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IN SICKNESS AND HEALTH: A Manual of Domestic Medicine and Surgery, Hygiene, Dietetics, and Nursing, Dealing in a Practical Way with the Problems Relating to the Maintenance of Health, the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, and the Most Effective Aid in Emergencies.
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IN SICKNESS AND HEALTH: A Manual of Domestic Medicine and Surgery, Hygiene, Dietetics, and Nursing, Dealing in a Practical Way with the Problems Relating to the Maintenance of Health, the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, and the Most Effective Aid in Emergencies.

By Roosevelt, J. West; editor.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896., 1896.. Fair. - Thick octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on the spine & front cover with decorative frames in blind on both covers. The binding is rubbed & bumped. The rear joint is chipped. The head of the spine is chipped & there is a tear to the tail. xvi & 991 pages. Illustrated with 4 color plates with tissue guards, including a frontispiece, and with plates & numerous textual illustrations in black & white. The hinges are cracked. There is a 1903 gift inscription on the front pastedown & endpaper and the endpaper is chipped. There is offsetting to pages 604-605 from a slip of paper used as a bookmark & 1 index page is stained. Good working copy. 12 authors contributed to this manual.

$75.00

THE PEDIGREE OF DISEASE / Being Six Lectures on Temperament, Idiosyncrasy and Diathesis. Delivered in the Theatre of the Royal College of Surgeons in the Session of 1881.
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THE PEDIGREE OF DISEASE / Being Six Lectures on Temperament, Idiosyncrasy and Diathesis. Delivered in the Theatre of the Royal College of Surgeons in the Session of 1881.

By Hutchinson, Jonathan.

New York: William Wood and Company (1885)., (1885).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth. The binding is rubbed and lightly bumped & stained with a tiny piece out of the cloth of the rear cover. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & frayed and the titling on the spine is faded. Title, [2] leaves & 113 pages, A bookplate has been partially removed from the front pastedown. There is soiling to the front pastedown & endpaper. An owner's name is penned on the title page. The page edges are toned. Good. First American edition.From the library of of psychiatrist Arthur N. Foxe with his signature and address stamp on the front endpaper and his partially removed bookplate on the front pastedown.

$25.00

CONTRACEPTION (Birth Control): Its Theory, History and Practice.  A Manual for / The Medical and  Legal Professions.
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CONTRACEPTION (Birth Control): Its Theory, History and Practice. A Manual for / The Medical and Legal Professions.

By Stopes, Marie Carmichael.

London: John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, Limited, 1923., 1923.. Fair. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt. The binding is lightly rubbed & the covers are dampstained. xxiii & 418 pages. Illustrated with 4 black & white plates. The front endpaper is lightly stained. There is dampstaining to the bottom corners of the 3 rear text pages, 2 rear plates & the rear blanks, endpaper & pastedown. Good working copy. First edition of this classic book.With an Introduction by Sir William Bayliss and Introductory Notes by Sir James Barr, Dr. C. Rolleston, Dr. Jane Hawthorne & Obscurus.From the library of artist Alfonso Ossorio with his signature on the front endpaper.Alfonso A. Ossorio [1916-1990] was an abstract expressionist artist born in Manila, Philippines. At the age of fourteen, he moved to the United States, becoming a citizen in 1933. His work was influenced by his friend Jackson Pollock, whose work he admired and collected, and by the "art brut" of Jean Dubuffet whom he met in Paris in 1950. In the 1950s he began creating assemblages, which he called "congregations" and he was represented along with Dubuffet and many other artists in the 1961 exhibition "The Art of Assemblage" at the Museum of Modern Art, which introduced this form of art to the general public for the first time. He died in New York City in 1990.

$35.00

AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT PENNED ON VELLUM & SIGNED BY GEORGE SMITH, OUTLINING \
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AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT PENNED ON VELLUM & SIGNED BY GEORGE SMITH, OUTLINING "THE SCHEDULE" which is referred to in his "LETTERS PATENT" for "HIS IMPROVEMENT IN MEDICINE ENTITLED 'ANTI-DYSPEPTIC PILLS'."

