Item #27017 The Detection of Disease. Oscar PARKES, Eric PERKINS.

The Detection of Disease.

London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., [1930]. First edition. 8vo. xii, 116 pp. Publisher's brown cloth, black lettered to the spine and upper board, dust jacket. Frontispiece and two plates, each being photographic portraits of the quack physician Albert Abrams. Much of the lower part of the jacket has perished, one section with old reinforcement on the verso using postage stamps, some recent subtle tissue repairs to other areas, the book very good. Claiming to be able diagnose and cure any disease and to have developed machines to effect those cures, Abrams was lauded by some as a medical genius and revolutionary. However he was viewed with great suspicion by the majority of the American medical profession and by the time of his death in 1924 and the years after many of his claims were widely debunked. Nonetheless, his fame endured and he retained numerous supporters thereafter, including the authors of this work. Item #27017

Price: £40.00

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