Volume 1: Anatomy and physiology
Volume 2: Exercise and athletics
Volume 3: Fasting and treatments
Volume 4: Diagnosis and treatment of disease
Volume 5: Sex and parenthood
The eight volume set
Examples of the beautiful "Leatherette" covers of the editions from the 1920's and the 1930's
Every edition had a spectacular, fold-out mannequin in the front of volume 1
The mannequin illustrated the skeleton, the muscles, and all the internal organs.
It is not easy today to find copies of the encyclopedia which still have the mannequin totally intact.
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A two-page advertisement in Physical Culture Magazine for one of the very early editions
An advertisement from the 1920's and another from the 1930's
The encyclopedias were copiously illustrated and had many excellent full-page color charts.
Of course, he was never shy about showing off his own impressive physique
A two-page spread from the brochure, "A simple Guide To Health"
Copies of the encyclopedia are auctioned off regularly on eBay.
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