175 free historical ebooks about medicine and health from Project Gutenberg

Historical ebooks about medicine and health

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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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