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From J.B. Sarlandière’s Mémoires sur l’electro-puncture, considérée comme moyen nouveau de traiter efficacement la goutte, les rheumatismes et les affections nerveuses, sur l’emploi du moxa japonaia en France : suivis d’un traité de l’acupuncture et du moxa, principaux moyens curatifs chez les peuples de la Chine, de la Corée et du Japon; ornés de figures japonaises (1825).

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Digital Highlights: Habituation to the Glass

dts In the nineteenth century, concern about alcoholism was widespread in the United States. The history of alcoholism — in America or elsewhere — has a much longer history, but the nineteenth century, with the explosion of cheap print materials and faster methods of communication, had generous possibilities for public discussion and sensationalism. Continue reading