By Smith, George.

[August 11, 1821]. [1821]., [1821].. Good. - Folio, 13-3/4 inches high by 11-1/4 inches wide. Over 250 words penned on heavy creamy white vellum listing the ingredients and outlining the dosage and prescribed use for George Smith's "Anti-Dyspeptic Pills". Likely meant to accompany the actual patent application or "Letters Patent", the document asserts that this is "The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent, and making part of the same, containing a description in the words of the said George Smith himself of his improvement in Medicine entitled 'Anti Dyspeptic Pills'...." George Smith then proceeds to list the ingredients with quantities measured in drachms, grains and scruple, with the exception of the syrup of liquorice for which he recommends using a "sufficient quantity to make the whole into a mass for pills...." The ingredients appear to consist of aloes, gamboge, rhubarb, charcoal, gum myrrh, and Oil of carui (i.e. caraway) which are to be mixed with the syrup of liquorice, the whole to be divided into pills of five grains each. Smith then elaborates, describing dosage and the desired results. Signed in full by George Smith at bottom right, with the signatures of two witnesses, Oliver Hull and Gabriel Winter, penned at bottom left. The document is stained & browned along the edges with some spotting or foxing throughout. Folded once horizontally and twice vertically. Good. The original patent to which George Smith refers in this document was sold at auction in 1998 and is now in the collection of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

$750.00

THE SQUIBB ANCIENT PHARMACY: A Catalogue of the Collection.

By Urdang, George; Nitardy, F. W.

New York: E. R. Squibb & Sons, (1940)., (1940).. Very good. - Small octavo, brown cloth. There are small chips to the top edge of the binding. 190 pages. Black-and white frontispiece & numerous full-page black-and-white illustrations. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>1102 items are listed in this catalog of pharmaceutical shelf-ware, utensils, books and documents from the 15th to the 19th century. The collection was assembled in Europe and was acquired by E. R. Squibb & Sons and brought to the United States in 1932.

$15.00

THE EARLY HISTORY OF VETERINARY LITERATURE AND ITS BRITISH DEVELOPMENT. Vol 1: From the Earliest Period to A.D. 1700. Vol. 2: The Eighteenth Century. Vol. 3: The Nineteenth Century, 1800-1823. Vol. 4: The Nineteenth Century,1823-1860. (4 volumes).
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THE EARLY HISTORY OF VETERINARY LITERATURE AND ITS BRITISH DEVELOPMENT. Vol 1: From the Earliest Period to A.D. 1700. Vol. 2: The Eighteenth Century. Vol. 3: The Nineteenth Century, 1800-1823. Vol. 4: The Nineteenth Century,1823-1860. (4 volumes).

By Smith, Sir Frederick.

London: J. A. Allen & Co., 1976., 1976.. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spines. The top edges are light green. The volumes are housed in a green cardboard slipcase. There is some rubbing to the bindings. The slipcase is rubbed and chipped. iv, 373 & viii pages; 244 & vii pages; 184 & xvii pages; and 161 pages. There are a few black-and-white plates & illustrations . Near fine in a good slipcase. Reprint of the 1919-1933 first edition.

$125.00

AN ESSAY ON A NEW METHOD OF TREATING THE EFFUSION WHICH COLLECTS UNDER THE SCULL AFTER FRACTURES OF THE HEAD. By J. Deveze, Officer of Health, of the first class, in the French Armies. [From the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume IV"].
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AN ESSAY ON A NEW METHOD OF TREATING THE EFFUSION WHICH COLLECTS UNDER THE SCULL AFTER FRACTURES OF THE HEAD. By J. Deveze, Officer of Health, of the first class, in the French Armies. [From the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume IV"].

By Deveze, Dr. Jean (1753-1826?). French refugee from Haiti, known for his treatment of yellow fever during the 1793 Philadelphia epidemic. He used Bush Hill hospital to care for patients and hired trained nurses to help them.

[Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Thomas Dobson], [1799]., [1799].. Very good. - Quarto, 11-1/2 inches high by 9-1/8 inches wide. Unbound signatures from the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society". 6 deckle-edged pages in all, with large uncut & untrimmed margins, consisting of pages 433 through 438. The edges are chipped and there is minor soiling and darkening to the margins. Very good. <p>Unbound sheets from volume 4 of the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society".<p>"When there is a collection of blood from a blow or fracture of the scull, all authors advise the trepan, in order to discharge the collected fluid; but the difficulty of ascertaining the part where it has accumulated, often makes frequent repetitions of the operation necessary before it is discovered. Mr. Mareschal, first surgeon to Louis XIV gives us an example of this, he trepanned a young lady twelve times before he found the effusion occasioned by a fracture of the parietal and temporal bones on the same side...." Dr. Deveze writes in the third paragraph. Deveze goes on: "In cases of accumulated blood between the scull and dura matter, the adhesion which unites them, is destroyed in the place occupied by the fluid..." He goes on to suggest that "In this case a single opening made in the scull on one of the points of effusion, is sufficient to give vent to the fluid, because the blood pressed on all sides by the action of the brain, quits the place it had collected in, and flows towards the part that offers passage...." According to an 1827 article in "The New-York Medical and Physical Journal", edited by John Francis, M.D. and John Beck, M.D., in a case where the above was ineffective "It occurred at this time to Mr. Deveze, that the leading symptom was owing to blood collected under one of the points of the fracture in the temporal region, as the effusions which had been formed under the other fractures had been evacuated in removing the dressings, he determined to adopt the method now recommended, of separating the adhesion between the skull and the dura matter in the direction of the fracture. He took a very flexible silver spatula, and pressing it towards the bone, bent it to take the form of the part upon which he acted. At length after having entered half an inch below the temporal scaly suture, the resistance suddenly ceased, and the instrument entered a hollow part; at the same time the blood flowed in great quantity."<p>The French physician Dr. Jean Deveze (1753-1826?), a refugee from Haiti, arrived in Philadelphia at the peak of the Yellow Epidemic which devastated the city in the Summer of 1793. Bush Hill, a Philadelphia hospital specializing in yellow fever, recognized Deveze's prior extensive experience treating patients afflicted with the disease in Santo Domingo and appointed him to head the hospital. Unlike Benjamin Rush, who advocated bloodletting, Deveze treated patients with quinine and stimulants while keeping them calm & comfortable and taking care of their hygienic needs.

$250.00

JOHANNIS FREIND MEDICINAE DOCTORIS, HISTORIA MEDICINAE A GALENI TEMPORE USQUE AD INITIUM SAECULI DECIMI SEXTI. In qua ea praecipue notantur quae ad Praxin pertinent, Anglice Scripta ad Ricardum Mead, M.D. Latine conversa a Joanne Wigan, M.D. cum Indicibus Locupletissimis.
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JOHANNIS FREIND MEDICINAE DOCTORIS, HISTORIA MEDICINAE A GALENI TEMPORE USQUE AD INITIUM SAECULI DECIMI SEXTI. In qua ea praecipue notantur quae ad Praxin pertinent, Anglice Scripta ad Ricardum Mead, M.D. Latine conversa a Joanne Wigan, M.D. cum Indicibus Locupletissimis.

By Freind, John; Mead, Richard, and Wigan, John.

