What Women Should
Know- Mrs. E. B. Duffey 1893
Altemus Published this
title four times. 1893, 1895, 1896 and 1900. Although the covers of
each edition are different, the 320 pages of text are identical. Each
book is 7 x 4.5.
The Altemus books are reprints. The first edition was
published by J. M. Stoddart and Co. in 1873. Other reprints by the
Fireside Publishing House, J. S. Goodman and Co., Queen City Publishing
Co., and later editions by Stoddart were all published prior to the
Mrs. E.(Eliza) B. (Bisbee) Duffey was an author who
concentrated on women's rights and issues. Abortion, equal education
rights, advice for mothers are some of her favorite issues and topics.
Reprints from as recently as 1974 are noted. This is a puzzler since
the information in the book is totally out of date, inaccurate and in
some instances bizarre. There is a section on the treatment of a
youngster with seizures. As a neurologist I can absolutely state that
the instructions are as silly as they are worthless. Most of the other
proclamations about inheritance, diseases, etc. are of interest
historically but not of much value today.