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©1883, 1887 The Man Wonderful In The House Beautiful Hard Back Health Book
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©1883, 1887 The Man Wonderful In The House Beautiful Hard Back Health Book
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The picture below shows a larger view of the cover of this ©1883, 1887 The Man Wonderful In The House Beautiful Hard Back Health Book. This (374) page hard back book is ©1883, 1887 by Chilion B. Allen. It was by Chilion B. Allen and Mary A, Allen, members of the Broome County, N.Y. Medical Society. It was published by Fowler & Wells Company, Publishers of New York. The front, back, and binding edge of the hard cover features embossing, and there are many detailed illustrations on the pages inside.

The book was for:

TEACHING THE PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE, AND THE EFFECTS OF STIMULANTS AND NARCOTICS. FOR HOME READING; ALSO ADAPTED AS A READER FOR HIGH SCHOOLS AND AS A TEXT BOOK FOR GRAMMAR, INTERMEDIATE, AND DISTRICT SCHOOLS.

There are (43) chapters, and the long Table of Contents reads as follows:

First Part

Introductory – The Human Body Compared To A House
The Foundations – The Bones Compared To The Foundations of A House
The Walls – The Muscles Described As The Walls Which Give Shape and Beauty
The Servants – The Muscles Also Act As Faithful Servants
Siding and Shingles – A Description of The Skin and Its Appendages
The Observatory – The Cranium and Its Contents
The Hall – The Mouth, Teeth, and Salivary Glands as The Hall and Attendants
The Kitchen – The Stomach, Gastric Juices, and The Process of Digestion Described
The Butler’s Pantry – The Duodenum Thus Compared
The Dining Room – The Small Intestines The Diningroom of Our House Beautiful
The Engine – The Heart and Its Workings A Wonderful Engine
The Housekeeper – The Blood As An Industrious Housekeeper
The Laundry – The Lungs and The Mystery of Washing The Blood Described
The Furnace – The Liver As A Furace and Manufactory
The Mysterious Chambers – The Ductless Glands, As The Spleen, Supra-renal Capsules, Etc. Thus Denominated and Described
The Telegraph – The Nerves A Marvellous Telegraph
The Phonograph – The Sympathetic Nervous System Compared To A Devine Phonograph
The Burglar Alarm – The Nerves of Sensation Give An Alarm of Danger To The House
The Sixth Sense – Muscular Sense Thus Named
The Organ – The Larynx and Vocal Chords An Incomparable Musical Instrament
The Auditorium – A Description of The External and Middle Ear
The Whispering Gallery – The Internal Ear, A Marvellous Whispering Gallery
The Windows – How The Eyes Serve As Windows To The House Beautiful
The Double Telescope – How The Eyes Resemble A Double Telescope
Twin Brother Guardians – Taste Described As One of A Pair of Guardian Brothers
The Other of The Twin Brothers – The Sense of Smell Thus Designated and Described
The Facade – How The Face and Figure Show Beauty and Can Be Compared To The Facade of A House

Second Part

The Baby – His Growth and Development As The Man Wonderful
Girlhood – Its Needs and Requirements
Boyhood - Its Needs and Requirements
Manhood – Man’s Ability To Do
Doubtful Company – Tea, Coffee, Opium, and Chloral Hyrate Treated of As Questionable Guests
Bad Company – The Aboriginal American, Tobacco
The Quack Dentist and Medical Assistant – Tobacco Described As Acting In These Capacities
The Dude – The Cigarette Described Under This Title
The Dandy – The Cigar In This Guise
Wicked Company – Wine A Quack Doctor
Wicked Company – Beer A Shyster
Wicked Company – Distilled Liquor A Thief
Wicked Company – Alcohol A Murderer
Good Company – Foods Thus Treated
A Royal Guest – Water
The Man Wonderful

The book measures about 7-9/16'' x 5-1/2'' x 1''. It appears to be in over all good used condition as pictured. It has several pages with penciled scribbling. There are various spots from handling and yellowing from age. The first blank page is missing.

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©1883, 1887 The Man Wonderful In The House Beautiful Hard Back Health Book


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