Organs of Digestion by Mayo 1840


Actually the real title is Management of the Organs of Digestion in Health and in Disease.  Second edition printed in 1840

A fascinating volume if a tad dangerous.It should be kept well away from the more suggestible members of the medical profession lest they heed the advice given.  For example the prescription of mercury to cure constipation is not, these days, considered to be a terribly good idea.  Indeed, it will indeed cure the the malady by the simple expedient of killing the patient.  Constipation (as well as all other ailments) definitively cured.
In 3 chapters:
Management of the Stomach 
Management of the Bowels
Diseases of the Rectum 
In clean condition (thank goodness) considering its age. Prettily bound with a leather spine and corners, marbled boards. 
7½ x 5 inches
About 208 pages,

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