The Discoveries and Unparalleled Experience of Prof. R. Leonidas Hamilton, M. D., with Regard to the Nature and Treatment of Diseases of the Liver, Lungs, Blood, and Other Chronic Diseases; Containing, Also, a Biographical Sketch of his Life (From Harper's Magazine,) with his Common Sense Theory of Diseases and the Evidence of his Wonderful Cure. Leonidas Hamilton, iley.

The Discoveries and Unparalleled Experience of Prof. R. Leonidas Hamilton, M. D., with Regard to the Nature and Treatment of Diseases of the Liver, Lungs, Blood, and Other Chronic Diseases; Containing, Also, a Biographical Sketch of his Life (From Harper's Magazine,) with his Common Sense Theory of Diseases and the Evidence of his Wonderful Cure.

New York: R. L. Hamilton, M. D., (1871). A later edition; the first seems to have appeared in Albany in 1868. 16mo, original printed wrappers, 112 pages. Frontis portrait. Light but pervasive damp-staining; a bit soiled with some wear; some extensive penciling to the blank verso of the portrait; a good, sound copy. Item #14107

A once well-known popular physician here republishes this piece of self-promotion, which includes a laudatory biographical sketch, a splendid acrostic poem on Hamilton's name, numerous testimonials, and a section on diet that counsels a move away from meat consumption to one of whole grains for reasons of nutrition, cost and (given the amount of corn it takes to raise cattle) a sort of anachronistic sustainability. Includes a few household receipts to round out the pamphlet ("To clean wall paper use wheat bran," etc.). Atwater 1543.

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