Rubies in the Sand by Herbert M. Shelton 1st Edition Hardcover 1961 naturopathy, alternative medicine


Title: Rubies in the Sand

Author: Herbert M. Shelton

Description: Stated First Edition. Blue boards with silver lettering. Minor rubbed spots on front boards. Binding is tight. Bookseller sticker on front paste-down, otherwise interior is clean. 330, [1] pp. 7.75 x 5.5 inches. 5 copies noted on OCLC.

A scarce copy of Dr. Shelton's book in which he shares four decades of research, revealing important aspects of medicine, hygiene and healing drawn from historical sources, from antiquity up through the twentieth-century. He draws from sources in Egypt and India, Greece and Rome, on up to John Hopkins University. From the introduction: "I have undertaken to write this book in a modest effort to clear away the accumulated mental debris of centuries and to get down to an honest investigation of the genuine factors which build and sustain good health... to understand the best that the ages have to offer us in the way of care of ourselves in both health and in sickness."

Herbert Shelton (1895-1985) was an American advocate of naturopathy, fasting, vegetarianism and other methods of alternative health. In 1928 he established the Dr. Shelton's Health School in San Antonio (and later, six other locations) where he cared for more than 40,000 patients during his life.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Dr. Shelton's Health School
Place: San Antonio, TX
Year: 1961

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: naturopathy, alternative medicine, hygiene, health, medical history, medicine, history,

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