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Confessions of a Neurasthenic

By Marrs, William Taylor

Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1908. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 124 pages. Hardcover bound in navy red cloth. The binding shows some wear with some faint damping or spotting at the top corner of the front panel. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Text is clean. Illustrated with a few drawings. Signed on the front pastedown by S. F. Mordecai. Mordecai (1852-1927) was the first dean of the Law School at Trinity College (now Duke University) in Durham, North Carolina.

$12.50

Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science: Contianing a Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Hygiene, Therapeutics, Medical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, surgery, Obstetrics, Medical Jurisprudence, and Dentistry; Notices of Climate, and of Mineral Waters; Formulae for Officinal, Empiracal, and Dietic Preparations; with the Accentuation and Etymology of the Termns, and the French and Other Synonyms

By Dunglison, Robley; (Enlarged by Richard J. Dunglison)

Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea, 1874. Hardcover. Good. Large Octavo. 1131, (32) pages. Hardcover bound in full tan leather with black label pastedowns on spine. The binding is worn and shows scuff marks and general soiling. In places the scuff marks are down to the board. Headcap is starting. Top edge of front and rear boards are quite scuffed and rubbed but the outside hinges are generally secure. Black label pastedown on spine has some vertical cracking and chipping. Spine is scuffed. Front gutter is mostly broken between the Title Page and the Preface and is connected to the text block by one cord. Rear gutter is secure. Text is toned with occasional smudging.

$35.00

A System of Practical Medicine Comprised in a Series of Original Dissertations. (Library of Practical Medicine). 3 Volume Set; Vols I-III.

By Tweedie, Alexander; With Notes by W. W. Gerhard, M.D.

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1842. Second American Edition . Hardcover. Good. Octavos. 655; 627; 734 pages, indexed in the last volume. Hardcovers bound in full leather. The bindings are worn and rubbed but sound. Scuffing to the leather, including on the spines, and the spines are a bit darkened. Volume I has some dark staining at the top fore corner of the rear cover which also affect the top corner of the text for the final 50-75 pages. Hinges secure. The top corners of the front flyleaves in all three volumes are torn away (apparently for the removal of a signature). Text shows foxing.

$125.00

A Work on Operative Dentistry in Two Volumes. (Complete). Volume one, The Pathology of the Hard Tissues of the Teeth. Glossary and Index. 187 Illustrations; Volume Two, The Technical Procedures in Filling Teeth. Index. 447 Illustrations.

By Black, G. V., (M.D., D.D.S., Sc.D., LL.D.)

Chicago and London: Medico-Dental Publishing Company; [and] Claudius Ash, Sons & Co., Ltd., 1914. Second Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. Quartos. 319; 397 pages. Each volume indexed. Hardcovers bound in burgundy cloth. Light to moderate wear and rubbing to the bindings. There is a pale strip along the top edge of the front cover of Volume I. This affects the front half of the edge towards the fore edge of the book. Otherwise an attractive set. Marbled endpapers. A couple of early ownership signatures or ink stamps on the front flyleaves. A sound set with generally clean text. Illustrated throughout both volumes. Rare.

$400.00

Memoirs of a G. P.

By Marshall, Otis

New York: Vantage Press, 1958. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good/Good. 12mo. 155 pages. Hardcover with a black dust jacket, now in mylar. The jacket shows wear and has several edge tears and creases. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. INSCRIBED by the author on the front flyleaf. There is either a colored pencil or crayon marking on the front flyleaf (oval shaped) which goes across the inscription. Text is clean.

$17.00

Terrible Tractoration!! A Poetical Petition Against Galvinising Trumpery, and the Perkinistic Institution. In Four CantosMost Respectfully Addressed to the Royal College of Physicians

By Caustic, Christopher; (Thomas Green Fessenden)

New York: Samuel Stansbury, 1804. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. 16mo. 192 pages. Hardcover quarter bound in orange paper, with marbled paper covered boards. Binding is somewhat rubbed. Vertical cracking on the spine, with chipping at headcap/foot of spine. Book has been placed in protective mylar dust jacket covering. Some pencilled notations on front flyleaf. Damping at bottom edge of text block. Text is foxed. Some pages have chipping but text is not affected. The leaf for pages 53-54 is supplied in facsimile. The facsimile is very good and appears on similar but slightly different paper. If you didn't know what to look for, it might pass for the real page, but it is nicely tipped in. ~~ Thomas Green Fessenden (1771-1837) was born in New Hampshire and went to London in 1801 to market some new hydraulic machinery. The venture proved a failure as did some other efforts of engineering enterprises. Fessenden also came to know of Elisha Perkins (1741-1799) an American inventor of the "Perkin Patent Tractors." The Perkin Tractors were a pair of brass and steel rods (which he proffered as unusual metal alloys) which were intended to pass over areas of inflammation and rheumatism and would electrically remove or lessen the physical ailment. The Connecticut Medical Society condemned Perkins, his "tractors" and the process as quackery, although they were gaining in popularity. Perkins claimed 5000 cures as a result of the Tractors, and even George Washington bought a set, an event which was greatly advertised by the sellers. Fessenden, in this book (in poetic form), supported Perkins and his process and derided the medical community for its narrow-mindedness. ~~ The whole case was important, because it led to one of the first blind tests of a medical or health procedure. Perkins died in 1799, and after that, some doctors did a blind test on them, substituting wooden sticks painted to look like bronze and steel. The same number of patients reported relief from the "fake" tractors as the "real" ones, and the report came out showing the importance of the placebo effect in medicines and procedures. ~~ Perkins had tried a number of other cures and treatments which did not work. In the late 1790s he claimed to have found a cure for Yellow Fever. He tested it in New York during the outbreak there in the summer of 1799. Unfortunately, it did not work. Perkins contracted Yellow Fever and died.

