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How to Use Crazy Water Crystals: What to Eat

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Crazy Water Hotel Company, 1933. A pamphlet advertising the laxative Crazy Water Crystals, with directions for use and a special emphasis on proper diet. The pamphlet not-so-subtly begins with a disclaimer ("Do not expect a miracle ... Do not be alarmed if the first reaction from your Crazy Water Crystals is unpleasant", p. 2), and begins by attributing digestive issues to "wrong habits of eating, soft living, and lack of exercise" (p. 3). Over the next few pages, it offers suggested diets for different afflictions. For example, those with constipation should avoid eggs, according to p. 7; diets are also offered for Acid Stomach, Biliousness, Rheumatism, and Kidney Diseases. An illustrated description of how Crazy Water was discovered by a pioneer family is included on pages 16 and 17. The last two leaves include "5 Golden Rules for Poor Sleepers" and "A Few Simple Rules for 5 Minutes Past 40", i.e., health advice for those who are aging. 12mo (5.5" by 3"), pp. 32, stapled in original illustrated wrappers. Very good to fine. Paper toned and brittle/acidic; one short tear to left-hand margin of upper wrapper, not affecting text or image.

Price: $200.00

Item #20001333