Great Medical Discovery; Unparalleled in the History of Medical Science: and Guide from Disease to Health.
by THOMPSON, "Old" Dr. William.
Boston:: [self-published], 1877., 1877. Small 8vo. 96 pp. Frontis. port. Maroon gilt-stamped cloth; spine faded, rubbed. Very good. RARE. First edition. A compendium of home-remedies, alongside occasional doses of Christianity, written by an unlicensed and untrained doctor in Boston. Includes "Sure Cure for Hydrophobia [Rabies]: If taken soon after being bitten, get tight as quick as you can get any liquor to get tight on, --rum, brandy, whiskey, or gin. If you are poisoned, you can drink four times as much liquor without feeling it as you would before being poisoned."
(Inventory #: SEG1372)
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