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Autograph letter signed ("Bocquillot") to Philippe Hecquet (1661-1737), a famous doctor in Paris; n.p., 21 September [16]93

by [MEDICINE] - Lazare-André BOCQUILLOT (1649-1728)

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A corner torn from seal with loss of a few letters, else fine
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection. A corner torn from seal with loss of a few letters, else fine. 3 1/4 pages plus address panel, a bifolium. In French. A densely written letter about human deformity. Answering a letter by Hecquet questioning whether it is theologically sound to baptize deformed babies (what he calls "monsters"). Bocquillot answers that in… Read more
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On Incubation of Insanity

by WINSLOW, Forbes

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Published
1846
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A few minor chips at sheet edges, generally fine
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London: S. Highley, 1846. A few minor chips at sheet edges, generally fine. 8vo. [4], 23, [1] pages. Disbound. First offprint edition, printed for private circulation, this essay was read at the London Medical Society and originally appeared in The Transactions of the Medical Society of London for 1845. Forbes Winslow (1810-1874) was a British psychiatrist, author and… Read more
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"A case of aneurism of the carotid artery". In: Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. Volume 1

by COOPER, Sir Astley Paston (1768-1841)

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Published
1812
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Discreet library stamps on endpapers, some foxing
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1812. Discreet library stamps on endpapers, some foxing. 8vo. Cooper's paper appears on page 1-12, 222-33. Engraved plates. Modern half leather. Second edition. "Cooper ligated the common carotid artery on Nov. 1, 1805; the patient died, but a second case (June 22, 1808) proved successful" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 2929). In this volume… Read more
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1840. Fine copy. 8vo. Burton's paper appears on page 63-79. Engraved plates. Modern half leather. FIRST EDITION. "Burton was the first to note the blue line on the gums in lead poisoning - 'Burton's blue line' - an important diagnostic sign. He was physician to St. Thomas's Hospital, London" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 2099). … Read more
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"A case of aneurism of the gluteal artery, cured by tying the internal iliac." In: Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. Volume 5

by STEVENS, William (1786-1868)

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Published
1814
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Discreet library stamps on endpapers, some foxing
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1814. Discreet library stamps on endpapers, some foxing. 8vo. Stevens's paper appears on page 422-34. Engraved plates. Modern half leather. FIRST EDITION. "First successful ligation of the internal iliac." (Garrison-Morton-Norman 2935). In this volume is one other important paper: BRODIE, Benjamin Collins (1783-1862). "Further observations on the diseases which… Read more
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1813. Some foxing. 8vo. Travers's paper appears on pages 1-16. Engraved plates. Modern half leather. Second edition. Garrison-Morton-Norman 2931.
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"Case of diseased appendix vermiformis." In: Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. Volume 3

by PARKINSON, John William Keys (1785-1838)

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Published
1812
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Discreet library stamps on endpapers, some foxing
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1812. Discreet library stamps on endpapers, some foxing. 8vo. Parkinson's paper appears on page 57-58. Engraved plates. Modern half leather. FIRST EDITION. "First case of appendicitis reported in English, and the first in which perforation was recognized as the cause of death" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 3560).
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"Case of periodical affection of the eyes and chest." In: Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. Volume 10

by BOSTOCK, John (1773-1846)

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Published
1819
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Discreet library stamps on endpapers, some foxing
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1819. Discreet library stamps on endpapers, some foxing. 8vo. Bostock's paper appears on page 161-65. Engraved plates. Modern half leather. FIRST EDITION. "Bostock's classical description of the 'catarrhus aestivus' hay fever, is also referred to as 'Bostock's catarrh'. It begins the modern era in the clinical recognition of hay fever. The case… Read more
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1878. Minimal soiling, a generally fine copy. 8vo. Ord's paper appears on page 57-78. Engraved plates. Original cloth reinforced with tape. Provenance: Medical Library of the New York State Lunatic Asylum (bookplate on pastedown). FIRST EDITION. "Ord coined the term "myxedema" for the condition noted earlier by Curling and Gull." (Garrison-Morton-Norman 3825).… Read more
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1883. Discreet library stamps on endpapers, a fine copy. 8vo. Barlow's paper appears on page 159-219. Modern half leather. FIRST EDITION. "Classic description of infantile scurvy ('Barlow's disease'), which includes the pathology of the condition" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 3720).
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Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, Volume 4

by MEDICAL AND CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON

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Published
1813
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Discreet library stamps on endpaper, minimal soiling
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1813. Discreet library stamps on endpaper, minimal soiling. 8vo. Engraved plates. Modern half leather. FIRST EDITION. Includes articles by some of the most significant physicians of the day, including Cooper, Travers, Roger, Brodie, and Charles Bell.
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"On acute ulceration of the duodenum, in cases of burn." In: Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. Volume 25

by CURLING, Thomas Blizard (1811-1888)