$125.00

The Sensory Evaluation of Dairy Products

By Clark, Stephanie; Michael Costello; MaryAnne Drake; Floyd Bodyfelt

New York: Springer, 2009. Second Edition. . Soft cover. Very Good. 8vo. Soft cover bound in blue and white wrappers. Light to moderate wear to the binding. The bottom corner of the front cover is a little bent or curled and there is a ding or dent in the front cover near the fore edge. A sound copy with clean text.

$50.00

The Selfish Gene

By Dawkins, Richard

New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977. Second Printing. . Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 12mo. 224 pages, indexed. Hardcover with a green, blue and red dust jacket. The jacket shows moderate rubbing and wear with some brief edge tears and creases. The front flyleaf has been removed. The bottom edge of the text block has "Savides" written in red marker. The text itself appears clean.

$30.00

Eighth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of New Hampshire, for the Eighteen Months Ending Oct. 31, 1889

By Goodell, Gov. David H.; Daniel Barnard; et al.

Manchester: John B. Clarke, Public Printer, 1889. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 366, (1) pages. Hardcover bound in chocolate brown publisher's cloth. Moderate wear to the binding. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Early owner's name of "Sam'l G. Jarvis" written in pencil on the title page. Text is a little toned. The spine notes that this is Volume 8 in the yearly series.

$20.00

Tawi Tawi

By Dodge, Louis

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. Hardcover. Fair. 12mo. 348 pages. Hardcover bound in olive green cloth. The binding is worn. Someone has used a back marker on the front cover. There is some pest damage on the bottom and top corners of the text block as well as at the top corner of the front cover. The inner hinges are secure, and the text is toned but clean. A sound reading copy.

$15.00

Human Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Manual of the Human Skeleton

By Bass, William M.

Columbia, Missouri: University of Missiouri, 1974. Soft cover. Good. 12mo. 281 pages, indexed. Soft cover bound in orange wrappers. Moderate wear to the binding. A sound copy and clean within. Illustrated with drawings.

$10.00

A History of Medicine in South Carolina 1825-1900

By Waring, Joseph Ioor

Columbia, SC: South Carolina Medical Association, 1967. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. 366 pages, indexed. Hardcover in blue and white illustrated dust jacket. DJ shows some foxing. 4 inch wide by 1 inch tall chip missing from lower edge of rear cover. Edge-wear, chipping at headcap. Illustrated endpapers. Edges of text block foxed. Text is clean.

$25.00

A History of Medicine in South Carolina 1670-1825

By Waring, Joseph Ioor

Columbia, SC: South Carolina Medical Association, 1964. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. 407 pages, indexed. Hardcover in blue and white illustrated dust jacket. DJ toned. Edge-wear, chipping.Spine is toned. Illustrated endpapers. Edges of text block foxed. Text is clean.

$15.00

A Brief History of the South Carolina Medical Association, to Which are Added Short Historical Sketches of Varioius Medical Institutions and Societies of South Carolina

By The South Carolina Medical Association

Charleston: The South Carolina Medical Association, 1948. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 197 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in blue cloth. Light to moderate wear to the binding; there is a small dent at the top edge of the front and rear covers. Prior owner's inscription on the front pastedown. One portrait is detached but present.

$15.00

Doctors and Medicine in Medieval England, 1340-1530

By Gottfried, Robert Steven

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1986. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. 359 pages, indexed. Hardcover with a tan dust jacket. Light to moderate rubbing to the jacket. There is a small bit of sticker residue at the top left corner of the jacket's front panel. A sound copy and clean within.

$30.00

Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice
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Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice

By Siraisi, Nancy G.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. Soft cover. Near Fine. 8vo. 250 pages, indexed. Soft cover bound in purple and orange wrappers. A nice, clean copy.

$6.50

Hospital Life in the Army of the Potomac

By Reed, William Howell

Boston: William V. Spencer, 1866. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 199, (2) pages. Hardcover bound in original brown publisher's cloth with a gilt image of a hospital tent on the front cover. The binding shows some wear, and there is a 2 inch split in the cloth at the bottom of the front hinge. Spine is sunned. Text block is sound, and the text is generally clean.

$150.00

The Question of Insanity and its Medico-Legal Relations Considered Upon General Principles

By Johnson, Charles E. (Earl), M.D.

Raleigh, N.C.: Printed for the Author By T. M. Hughes, 1869. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 250, (1) pages. Hardcover bound in original plum publisher's cloth. The binding is worn but generally sound. Some pale spotting to the binding; the spine is dulled. Text is toned. INSCRIBED on the second front flyleaf, "With Regards of the Author." There is a pencil signature of "G. W. Mordecai" at the top of the title page. George Washington Mordecai was a businessman, railroadman, and planter from Raleigh, North Carolina. A look at the medical and legal identifications of insanity by this southern doctor just after the Civil War. Charles Earl Johnson (1812-1876) was a doctor from North Carolina.

$150.00

Electrotherapy and Light Therapy

By Kovacs, Richard

Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1938. Third Edition . Hardcover. Fair. 8vo. 744 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in blue cloth. The binding is worn, and the headcap of the spine is bumped and a little torn. There are a few paint spots on the spine and the front cover. Early owner's name on the bottom edge of the text block. The text is sound and unmarked. Illustrated.

$20.00

The Case Against Socialized Medicine: A Constructive Analysis of the Attempt to Collectivize American Medicine

By Sullivan, Lawrence

Washington, DC: The Statesman Press, 1949. Second Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 54 pages. Second edition hardcover bound in blue cloth with title on cover in gilt. Covers lightly rubbed. Edge of text block is foxed. Text is toned but sound. Prior owner's name written in ink at top of front flyleaf.

$10.00

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