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The House I Live In is best described by its alternate title: An Elementary Physiology for Children in the Public Schools. According to the author, a physician, the text is designed “With Special Reference to the Nature of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics, and Their Effects Upon the Human System.” The text employs simple language, largely devoid of scientific terms, to present basic lessons in hygiene for young children. It contains many black and white illustrations. The brown cover is decorated with a foliage design and border. The book is 96 pages and was endorsed by the Department of Scientific Instructions of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Virginia born Quaker Dr. Eli F. Brown (1842-1908) avoided service in the Confederate Army and instead moved north to Indiana. He became a professor of literature and drawing at Perdue University in 1873 and one of the founders of the Indianapolis Cremation Society in 1878. He taught Shortridge High School and Indian State Medical College where he received his medical degree in 1879, though his occupation on the 1880 census is schoolteacher and he doesn’t appear to have practiced medicine. He became editor of the Indiana State Medical College and a noted lecturer/ author of books with long titles about anatomy and physiology as well as a proponent of temperance. Brown’s other publications include The Eclectic Physiology or Guide to Health: with special reference to the nature of alcoholic drinks and narcotics and their effects upon the human system (1886); Youth’s Temperance Manual: an Elementary Physiology , prepared with special reference to the nature of alcoholic drinks and narcotics, and their effects upon the human system, and in accordance with the requirements of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (1888); Sex and Life: the physiology and hygiene of the sexual organization (1891); Alcohol: Its Effects on Body and Mind (1890); The New Tokology: mother and child culture: the science of sex and life physiology and hygiene of the sexual organization(1903) and Nature’s Laws: The New Tocology on The Science of Sex and Life: physiology and hygiene of the vital organization: health and beauty, education and character building (1903).
Publisher Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co. was incorporated in 1877 and based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In May 1890, the American Book Company purchased all of the copyrights and plates formerly owned by Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co.
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
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