Venetiis: Sebastianum Coleti, 1735., 1735.. Good. FIRST EDITION IN LATIN - Quarto, 9-1/2 inches high by 7 inches wide. Early floral paper decorated boards backed with a green vellum paper spine. The boards are heavily rubbed and the corners and edges are worn with some slight damage. xl & 224 pages, illustrated with a pictorial woodcut title device signed "G.P." in the plate. There is evidence of early worming to the pastedowns and edges of the last 2 leaves. There is spotting to the title page and the bottom edges of the pages are dampstained with occasional soiling and staining. An early owner's signed book label is mounted on the front pastedown with the early ownership signature of a medical doctor also penned at the top of the front endpaper. Good. First edition in Latin, translated from the English by John Wigan.The renowned Newtonian physician Dr. John Freind (1675-1728) learned Newtonian medicine and medical practice from his Jacobite teachers while studying at Christ Church, Oxford. The Jacobites had a deep affinity to the simplicity of Newton's mathematical theory and shared many similar beliefs about human society. The Jacobites were also highly political and supported the deposed King James II and Freind published 2 works that reflected his political beliefs. His affiliation with the Jacobites led to his arrest and incarceration in the Tower of London. His close friend Dr. Richard Mead frequently visited him during his imprisonment and brought him a new edition of Daniel LeClerc's "Histoire de la Medicine". Freind was enraged with LeClerc's approach to the history of medicine and how LeClerc, an adherent of Paracelsus' approach, left huge gaps in his history by totally disregarding any progress made during the Dark Ages. In response, Freind devoted his remaining time in the Tower to writing his own history of medicine.

$275.00

AN INQUIRY INTO THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF THE OPIUM OFFICINARUM, Extracted from the Papaver Somniferum or White Poppy of Linnaeus: And of That Procured from the Lactuca Sativa, or Common Cultivated Lettuce of the Same Author. [From the \
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AN INQUIRY INTO THE COMPARATIVE EFFECTS OF THE OPIUM OFFICINARUM, Extracted from the Papaver Somniferum or White Poppy of Linnaeus: And of That Procured from the Lactuca Sativa, or Common Cultivated Lettuce of the Same Author. [From the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume IV"].

By Coxe, John Redman (1773-1864). American medical doctor, professor of chemistry, materia medica & pharmacy.

[Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Thomas Dobson], [1799]., [1799].. Very good. - Quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide. Unbound signatures from the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society". 28 deckle-edged pages in all, with large uncut & untrimmed margins, consisting of pages 387 through 414. Very good. First edition.Unbound sheets from volume 4 of the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society".John Redman Coxe's study on Opium, comparing that extracted from the white poppy with that extracted from lettuce. Lettuce had numerous uses as a medicinal herb in ancient and even recent times. American settlers claimed that smallpox could be prevented by ingesting lettuce and early Iranians suggested eating the seeds when afflicted with typhoid. Varieties of lettuce had a mild narcotic property and it was called "sleepwort" by the Anglo-Saxons. Although cultivated lettuce "lactuca sativa" has lower levels of the narcotic, it is still present in the two "sesquiterpene lactones" found in the white liquid latex in the stems. The substance is called lactucarium or lettuce opium.The American physician, chemist, medical educator and writer John Redman Coxe (1773-1864) was born in New Jersey to Loyalist parents. His father returned to England following the Revolution and John Redman Coxe remained in Philadelphia for a time to be raised by his grandfather, the noted physician John Redman. He later joined his parents in England where he pursued the study of anatomy and chemistry. Returning to Philadelphia, he studied under Dr. Benjamin Rush and attained his M.D. following studies at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Coxe was an early promoter of vaccination and one of the first Philadelphia doctors to vaccinate patients. He authored one of his most significant works on the subject in 1802 "Practical Observations on Vaccination, or Inoculation for the Cow-pock". He was one of the founders of the Chemical Society of Philadelphia to which he was later elected as President. His medical practice included his ownership of a drugstore. Coxe was appointed chair of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and subsequently professor of materia medica and pharmacy. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1799.

$500.00

SCIENCE AND IMMORTALITY.
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SCIENCE AND IMMORTALITY.

By Osler, William.

London, U. K.: Archibald Constable & Co Ltd, 1904., 1904.. Good. - 16mo [approximately 5-3/4 inches high by 4 inches wide], green cloth titled in gilt. There is scribbling to the covers & their corners are lightly bumped. The spine is darkened with the head rubbed. 93 & [1] pages plus 1-page publisher's catalog. A previous owner's name is penned on the front endpaper. Good. First English edition.Harvard University's annual "Ingersoll Lecture on the Immortality of Man".

