The True Healing Art. Or, Hygienic vs. Drug Medication

Trall, J. R.

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Original publisher: An address delivered at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., during the American Civil War
Publication status: Public domain

Considered a classic of hygienic literature. Trall’s talk is one of the first cogent, consistent statements of the hygienic viewpoint. Thanks to Rex Harrill for providing an accurate scan of this interesting document. Rex can be reached at <>. He is building an interesting website mainly concerned with evaluating and improving the nutritional content of foodstuffs, the site can be found at

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