Devils, Drugs and Doctors: The Story of the Science of Healing from Medicine-Man to Doctor

New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1929. Reissue. Hardcover. Hardcover in dark red cloth. xxii+ 405 pp. with index. Illustrated with reproductions, drawings and photographs. This is the Blue Ribbon edition (circa 1932) still carrying only the 1929 Harper's date on the copyright page. States that this is the 28th edition which is doubtful due to its relative scarcity. A tight copy, some light fade to the lower portion of the cover and spine. 1938 ownership signature front flyleaf. In the original dust jacket, dampstaining to the spine and inner half of the front panel, some wear at the extremities. Authored by a Yale professor, a history of healing and medicine from ancient days, plague and pestilence, the learning stages of disease exposure, anesthesia and the progress of surgery. various healing methods and practices inclusing white and black magic, etc. Full of interesting, sometimes gruesome, sometimes, strange or infamous anecdotes. Very Good / good. Item #E21852

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