The Steven Lomazow Collection of American Periodicals

One of the largest periodical collection of all time. The Steven Lomazow Collection consists of almost 30 thousand issues dating back to the early 1700's.  A finer collection of periodical artwork you can't find any where else.


Dr. Steven Lomazow
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Local ID: 3784

Estimated Value: $600

Title: Probe; An Inquiry Into the Use of Stimulants and Narcotics, the Social Evils Resulting Therefrom, and Methods of Reform and Cure
Category: Medicine, Addiction
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Date: January 1869
Published in: Philadelphia, PA
A very early, and perhaps the first serious journal devoted to the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. It was edited by Joseph Parrish, M.D. and issued quarterly from the Sanitarium at Media, PA. An advertisement for the sanitarium appears on the inner front wrapper. Other than temperance magazines, which attack the subject with a religious fervor, this is the earliest magazine located which takes a serious academic and scientific approach to the subject.