Food And Cookery For The Sick And The Convalescent

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Principal of Miss Farmer's School Of Cookery And Author Of "The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book" "A New Book Of Cookery;" And "Chafing-Dish Possibilities". Fannie Merritt Farmer. Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1913. Revised. 305 pages. 19.5 x 13 cm. Opening with a black and white photo of a nurse holding a baby: "A Healthy Female Infant Weight at Birth: Seven and one-half pounds. Age: Nine days. Taken by Courtesy of The Maternity Department. Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital, Boston. 70 black and white illustrated plates and 24 pages of advertisements. Farmer knew for herself the need for proper nutrition during convalescence, at the age of 16, she suffered a paralytic stroke that left her unable to walk. Walking with a substantial limp later in life, Farmer was invited to lecture at Harvard Medical School and began teaching convalescent diet and nutrition to doctors and nurses. A lovely copy. Inscribed "Grace Carroll Dec. 25th 1913". Orig. green boards, gilt lettering. Near fine. Hardcover.

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