Boston: George P. Oakes, 1836. ,-176pp. 12mo. Original patterned blue cloth. Boards rubbed, extremities worn, spine indented, front hinge cracked. Lower outer corner torn from titlepage and first text page with no loss of text. Scattered light foxing and old stains. Good. Item #WRCAM34925
A botanico-medical work of the Reformed Thomsonian school, for which Boston's BOTANIC JOURNAL was the mouthpiece. ...THE VEGETABLE FAMILY PHYSICIAN... supplements its recipes and remedies with various "miscellaneous articles," including "Importance of the Steam or Vapor Bath," "Ignorant Apothecaries," and "How to Get Dyspepsia," a particularly acidic piece of social commentary. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 37309.