|←Author Index: Al||William Alcott
|A physician, teacher, the first president of the American Vegetarian Society, and the founder of The American Physiological Society in 1837 (the world's first physiological society). He wrote many books on the topics of education and health, and deplored free courtship, excitable conversation, exciting books, unnecessary heat, and various other courtship practices prevalent in 18th century America but steadily going out of fashion by 1856.|
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- The Young House-keeper; Or, Thoughts on Food and Cookery
- Confessions of a School Master (1839)
- The Young Man's Guide (1839)
- The Young Woman's Guide
- The Use of Tobacco: Its Physical, Intellectual, and Moral Effects on the Human System (1836)
- Art of Good Behavior (1848)
- The Young Housekeeper (1842)
- The Young Mother Or Management of Children in Regard to Health
- Tea And Coffee: Their Physical, Intellectual and Moral Effect on the Human System and Are They Injurious?
- Adventures of Lot, the Nephew of Abraham
- Familiar Letters to Young Men on Various Subjects.: Designed as a Companion to The Young Man's Guide
- Trust in the Lord; Or the Story of Elijah and the Ravens
- Stories of Eliot and the Indians
- Lectures on Life and Health, Or, The Laws and Means of Physical Culture (1853)
- The House I Live in; The first Anatomy Book for the General Public
- Forty years in the wilderness of pills and powders, or, The cogitations and confessions of an aged physician (1859) [Autobiography]
About William Alcott
- “Alcott, William Alexander” in The American Cyclopædia, 1879.
- “Alcott, William Alexander,” in Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton and Co. (1891)
- “Alcott, William Alexander,” American Medical Biographies. Baltimore: The Norman, Remington Co., 1920.