Hollick, Frederick, 1818-1900.

Collection: Medical Heritage

Publisher: New York : T.W. Strong, 98 Nassau Street. Boston: G.W. Cottrell, 64 Cornhill

  • "Frederick Hollick achieved massive popularity and occasional notoriety during the mid-nineteenth century as a purveyor of sexual knowledge. A writer, itinerant lecturer, and self-accredited "medical man," Hollick spread his views of sexual form, function, and behavior to thousands of antebellum Americans through his home health manuals. The books that he based on his lectures sold hundreds of editions, traveled west, and were translated into Spanish. ... Following his mentor, the British socialist Robert Owen, Hollick held radical convictions about sexuality, marriage, contraception, and the liberatory potential of scientific education for the masses. But unlike other Owenite lecturers, he eventually claimed a special prerogative as a doctor—in his words, a "Medical Red Republican"—to speak publicly about these topics."--April Haynes, "The Trials of Frederick Hollick" (Journal of the Historty of Sexuality 12.4 (2003), 543-574), p. 545.
  • Electronic reproduction.
  • HEALTH: Added as part of 2008 Rare Book Project.
  • Bound in publisher's dark brown cloth with blind-stamped boards, spine stamped in gilt and blind, and cream endpapers.
  • digitized
  • The online edition of this book in the public domain, i.e., not protected by copyright, has been produced by the Emory University Digital Library Publications Program.

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