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by Friedman, Meyer, MD, 1910-2001

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New York, 2001 ¶ Only edition of this landmark catalogue: "[In] a charged salesroom, the Medical Library of Dr. Meyer Friedman brought an outstanding $5.8 million, double its high estimate of $2.9 million. The combination of provenance, quality and rarity resulted in frenzied bidding on numerous occasions, driving many prices to multiples of their high estimates. The sale was 100% sold, with all of the top ten lots soaring above their high estimates, and all but one shattering their previous record[s] at auction. Highlighting the sale was . . . Harvey's 1628 Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis, which announced the discovery of the circulation of blood and sold for $748,250, far surpassing a high estimate of $400,000, and establishing a record for this work at auction." (Sotheby's.) Dr Friedman was responsible for the theory of 'type A' behavior and its links to heart disease. 176 lots. (Sale no. 7732.) ||| Collation: 270 x 211 mm: Pp [1-7] 8-154. Illustration: Numerous color and monochrome facsimiles and illustrations. Binding: Printed wrappers, pictorial dust-jacket. Condition: Fine. .


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The medical library of Dr Meyer Friedman
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Sotheby\'s Sotheby Sothebys New York 2001 11 November Nov 16 Friedman Meyer MD 1910 2001 The medical library of Dr Meyer Friedman Selby Kiffer Copernicus De revolutionibus 1543 Vesalius De humani corporis fabrica 1543 Harvey De motu cordis 1628 Darwin on
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