175 free historical ebooks about medicine and health from Project Gutenberg

Historical ebooks about medicine and health

175 free historical ebooks about medicine and health from Project Gutenberg on Nikhilbook
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175 free historical ebooks about medicine & health from Project Gutenberg – these are mostly from the 1800s and early 1900s and often contain highly questionable information that is very interesting reading. 

1 – The Natural Cure of Consumption, Constipation, Bright’s Disease, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, How Sickness Originates, and How to Prevent It. A Health Manual for the People.

2 – Curiosities of Medical Experience by J. G. Millingen

3 – Food Remedies: Facts About Foods And Their Medicinal Uses by Florence Daniel

4 – Hygiene: a manual of personal and public health (New Edition) by Newsholme

5 – Keeping Fit All the Way by Walter Camp

6 – Nervous Ills, Their Cause and Cure by Boris Sidis

7 – Health: How to get it and keep it. by Walter V. Woods

8 – First Book in Physiology and Hygiene by John Harvey Kellogg

9 – Principles of Public Health by Thomas Dyer Tuttle

10 – A Practical Physiology: A Text-Book for Higher Schools by Albert F. Blaisdell

11 – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson

12 – Health Through Will Power by James J. Wals

13 – Mental diseases: a public health problem by James Vance May

14 – Little Masterpieces of Science: Health and Healing by George Iles

15 – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke

16 – How to Live: Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science by Fisher and Fisk

17 – Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders

18 – Adenoids: What They Are, How to Recognize Them, What to Do for Them

19 – Some Medical Aspects of Old Age by Sir Humphry Davy Rolleston

20 – Health: Five Lay Sermons to Working-People by John Brown

21 – On the State of Lunacy and the Legal Provision for the Insane by J. T. Arlidge

22 – Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them by Charles David Musgrove

23 – Health Lessons, Book 1 by Alvin Davison

24 – Health on the Farm: A Manual of Rural Sanitation and Hygiene by H. F. Harris

25 – The Sanitary Condition of the Poor in Relation to Disease, Poverty, and Crime

26 – The Royal Road to Health; or, the Secret of Health Without Drugs by Tyrrell

27 – Ellis’s Primary Physiology; Or, Good Health for Boys and Girls by Ellis

28 – Health Work in the Public Schools by Leonard Porter Ayres and May Ayres

29 – Buxton and its Medicinal Waters by Robert Ottiwell Gifford-Bennet

30 – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Isabel A. Moser and Steve Solomon

31 – The Art of Invigorating and Prolonging Life by William Kitchiner

32 – American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick

33 – Our Nervous Friends — Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll

34 – An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany

35 – How to Eat: A Cure for “Nerves” by Thomas C. Hinkle

36 – How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions by S. S. Curry

37 – Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks by May Farinholt Jones

38 – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise

39 – Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not by Florence Nightingale

40 – The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9), Now Commonly Known as the Black Death

41 – Humanistic Nursing by Josephine G. Paterson and Loretta T. Zderad

42 – The People’s Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English by Ray Vaughn Pierce

43 – Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine by George M. Gould and Walter L. Pyle

44 – Manual of Surgery Volume First: General Surgery. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles et al.

45 – A Book About Doctors by John Cordy Jeaffreson

46 – The Evolution of Modern Medicine by William Osler

47 – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence

48 – Applied Psychology for Nurses by Mary F. Porter

49 – The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy by C. J. S. Thompson

50 – Old-Time Makers of Medicine The Story of The Students And Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages

51 – Quacks and Grafters by Anonymous

52 – Medieval Medicine by James J. Walsh

53 – Philosophy of Osteopathy by A. T. Still



54 – A Manual of the Operations of Surgery by Joseph Bell

55 – Essentials of Diseases of the Skin by Henry Weightman Stelwagon

56 – Old English Patent Medicines in America by Griffenhagen and Young

57 – Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine by Sir James Elliott

