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    Observations on the Utility and Administration of Purgative Medicines in Several Diseases by Hamilton, James

    Edinburgh: Constable & Co. Cover rubbed and detached. Spine rubbed and chipped. Text block firm. Presentation letter tipped in on fep. 1811. Fourth Edition. Brown hardback half-leather marbled board cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxvi, 207pp. .


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    Shinkyu bassui taisei [trans.: Complete Essentials of Acupuncture and Moxibustion] by OKAMOTO, Ippo

    Many woodcut illus. in text. 33; 19; 20; 29; 26; 14; 12 folding leaves. Seven vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (rather rubbed, some marginal worming in Vol. V & minor worming in Vol. VII), orig. block printed title label on each upper cover, new stitching. Osaka: Okada Saburoemon kanko, 1699. First edition of this very rare book on acupuncture and moxibustion, the taking of the pulse, and traditional Chinese medicine. This was one of the three most important works of clinical medicine of the Edo period. The text clearly describes taking the pulse of patients, both of adults and children. The nine tools used at that time for acupuncture are described and illustrated (several of them are still in use today). The present work is an elaboration of the influential work on moxa and acupuncture "Shinkyui bassui, by an unknown author or editor, published complete in five volumes in 1685. This treatise refers to an earlier Chinese work, unnamed, but probably meaning the Rei-su (or Ling-shu), traditionally ascribed to the famous Chinese physician-emperor, KO-TEI (or HWANG Ti). The detail available in Shinkyu bassui, especially regarding descriptions and instructions for use, is impressive - no less than 22 sections consider the following aspects of moxa and acupuncture: theory; relationship to the pulse; stomach; other internal organs; treatment (which was differentiated by sex); the 'philosophy' of acupuncture; cautions in the use of acupuncture and moxa; the preparation and use of moxa cones; how to remove needles (including a separate section on needles which are broken off in the skin); how to twist the needle; how to hit the needle (with a mallet); how to use the needle with a tube; the use of needles (with a separate section on their use in the treatment of boils); on the names of spots (not the 'right spots') where - with extreme caution - acupuncture and moxa can be used (regarded as 'secret' spots, not for the use of beginners in the art); how to measure for location of sites to apply treatment; on needles in general; on names and lengths of bones; and, finally, on interrelations among nerves."-Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books...Part II. Acupuncture and Moxibustion..., p. 476. Okamoto (active 1685-1733), was a late-17th-century Japanese author who wrote a series of popular explanations of contemporary medical works and earlier medical classics. He came from a family of physicians. Very good set.


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    The Nervous System by Nathan, Peter

    Oxford, Oxford, 1983. reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. the original paperback binding has a small crease in the top right-hand corner of the front panel, and the pages have darkened with age. Otherwise the book is very clean and free of annotation. In this book, now extensively revised and expanded, the author explains what is memory, how do we see, how do we smell, how sensation acquires meaning, and how a daily activities and those of other animals are governed by the nervous system et cetera. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). XVI, 298, (6) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; neurology; ISBN: 0192860275. ISBN/EAN: 9780192860279. Inventory No: 0239748. . 9780192860279 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .


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    Three Transactions on the Cerebrum; a posthumous work by Emanuel Swedenborg, now first translated and edited from a photostat copy of the original manuscript preserved in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences by Alfred Action. Volume I; Volume II, The Dura Mater. by SWEDENBORG, Emanuel

    Philadelphia:: Swedenborg Scientific Association, (1976)., 1976. Reprint. Two volumes. 8vo. xxxiii, 731; viii, 179 pp. Illus., 178 plates, appendices, indices. Gilt-stamped green cloth. Burndy bookplate, gift of Swedenborg Foundation. Fine. Only 300; 400 copies for Volume I; II, respectively. RARE (esp. with both vols.).


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    Observations on the Utility and Administration of Purgative Medicines in Several Diseases. by Hamilton, James

    James Webster. Hardcover. Philadelphia, 1823. Large 8vo, 168 pp., full polished calf. Mild ex-library with tape to spine and stamps on endpapers. Hinges starting, shelfwear to boards, contents very good. A usable copy of the scarce second American edition of Hamilton's important work. Cordasco 20-0264; Heirs of Hippocrates 1089 (2nd British ed.) . Good. 1823. Second Edition.


