Philadelphia: Boericke & Tafel, 1911.
1st English Language Edition. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #15410
Cover rub, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; First English language translation of Béchamp's Le Sang et son troisième élément anatomique. "Pierre Jacques Antoine Béchamp (16 October 1816 – 15 April 1908) was a French scientist now best known for breakthroughs in applied organic chemistry and for a bitter rivalry with Louis Pasteur. Béchamp developed the Béchamp reduction, an inexpensive method to produce aniline dye, permitting William Henry Perkin to launch the synthetic-dye industry. Béchamp also synthesized the first organic arsenical drug, arsanilic acid, from which Paul Ehrlich later synthesized salvarsan, the first chemotherapeutic drug. Béchamp's rivalry with Pasteur was initially for priority in attributing fermentation to microorganisms, later for attributing the silkworm disease pebrine to microorganisms, and eventually over the validity of germ theory." - Wikipedia. Detailed work on the nature of blood with emphasis on Béchamp's "Third Anatomical Element" - Microzymas, as well as attack on Pasteur personally and on his Germ Theory. In essence, Béchamp’s terrain theory states germs are always present in our environment and do not cause disease. Disease is associated with the physiology of the host, and not the germs per se which is in stark contrast to the modern Western medical approach that implies by killing the germ we can cure the disease. Quite uncommon First English language edition of this foundational alternative medicine work contradicting germ theory of disease. ; xvi, 440 pages.