$25.00

JOHANNIS FREIND AD CELEBERRIMUM VIRUM RICARDUM MEAD, M.D. DE QUIBUSDAM VARIOLARUM GENERIBUS EPISTOLA. [The 1723 first edition of  Dr. John Freind's An Epistle to Dr. Richard Mead, Concerning SMALL-POX together with a 1727 edition of this same work]
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JOHANNIS FREIND AD CELEBERRIMUM VIRUM RICARDUM MEAD, M.D. DE QUIBUSDAM VARIOLARUM GENERIBUS EPISTOLA. [The 1723 first edition of Dr. John Freind's An Epistle to Dr. Richard Mead, Concerning SMALL-POX together with a 1727 edition of this same work]

By Freind, John (1675-1728).

Londini: Impensis J. Bowyer, ad Insignae Rosae juxta Porticum Occidentalem Ecclesiae Divi Pauli, 1723., 1723.. Fair. - Quarto, 8-7/8 inches high by 6-7/8 inches wide. Printed self-wraps. Partially disbound with the cover page detached and a few signatures loose. [2] & 18 pages, with a title decoration and formal decorated tail-piece. The work is additionally dated March 30, 1723 in Latin at the end of the work. Once folded in half with a horizontal crease through the book, the title cover page is soiled with dampstaining to the bottom edge. There is some light chipping or damage to the front edge of the last few leaves with heavier damage and loss to the front edge of the last leaf, not affecting the text. <p>The 1723 first edition of Dr. John Freind's "An Epistle to Dr. Richard Mead. Concerning some particular kinds of small-pox". This is the quarto issue. An octavo issue was also published in the same year.<p>The ESTC locates only 13 copies of this first edition in the British Isles and 7 copies in North America.<p>TOGETHER WITH:<p>JOHANNIS FREIND AD CELEBERRIMUM VIRUM RECARDUM MEAD, M.D. de Quibusdam Variolarum generibus Epistola / ORATIO ANNIVERSARIA IN THEATRO COLLEGII REGALIS MEDICORUM LONDIN. Habita, Ex Harvaei instituto, in eorum commemorationem qui sua in hoc collegium beneficentia claruerunt. Die xviii Octobris, Anno 1720. Londini: Impendis J. Bowyer, ad Insignae Rosae in Vico dicto Pater-Noster-Row, 1727. Octavo, 7-1/2 inches high by 4-3/4 inches wide. Softcover, bound in later plain green paper wrappers. Overall title leaf followed by pages [1]-24; [2] leaves, pages [4]-7, and 9-24, with page 8 skipped in numbering. In addition to the overall title page, each of these 2 works is preceded by its own title page. This volume is decorated with the publisher's woodcut rose device illustrating each of the 2 separate title pages, as well as woodcut head and tail pieces and initials. There is some foxing to the edges of the book and a few page corners are lightly creased. Very good.<p>This is the 1727 edition of the work listed above, published as issued with Freind's October 18, 1720 commemorative speech describing elements of medical history.<p>This is a rare edition. ESTC locates only 2 copies in the British Isles and 1 copy in North America.<p>"Enjoying, Sir, unexpectedly, abundance of Leisure, and my Mind being, even in this Confinement, not over solicitous, I thought I could not better employ my vacant Hours, than in cultivating my former Studies, and adding a few Observations to what I have already writ concerning acute Diseases. And indeed I the more willingly undertake it, since I learn from that elegant Book concerning the Small-Pox, which Helvetius has lately presented us with, that that learned Author has either trod in our Steps in his Method of Cure, or at least set out in the same road as us...." - [Quoted from the digitized English translation of Freind's book].<p>The renowned Newtonian physician Dr. John Freind (1675-1728) learned Newtonian medicine and medical practice from his Jacobite teachers while studying at Christ Church, Oxford. The Jacobites had a deep affinity to the simplicity of Newton's mathematical theory and shared many similar beliefs about human society. The Jacobites were also highly political and supported the deposed King James II and Freind published 2 works that reflected his political beliefs. His affiliation with the Jacobites lead to his arrest and incarceration in the Tower of London. His close friend Dr. Richard Mead frequently visited him during his imprisonment and brought him a new edition of Daniel LeClerc's "Histoire de la Medicine". Freind was enraged with LeClerc's approach to the history of medicine and how LeClerc, an adherent of Paracelsus' approach, left huge gaps in his history by totally disregarding any progress made during the Dark Ages. In response, Freind devoted his remaining time in the Tower to writing his own history of medicine.