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Published
1842
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Fine copy
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1842. Fine copy. 8vo. Curling's paper appears on page 260-81. Engraved plates. Modern half leather. FIRST EDITION. "'Curling's ulcer'. Although not first to report duodenal ulcers as a complication of burns, Curling correlated the work of previous writers on the subject and directed attention to it" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 3445).
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"A case of enlargement from melanoid tumour of the prostate gland, in a child of five years of age." In: Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. Volume 22

by STAFFORD, Richard Anthony (1801-1854)

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Published
1839
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Minimal chipping and soiling
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et al., 1839. Minimal chipping and soiling. 8vo. Stafford's paper appears on page 218-21. Engraved plates. Original cloth reinforced with tape. Provenance: Medical Library of the New York State Lunatic Asylum (bookplate on pastedown). FIRST EDITION. "Sarcoma of the prostate was first recorded by Stafford." (Garrison-Morton-Norman 4259). In this volume is one… Read more
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La religion du Médecin

by BROWNE, Sir Thomas

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Published
1668
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Front hinge partly split, but sound
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N.p., 1668. Front hinge partly split, but sound. 12mo (130 x 74 mm). Engraved title. [24], 360 pages. Contemporary vellum. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of the famous and influential treatise, Browne's 'Relgio medici,' and the only edition in French until the 20th century. "By turns credulous and skeptical, Sir Thomas Browne is one of the most unusual of… Read more
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Diet for the Sick A Treatise on the Values of Foods, Their Application to Special Conditions of Health and Disease, and on the Best Methods of their Preparation

by HENDERSON, Mary F.

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Published
1885
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A fine copy, fresh and bright with just a hint of wear at the extremities
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. A fine copy, fresh and bright with just a hint of wear at the extremities. 8vo. 234 pages, [4] pages ads at end, including for Henderson's first book and a 2-page list of "Useful Books for Women." Vignette illustrations in text. Original decorated cloth. FIRST EDITION of the author's second book, following… Read more
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Rapports au Conseil Général des Hospices, sur Les Hopitaux et Hospices; Les Secours a Domacile; La Direction des Nourrices

by PARIS; CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL D'ADMINISTRATION DES HOSPICES

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Published
1803
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Paris: Imprimerie des Hospices Civils, 1803. Three parts in one volume, 4to (250 x 197 mm). viii, 200; [2], 67; [2], 16 pp. Half-title. Folding table at end. Late 19th-/early 20th-century boards. Provenance: Bibliothèque Imperiale (inkstamp on some text leaves and table, duplicate stamp). FIRST EDITION. Contains a "report on the administration of home help" and a "report on… Read more
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On some morbid appearances of the absorbent glands and spleen".; In: Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, Published by the Medical and Chirurgical Society

by HODGKIN, Thomas (1798-1866)

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Published
1832
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Chipping to ends of spine, library bookplate on pastedown, hinges cracked but volume tight and clean
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First edition
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London: Longman, Rees, Orme, et al., 1832. First edition. Chipping to ends of spine, library bookplate on pastedown, hinges cracked but volume tight and clean/From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. 8vo. Hodgkin's paper is on pp. 68-114. Entire volume: xxiii, 523 pp. Original embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, gilt crest on front cover. The first full… Read more
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Rest and Pain

by HILTON, John

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Published
1891
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Inscriptions on pastedown, some rubbing
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Later edition
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Cincinnati: P. W. Garfield, 1891. Later edition. Inscriptions on pastedown, some rubbing/From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. 8vo. Original cloth. A surgical classic. Garrison-Morton-Norman (first edition 1863).
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A Complete Treatise on the Symptoms, Effects, Nature and Treatment of Syphilis

by SWEDIAUR, F.

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Published
1815
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Spine reinforced with tape, library label and stamp on title
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Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1815. Spine reinforced with tape, library label and stamp on title/From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. 8vo. Contemporary sheep.
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Clinical Remarks on Some Cases of Liver Abscess Presenting Externally

by MALCOLMSON, John G.

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Published
1839
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Library stamps (ink and perforated), binding worn
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First edition
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Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. First edition. Library stamps (ink and perforated), binding worn/From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. 8vo. Original muslin.
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