Health & Fitness

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 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…

The Natural History of Chocolate

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D. De Quelus and D. De Quelustranslated Byrichard Brookes


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

The Prospective Mother

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J. Morris Slemons


A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy. This book, written for women who have no special knowledge of medicine, aims to answer the questions …

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 …

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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual

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F. Matthias Alexander


F. Matthias Alexander was an Australian actor, author and educator, who is best known as the inventor of Alexander Technique, a method for &…

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…

Strength and How to Obtain It

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Eugen Sandow


In writing this book I have taken it as a commonplace that everyone—man, woman, and child—wants to be strong. Without strength—and by streng…

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