Terapeutica Homeopatica Practica. Arreglada y Compliada
Mexico City: A. Carranza y Cia. 1907. xviii,521,pp. Contemporary pebbled cloth, morocco corners. Corners and spine ends worn; spine sunned; some staining and rubbing to boards. Large, contemporary binder's ticket on front pastedown. Light toning; light dampstaining at fore-edge of initial leaves. Good. Item #2847
Scarce Mexican edition of Willis Alonzo Dewey's Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics, first published in Philadelphia in 1901. Dewey was one of the most widely recognized practitioners and teachers of homeopathic medicine at the turn of the 20th century, and held positions at the medical schools of several reputable institutions, including the University of Michigan (he also hailed from Ann Arbor). The present work was the third of his major publications, and comprises an alphabetical list of treatments that begins with the prevention of miscarriages ("aborto") and ends with vomit inducers ("vomitos"). An interesting crossover of the craze for homeopathy in the United States to Mexico, but apparently not a very successful one -- we locate only one copy, at UC San Francisco.