Written by traveling physician Dr. Alvin Wood Chase, this reprint of Dr. Chase’s Recipe Book and Household Physician, on Practical Knowledge for the People, features a well of practical information on dozens of topics and subjects, including:
Home remedies for illnesses
Nursing and midwifery
Food for the sick
And many more!
The book provides an in-depth look into more than eight hundred wildly varied and fascinating “recipes” which helped, and can still help, people with everyday health concerns. It also gives readers a unique look at what life was like more than 130 years ago.
Alvin Wood Chase was a travelling physician, salesman, author and self-made man. He dispensed remedies all over America during the late nineteenth century, collecting recipes and domestic tips from the people he met along the way. His self-published books became celebrated US bestsellers and were the household bibles of their day.