The Modern Home Physician Thumb Tab Edited by Victor Robinson Ph.C 1939 Wm. H. Wise and Company Vintage Book

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Step back in time to the world of vintage medical knowledge with The Modern Home Physician, a comprehensive medical encyclopedia edited by Victor Robinson Ph.C and published in 1939 by Wm. H. Wise and Company. This hardcover book offers a unique glimpse into the medical practices and theories of the early 20th century.

Richly illustrated with 232 photographs and nearly 700 drawings created specifically for this volume, The Modern Home Physician provides an in-depth look at health and medicine as understood in 1939. This edition stands out not only for its detailed content but also for its thumb tab feature, allowing easy access to specific sections.

As a bonus, this copy comes with a treasure trove of historical ephemera, including newspaper-clipped articles, pamphlets, and handwritten notes, carefully preserved for your enjoyment. These additions enrich the book's historical value and provide fascinating insights into the medical concerns and remedies of the past.


  • Editor: Victor Robinson, Ph.C
  • Publisher: Wm. H. Wise and Company
  • Year: 1939
  • Format: Hardcover with thumb tabs
  • Pages: 792
  • Dimensions: 9x5x5 inches
  • Condition: Good, with some yellowing of pages due to newspaper articles but all pages are legible

Four Key Features:

  1. Extensive Illustrations: Features 232 photographs and nearly 700 drawings.
  2. Historical Ephemera: Includes valuable newspaper articles, pamphlets, and notes.
  3. Educational Value: Offers insights into early 20th-century medical knowledge and practices.
  4. Collectible Edition: A must-have for collectors of vintage medical books.

Beyond The Final Page:

The Modern Home Physician is more than a book; it's a historical artifact that captures the essence of medical knowledge and public health concerns of its time. It's a fascinating addition to any vintage medical collection or home library, offering both educational and decorative value.


This vintage medical book is sold as a historical artifact and should not be used as a current reference for medical advice or treatments. The medical practices and information contained within may be outdated or not in accordance with current medical standards. Please consult a professional healthcare provider for modern medical advice.

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