First published in 1911, this curious little booklet that covers everything from Malaria to Chilblains. It focuses on prevention and treatment of many rural ailments common on American farms at the turn of the last century.
I would recommend this book to people interested in history of agriculture, household management, and rural medicine. It offers a nice little snap shot of the concerns of the day.
Please Do Not try these treatments without consulting a medical doctor first. Some of these treatments are likely to cause more harm than good. For example, placing chilblains in extremely hot water is likely to cause the ailment to worsen, not cure it like the book suggests. Some (not all) of the suggestions in this book are more hear-say than tried and tested methods.
The kindle version of this book is good. The menu is interactive, however, the chapters are not separated on the progress bar so you cannot skip between them using the 5 way controller.
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.