all bis experience and observation. His book ought to be placed in the hands of every person connected in any way with health boards in all parts of the country. It is invaluable for instant reference in an emergency. Dr. Wight proves his competency to speak on this suliject by the eniphasis le puts on cleanliness of houses and streets as the best safeguard against pestilence.” New York Journal of Commerce.

“Dr. Wight is to be commended, not only for reiterating the dangers to which we are subject, both in city and country, from unsanitary surroundings, but because he has clothed his thoughts in virile, understandable English. He has the ordinary scientific view of filth as the breeder of certain contagious discases -scarlet fever, typhoid fever, diphtheria and the like-but has a new idea concerning the removal of sewage before it putrefies. As he puts it in the preface, 'the only way to get rid of sewer-gas is not to make any.' It is a pleasure to read his thonghts; they can not be other than a great boon to the unprofessional man, for wh they are specially written."-Hartford Evening Post.

"The intelligent householder who has no time, perhaps no inclination, for systematic studies, may re:ad these maxims with a quick comprehension of their import, and find bints that will save bimself and his loved ones unspeakable pain and sorrow.. To say nothing of his success as a medical practitioner, Dr. Wight gives in this valuable book the result of six years of personal experience in sanitary administration. We heartily commend it to the careful reading of all who would be prepared to ward off any epidemic that should make its appearance in their midst, or who would have everything about their premises of the most healthful cbaracter."-Boston Home Journal.

“Dr. Wight's heart is at his pen's point in every page of his book, and he is as exbaustive upon every phase of human life and suffering and exposure and economy, as he is on the school."-St. Paul Dispatch.

“A little volume which condenses within less than two hundred pages a vast amount of sanitary science. . The book is evidently the result of long and close attention to the subject, and, being designed for the general reader. it gives the results of investigation and experiment without burdening them with details of the processes by which they have been reached. It is a book which should be studied by all." - Chicago Daily Times.

“This is a timely and most instructive as well as interesting series of paragravhs on sanitary subjects, which ought to be read in every household and board of health."- Newark Daily Advertiser.

“He planges into the subject of city drainage, handling the topic with euch skill and precision as prove hin a pást master of hygienic science. Every possible phase of house, stable, and city drainage, and sunitation, is explained and discussed."-Detroit Evening News.

For sale by all booksellers ; or will be sent by mail, post-paid, on receipt of price. New York: D. APPLETON & CO., Publishers, 1, 8, & 5 Bond Street.

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