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1859 SELF-PUBLISHED HEALTH MANUAL FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH WITH OVER 100 CURIOUS ILLUSTRATIONS. 8 inches tall hardcover, 584 pages, brown blindstamped cloth binding, over 100 wood engravings in text. Unmarked. Fine. DEDICATED: 'To the mothers and daughters of the United States of America, this instructive treatise on the sturcture and functions of the rproductive organs, diseases of females and children, the toilet, etc., scientfically considered in reference to health, beauty and longevity: undertaken at the suggestion of many ladies and promoted by their encouragement: is most respectfully inscribed, by their sincere friend and well-wisher, the Author.' CONTENTS: Anatomy of the female organs of generation; Male Organs of Generation; Hermaphrodism; Menstruation; Generation; Nature's Institutes for the Procreation and Perpetuation of the Human Species; Labor; lactation; Over Productiveness; Extra-Uterine Pregnancy; Teratology, or Congenital Deformities; Woman's Sphere of Action; Physical Perfection; Diseases of females and children; Toilet; Structure of the Skin; Function of the Skin and the Best Means for its Preservation; The Hair, Popularly and Physiologically Considered; Styles of Wearing the Hair in all Ages; Structure of the Teeth; Cause and Treatment of Foul Breath. Following the text, publisher's advertisement page for works by the same author: Boyhood's Perils and Manhood's Curse: An Earnest Appeal to Young Men of America, illustrated by numerous engravings; and An Original Treatise on the Curability of Consumption, Agreeably the Best and Newest Pathological Doctrines and Curative Treatment, illustrated by engravings. SETH PANCOAST (1823-1889) earned his MD from the Univeristy of Pennsylvania in 1852, becoming Professor of Anatomy in the Woman's Medical College in Philadelphia the following year. He became Professor in the Pennsylvania Medical College until 1859, when he transitioned to private practice.