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South Africa. Its Medical History 1652-1898. A Medical and Social Study

By Laidler, Percy Ward, and Michael Gelfand

(Cape Town: Struik, 1971). Number 637 of an edition limited to 2000 copies. Squarish 8vo; original burgundy rexine, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 536, incl. index; plates; tables. Spine panel a bit sunned; edges slightly browned. Near fine condition. "This book deals with medical practice in South Africa by doctors and unqualified practitioners. Much is written on the epidemics and attempts to curb their spread. The slave population created its own peculiar problems. The first hospitals catered for officials and in 1818 Bailey started a public hospital. The Supreme Medical Committee formed in 1807 was an innovation ahead of its time. Doctors who arrived with the 1820 Settlers stimulated medical thought. From its pages emanate the figures of James Barry and Sir George Grey who with Dr. Fitzgerald established a health service for Africans. A midwifery school was started in 1810, a school for nurses was founded in Kimberley, followed by far sighted health measures and the establishment of research laboratories in South Africa. Written in a pleasant, flowing style the volume is easy to read, providing a fund of information on the life of the times and the change to a more humanitarian approach." .

$59.83

The Lure of the Stone. The Story of Henrietta Stockdale

By Buss, W. M. & Vincent

(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1976) 0869781375. 8vo; original green boards, lettered in white on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 131, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn, with earlier owner's tape repairs to extremities of spine panel; bottom edges of boards a little shelf-rubbed; occasional foxing. Good condition. "In 1873, after answering an appeal by the Bishop of Bloemfontein for teachers and nurses for the Orange Free State, [Henrietta Stockdale] went to the Clewer Hospital and to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London to study nursing. ... She started her work at Kimberley in 1876 as a district nurse in the mining camps, but by 1877 was assigned as a sister to the Carnarvon Hospital there, where she started the first training school for nurses in South Africa. ... As a result of Stockdale's vision and drive, South Africa became the first country in the world to provide for state registration of both nurses and midwives ... This remarkable woman, who laid the foundation of professional nursing and modern hospital organisation in Southern Africa, was a singularly attractive person, tall, well-built, with a creamy complexion, soft, dark brown hair, blue eyes and a pleasant voice. She was regarded as a saint by some, and as a keen business woman politician by others. She had a fearless approach to the political questions of the day, and never hesitated to enlist the aid of a Royal Princess when she felt that nursing and the care of the sick were threatened." - DSAB II, pp. 716-7. .

$6.65

The Turnstone. A Doctor's Story
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The Turnstone. A Doctor's Story

By Dean, Geoffrey

(Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2002) 0853237670. 234 x 156 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xi + (i) + 273, incl. index; plates. Spine a little sunned; trace of spotting to edges. Very good condition. "The Turnstone is a vivid and wide-ranging account of more than sixty years of travel, medical research and clinical practice. The author, Dr Geoffrey Dean, was born in Wales in 1918 and spent his early years in the north of England. ... The author's research has taken him to Holland, Sweden, Cyprus, Spain, Malta, and China. Besides his research findings, the book has a rich array of anecdotes and adventures, ranging from the threat of imprisonment in South Africa to a period spent as the personal physician to the multi-millionaire Governor of the Fiji Islands. The Turnstone is a fascinating and unusual story which will appeal both to doctors and general readers." .

$8.64

A History of Organised Pharmacy in South Africa 1885-1950

By Ryan, Mike

(Cape Town: The Society for the History of Pharmacy in South Africa, 1986) 0620095180. Number 278 of an edition limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by the author: the entire print-run was just 1020. 4to; original light blue boards, lettered in white on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xiv + 129, incl. index; liberally illustrated with contemporary artwork, photographs, facsimiles. Dustwrapper partially sunned and rubbed, with trace of edgewear, and earlier owner's tape repair to reverse of spine panel at tail; bottom edges of boards slightly shelf-rubbed; some moderate foxing to reverse of dustwrapper, endpapers and edges, with occasional fox spot elsewhere. Very good condition. "A HISTORY OF ORGANISED PHARMACY IN SOUTH AFRICA is a unique publication, being the first attempt at an historical overview of the efforts of pharmacists to organise themselves as a discreet profession in the South African context. ... The book in its wide scope illustrates how the profession in South Africa was affected by major historical events of the century such as the two World Wars and the Great Depression. It charts the growth of organised pharmacy from the founding of the first voluntary pharmaceutical society in King William's Town on 13 June 1885 to 1950, tracing the development of pharmacy into a clearly identifiable profession. Trends since the fifties are also covered. The work has anecdotal properties and dwells to some extent on prominent personalities who were involved in the formation of the organisations that represent the profession today." .