58 – The Tale of a Field Hospital by Frederick Treves

59 – Radioisotopes in Medicine by Earl W. Phelan

60 – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson

61 – An Epitome of the History of Medicine by Roswell Park

62 – The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt by Sir James W. Barrett and P. E. Deane

63 – Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders by William A. Alcott

64 – Gilbertus Anglicus: Medicine of the Thirteenth Century by Henry E. Handerson

65 – Fasting Girls: Their Physiology and Pathology by William A. Hammond

66 – An Essay on the Shaking Palsy by James Parkinson

67 – An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses by William Withering

68 – Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why by Martha Meir Allen

69 –A System of Practical Medicine. By American Authors. Vol. 1 by Pepper and Starr

70 – A System of Practical Medicine. By American Authors. Vol. 2 by Pepper and Starr

71 – The London Medical Gazette; December 27, 1828 by Various

72 – Every Man His Own Doctor by R. T. Claridge

73 – Essays In Pastoral Medicine by Austin O’Malley and James J. Walsh

74 – Backwoods Surgery & Medicine by Charles Stuart Moody

75 – The Doctor in History, Literature, Folk-Lore, Etc. by William Andrews

76 – An Account of the Extraordinary Medicinal Fluid, called Aether. by Matthew Turner

77 – Saunders’ Books on Pathology, Physiology Histology, Embryology and Bacteriology

78 – Cluthe’s Advice to the Ruptured by Cluthe Rupture Institute

79 – Appendicitis: The Etiology, Hygenic and Dietetic Treatment by J. H. Tilden

80 – Candy Medication by Bernard Fantus

81 – Preventable Diseases by Woods Hutchinson

82 – Medical Women: Two Essays by Sophia Jex-Blake

83 – The Action of Medicines in the System by Frederick William Headland

84 – Doctor and Patient by S. Weir Mitchell

85 – History of the Comstock Patent Medicine Business and Dr. Morse’s Indian Root

86 – A Short View of the Frauds and Abuses Committed by Apothecaries by Merret

87 – Medical Sketches of the Expedition to Egypt, from India by Sir James McGrigor

88 – Experiments and Observations on the Following Subjects by Thomas Henry

89 – Observations on the Causes, Symptoms, and Nature of Scrofula or King’s Evil, Scurvy, and Cancer With Cases Illustrative of a Peculiar Mode of Treatment

90 – The Cleveland Medical Gazette, Vol. 1, No. 3, January 1886 by Various

91 – Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Thomas Proctor Hughes

92 – A Succinct Account of the Plague at Marseilles by Chicoyneau, Soulier, and Verny

93 – A Collection of Chirurgical Tracts by William Beckett

94 – Making Good on Private Duty: Practical Hints to Graduate Nurses by Lounsbery

95 – Medical experts: Investigation of Insanity by Juries by W. S. Thorne

96 – Hypochondriasis: A Practical Treatise (1766) by John Hill

97 – Treatment of the diseases of the eye, by means of prussic acid vapour, and other medicinal agents

98 – Rules and Directions for the Employment of Injections in Various Diseases by Lewis

99 – Spiritualism and the New Psychology by Millais Culpin

100 – Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia: Their Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment by Briggs

101 – Child’s Health Primer For Primary Classes by Jane Andrews

102 – The Young Mother: Management of Children in Regard to Health by William A. Alcott

103 – The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes by Rena Sarah Eckman and Lewis Webb Hill

104 – Observations on Madness and Melancholy by John Haslam

105 – Dietetics for Nurses by Fairfax T. Proudfit

106 – Jaundice: Its Pathology and Treatment by George Harley

107 – Observations on the Diseases of Seamen by Sir Gilbert Blane

108 – Plague by Thomas Wright Jackson

109 – Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it by Francis Edmund Anstie

110 – The Mother’s Manual of Children’s Diseases by Charles West

111 – Adenoids and Diseased Tonsils: Their Effect on General Intelligence by Rogers

112 – Intestinal Ills by Alcinous B. Jamison

113 – An account of the manner of inoculating for the small pox in the East Indies

