Natural Healing [BILZ, Friedrich Eduard]. Das Neue Naturheilverfahren. .Leipzig, Verlag von F. E. Bilz: . Three octavo volumes, including the scarce supplement along with additional text in original printed envelope. Each volume with fold-out manikin anatomical charts and color and black and white plates throughout. Text in German. First volume it is about the body of the Man, on the second volume, the body of the woman, and on the 3rd volume: the nose, ears, eyes, mouth, heart and lungs. Each volume nicely illustrated with color movable anatomical manikins with flaps exposing deeper layers of the anatomy. Also illustrated with color plates and black and white textual illustrations throughout. Beautifully bound in original full red illustrated cloth, elaborately stamped with a woman using water and fruits and vegtables, adorned in gilt. Edges bumped, light extremity wear. Overall, a very good or better copy with the scarce supplement volume often missing.
Friedrich Eduard Bilz (June 12, 1842 January 30, 1922) was a German naturopath who was a native of Arnsdorf in the Kingdom of Saxony. As a merchant of a Kolonialwarenladen (shop offering non-European goods) in Meerane, Bilz became interested in naturopathic medicine. In 1888 he published Das Neue Naturheilverfahren (The New Natural Healing), a book that became very popular and was translated into twelve languages. In 1895 Bilz founded a health spa at Radebeul that was soon expanded into a large sanitarium. In the early part of the 20th century, he constructed a Licht-Luft Bad (a large outdoor swimming pool) at the sanitarium (the "Bilzbad"). In 1911 he displayed a Wellenmaschine (wave machine) at the International Hygiene Exhibition in Dresden. It was installed at Bilzbad during the following year. In 1902, Bilz created a soft-drink named Bilz-Brause, a beverage consisting of mineral water and citrus juice that was served to patients at the sanitarium. After forming a partnership with local industrialist Franz Hartmann, the name was changed to Sinalco, and the drink was marketed worldwide.-Wikipedia