$53.18

And the doctor recovered

By Dingle, D.

(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1959). 8vo; original white boards, lettered in red on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. (viii) + 165; cartoon illustrations. Boards a little mottled; endpapers and edges rather foxed; regular browning throughout. Good. Humorous medical recollections. .

$8.64

No More Periods? The Blessings of the Curse
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No More Periods? The Blessings of the Curse

By Rako, Susan

(Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, 2006) 0595386555. 215 x 140 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 191, incl. index. As new. "Dr. Rako discusses a growing body of information that deflates the notion that menstrual suppression is a viable option for women." .

$5.32

Civilisation for Africa
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Civilisation for Africa

By Ferguson, Duncan

(Port Elizabeth: the author, 1981) 0620056002. Author's presentation inscription to front free endpaper. 8vo; original pictorial boards; no dustwrapper; pp. (xii) + 160; photographs. Boards partially sunned, and chipped; front flap of dustwrapper mounted to front pastedown; some foxing. Fair to good. From the upper cover: "A study of the impact of modern scientific medicine on Africa", and "The Dawn of Civilisation in Eastern Province." From the dustwrapper blurb: "As the practice of modern medicine is a unique combination of science with compassion and concern for the individual, the author is of the opinion that it represents one of the most powerful forces favouring decent living and civilised behaviour in the world to-day. He is convinced from his long experience with the practical problems of establishing the very creditable health service now existing in South Africa, that it would be of benefit to countries in the rest of Africa to adopt the essential features of the Service." .

$9.97

Die wese van die Man

By Gous, Jana

(Johannesburg: South African Broadcasting Corporation, [1973]). 215 x 135 mm; saddle-stitched wrappers; pp. 19. Earlier owner's hand-stamp to title page. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. ' 'n Reeks praatjies wat uitgesaai is in die program: "Vrouerubriek" van die Afrikaanse Diens van die Suid-Afrikaanse Uitsaaikorporasie gedurende Oktober 1973.' Chapter headings: Die man as gesinsman; Die man tussen ander mans; Die man in krisis rondom 40 jaar; 'n Vrou se hulde aan haar man. .

$6.65

Krankheit und Lebensprobleme

By Tournier, Paul

(Basel: Schwabe & Co., 1967). 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; pp. 295 + (i). Cloth a little sunned; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; some spotting to edges; some underlining. Good. German text. Paul Tournier, famous Swiss physician and moral philosopher, is credited with having pioneered "person-centred psychotherapy", as Viktor Frankl calls his approach, which emphasises treating the patient as a whole. .

$6.65

A Mosquito Survey of Certain Parts of South Africa, With Special Reference to the Carriers of Malaria and Their Control

By Ingram, Alexander, and Botha de Meillon

(Johannesburg: The South African Institute for Medical Research, 1927 and 1929). A two-part work, comprising Numbers XXII and XXIII of 'Publications of the South African Institute for Medical Research', issued in October of 1927 and January of 1929. Two volumes, each 258 x 185 mm; printed wrappers; pp. 82 + (xxviii), [83-170] + (xx); several diagrammatic plates. Wrappers a little sunned, with ink stamp of 'Dr. A. Pijper's Laboratory', and chipped at extremities of backstrip in each case; laboratory ink stamps elsewhere; occasional fox spot. Good. An important work on the occurrence of malarial mosquitoes in South Africa. "The South African Institute for Medical Research in Johannesburg commenced its existence in 1912. Its 'Publications' dating from 1913 include a considerable amount of work on veterinary and medical entomology. ... B. de Meillon's work on the Anopheline mosquitoes and his series of studies on insects of medical importance are well known." - A. C. Brown (editor): A History of Scientific Endeavour in South Africa, p. 117. .

