Title Electro Medical Guide and Directions for the Use of the Smith & Shaw Closed Cell Pocket Battery [together with] Four page folded sheet promotion of the closed cell pocket battery
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher New York The Smith and Shaw Electric Co.
Seller ID 006024
N.d., circa 1886, based on accompanying four page flyer which contains dated testimonials. 12mo. 17 by 12.5 cm. 30 pp. A long glossary of conditions alleviated by electricity, with general advice on how it is to be done with the particular condition. List is arranged alphabetically, "Abscesses" to "Wry Neck". A variant on the typical 19th Century nostrum promotion? Also several pages devoted specifically to the company's pocket battery. Scarce -- only one copy found on OCLC, at North Carolina. Light wear. Folded sheet accompanying brochure is foxed, with old fold lines, and somewhat rough.