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    Multiple Sclerosis: Perspectives in Treatment and Pathogenesis by Ian S. Zagon, PhD and Patricia J. McLaughlin, MS, DEd

    Multiple sclerosis: Perspectives in Treatment and Pathogenesis , contributed by 27 experts from around the globe, is a valuable reference for physicians, healthcare professionals, students and basic scientists who are dedicated to multiple sclerosis research and patient care. The book provides a modern perspective on treatment and pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis under two sections. Section I outlines how genetics predisposes a person to multiple sclerosis. This is followed by a detailed description of the prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Europe, and the challenges of treating pediatric patients, especially the strengths and weaknesses of steroid treatment. A major symptom of multiple sclerosis is chronic pain. A dedicated chapter discusses the treatment strategies for chronic pain. Is vitamin D a potential cure? One of the chapters provide a compelling argument for vitamin D supplementation as an adjunctive therapy, followed by a case for stem-cell therapy to reverse the progression of multiple sclerosis. Section II focuses on new and exciting theories on the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. Basic science and clinical data are presented on three novel thematic areas including primary neuroinflammation, oxidative stress pathways, and the role of endogenous opioids and their receptors in multiple sclerosis. Specifications: Full color hardcover; Approximate dimensions: 16 cm (6.3 in) x 24 cm (9.4 in) x 1.5 cm (0.6 in); Number of Chapters: 11; Figures: 14; Tables: 7; Pages: 187.


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    Anpuku zukai [trans.: Illustrated Account of Massage] by OTA, Shinsai

    Numerous illus. in the text (many full-page). 30 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers (rubbed & a little worn, some worming in blank upper margins), orig. block printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. Osaka: 1827. First edition. "The last monograph of importance on massage in old Japan was the Ampuku zukai, compiled and published by Shinsai Ota in 1827, which gave the technique of massage in text and illustrations."-Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books, II, pp. 485-86. This work by Ota, a physician in Osaka, serves as the foundation of modern Anpuku therapy. "Anpuku," which means to "ease or calm the abdomen," is a massage therapy which can be traced back to the Nara and Heian periods in Japan (710-1185 A.D.). It is still practiced in Japan. The illustrations depict the therapist applying pressure to various parts of the body, pressure points, a baby receiving a massage, an expectant mother receiving a massage, a self-massage, the therapist massaging the breasts of a woman to stimulate her breast milk, etc. A very nice copy.


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    The sign of Babinski. A study of the evolution of cortical dominance in primates by Fulton, John F. and Allen D. Keller

    Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1932. First edition. xi, 165pp. Frontispiece, folding plate, 65 text illustrations. Original cloth, dust-jacket, in publisher's shipping box. Near mint (small splits in lower corners of box lid). See GM 4583. Includes an English translation of Babinski's original description of the plantar reflex.


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    Versuch über den Schwindel by HERZ, Marcus

    xliv, 292 pp. 8vo, cont. boards (corners a little worn). Berlin: C.F. Voss & Son, 1786. First edition of this scarce book by the Jewish physician, philosopher, and scientist Marcus Herz (1747-1803). Reputed to be one of the best doctors of his time, he was the first, according to Hirsch, to offer lectures in experimental physics in Berlin. These lectures, first offered in 1776, were extremely popular and attracted all the leading residents of Berlin including members of the royal family, among them the future Frederick William III. The present work is concerned with the various types of vertigo, their symptoms, and treatments. Clearly, some case histories describe epilepsy (sometimes physicians did not know whether to classify the case as one or the other). Very good copy. ❧ A.D.B., 12, pp. 260-62. Hirsch, III, pp. 195-96-"ein seinerzeit viel genanntes Buch.".


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    Autograph note to Mr. W. Trevelyan by Spurzheim, Johann Gaspar

    Spurzheim, Johann Gaspar (1776-1832). Autograph note to Mr. W. Trevelyan (most likely Walter Calverley Trevelyan [1797-1879]). 21 March [n.y.]. 1 page. 121 x 116 mm. Traces of former mounting on verso, tiny lacunae in upper and lower left corners (not affecting text) but very good. From J. G. Spurzheim, co-developer with Gall of the pseudoscience of phrenology, which holds that a person's character and personality traits can be determined by reading the bumps and fissures of the skull. Phrenology was very popular in the nineteenth century, and is credited with furthering the development of neuroscience by promoting the concept of localization of function in the brain. Spurzheim collaborated with Gall on several phrenological works and later set up on his own as a lecturer and writer on phrenology, traveling extensively throughout Britain and Europe. Spurzheim's note was almost certainly written to Walter Calverley Trevelyan (later Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, Bart.), a member of a prominent aristocratic family and one of Britain's most eminent supporters of phrenology. The note reads as follows: "Dr. Spurzheim sends his compliments to Mr. W. Trevelyan and will be glad to see him to-morrow morning at half past 11 o'clock.


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    Chapter XIV: The Nervous System by Deery, Edwin M

    Delafield & Prudden, 1935 Signed "With regards, Edwin M. Deery" on front cover. Pp 1143-1246. Softbound reprint of Chapter 14, from 16th edition of "Textbook of Pathology" published by Delafield & Prudden. Covers are age toned, mostly along edges. Corners are lightly bumped. . Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket.