$26.59

Conseils d'Hygiène aux Indigènes
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Conseils d'Hygiène aux Indigènes

By Congo Belge. Service de l'Hygiène

(Brussels: Ministère des Colonies, 1926). 222 x 148 mm; printed card wrappers; pp. 60; plates; line drawings. Wrappers browned and a little worn and soiled; archival tape reinforcing internally; some foxing. Uncommon guide to basic tropical medicine applicable in the Belgian Congo. OCLC citations credit Charles Spire as the author of the earlier 1922 edition, though no author's name appears in this 1926 printing. .

$19.94

A Code of Medical Ethics: With General and Special Rules for the Guidance of the Faculty and the Public in the Complex Relations of Professional Life

By De Styrap, Jukes

(London: H. K. Lewis, 1895). 8vo; original blue cloth, blocked in blind, with gilt device to upper cover; all edges gilt; pp. 103 + (iii). Cloth somewhat rubbed; backstrip sunned, and frayed at head; binding slack and hinges starting; earlier owner's name pencilled on title page; foxed throughout, quite severely so in places. "Apart from all specific instructions, there are noticeable in the book a high sense of justice, an element of dignity and self-respect, and a general sentiment of affection for all that is best in medical life and character, which combine to make it excellent reading. There is something stately and old-fashioned in the diction which well suits the subject, and adds to rather than detracts from the impressiveness and authority of the text. It is a book to be treasured for its own sake, and there is no one who will not feel strengthened by reading it, or, who having read it, will not put it in a handy place on his book-shelf for frequent reference, and who will not always turn to it with a sense of refreshment and help. It well deserves the authority which it has earned for itself by its purely intrinsic merits." - British Medical Journal. .

$46.53

That's How the Light Gets In. Memoir of a Psychiatrist
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That's How the Light Gets In. Memoir of a Psychiatrist

By Rako, Susan

(New York: Harmony Books, 2005) 140004605X. 8vo; original papered boards, lettered in metallic red on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 207 + (i). As new. "That's How the Light Gets In is an intelligent and intensely personal story from a highly respected doctor, author, and advocate for women's health issues. Dr. Rako's insightful stories of self, family, friends, patients, and colleagues bear witness to the power of discovering and standing to one's truth. Susan Rako will inspire you to look within yourself and acknowledge your deepest ambitions, develop your own imagination, and learn to break through the boundaries and limitations that each of us places on ourselves. That's How the Light Gets In will inspire you to live the life you've always wanted to live - the life of your dreams." .

$6.65

The Hormone of Desire. The Truth About Testosterone, Sexuality, and Menopause
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The Hormone of Desire. The Truth About Testosterone, Sexuality, and Menopause

By Rako, Susan

(New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999) 0609803867. 200 x 130 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 140 + (i). As new. "This is the book you've been hearing about! Dr. Susan Rako has brought her groundbreaking message about the miraculous benefits of testosterone - the FEMALE hormone - to women and physicians around the world via Oprah!, Dateline NBC, the New York Times, the Congress on Women's Health, and the Today show, among others. Dr. Rako is at the forefront of the research into testosterone replacement therapy, educating women and their doctors about the essential role testosterone plays in a woman's sexual and physical well-being. ... In this revised and updated edition, Dr. Rako introduces crucial new information that points to the need for adequate levels of testosterone as a key factor in protecting women from heart attack and stroke. The Hormone of Desire has become the standard-bearer for a new age of women's health, giving women and their doctors the opportunity to make informed decisions." .

