Chicago: . 27pp. Original tan printed wrappers, stapled. Slight separation at spine ends, corners and edges bumped and lightly chipped. Light wear and soiling internally. Very good. Item #1073
An interesting combination of death announcement, biography, and medical advertisement. The work opens by stating that Dr. Sarah DeLoss died November 14, 1906, and her medical practice has passed to her capable son-in-law, Dr. W.F. Hormann (who also speaks German, very useful for the Chicago populace of the time). The pamphlet lauds the amazing abilities of Dr. DeLoss over thirty years of intuitive, naturopathic practice, including a lengthy testimonial from another woman doctor. "We are about to tell of a woman who has reached the top of the ladder, not by hard study but through natural gifts. ... She is a perfect diagnostician, which is head among her many natural gifts. She is a natural botanist; she knows every growing plant and its medicinal use. ... She not only tells the disease, but the cure is forthcoming." There follow remedies for common ailments -- all of which you can order by mail from Dr. Hormann -- and a catalogue of symptoms and their potential treatments. A closing ad by Dr. Hormann notes: "I offer the public roots and herbs in their natural state; I use no mineral poisons." We locate a single copy in OCLC, in the Schlessinger Library at Harvard.