Plain Facts for Old and Young

By: John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943)

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FIRST EDITION. Thick 8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches. 512 pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait of Kellogg with tissue guard, title page printed within typographic rules as is the entire text, index; text unmarked, occasional foxing and spotting, some water-staining in the top margin. Black-, blind- and gilt-stamped brown cloth; binding square and tight, heavily rubbed, corners bumped and showing, front end-papers LACKING but the text is complete. SOLD AS IS. John Harvey Kellogg was an American medical doctor, nutritionist, inventory, health activist, and businessman. Kellogg was the director of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan, an institution founded by members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Kellogg was a major leader in progressive health reform, particularly in the second phase of the Clean Living Movement. He wrote extensively on science and health combining scientific knowledge with Adventist beliefs, promoting health reform, temperance, and sexual abstinence. This particular volume promotes the most stifling aspects of Victorian sexual practices.

Title: Plain Facts for Old and Young

Author Name: John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943)

Categories: Iowa,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Burlington, IA, Segner & Condit: 1879

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Acceptable

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: WY617-132

Keywords: John Harvey Kellogg, Plain Facts for Old and Young, Sex Education, Sexology, Victorianism, Iowa History