Be a Man
Place Published: Chicago, IL
Publisher: Dr. Joseph Lister & Co.
Date Published: [circa 1900]
Condition: Good +
Book Id: 46512
72pp. Sextodecimo [16.5 cm] in stapled wraps. 2" tear to front wrap at foot, 1.5" tear to rear wrap at foot, foxing and light wear to wraps; interior is unmarked. B&W illustrations.
This treatise on men's sexual health is an advertisement for the mail-order services of Dr. Joseph Lister & Co., "specialists in the treatment of all diseases peculiar to man, including syphilis, blood poison, and skin diseases" (not affiliated with the famous British surgeon, but named "in honor" of him). Sections on gonorrhea, syphilis, "self abuse," piles, etc. are interspersed with testimonials ("Saved from Suicide or Murder," "Restored to Perfect Manhood," "As Fat as He Ever Was," etc.). Last seven pages are a health questionnaire to be completed and mailed in.Discreet front cover is illustrated with pretty Spanish dancers, no title.