Context of The American medical guide for the use of families, : in two parts, : part 1st. A materia medica. Being a treaties [i.e., treatise] on all the most useful articles used as medicine, including those which are the produce of our own country. : Part 2d therapeutics, or, the art of curing the various diseases of the human body. : To which is added a short description of the constituent parts of the human body,