Books: Bestseller Revisited, Dec. 28, 1959

FOLK MEDICINE (182 pp.)—D. C. Jarvis, M.D.—Holt ($2.95).

In Boston last week, famed Grocers S. S. Pierce & Co. were doing a brisk business in an item whose output is sharply limited: "Honegar," a fifty-fifty mixture of honey and apple-cider vinegar, compounded by Mrs. Catherine Perry, using frontier-housewife techniques, at Hartland Four Corners, Vt. And all over the U.S., booksellers were doing equally brisk business with an item in seemingly unlimited demand as well as supply: Folk Medicine, by D. C. Jarvis, M.D.

Subtitled "A Vermont Doctor's Guide to Good Health," the book has...

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