$595.00

ON THE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF THE MONARDA PUNCTATA [HORSE MINT] by E.A. ATLEE in THE AMERICAN MEDICAL RECORDER. Vol. II, No. IV. October, 1819.
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ON THE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF THE MONARDA PUNCTATA [HORSE MINT] by E.A. ATLEE in THE AMERICAN MEDICAL RECORDER. Vol. II, No. IV. October, 1819.

By (Eberle, John; editor). Atlee, E.A.

American Medical Recorder, 1819., 1819.. Fair. ILLUTRATED WITH A FOLDING HAND-COLORED BOTANICAL ENGRAVING - Octavo, 9-3/8 inches high by 6 inches wide. Disbound, removed in the past from a larger collection of pamphlets. The binding is broken and several pages are detached. 108 deckle-edged pages numbered [475]-582, illustrated with a hand-colored botanical double-page folding plate depicting the "Monarda Punctata Vel Lutea / Horse Mint" engraved by C. Tiebout after a drawing by E.A. Atlee, M.D. The periodical lacks the last few pages (pp. 583-617). Several pages are darkened and the overlapping edges of a few pages are chipped. The contents include: "A Sketch of the Improvement of Medical and Surgical Science in the United States, during the last thirty years" by the editor, John Eberle. Importantly, included is "On the Medicinal Properties of the Monarda Punctata" by E.A. Atlee, M.D. of Philadelphia, illustrated with a double-page folding plate.The tasteful hand-colored folding botanical plate illustrates horse mint from the roots to its flowers.The uses of the plant, Horsemint, was first brought to notice by Dr. E.F. Atlee in 1819 in this publication. He observed that it was popularly used as a diaphoretic, diuretic and carminative. A powerful irritant, its essential oil was capable of vesicating the skin. Dr. Atlee made use of the oil in either its pure form or diluted with alcohol or tincture of camphor as a liniment for chronic rheumatism and pain. He also made use of it to treat hemiplegia and other forms of paralysis and, in one case, he claims to have treated deafness and restored hearing by bathing the scalp with undiluted oil. Dr. Atlee also claimed the oil to be useful as an embrocation (a liniment or salve) to soothe the rash in the early stages of typhus and could be used as a salve applied to the abdomen in cases of cholera infantum.

$150.00

DE TRACHEOTOMIA. Dissertatio Inauguralis Chirurgica quam Consensu et Auctoritate Gratiosi Medicorum Ordinis in Alma Litterarum Universitate Friderica Guilelma ad Summos in Medicina et Chirurgia Honores Rite Capessendos die IV. M. Augusti A. MDCCCLXV.
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DE TRACHEOTOMIA. Dissertatio Inauguralis Chirurgica quam Consensu et Auctoritate Gratiosi Medicorum Ordinis in Alma Litterarum Universitate Friderica Guilelma ad Summos in Medicina et Chirurgia Honores Rite Capessendos die IV. M. Augusti A. MDCCCLXV.

By Goering, Ernestus Henricus.

Berolini [Berlin]: Typis Expressit Gustavus Lange, [1865]., [1865].. Very good. - Octavo, 7-3/4 inches high by 4-7/8 inches wide. Self-wraps bound with early green paper along the spine. 32 pages. The Top corner of the title and first page as well as that of the last page are creased. A few page corners are darkened and there is some occasional foxing, particularly to the first and last page. Very good. A dissertation on tracheotomy by Ernestus Henricus Goering.The text is in Latin.

$25.00

THE DIFFERENT CLINICAL GROUPS OF XANTHOMATOUS DISEASES; A CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF 22 CASES. (Cover title).
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THE DIFFERENT CLINICAL GROUPS OF XANTHOMATOUS DISEASES; A CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY OF 22 CASES. (Cover title).

