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1895 SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF ECLECTIC MEDICAL MONOGRAPH BY AMERICAN PHYSICIAN WHO RECOMMENDED RESTRICTION TO TWO DAILY MEALS. 9 1/4 inches tall hardcover, green cloth binding, gilt title to cover and spine, previous owner signature to front flyleaf, 323 pp, small spots to covers, a few page corners previously folded, scattered pencil underlinings; good+. EDWARD HOOKER DEWEY (1837 - 1904) was an American physician. He was a pioneer of therapeutic fasting and the inventor of the No Breakfast Plan. Dewey graduated from the College of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Michigan in 1864 with a medical degree, and became an assistant surgeon in the Army of the United States. From 1866 he started to work in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Dewey's The True Science of Living (1895) had been reprinted at least four times by 1908. His sequel The No-Breakfast Plan and the Fasting Cure (1900) was very successful with the public. By 1921 it had gone through three editions and was translated into French and German. Dewey argued for people to completely abstain from breakfast, and only consume two meals per day. He attributed all disease and physiological problems to excessive eating. He advocated long fasts and believed that abstinence from food could cure insanity and mental disorders. Dewey was a Protestant and affirmed harmony of his No Breakfast Plan with the Christian Gospel. Evangelist George Frederick Pentecost wrote the introduction to The True Science of Living. Dewey's ideas were popular in the early 20th century but were not accepted by medical experts. In 1910, the British Medical Journal described Dewey as not an accurate or careful writer, noting medical errors in his book The No-Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure. The journal concluded that his ideas about fasting being a cure-all for disease was not supported by solid evidence and was a foolish delusion. Physician William Tibbles wrote that moderate fasts are beneficial but should be carried out under proper medical supervision. He noted that Dewey took the principles of fasting to an irrational extreme.
Title: The True Science of Living. The New Gospel of Health. Practical and physiological. Story of an evolution of natural law in the cure of disease for physicians and laymen. How the Sick Get Well; How the Well Get Sick. Alcoholics freshly considered
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Norwich, CT, Henry Bill: 1895
Item: 1.00 lbs
Seller ID: 928
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