$5.32

Semrad. The Heart of a Therapist
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Semrad. The Heart of a Therapist

By Rako, Susan, and Harvey Mazer (editors)

(Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, 2003) 0595304117. 230 x 150 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 206 + (i). As new. "For the past half-century, Harvard trained psychiatrists who learned their art and skill from a genius have quoted this wisdom in their work with patients and in teaching others the practice of psychotherapy. Here is the unique and heralded collection of remarks by this extraordinary teacher, Dr. Elvin Semrad, originally recorded by Susan Rako and Harvey Mazer during residency-training at Harvard's Massachusetts Mental Health Center in the 1960's." .

$6.65

Clinical Medicine in Africans in Southern Africa - by Twenty-Six Contributors

By Campbell, G. D. and others (editors)

(Edinburgh and London: Churchill Livingstone, 1973). Large 8vo; black boards; purple dustwrapper, a little sunned and edgeworn; pp. xvi + 562 including index; corrigenda slip. Very good condition. "Our object in compiling this book has been to try and offer a guide to medical students, housemen in African hospitals, mission doctors, medical practitioners offering many African patients, even registrars, and occasionally those at consultant level who may find value in the accounts of the differences in philosophy and knowledge necessary in the better handling of African patients." (Preface). .

$13.30

Semrad. The Heart of a Therapist

By Rako, Susan and Harvey Mazer (editors)

(New York, Jason Aronson, 1983). 8vo; original brown cloth; laminated pictorial dustwrapper very slightly rubbed; hand-stamp on front free endpaper; pp. 206. Very good condition. The Boston Globe newspapercomments on Semrad's influence, and his belief that "failure in love brings people to [the psychiatrist] and only some success in love will send them away again." The genius of Elvin Semrad "bloomed in personal situations: when he sat with a patient, a student, or a group, made heart to heart contact, and shared an occasional comment. This is the Semrad remembered, loved, and respected by generations of colleagues and students: Semrad the gifted clinician and teacher." This book is a compendium of Semrad's opinions on such subjects as the body, feeling, love, men and women, leaving home, marriage, work, belief, decision making, etc. .

$16.62

The philosophy of marriage in its social, moral, and physical relations

By Ryan, Michael

(London, H. Bailliere, 3rd edition, 1839). With an account of the diseases of the genito-urinary organs which impair or destroy the reproductive function, and induce a variety of complaints; with the physiology of generation in the vegetable and animal kingdoms; part of a course of obstetric lectures delivered at the North London School of Medicine, Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, Bedford Square. Small octavo, contemporary cloth well-worn, title-label on the spine illegible, pp. viii + 388 + (4: publisher's advertisements). Corners bumped, hinges tender, some browning, foxing and fingering, a few marks. Fair. 'Excessive venery is a common cause of sterility in women. The debility of the uterine system by promiscuous and too frequent intercourse, is the cause of infecundity in prostitutes and others. But when these persons reform and marry, and confine themselves to one individual, the uterus gradually regains its power, and conception occurs often. Many proofs of this were given by prostitutes, who were transported to Van Diemen's land, and there became mothers.' .

$53.18

The American Mission Hospital Bahrain: Through the Changing Scenes of Life 1893-1993
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The American Mission Hospital Bahrain: Through the Changing Scenes of Life 1893-1993

By Clarke, Angela

(Bahrain, The American Mission Hospital Society, 1993). Author's presentation inscription on front free endpaper. 4to; original black rexine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 288; profusely illustrated. A little very faint spotting to endpapers. Near fine condition. "Modern medical services first became available in the Arabian Gulf region during the last decade of the nineteenth century. These were conducted by pioneer missionaries of the Reformed Church in America, who first settled in Basra at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Both there and elsewhere as these men and women traveled about the Gulf, they offered simple treatments and basic medications to those who sought their assistance. In time, physicians and nurses were recruited for the sake of establishing permanent services in the different locations occupied by the Reformed Church's Arabian Mission. … In Bahrain the American Mission Hospital continues to serve local residents with the technology of today, while maintaining the spirit of those pioneers who sacrificed so much to establish the medical work here in years gone by. Today, the hospital functions as an independent, non-profit, private community hospital under the auspices of the American Mission Hospital Society, Bahrain." .

$16.62