Mexico City: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1887. vi,216pp., plus folding plate. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards. Spine and edges somewhat worn; boards scuffed. Even tanning, occasional faint foxing. Folding plate with some heavier toning in places. Good plus. Item #2960
Uncommon medical manual on military hygiene by Alberto Escobar, a 19th-century Mexican army doctor and faculty member of two teaching hospitals in Mexico City. In addition to correct personal care, the volume also contains sections on care for uniform and other army clothing, proper food storage and preparation, water and alcohol consumption, and a comparison of hygiene practices during peace and war times. The folding plate at the rear contains an amalgam of nineteen figures referenced in the text. OCLC locates three copies, at Dartmouth, UT Austin, and the BNM.