The homeopathic vade mecum

Catalogue Number: 1453
The homeopathic vade mecum
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: RUDDOCK Edward Harris
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1890
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Homeopathic Publishing Company
Description Of Item: Original decorated wine cloth, 891 pages and 5 pages of advertisements
Historical Significance: The book reflects an aspect of the practice medicine in the late 19thC. Harris Ruddock was a medical practitioner, a member of the Royal College of Physicians and consulting physcian at Reading and Berkshire Homeopathic Dispensary. He wrote a great number of books on homepathic medicine and women's health and the health of infants and children, even a book on veterinary medicine. This book was first published in 1869 and had many editions of which this might be the last.
How Acquired: Donated by Tony Simon, NSW optometrist, son of Victor Simon, a prominent optometrist in NSW mid 20thC
Date Acquired: Feb 2010
Condition: Fair. Broken at joints
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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