Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1889.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Large octavo. 288 pp, with index and large (32 x 44 in.) folding railroad map of the United States in rear pocket. Original brown cloth, some pale spotting to front board, else fine. Author's presentation stamp "Compliments of Bushrod W. James" on front flyleaf. Bushrod (1836-1903) was a surgeon and homeopathic physician who served as President of the Homeopathic Medical Society of Pennsylvania and of the National Society of the American Institute of Homeopathy. Here he argues for "the importance of the residence of invalids in a suitable climate as an almost indispensable factor in the treatment, prevention, and cure of many forms of disease" and provides a detailed listing of American health resorts (which "compare very favorably in every respect" to those of Europe) and their various climates, amenities, and suitability for treating specific conditions. Separate chapters are devoted to seaside resorts, freshwater resorts, mountain resorts, summer resorts, winter resorts, mineral springs, and resorts in Mexico and South America.