Item #33950 The home doctor: a guide to health. GEORGE M. BOURNE, Dr.
The home doctor: a guide to health

The home doctor: a guide to health

San Francisco: San Francisco News Co. [E. Bosqui & Co., printers and bookbinders], 1878. 12mo, pp. xx, 505, [1]; wood-engraved frontispiece portrait and a number of small wood engravings in the text; fine and bright in original brown pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, marbled page edges. Dr. Bourne's water cure was available in San Francisco during the Gold Rush from late 1850 to 1869 with one establishment being at 629 Market St. which had 29 electri-chemical baths in 1862. Bourne sold the business in 1869 and moved to Lake Tahoe to open a new facility at Cornelian Bay which promoted rarified, pure mountain air, and hot and cold mineral springs as an answer to healthful living. (Dr. Bourne actually tried to change the name of Lake Tahoe to Lake Sanitoria.) By 1876 the Cornelian Bay Hotel was a regular stop for the steamer Governor Stanford, and excursionists combed the shoreline for carnelian stones and many opted to take Dr. Bourne's water cure, many different treatments of which are discussed in this book. Not in Cordasco. Item #33950

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