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.