(Reno, Nevada): (Dr. W.G. Edwards), (1934). Wraps. Duodecimo size, 66 pp., inscribed by the author. Near fine. Item #19031002
Founded in 1890 by D.D. Palmer, the science of chiropracty developed through the 20th century; although controversial in the early part of the century it has become a respected branch of conventional medicine.
This booklet, published in 1934, promoted "Health Without Drugs"; just as many chiropractors today provide relief from skeletal or muscular pain through correctly-applied pressure, the author of this book, Dr. William G. Edwards, believed that glandular issues could be addressed in the same manner.
Inscribed by the author on the first page of the book, underneath a photograph of Dr. Edwards, "With best wishes / Wm G Edwards", presumably to Gus H. Windmiller whose name is at the top of the page. Gus Windmiller (b. ca. 1915) was apparently a graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (today called the Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic) as his obituary stated he was the valedictorian of his graduating class; he was granted his license to practice Chiropracty in California in 1937, which only expired upon his death in 2003. We presume Dr. Windmiller used the book in his practice, as there are a couple of prior owner markings on pp. 34 and 35 (e.g., where the printed term "both sides" is corrected in pen to "R side") and one note written at the very last page of the book.
An important book in understanding the development of chiropractic medicine, and a nice association copy.
___DESCRIPTION: Staple-bound in red suede wraps, first page with a reproduced photograph of the author, with his inscription in what appears to be a fountain pen as set forth above, a few prior owner markings (corrections and notes) as set forth above; duodecimo size (7.5" by 4.75"), pagination: [i-xvi],  2-44 plus six pages at the rear for "Notes", with one note on the final page as set forth above.
___CONDITION: Near fine overall, the wraps are clean, the stapled binding strong, the interior is clean and bright, and the only prior owner markings being the inscription and notes presumably by Dr. Windmiller, as set forth above; some light overall edgewear to the wraps with some light soiling to the back wrap.
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