The Ills of Indigestion, Their Causes and Their Cures, In Three Essays.

North Berkeley, California: Cumbernauld Co., Publishers, 1896.

Sextodecimo, 338 pages. FIRST EDITION. A notable contribution toward understanding the relationship between nutrition and the gastrointestinal tract, well before advances made during and after World War I in electrogastography and in managing bacterial pathogens. Having established a reputation for the treatment of seasickness, Dr. Herman Partsch (1849-1934), a physician in San Francisco, turned next to summarizing what he had encountered in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal distresses. "In writing this book my object has been to put on record certain facts that I have learned during the last twenty-five years on topics comprehended under the title of dyspepsia [...]" (--preface, page v). Includes observations showing the emergence of an appreciation for correlating data from other systems (heart, respiration) and gives weight to evidence from the letters and diaries of Darwin and Carlyle. A few pencil notes to margin; one pencil note to rear end papers, otherwise very good. In clean and bright publisher's gilt-stamped dark green cloth. [OCLC locates fourteen copies]. Contents: I. Repetition Dyspepsia. On the causes ; On the manner of conducting cases -- II. Energy-Diversion Dyspepsia. Argument ; Evidence from Charles Darwin ; Evidence from Thomas Carlyle ; On the manner of conduction cases -- III. Stale-Food Dyspepsia. On the causes ; On the summer dyspepsia of young children.

Price: $225.00