114 – An Essay on Contagious Diseases by Clifton Wintringham

115 – Epidemics Examined and Explained: or, Living Germs Proved by Analogy to be a Source of Disease

116 – Consumption Curable: Observations on the Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases

117 – Letters on the Cholera Morbus. by William Fergusson and J. Gillkrest

118 – Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart by John Collins Warren

119 – Prof. Koch’s Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated by Max Birnbaum

120 – Nurses’ Papers on Tuberculosis

121 – The Swamp Doctor’s Adventures in The South-West by John S. Robb

122 – The Doctor’s Red Lamp by Charles Wells Moulton

123 – Social Work; Essays on the Meeting Ground of Doctor and Social Worker by Cabot

124 – Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times by John Stewart Milne

125 – Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy by Chevalier Jackson

126 – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition. by Miles et al.

127 – Elements of Surgery by Robert Liston

128 – Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 by George Henry Makins

129 – The Annals of the Barber-Surgeons of London by Sidney Young and Austin T. Young

130 – Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry by Edward Adams and Maximilian Stern

131 – Artificial Limbs by Auguste Broca and Charles Ducroquet

132 – Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky: A Sketch by David Wendel Yandell

133 – Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society by Joseph Bradford Cox

134 – The Art of the Bone-Setter: A Testimony and a Vindication by Bennett

135 – The Surgery of Ritual Circumcision by Jacob Snowman

136 – The Apothecary in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg by Thomas K. Ford

137 – The Incubator Baby by Ellis Parker Butler

138 – The British Journal of Dermatology, April 1905 by Various

139 – Shell-Shock and Other Neuropsychiatric Problems by Elmer Ernest Southard

140 – Sleep and Its Derangements by William A. Hammond

141 – [Histology of the Blood, Normal and Pathological by Paul Ehrlich and Adolf Lazarus(http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29842)

142 – Physiology: The Science of the Body by Ernest G. Martin

143 – Applied Physiology, Including the Effects of Alcohol and Narcotics by Frank Overton

144 – The Goat-gland Transplantation by Sydney Blanshard Flower

145 – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh

146 – The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology by Fowler and Fowler

147 – Theory of Circulation by Respiration: Synopsis of its Principles and History

148 – Experiments on the Nervous System with Opium and Metalline Substances by Monro

149 – Nature Cure: Philosophy & Practice Based on the Unity of Disease & Cure by Lindlahr

150 – An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae by Edward Jenner

151 – Disease and Its Causes by W. T. Councilman

152 – Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension, with Chapters on Blood Pressure by Warfield

153 – Insects and Diseases by Rennie Wilbur Doane

154 – On the origin of inflammation of the veins by M.D. Henry Lee

155 – Intestinal Irrigation: Why, How and When to Flush the Colon by Alcinous B. Jamison

156 – An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis by Archibald Makellar

157 – A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume 1 (of 2) by Charles Creighton

158 – A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Creighton

159 – The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure by Edward Hooker Dewey

160 – Obesity, or Excessive Corpulence: The Various Causes and the Rational Means of Cure

161 – Stammering, Its Cause and Cure by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue

162 – Dolæus upon the cure of the gout by milk-diet by Johann Doläus and William Stephens

163 – The Cure of Rupture by Paraffin Injections by Charles Conrad Miller

164 – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds

165 – Anatomy and Embalming by Charles Otto Dhonau and Albert John Nunnamaker

166 – Remarks on the Uses of some of the Bazaar Medicines and Common Medical Plants of India

167 – Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms by Charles Munde

168 – The Treatment of Hay Fever by rosin-weed, ichthyol and faradic electricity

169 – The Present Method of Inoculating for the Small-Pox by Thomas Dimsdale

170 – Colony Treatment of the Insane and Other Defectives by P. L. Murphy

171 – The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

172 – The Mediæval Hospitals of England by Rotha Mary Clay

173 – Hospital Transports A memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862

174 – A Treatise on the Incubus, or Night-Mare, Disturbed Sleep, Terrific Dreams and Nocturnal Visions

175 – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar

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