Catalogue Number: 287
Iridiagnosis and other diagnostic methods
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: Henry LINDLAHR
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1922
Edition: 5th Edition
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Chicago
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Lindlahr Publishing Company
Description Of Item: 327 pages, appendix and advertisements, colour plate frontispiece and numerous diagrams. Signature Padman and Padman inside front cover.
Historical Significance: Iridodiagnosis is a cult alternative medical practice by which diseases of many kinds are said to be diagnosed by signs on the iris. It dates from the 17thC with the work Chiromatica Medica by Philippus Meyeus (1665) and the idea was developed by Ignatz von Peczely, a Hungarian physician in the 19thC. It became better known through the teachings of American chiropractor Bernard Jensen in the 1950s. Belief in the method persists despite a lack of evidence or physiological principles underpinning it. Dr Henry Lindlahr MD has published about 10 books on natural cures including this one on iridodiagnosis.
How Acquired: Donated by CWC Optometrists, formerly the practice of Eric Padman, sometime National President OAA
Date Acquired: 1/08/2005
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note