The Crimes We Commit Against our Stomachs: Why Some Foods Explode in Your Stomach.

[New York]: Corrective Eating Society, Inc., 1917.

14 x 10.3 cm, unpaginated [22 pages]. A pamphlet extolling the health benefits of “correct eating” as discovered and defined by the self-described “prophet” of nutritional advancement, Eugene Christian (1860-1930). Christian healed himself through a diet of raw and natural foods, a practice further supported here with testimonials from eleven individuals, including a “middle aged woman”, “bank cashier”, and “suffrage worker”. R.W. Lockwood (whose writing on this subject also appears in the journal Scientific American) furthers Christian’s precept by discussing the importance of harmonizing foods, developing the notion that some foods are antagonistic to each other (and your stomach, by extension) when eaten together. Also features advertising for Christian’s 24 Little Lessons in Corrective Eating. In printed wrappers with small image of an exploding stomach on front, there is very minimal discoloration to the edges and minor numerical annotation, otherwise fine. [OCLC locates two copies].

Price: $35.00