The True Guide
Dr. E. Pardee

The True Guide

Albany, NY: E. Pardee, (ca. 1870). Pamphlet of 16 pp. Masthead imprint claims this is Vol. XIX, No. 1 but we have seen no reference to any other issue but this one. Illustrated with wood engravings. Generally fine. Pubished under the guise of being a periodical, the pamphlet is actually an advertisment for Dr. Pardee's various concoctions. The "articles" abd adverts herein concern mainly sexual matters, for example, "Sexual Debility---Impotency, Partial or Total", "Diseases Of The Female Organization", "False Delicacy", "Venereal Diseases: Gonorrhoea, or Clap, Syphillis, or Pox"; "Self-Abuse--Onanism or Masturbation" (he warns against it and informs that insanity will result from excess) and other disorders such as liver and spleen disease, "A Bad Case of Nasal Catarrh" , etc. Some of Dr. Pardee's treatments include "Dr. Pardee's Sexual Corroborator" (for those "weakened by excess or age..", and his "Vegetable Female Pills". Fine Pamphlet (Item ID: E18196B)


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