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Health and Happiness" for Women. by  Marion Sayle [ Women's studies ]. Taylor - First edition. OCLC records no copies - 1928] - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 17050)

Health and Happiness" for Women.

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Health and Happiness" for Women.

by [ Women's studies ]. Taylor, Marion Sayle

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Chicago: [Dr. M. Sayle Taylor Hygienic Orificial Co., 1928] First edition. OCLC records no copies. Original paper wrappers in blue, green, orange, and buff. Enclosed in the original envelope titled in blue. Four booklets (4" x 6 "). . Booklet titles are Natural Birth Control and Predetermination of Sex, How to Know Your Affinity: A Study of Glands, Facts for Wives: Plain Truths about Marriage, and Sex Knowledge for Children: A Parent's Duty to the Child. Envelope chipped at edges. Booklets are bright and clean. A very good set of rare women's health guides originating from the hugely lucrative radio quack industry of the early-to-mid twentieth century. Marion Sayle Taylor was a radio host, quack doctor, and patent medicine salesman. His CBS radio show commanded a wide audience, and Taylor received between ten and twenty thousand letters a week. He "treated" these patients in bulk by prescribing expensive patent medicine for common symptoms. Taylor's fellow radio hucksters included astrologers, matchmakers, and many other quacks. These stars sidestepped the FDA and FTC by setting up transmitters in northern Mexico, where the United States government had no jurisdiction, and broadcast at up to a million watts — about two hundred times the reach of radio broadcasts on US soil. Taylor devotes plenty of pages to his slightly esoteric ideas about matchmaking and pregnancy. In How to Know Your Affinity, he proposes that every person can be sorted into one of eight categories named after various glands (pituitary, adrenal, etc.) that indicate one's appearance and character. Certain categories necessarily attract or repel each other, and the ideal match is found in two people who naturally attract one another. The author also posits in Natural Birth Control and Predetermination of Sex that parents can control the sex of a child by conceiving under "male" or "female" moons, which correspond to specific days of the month.

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Seller
Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
17050
Title
Health and Happiness" for Women.
Author
[ Women's studies ]. Taylor, Marion Sayle
Format/binding
Original paper wrappers in blue, green, orange, and buff. Enclosed in the original envelope titled in blue
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition. OCLC records no copies
Publisher
[Dr. M. Sayle Taylor Hygienic Orificial Co.,
Place of Publication
Chicago:
Date Published
1928]
Pages
24 pp. (each of three booklets) and 16 pp. (one booklet).
Size
Four booklets (4\" x 6 \").
Size
Four booklets (4\" x 6 \").

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Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg

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