First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #003001
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. First Edition. Octavo; xv, 481pp. 29 photo illustrations on 23 plates including frontis with tissue guard, all present. Orange cloth-covered boards with green stamped lettering. Christmas 1920 gift inscription from Mrs. E.B. Smith of Cherrydale, Virginia to Dr. S.W. Brewer of Singers Glen, Virginia on front free endpaper. Covers edgeworn with bumping to corners and spine ends and scuffs along edges, with lettering rubbing away on front. Spine creased down middle with lettering rubbed away. Opens easily to between gatherings, but binding is still holding soundly. Some pages dog-eared and others with a corner missing, with no loss to text. Pen-starting scribbles on front pastedown, with pencil underlining in preface and some foxing throughout, mostly in margins of plates and opposite, but text is all legible.
Account of an English-born American doctor who traveled through Europe in 1917 to assist with medical service during World War I. Hutchinson was one of the era's staunchest supporters of a red meat diet and was critical of vegetarianism and the fashionable diets promoted by Kellogg and Chittenden. Kellogg's Good Health magazine countered by calling Hutchinson a "beef drunkard and propagandist," though in this volume Hutchinson mainly focuses on sanitation, inoculations, and hospital efficiency during wartime.