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Private Sex Advice to Women

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R. B. Armitage


In this book the writer thereof seeks to convey to women—particularly to young wives and women expecting to be married—certain important fac…

No Animal Food and Nutrition and Diet with Vegetable Recipes

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Rupert H. Wheldon


Though little is known about its author, this is considered the first vegan cookbook ever written. At the time of its composition, the Veget…

A Guide to Health

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Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi, known today as a fascinating political leader and pacifist, also considered himself "something of an authority on matte…

The Silence: What It Is, How To Use It

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David Van Bush


Wrong thinking produces inharmony in our body, which in turn produces sickness. Our bodies sometimes are instantly re-harmonized while in th…

The Anatomy of Melancholy Volume 1

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Robert Burton


The Anatomy of Melancholy is a book by Robert Burton, first published in 1621. On its surface, the book is a medical textbook in which Burto…

The Mystery of Pain

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James Hinton


This book is addressed to the sorrowful, ... to whom their own or others' pain is a daily burden, upon whose hearts it weighs with an intole…

The Fun of Getting Thin

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Samuel G. Blythe


In this short, amusing book, subtitled "How to Be Thin and Reduce The Waist Line," Samuel G. Blythe explains how he was able to lo…

The Anatomy of Melancholy Volume 3

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Robert Burton


The Anatomy of Melancholy is a book by Robert Burton, first published in 1621. On its surface, the book is a medical textbook in which Burto…

The Anatomy of Melancholy Volume 2

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Robert Burton


The Anatomy of Melancholy is a book by Robert Burton, first published in 1621. On its surface, the book is a medical textbook in which Burto…

Quit Your Worrying!

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George Wharton James


"People will worry, they do worry. What they want to know and need to learn is how to quit worrying. This I have attempted herein to sh…

The Natural History of Chocolate

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D. De Quelus


The Natural History of Chocolate being a Distinct and Particular Account of the Cocoa-tree, its Growth and Culture, and the Preparation, Exc…

Use Of The Dead To The Living

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Thomas Southwood Smith


In 1827 Thomas Southwood-Smith published The Use of the Dead to the Living, a pamphlet which argued that the current system of burial in the…

The Privilege of Pain

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Caroline Kane Mills Everett


We have seen that as mankind rises in the scale of civilization the body becomes increasingly less important. Nevertheless, I wish it to be …

Sleeping Sickness

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Fleming Mant Sandwith


In the twenty-first century sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis in humans) is still a life-threatening disease of adults and children…

The Journal of a Disappointed Man

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W. N. P. Barbellion


The journal of British naturalist Bruce Frederick Cummings, spanning from his early childhood through to his early death from complications …

The City That Was

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Stephen Smith


This 1911 history of the public health revolution that transformed New York City in the nineteenth century is also about every city and town…

Pleasure Cycling

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Henry Clyde


"In this little book, the writer, looking back to his own days of inexperience in cycling, has endeavored to furnish some useful inform…

A Short Discourse Concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Methods to Be Used…

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Richard Mead


This is a work written about the plague in France and how to prevent its spread. It is considered an important historical work for the unde…

Work Of The Sisters During The Epidemic Of Influenza October, 1918

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Francis Edward Tourscher


In 1918 over 2,000 Roman Catholic nuns left their convents in the Philadelphia area to nurse the sick and dying of the influenza epidemic. …

Reminiscences Of A Workhouse Medical Officer

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Joseph Rogers


Joseph Rogers (1821-1889) was an English physician, medical officer, and health care reformer in London. The system of poor-law dispensarie…

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