Canton, NY: Institute of Further Studies, 1971-72. First edition. 4to. Mimeographed leaves stapled once at the upper left hand corner. Association copies, addressed and mailed to Gerrit Lansing, with a note to him from Glover on the cover of no. 1.
A nearly complete run, missing only the final number or two, of the scarce little magazine. North Country Medicine was edited by Al Glover, who had studied under Charles Olson at Buffalo, and with Clarke, Wah, and Butterick founded The Institute for Further Studies. In unpublished correspondence from Glover to Robert Duncan that we've seen in Duncan's set of NCM we handled several years ago, Glover stated that he was inspired by the newsletter model of Floating Bear, but wanted a magazine with a different editorial stance. In NCM's short life Glover incorporated historical texts, including Native American texts, anthropological texts, and classical scholarship. Features contributions across the issues from Charles Olson, Charles Simic, John Clarke, Ian Clarke, Ron Caplan, Derryll White, Gladys McLeod, Jacob Lititz, Harvey Brown, George Butterick et al.
The magazine seems to have had a small mailing list, this is only the third run we've handled or seen, with OCLC locating no holdings. Generally about very good with scattered soiling, with the exception of no. 6, which is dampstained at margins, with several of the glued together pages coming apart (the issue was very oddly assembled), and is good only. Item #28328