The Literature of Sea-Sickness. Reprinted from: Medical record, May 20, 1893.

New York: Trow Directory, Printing and Bookbinding Co., 1893.

Stapled in wrappers (18.5 x 12.5 cm.), 8 pages. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of this offprint. A short, but highly entertaining survey of the historical literature on the subject of sea-sickness, or motion sickness at sea, and of various therapies. “Sea-sickness as one of the earliest noted, most constant, and most palatable of human infirmities, has a literature which, if not particularly instructive to the practical student, is at least as ancient and comprehensive, and probably more closely associated with the humanities, than that of any similarly unimportant derangement.” Efforts to lessen the effects of motion on the body include: Tellier's Ile Flottante, the Bessamer Saloon, and the Cadras Suspendus of Pellarin. Some of the giants consulted include: Erastus Darwin, De Cassagnac, William James, the monks of Salerno, Hippocrates, and, of course, Rabelais. A small ink dot penetrates the final leaves, not effecting text; otherwise near fine in printed gray wrappers. [OCLC locates just one copy (NLM)].

Price: $150.00