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Digital Highlights: “The American Instructor,” or: How to Do A Little Bit of Everything

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The American Instructor promises to teach a little bit of everything except, perhaps, how to have a successful marriage: The American instructor, or, Young man’s best companion : containing, spelling, reading, writing and arithmetic, in an easier way than any yet …

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Digital Highlights: Poetic Cookery

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After noticing the Poetical cook-book while putting together our new title round-up earlier in the week, I couldn’t resist having a flip through the pages. Perhaps I might find a guaranteed mnemonic for how to cook brown rice: a thing I …

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Digital Highlights: Elizabeth Packard Ware, Asylum Activist

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In 1860, Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard (see references in the Alabama Law Review and Project Muse) was committed to an Illinois insane asylum by her husband, with the assistance of a personal friend who was a physician. Packard claimed that she had been incarcerated unjustly and, after …

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Digital Highlights: Nurse’s Vade Mecum

Flip through the pages above or follow this link to read Wellcome’s professional nurse’s diary and ready reference 1907-8 (1907). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

Digital Highlights: Nursery and Child’s Hospital

Click through the pages above or follow this link to read Nursery and Child’s Hospital Annual Report (1893). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

Digital Highlights: “The Kingdom of Evils”

Two years after the death of E.E. Southard, one of his co-workers, Mary Jarrett, published one of the volumes on social work which Southard had proposed before his death. The Kingdom of Evils was meant to be a kind of instructional …

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Digital Highlights: Family Doctors

Flip through the pages above or follow this link to read Die Frau als Hausärztin : ein ärztliches Nachschlagebuch der Gesundheitspflege und Heilkunde in der Familie, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Frauen- und Kinderkrankheiten, Geburtshilfe und Kinderpflege (1911). As always, for more …

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Digital Highlights: The Ethnology of Sex

Flip through the pages above or follow this link to read History of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyle (2009). As always, for more from the Medical Heritage Library, please visit our full collection!

Digital Highlights: The Trial of Madame Restell

Click through the pages above or follow this link to read Trial of Madame Restell, alias Ann Lohman, for abortion and causing the death of Mrs. Purdy : being a full account of all the proceedings on the trial, together …

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Digital Highlights: Our 50,000th Item “The Doctor’s Advice”

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The Medical Heritage Library recently passed a milestone: we uploaded our 50,000th item, the wonderfully titled The doctor’s advice : or how, when, and what to eat and drink, how to secure good health and long life, how to prevent and …

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