El Conservador de la Salud. Manual de Hijiene Pública y Privada.
by RODRIGUEZ GUERRA, Antonio.
Cadiz:: Imprenta de D. Jose Maria Ruiz, 1846., 1846. Small 4to. 252,  pp. Title vignette; scattered foxing. Original quarter black cloth, red decorative boards, gilt spine title; extremities quite worn. Two rubber-stamps on title; pencil doodles on ffep. Very rare. First edition. Early work on public health in Cadiz, Spain, offering a discussion of hygiene for the public and private sectors. Antonio Rodriguez Guerra (fl. ca. 1840) was also the author of a dictionary Medico-Vulgar o sea la Medicina Según el Vulgo, Puerto de Santa Maria, Imp. B. Núnez, 1841. Selected contents: Of fruits, flowers, vegetables, roots (pp.106-7); mushrooms (p.108); alcoholic spirits & cider (p.136); coffee & chocolate (p.139); enemas (p.152); of opiates, tooth powders and mouthwashes (pp. 155-156); suppositories (p.153); saliva (p.154); relating to hygiene and pregnancy (p. 230); another on the effects of "abuse" in copulation and hygienic rules for the same (p. 192); influence of exercise on some functions & hygiene (p.183). WorldCat locates only one copy: Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, Spain.
(Inventory #: GG01498)
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