Smoke Over America

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Smoke Over America

by Dr. Jesse Mercer Gehman

This book measures 8 3/4" X 6" and has 572 pages. This book is to the best of my knowledge the last book printed at the Roycroft Press. As of 1939 the Press had passed out of the Hubbard family and there are no books known to have been published in 1939. There were a few books published in 1940, 1941 and this final book in 1943. In 1943, Charles "Cy" Rosen was working for Kenworthy Publishing Company in Buffalo New York. This book was printed at Kenworthy and bound at the Roycroft bindery. The book was finished on May 7th 1943.
Dr. Gehman worked as an editor for Bernarr Macfadden in the 1920s, wrote one of the earliest books warning of the dangers of cigarette smoke in the 1930s (Smoke Over America)  and served as president of both the American Vegetarian Union and the American Naturopathic Society.
This book is basically an anti-smoking treatise.

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