By Thannhauser, S. J., M.D.; and Magendantz, Heinz, M.D.

(Lancaster, PA): [American College of Physicians], 1938., 1938.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wrappers. The edges of the wraps are darkened & their corners are creased. There is an ink inscription on the front wrap with notes on the rear wrap. The spine is darkened & foxed with pieces out of the head & tail. Pages [1661]-1745. Black-and-white photographic illustrations & tables. The bottom corners of a few rear pages are bumped. There are 2 tears to the inner edge of the first leaf where it has detached from two staples, with a tiny chip to its front edge. Good. First separate edition.Reprinted from Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 9, March, 1938. This leading American journal is published by the American College of Physicians and was printed by Lancaster Press, Inc. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Laid in is a Boston Herald obituary of German-born physician Dr. Siegfried Thannhauser.

$75.00

THE VACCINATION IMPOSTURE: ITS INFLICTION A CRIME.
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THE VACCINATION IMPOSTURE: ITS INFLICTION A CRIME.

By Gernerd, J.M.M. (1836-1910).

Williamsport, PA: Press of the Gazette and Bulletin, 1906., 1906.. Very good. FIRST EDITION OF THIS RARE EARLY 20TH CENTURY ANTI-VACCINATION PAMPHLET - Octavo, 9-1/4 inches high by 6 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed gray wrappers. The covers are soiled and slightly stained with a crease to the top corner of the front cover and a short tear to the bottom edge of that cover. The head and tail of the spine are chipped with a tear along the bottom of the spine. 52 pages. An original partially printed vaccination slip, printed on yellow paper, certifying that the recipient has been vaccinated on October 8, 1906, is attached with a paper clip to the title page with a resulting stain from the paper clip to the top of the second page. Very good. First edition. RARE.According to a summary in the July 7, 1906 issue of Publisher's Weekly, Vol 70, No. 1: "The writer is a physician in Muncy, Pa., who began practice 50 years ago. He regards vaccination as a shallow superstition equal to the belief in spooks. He claims vaccination must be got out of politics, and that no candidate who wants to be a lawmaker should get a vote unless he is opposed to compulsory vaccination."It is with irony that one reads Dr. George Gregory's blurb, printed on the front cover given, that as a result of vaccination, the last naturally occurring case of smallpox was recorded in 1977 and the disease was considered eradicated by 1980. Dr. Gregory wrote at the time that "The idea of extinguishing smallpox by vaccination is as absurd as it is chimerical."

$295.00

AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY ENGLISH PATHOLOGIST AND PIONEER PUBLIC HEALTH REFORMER SIR JOHN SIMON AS A MEMBER OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL.
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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY ENGLISH PATHOLOGIST AND PIONEER PUBLIC HEALTH REFORMER SIR JOHN SIMON AS A MEMBER OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL.

By Simon, Sir John. (1816-1904). English pathologist, surgeon and a pioneer in public health reform.

May 21st, circa [1860s]., [1860s].. Good. - A few words penned in black ink on part of a sheet of letterhead, 5-1/4 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide, with the embossed Privy Council seal printed in blind at the top. The paper is mounted on a piece of card of the same size. Signed "John Simon". The letterhead is slightly discolored from the mounting with 2 tiny brown marks near the top edge. The note was folded twice for mailing. There are glue marks, remnants of paper & 2 ink notations on the verso of the mount. Good. Simon writes that the change proposed by his correspondent is quite acceptable to him.Sir John Simon [1816-1904] was an English pathologist, surgeon and public health reformer. He held surgical posts at King's College Hospital and St. Thomas's Hospital in London from 1840 until 1876. Public health was not considered a responsibility of the government in the early 19th century. Parliament passed the Public Health Act of 1848 partly in response to Simon's influence and to deal with the threat of cholera and other public health problems. Simon was appointed the first Medical Officer of Health for the City of London. He was later made the head of the Medical Department of the Government and remained in that post until his retirement in 1876. Though he had no previous public health experience, Simon's ongoing interest in pathology gave him a distinct advantage as a medical officer. He called for municipal action to provide adequate sanitary disposal and drainage, improved standards of housing and upgrading of the water supply. His advocacy resulted in the Sanitary Act of 1875 which for the first time made a public health law universal and compulsory. Simon was also a member of Privy Council [1858-1876] and President of the Royal Society [1879-1880].

