Thursday, April 5, 2012

Curious Acquisitions: Accidents, Emergencies and Poisons (published 1875)

Today's Curiosity comes form the depths of the Archives basement, and it is fascinating!
Plain Directions for Accidents, Emergencies and Poisons
Enlarged Edition, one of 110,000 copies published in 1875.
Distributed by the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.

This strange, slim volume includes some amusing black and white sketches of various medical maneuvers.
Other interesting features include a detailed list of known poisonous materials and what one should do in an emergency situations like shock, choking, being set afire, excessive bleeding and convulsions. 

Are you interested in purchasing this item? 
Please contact the Curious Book Shop
at (517) 332 - 0112 to learn more!

Curious Book Shop
307 East Grand River Ave.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

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