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Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine By George Gould
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A book written in 1896 by physicians George M. Gould and Walter L. Pyle, cataloguing the true and the apocryphal (they don't make much of a distinction) from medical literature going as far back as... More > ancient Rome. Some of this stuff is very definitely false, in an "I can't believe Victorians believed that!" sort of way; some is definitely true; and most of the stuff in between is hard to believe, but who knows? Science can be stranger than fiction. Is it really possible for a woman to vomit up fetuses. Or, to quote Gould and Pyle themselves... “We wish, also, to enter a mild protest against the modern egotism that would set aside with a sneer as myth and fancy the testimonies and reports of philosophers and physicians, only because they lived hundreds of years ago. We are keenly appreciative of the power exercised by the myth-making faculty in the past, but as applied to early physicians, we suggest that the suspicion may easily be too active.”< Less
AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICINES VOLUME 1 ADVERTISING TRADE CARDS By KENNETH ANDERSON
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ANTIQUE ADVERTISING INDIAN MEDICINE TRADE CARDS IN COLOR AND FULL SIZE. OVER 600 DIFFERENT TRADE CARDS. OVER 750 TRADE CARD IMAGES. OVER 110 DIFFERENT COMPANIES. INCLUDES HOW TO VALUE TRADE CARDS... More > AND GUIDE TO COLLECTING. HISTORY OF LITHOGRAPHY AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOBBY. FROM THE AUTHOR'S 40+ YEAR COLLECTION. A MUST FOR VICTORIAN ADVERTISING AND TRADE CARD COLLECTORS.< Less
Children In Time - Hardback By Lizzy Riddle
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Two young sisters, Verity and Gabrielle Pryce, and their cousin Emma, embark on an incredible adventure when they come across a mysterious door that leads them into a different century. When they... More > pass through the door for the first time, they encounter a Victorian workman whose life hangs in the balance; can they save him with modern medicines? This is the first of several encounters with the Griffiths family; and each time they return through the door, many years have passed on the Victorian side. With each of their adventures, their very presence and actions could change history; and all the while their relationship with the Griffiths family strengthens, until it ultimately and profoundly affects the lives of the girls and their family in 1999. This is an exciting and intriguing story, where fact and fiction intertwine.< Less
Children in Time - Paperback By Lizzy Riddle
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Two young sisters, Verity and Gabrielle Pryce, and their cousin Emma, embark on an incredible adventure when they come across a mysterious door that leads them into a different century. When they... More > pass through the door for the first time, they encounter a Victorian workman whose life hangs in the balance; can they save him with modern medicines? This is the first of several encounters with the Griffiths family; and each time they return through the door, many years have passed on the Victorian side. With each of their adventures, their very presence and actions could change history; and all the while their relationship with the Griffiths family strengthens, until it ultimately and profoundly affects the lives of the girls and their family in 1999. This is an exciting and intriguing story, where fact and fiction intertwine.< Less
Children In Time - 1838-1999 By Lizzy Riddle
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Two young sisters, Verity and Gabrielle Pryce, and their cousin Emma, embark on an incredible adventure when they come across a mysterious door that leads them into a different century. When they... More > pass through the door for the first time, they encounter a Victorian workman whose life hangs in the balance; can they save him with modern medicines? This is the first of several encounters with the Griffiths family; and each time they return through the door, many years have passed on the Victorian side. With each of their adventures, their very presence and actions could change history; and all the while their relationship with the Griffiths family strengthens, until it ultimately and profoundly affects the lives of the girls and their family in 1999.< Less
Smart Aleck's Guide to Grave Robbing By Adam Selzer
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In this totally random follow-up to the acclaimed SMART ALECK'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN HISTORY (Random House 2009), the smart aleck staff tackles the history, theory and practice of grave robbing. It's... More > everything you need to know to launch YOUR career as a 19th century resurrectionist! Includes sections on Victorian "mummy unwrapping parties," the days when you could take a dead body to a medical school and exchange it for cash or valuable prizes, no questions asked, the strange phenomena of stealing skulls, and gruesome (but fascinating) stories from archaeologists and horror novelists.< Less
Trust in God, & Keep Your Powder Dry By Susan Watkin
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I recently bought an album of opinions hand-written in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century. I would guess that the album was started by a teacher... More > (Maria G.), and that the other entries are by student teachers based in the London area. The album offers a fascinating glimpse into the interests of "normal" people of the time. Dip into the book and discover examples of contemporary humour, such as in some of the answers to the question " Who is the greatest living composer?" Find out which respondents mentioned medicines; and find out who replied " Not having taken their measure I cannot tell." The title of the book is Maria G.'s favourite motto. I decided that the album was too good to remain hidden, and so present the contents for your delectation. Read more about the book at http://lulu.wikidot.com/trust-in-god-keep-your-powder-dry< Less
Trust in God, & Keep Your Powder Dry By Susan Watkin
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I recently bought an album of opinions hand-written in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century. I would guess that the album was started by a teacher... More > (Maria G.), and that the other entries are by student teachers based in the London area. The album offers a fascinating glimpse into the interests of "normal" people of the time. Dip into the book and discover examples of contemporary humour, such as in some of the answers to the question " Who is the greatest living composer?" Find out which respondents mentioned medicines; and find out who replied " Not having taken their measure I cannot tell." The title of the book is Maria G.'s favourite motto. I decided that the album was too good to remain hidden, and so present the contents for your delectation. Read more about the book at http://lulu.wikidot.com/trust-in-god-keep-your-powder-dry< Less
Behind the Mask By Elizabeth Hall
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A methodical and highly successful Victorian surgeon must re-evaluate all he knows when he stumbles upon the medical marvel of the century: Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. In order to study the... More > creature, Dr. Frederick Treves provides Merrick with lodgings, but he quickly learns that behind the Elephant Man's monstrous exterior is an intelligent young man with a refined appreciation for beauty. And when Dr. Treves' daughter, Colette, takes a special interest in Merrick, the young pair form a bond that will last a lifetime. Experience the memorable and touching story of Joseph Merrick like never before and join Dr. Treves and Colette as they discover that true treasure hides in the most unlikely of places. "The mind's the standard of a man"< Less
Behind the Mask By Colette Copeland
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A methodical and highly successful Victorian surgeon must re-evaluate all he knows when he stumbles upon the medical marvel of the century: Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man. In order to study the... More > creature, Dr. Frederick Treves provides Merrick with lodgings, but he quickly learns that behind the Elephant Man's monstrous exterior is an intelligent young man with a refined appreciation for beauty. And when Dr. Treves' daughter, Colette, takes a special interest in Merrick, the young pair form a bond that will last a lifetime. Experience the memorable and touching story of Joseph Merrick like never before and join Dr. Treves and Colette as they discover that true treasure hides in the most unlikely of places. "The mind's the standard of a man"< Less