$75.00

THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOOD:Two Anatomical Essays by William Harvey together with nine letters written by him. The whole translated from the Latin and slightly annotated by Kenneth J. Franklin.

By Harvey, William. Franklin, Kenneth J.; translator and editor.

Oxford , U.K.: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1958., 1958.. Very good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth in a dust wrapper. The corners of the covers & the tail of the spine are very slightly rubbed. The dust jacket is soiled. Its top edge is chipped & there are small pieces out of the head & tail of the spine. xxiii & 184 pages. Illustrated with a color frontispiece & a black-and-white plate. There is offsetting from the dust wrapper & some light foxing to the pastedowns & endpapers. The top edge of the book is lightly foxed. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>DE CIRCULATIONE SANGUINIS.<p>Franklin's translation is followed by the original Latin texts.

$20.00

THE MYSTERY AND ART OF THE APOTHECARY.

By Thompson, C J. S.

London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, (1929)., (1929).. Good. - Octavo, gray buckram. The binding is soiled. The spine is darkened with the head & tail chipped. viii, [1] leaf & 287 pages plus 4-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated in black & white with 9 plates, including a frontispiece, & with textual illustrations. There is foxing to the preliminary pages & occasional very light foxing to the text pages. There is a previous owner's name & date on the front endpaper. Good. <p>First edition.<p>Mounted on the front pastedown is the bookplate of Francis Augustus Brooks M.D [1824-1902]. The bookplate is pictured and described by the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library: "A center circle with a cross and an arm holding a spear surrounded by leaves and flowers. A motto separates the circle: Laesus non victus."

$25.00

THE STOMACH AND ITS DIFFICULTIES. By Sir James Eyre, M.D. Fourth Edition.

By Eyre, Sir James, M.D.

London: John Churchill, (1857)., (1857).. Fair. - Small octavo [6-3/4 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly stained & unevenly faded with the corners of the front wrap creased. The backstrip is perished & the front wrap & first signature are detached. xiv & pages [15]-162 plus reviews of the author's works, with the rear leaves unopened. The book is cracked or partially cracked in several places & the page corners are lightly creased. There are a few pencil markings & underlinings. Fair working copy. <p>A popular work, now uncommon.

$20.00

CUT SIGNATURE OF SCOTTISH DOCTOR JOSEPH HUME WHO WAS SURGEON TO AN ARMY REGIMENT IN INDIA.

By Hume, Joseph. (1777-1855). Scottish doctor who was surgeon to an army regiment in India and from 1812 an active political reformer.

Circa [1840]., [1840].. Good. - Hume's signature, "Joseph Hume", is penned in black ink on a slip of cream-colored paper 3/4 of an inch high by 2-5/8 inches wide. The paper is mounted on a somewhat larger piece of card. The slip of paper is lightly foxed around the edges. Good. <p>Joseph Hume [1777-1855] was a Scottish doctor and a Radical Member of Parliament, born in Montrose, Angus. He moved to India in 1797 and was commissioned as a surgeon to an army regiment. He was able to take up work as an interpreter and commissary-general owing to his knowledge of the Indian language. After resigning and returning home in 1808, he traveled around England and Europe before entering politics as MP for Weymouth, Dorset. He became acquainted with John Mill and the philosophical reformers of the school of Jeremy Bentham. Thereafter he devoted himself to political activism, embracing such causes as improving the life of the working classes and trade union reform. He was especially known for holding the feet of Chancellors of the Exchequer to the fire, challenging every item of public expenditure, exercising a check on extravagance and causing the word "retrenchment" to be added to the Radical program of "peace and reform".

$20.00

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