The Peoples Common Sense Medical Adviser by R.V. Pierce MD Circa 1909

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Introduce yourself to a remarkable piece of medical history with The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser. This vintage book, published circa 1909, is not just a literary artifact but a window into the medical practices and beliefs of a bygone era.

This 81st edition is an intriguing investigation into traditional medical procedures written by Dr. R.V. Pierce, a well-known figure in early 20th-century medicine. You will enjoy the many illustrations.  


  • Title: The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Publisher: Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Format: Hardback with embossed cover
  • Pages: 1006
  • Dimensions: 8x5 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Sold as is; very poor condition with loose pages, loose binding, and writing on some pages.I am unsure if all pages are present. Bonus: It includes taped medical recipes and is packed with notes and newspaper clippings as found.

Four Key Elements:

  • Narrative Appeal: Journey through the pages filled with colorful plates and illustrations, offering a glimpse into early 20th-century medical knowledge. This book goes beyond mere medical advice, presenting a historical narrative of healthcare evolution.

  • Historical Significance: This revised edition encapsulates a critical era in medicine, showcasing early forms of treatments, including X-ray, and highlights the advancements in medicine and surgery of the time.

  • Binding Elegance: Despite its worn condition, the book's embossed cover and tangible history evoke a sense of nostalgia and charm unique to vintage collections.

  • Community Collection: Ideal for collectors and enthusiasts of medical history, this book adds a rare and authentic piece to any vintage collection, enriching one’s understanding of past medical practices.

  • Engagement Invitation: Explore the world of vintage medical literature and discover the fascinating evolution of healthcare practices. This book invites readers to appreciate the journey of medical advancements through the lens of history.


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This book contains outdated medical information. Not to be relied on, this is just an interesting read. The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, as is typical for vintage pieces. Please use the pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need more photos, ask.

In Summary:

The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser is more than just a book; it's a historical journey through the medical world of the early 20th century. Its condition and contents tell a story of its time, making it a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts of medical history. Embark on this unique exploration and add a piece of history to your collection.

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