The Management of the Sick Room: with rules for diet; cookery for the sick and convalescent; and the treatment of the sudden illnesses and various accidents that require prompt and judicious care... compiled from the latest medical authorities, by a Lady of New York, under the approval and recommendation of Charles A. Lee ... Third edition.

New York: Published by J.K. Wellman, 16 Spruce Street, 1845.

Duodecimo ( x cm.), ix, 107 pages. Third edition. Originally published New York 1844 by J. Mowatt. The author's preface (following that of Dr. Lee), states her intention to address "the ignorance of nurses and attendants, in relation to the general management of the sick room and the preparation of suitable articles of drink and nourishment..." The book begins with general descriptions of Diet During Diseases, and then contains dozens of recipes for specific dishes and drinks for the sick and convalescent. Medical recipes, and antidotes follow, and the book ends with general rules for health, including entries for Reading Aloud (healthy), Wind Instruments (damaging to the lungs), and Friction (generally to be avoided). Internally foxed. The front panel of the original salmon-colored, printed wrapper is present. The rear panel is lacking altogether and the spine is partially perished. Nonetheless attractive in this state. Scarce. [OCLC locates five copies of this printing, and five of the 1844 printing; Lowenstein 360; not in Cagle].

Price: $350.00