The German Electric Belts and Appliances, Made Under U. S. Patent No. 357,647, Granted to Prof. P. H. van der Weyde, M. D. . . . Manufactured and Sold by the German Electric Agency, 12 Vesey Street, New York . . Belts, German Electric Agency.

The German Electric Belts and Appliances, Made Under U. S. Patent No. 357,647, Granted to Prof. P. H. van der Weyde, M. D. . . . Manufactured and Sold by the German Electric Agency, 12 Vesey Street, New York . . .

New York: German Electric Agency, [ca. 1898]. Likely a later version of this quack device promotional catalog. Small 8vo, wire stitched into original color lithograph wrappers in red, white and blue (with the wrapper title “The Electric Era”), 24 pages. Illus. Some wear and light soiling, some rusting to the staples (with a little staining); cheap paper toned but supple; a good, sound copy. Item #18198

“Although Electricity, properly applied, is a wonderful remedy of nearly all classes of ailments, still it is in diseases of the generative organs that it is most employed by the medical profession.” Galvanic belts and electric suspensories that are said to use electricity to cure diseases of the lungs, paralysis, epilepsy, female complaints, diseases of men (nervous debility, loss of vigor—which has been substituted for the somewhat more bald “Impotency” seen in earlier versions of the pamphlet). A company founded in Brooklyn in 1880 that, owing to its success, moved to Manhattan in 1892. Includes testimonials dated up through 1898. A few of the illustrations and some of the text (including a number of the testimonials) have been reworked from earlier versions. See Atwater S-444, which notes a 24-page issue of this pamphlet with chromo wrappers published [ca. 1893].

Price: $150.00

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