Health & Fitness

Sleeping Sickness

Read by Pamela Nagami


Fleming Mant Sandwith


In the twenty-first century sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis in humans) is still a life-threatening disease of adults and children…

Pleasure Cycling

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Henry Clyde


"In this little book, the writer, looking back to his own days of inexperience in cycling, has endeavored to furnish some useful inform…

Work Of The Sisters During The Epidemic Of Influenza October, 1918

Read by David Wales


Francis Edward Tourscher


In 1918 over 2,000 Roman Catholic nuns left their convents in the Philadelphia area to nurse the sick and dying of the influenza epidemic. …

The City That Was

Read by David Wales


Stephen Smith


This 1911 history of the public health revolution that transformed New York City in the nineteenth century is also about every city and town…

Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual

Read by Kazbek


F. Matthias Alexander


F. Matthias Alexander was an Australian actor, author and educator, who is best known as the inventor of Alexander Technique, a method for &…

Reminiscences Of A Workhouse Medical Officer

Read by David Wales


Joseph Rogers


Joseph Rogers (1821-1889) was an English physician, medical officer, and health care reformer in London. The system of poor-law dispensarie…

Strength and How to Obtain It

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Eugen Sandow


In writing this book I have taken it as a commonplace that everyone—man, woman, and child—wants to be strong. Without strength—and by streng…

A Short Discourse Concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Methods to Be Used…

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Richard Mead


This is a work written about the plague in France and how to prevent its spread. It is considered an important historical work for the unde…

Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks

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May Farinholt Jones


"The child's mind dwells constantly in the realm of imagination; dry facts are too prosaic to enter this realm. The "Land of Story…

Music in Medicine

Read by James R. Hedrick


Sidney Licht


In spite of a spirited rebirth of the movement towards the establishment of a system of healing based on music, there are many valuable uses…

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