New York: ca. 1920. Small 8vo. 7.5 x 4.5" -- 22,  pp. with color-printed illustrations on nearly every page. Original brown card wrappers, stapled as issued, front cover with cut-away section revealing sectional illustration of lungs. Very good condition. Item #2611
Scarce pamphlet promoting Antiphlogistine (a rubefacient cream) in the treatment of pneumonia and other ailments, published just after it was introduced in 1919 by the Denver Chemical Manufacturing Company. "Expense has not been a factor in the production of this brochure," a statement which does not appear entirely far-fetched: nearly every page features color-printed illustrations and reproductions of X-Rays. Topics include many aspects of pheumonia, its physical signs, inspection, X-Ray presentation, pathology, and more. On the penultimate page may be seen three images of the application of Antiphlogistine to the back, which is then covered with a cotton "jacket." Now known as RUB A535, early incarnations of the cream were distinguished by an almost offensive odor. Highly curious.