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    Autograph letter signed by Stilling, Benedikt

    Cassel, 1843. Stilling, Benedikt (1810-79). Autograph letter signed, in German, to Herr Enke(?). Cassel, July 31, 1843. 2pp. plus integral blank. 214 x 133 mm. Mounted. Fine. From German neurologist Benedikt Stilling, who named the vasomotor nerves in his Physiologisch-pathologische und medicinisch-praktische Untersuchungen über die Spinal-Irritation (1840) to his publisher. Stilling is also remembered for introducing a procedure of serial-section portrayal (thin slicing) of spinal cord specimens for histological study, and for having performed the first ovariotomy in Germany. His name is associated with "Stilling's canal" (a small channel running through the vitreous humor between the optic disk nerve and the lens) and the "Fleece of Stilling" (a mesh of myelinated fibers surrounding the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum). Stilling's letter can be translated as follows: "Dear Mr. Enke, I fully agree with the contract and other information you sent. I will therefore send you the contract with my signature and also will have it notarized. I will send the letter today to Mr. Ritmüller . . . Then the printing of the plates can begin. Today the largest of my plates was successfully finished by [...]. In a fortnight another one will be ready. Then five completed plates will be printed in Göttingen. You will have then eight new trial printings to enjoy-I hope. I am busy working on the MS and am trying to perfect it as much as possible . . ." Stilling's letter most likely refers to the publication of his Ueber die Medulla Oblongata, published in 1843 by F. Enke.


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    Essays on hydrocephalus acutus; or water in the brain. by CHEYNE, John (1777-1836)

    Dublin:: Hodges & McArthur et als, 1819., 1819. 8vo. (224x 143 mm) xviii, 168 pp. Unopened; lightly foxed. Original paper boards, printed spine label; spine neatly repaired. Fine. RARE. Second Dublin edition. "Cheyne's Essay, one of the first noteworthy monographs on neuropathology to appear in the nineteenth century, contains the first description of acute hydrocephalus or basilar (tuberculous) meningitis, a disease that primarily affects children. The work was a continuation of Robert Whytt's Observations on the dropsy in the brain (1768), in which Whytt gave the classic account of tuberculous meningitis." [Norman]. As the son of a surgeon, Cheyne grew up around medical practice and was able to enter Edinburgh University at the age of 15, graduating as a doctor at 18 years of age. He joined the army and worked as a surgeon with an artillery corps and was present at the Battle of Vinegar Hill. Cheyne rejoined his father's practice four years later in 1799. Ten years later, Cheyne moved to Dublin and in 1811 began working at the Meath Hospital. He also taught war medicine and was appointed Physician General to British forces in Ireland in 1820. Austin 457 (1st Philadelphia ed.); Garrison & Morton 4635; McHenry, Garrison's history of neurology, pp. 248-9; Norman 472 (1st ed.); Osler 2309 (1st Philadelphia ed.); Wellcome II, p. 339 (1st ed.).


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    Etliche tractaten vor in Truck nie ausskommen. Vom Podagra und seinen speciebus. Vom Schlag. Von der Fallender sücht. Von der Daubsücht oder unsinnigkeit. Vom Kaltenwehe. Von der Colica. Von dem Bauchreissen. Von der Wassersücht. Vom Schwinen oder Aridura. Vom Schwinen oder Schwindsücht hectica. Von Farbsüchten. Von Würmen. Vom Stüllauff by PARACELSUS

    Woodcut coat-of-arms of Paracelsus on verso of title. 4 p.l., 167 pp. 4to, attractive antique calf (minor browning), gilt. Cologne: Heirs of A. Birckmann, 1564. First edition of this rare collection of thirteen of the most important medical tracts by Paracelsus on various diseases and their treatments. They include one of the author's most thorough discussions of gout (Paracelsus was the first to suggest the possibility of a chemical as opposed to a humoral causation for gout), an important contribution to his theories regarding the treatment of epilepsy, and descriptions of colic, rheumatism, dropsy, consumption, etc. Fine copy. This is a rare book. ❧ Sudhoff 63. Temkin, The Falling Sickness, pp. 170-77.


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    From The Big Bang To The Human Predicament by Nikolai Eberhardt

    1998-09-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Transactions of the Clinical Society of London. Volume the Fourteenth by (CLINICAL SOCIETY)

    London: Longmans, 1881. hardcover. good. 15 illustrations (including 7 woodcuts and 4 chromo-lithographs). 8vo, original rust cloth. London: Longmans, 1881. A very good(-) copy with significant edgewear and some ex-library markings. The text contains a total of 47 essays. Among the many important contributions are: Gowers, W.R. A Family Affected with Locomotor Ataxy; Habershon, S.O. Aphasia. Hemiplegia on the Left Side. Tumor in the Right Side of the Brain at the Third Frontal Convolution. Fagge, C.H. A Case of Paralysis Due to Partial Disease of the Nuclei of the Motor Roots of the Fifth Nerves.


