1898 - NEW ERA FOR WOMAN: HEALTH WITHOUT DRUGS - Dewey, 1st/1st - QUACK MEDICINE
A NEW ERA FOR WOMAN: HEALTH WITHOUT DRUGS — By Dr. Edward Hooker Dewey — 1st Edition / 1st Printing, 1898 — QUACK MEDICINE, Therapeutic Fasting, Herbal Medicine
Publisher: Chas. C. Haskell & Son, Norwich and London (1898)
Full title: "A New Era for Woman: Health Without Drugs," "A Plain Pathway to the 'Kingdom of Health,' 'Without Money and Without Price.' The Largest Possibilities of Reaching the Natural Limit of Life Assured." First edition from 1898, in very well preserved condition. Original green cloth boards with gilt titling on front and on spine. 371 pages. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean. Dr. Dewey created the Therapeutic Fasting Technique for good health, in which the patient forgoes breakfast as a way to cure all diseases and mental illnesses, as described in this book. The book also focuses on topics such as: exercise without food, the lack of food in promoting mental sharpness, and the proper tightness of clothing worn to promote good health. Also, some interesting concepts on the organs of the human body and disease as well as philosophical ideas about the human bowels such as: "Constipation Considered in a Philosophic Way". Please see below for more information on the author and his interesting medical perspective.
Edward Hooker Dewey (21 May 1837 - 21 December 1904), best known as Edward H. Dewey was an American physician. He was a pioneer of therapeutic fasting and the inventor of the "No Breakfast Plan". Dewey's The True Science of Living (1895) and A New Era For Woman had been reprinted at least four times by 1908. The No-Breakfast Plan and the Fasting Cure (1900) was very successful with the public. By 1921 it had gone through three editions and was translated into French and German. Dewey argued for people to completely abstain from breakfast, and only consume two meals per day. He attributed all disease and physiological problems to excessive eating. He advocated long fasts and believed that abstinence from food could cure insanity and mental illness. Dewey was a Protestant and affirmed harmony of his "No Breakfast Plan" with the Christian Gospel. Evangelist George Frederick Pentecost wrote the introduction to The True Science of Living. Dewey influenced alternative health writers such as Hereward Carrington and Wallace Wattles. Linda Hazzard, author of The Science of Fasting, studied under Dewey. Hazzard was a quack doctor noted for her promotion of fasting as a treatment, and was imprisoned by the state of Washington for a number of deaths resulting from this at a sanatorium she operated there in the early 20th century.