Battle Creek, Michigan: The Sanitarium, 1905. Paperback. A practical manual for gymnastics to be performed at home, by the "Physical Directors" of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, a health resort opened in 1866, based on the health principles of the Seventh day Adventist Church, most notably associated with John Harvey Kellogg. Kellogg, who was superintendent of the resort.
His system utilized what Kellogg called a "composite physiologic method" comprising hydrotherapy, photo therapy, thermotherapy, electrotherapy, mechanotherapy, dietetics, physical culture, cold air cure, and health training.
The profusely illustrated booklet offers complete instructions for the use of dumb bells, Indian clubs, wands and chest weights, as well as a series of breathing exercises. Wonderful b&w printed photographic illustrations and drawings of ladies and gentlemen performing gymnastics.
8vo, 66pp, advertisements printed both sides of rear wrapper. Dark green printed paper wrappers, title in black in decorative printed border at front wrapper. Very small chip top edge front wrapper & top of spine; pages and illustrations bright and clean. OCLC: 52816226 records 2 copies, at Yale and Loma Linda. Item #22641