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    Observations on the Utility and Administration of Purgative Medicines in Several Diseases by Hamilton, James

    Philadelphia: Published by James Webster, 1818. Hardcover. Good. Early American edition, 1818. Octavo, original sheep with red label, xx, 123 (2) 168 pp. Good copy, some rubbing to leather, rear joint a bit cracked but boards still firmly attached, pp. 18-26 of the appendix show scattered ink stains and smears, rather charming because they are clearly 200 year old stains, but stains nonetheless.


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    Toscanini's Fumble and Other Tales of Clinical Neurology by Klawans, Harold L

    Headline, London, 1990. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Page edges browned, previous owner's neat small name sticker at the top of the first page, no other damage. No writing no annotation. There is a comment from Oliver Sacks "vivid, authentic, fascinating and often moving case histories. I have read them with much pleasure – they were absolutely absorbing and, I think, will be a delight to many general audiences" on the rear panel This is the 1st Soft cover Edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [8], 232 pages. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Neurology; ISBN: 074723387X. ISBN/EAN: 9780747233879. Inventory No: 0269185. . 9780747233879 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .


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    Proust and the Squid; The story and Science of the Reading Brain. by WOLF, Maryanne

    New York:: HarperCollins, 2007., 2007. 8vo. xi, 308 pp. Figs., index. Hardcover, dust-jacket. Near fine. The author is a professor of child development. ISBN: 9780060186395


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    Migraine and other headaches – a leading neurologist's guide to fast and effective treatment of migraine and headaches by Lance, James W

    compass publishing, Sydney, 1986. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographic & graphic. bookseller's sticker on the rear panel, trivial signs of handling, with no damage to report. The author, is one of the leading authorities in the world on the diagnosis and treatment of headaches. He holds the only Chair of Neurology in Australia at the University of New South Wales. In the book either find a migraine, and offers suggestions on finding relief, including the latest medical information on the causes and cures. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7¾" - 9¾" tall ). X, 230 pages, indexed, and including references & glossary. Illustrated with line drawings, thermograms, graphs and charts et cetera.. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic & graphic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Medicine & Health; neurology; ISBN: 1862920117. ISBN/EAN: 9781862920118. Inventory No: 0243286. . 9781862920118 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .


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    Ueber das Wesen des Verdauungsprocess, with 2 other papers by Muller and Schwann and Remak by Schwann, Theodor

    Berlin: G. Eichler, 1836. 1st edition. 1. Schwann, Theodor (1810-82). Ueber das Wesen des Verdauungsprocesses. IN: Arch. Anat. Physiol. wins. Med. 1836, nos. I & 2, 90-138. 2. Müller, Johannes (1801-58) & Schwann. Versuche über die künstliche Verdauung des geronnenen Eiweisses. Ibid., no. 1, 66-89. 3. Remak, Robert (1815-65). Vorläufige Mittheliung microscopischer Beobachtungen über den inner Bau der Cerebrospinalnerven und über die Entwickelung ihrer Formelemente. Ibid., no. 2, 145-161. Together 2 numbers, 8vo. 221 x 139 mm. Original printed wrappers, uncut & partly unopened. Slight wear & foxing but fine. From the library of Walter PAGEL (1898-1982; see Garrison-Morton 3242) with his notes & his marker slips showing the many great researchers contributing to the 1836 Archiv. Berlin: G. Eichler, 1836. 1 & 2. First Editions. Garrison-Morton 991, 990. "Although the part played by Schwann in developing the cell theory is well known, his many other important contributions are seldom mentioned. These include . . . several important papers on the digestive process, one written in 1836 with his mentor Johannes Muller on digestion of egg white, and his still more important discovery of the enzyme 'pepsin' in the gastric juice. In connection with this, Schwann reestablished the fact first stated by Prout and later by Beaumont that the free acid in the stomach is hydrochloric . . ." (Fulton/Wilson 190). 3. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 1260: Discovery of the non-medullated nerve fibers ("fibers of Remak"). These two numbers of the 1836 volume of Müller's Archiv also include Eduard Weber's "Einige Bemerkungen über die Mechanik der Gelenke," on the mechanics of joints; G. G. Valentin's "Ueber den Inhalt des Keimbläschens" (pp. 162-169), on Purkyne's vesicle (the nuclear portion of the ovum); and Heinrich Rathke's "Zur Anatomie der Fische" (pp. 170-186). 7028.


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