"Given the wide readership of almanacs in early America and their importance to the business of printing and publishing, the neglect of scholarship on almanacs verges on the scandalous. . . . Horrocks's intense focus, his broad range of primary sources, his grasp of the positions of other scholars, his crisp argumentation, and his clear, accessible prose combine to make this a valuable study.—E. Jennifer Monaghan, author of Learning to Read and Write in Colonial America
""In this well-written little book, Horrocks provides insight to the influence popular health writing - in particular, the almanac - had on the publishing industry in the first part of the nineteenth-century . . . Modern modalities have reestablished, in a different form, home health care, and the epilogue provides an excellent overview of this. . . . The writing is clear, and the illustrations well display the subjects and details provided by these popular publications.""—Choice
""A deeply scholarly scrutiny of the connections between almanacs and popular culture, and a welcome supplement to college library and early American history shelves.""—The Midwest Book Review
""This new study by Horrocks is a welcome addition to the field. . . . The clarity of the prose is admirable. . . . Most illuminating throughout the study is Horrock's exploration of the complex relationship between the almanac and other popular printed sources for health and medical information. . . . Popular Print and Popular Medicine is compact, useful and endlessly suggestive. Part of the acclaimed University of Massachusetts series, Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book, it is a major contribution to our knowledge and should go a long way towards stimulating other almanac studies. . . . Thomas Horrocks has given us an indispensable book, like the almanac itself.""—Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
""Murray deserves praise for his success as a narrator who seems to simply tap into the historical record and subsequently search out insight form reputable scholars. For an introduction and overview of the subfield of religious liberty in America, this work provides sufficient depth and for those interested, stimulates questions for further research.""—Southern Methodist University"