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    Operum omnium Iatro-Galenicorum, Operum omnium Iatro-Galenicorum,, & penetralibus erutorum tomus unicus... Opera & studio Ludovici Serrani by LIDDEL, Duncan

    Lyon: Antoine Chard, 1624. hardcover. very good. Rubricated title. Title woodcut. 473, 308pp., index. 4to, later calf; worn, hinges cracked, repaired title no loss of text. Lyon: Antoine Chard, 1624. Internally very good (+). First combined edition of Ars Medica (1607) and De Febribus (1610), by the noted Scottish mathematician and physician. The two medical works, a general treatise on medicine and study on fevers, were held in high esteem in his day. Liddel, a professor then rector of the university in Helmstadt "is said to have been the first (in Germany) to teach astronomy of Copernicus and of Tycho Brahe side by side with the Ptolemaic hypothesis". DNB XI 1101. Shaaber L76; not in Wellcome or Waller. NUC lists 3 copies.


    AUD $15.00

    Clinical Problems of War. Australia In The War of 1939-45. Series Five Medical. Volume I by Walker, Allan S

    Canberra: Australian War Memorial. 1962. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. No Dustjacket. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs, Maps and diagrams. xxiv, 726 pages This volume describes the injuries and maladies which affected the Australian armed forces during the war 1939-45, primarily compiled for members of the medical profession. . Reprint. Hardback.



    Metabolic, Degenerative, and Inflammatory Diseases of Bones and Joints by Jaffe, Henry L

    Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1972. Slight shelf/edge and corner wear. Previous owners bookplate and name embossed.. First Edition. A Hardbound Book. Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Trade Book.



    Color Atlas of Pathology

    Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, Slight shelf/edge and corner wear. Previous owners bookplate and name embossed. Foxing. A Hardbound Book. Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Trade Book.



    A Treatise on Physiology Applied to Pathology. by BROUSSAIS, F.J. V. (1772-1838); John BELL & R. LA ROCHE [trans.]

    Philadelphia:: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1828., 1828. Second American edition. Small 4to. xxiii, (25)-600, 16 [ads.] pp. Index, errata slip; foxing. Original gilt-stamped calf, leather spine label; upper joint starting, spine head worn, corners showing. Ownership signature, Brinton Library rubber-stamp. Good.



    Principios de la medicina fisiologica, y examen de la anatomia patologica y de algunas doctrinas nuevas. Traducida libremente al Espanol por un meedico de esta corte. by BROUSSAIS, Francois Joseph Victor (1772-1838)

    Madrid:: D. Pedro Sanz, 1827., 1827. 176 x 115 mm. 8vo. [viii], 288 [page 289 (table of contents) and page 290 (index) bound after preliminary advertisement] pp. Contemporary full tree calf, red leather spine label, gilt spine, marbled end-leaves; scuffed, heavy worming penetrates top and bottom cover and goes right through the volume, but affects text only marginally, top margin of title page and first 50 leaves heavily wormed on top margin. Good. FIRST EDITION, thus. Spanish translation of portions of Broussais' works, Catechisme de la medicine physiologique (Paris, 1824), and Examen de la doctrine medicale generalement adoptee, et des systemes modernes de nosologie (Paris, 1816), the latter being among his most popular. According to Broussais, vital phenomena depended on external stimuli, especially heat, and produced chemical changes which in turn modified the normal functioning of the tissues. When these stimuli were moderate, the body remained healthy; when they were too weak or too strong, disease ensued. All diseases were local and were transmitted from one organ to another by sympathy or by means of the gastro-intestinal mucosa. All excessive stimuli produced hyperaemia and thus inflammation. The basis of all pathology was gastroenteritis. Broussais called his doctrine physiological medicine, in order to emphasize that disorders of function were more important than structural changes. Surgeon of the armies of France and professor of general pathology and therapeutics at Paris, Broussais was the most celebrated French practitioner of his day. His most common remedy was the application of leeches to the stomach or the head. Opposition by his students and medical colleagues finally put an end to his system of bleeding patients. See: DSB, II, pp. 507-508; Castiglioni, History of medicine, p. 699-700; Garrison, History of medicine, pp. 409-410; Mettler, History of medicine, p. 258 and passim. Palau 36192 (2nd ed.). RLIN: Sutro Library.



    Signed pamphlet from his Medical library by MACCALLUM, William George (1874 - 1944)

    1886. pamphlet. Signed pamphlet from his Medical library "W. G. MacCallum" above his stamp-pad imprint, on an 1886 edition of John Noland Mackenzie's "So-called 'Rose Cold' by Means of an Artificial Rose, with Remarks and Historical Notes" from The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Near fine condition. MacCallum has been highly collected for well over 60 years by the likes of John Hopkins University and other medical institutions, accounting for the scarcity of his material on the market today. Canadian-American pathologist who wrote the first textbook of Pathology 100 years ago, which is still in print today. He became the first physician to describe the structural and functional relationship between lymphatic system and connective tissue. In 1905 he made the groundbreaking discovery that thyroid and parathyroid glands had completely different functions. He discovered that muscle seizure (tetany) was due to abrogation of parathyroid glands and that when he injected the patient with calcium salt, he restored the condition to normal.



    Typed Letter Signed by GRAVES, Stuart (1879 - 1954)

    1929. unbound. very good(+). Good content T.L.S. 4to. 1 page, University of Alabama, Office of the Dean, November 30, 1929, to acclaimed photographer Pirie MacDonald, in part: "Under separate cover I am returning the proofs of the photographs you took of me recently. The one which is marked "Best" on the back and triple checked is our first choice. My experience in being photographed by you was most interesting. I wonder if you appreciate how much of an artist you are? Most photographers work mechanically. I was quite engrossed in your intellectual process while you were working with your hands" Very Good(+). American pathologist and educator who later became Dean of the prestigious Medical College at the University of Alabama (1928 - 1947).



    La Tuberculose des Houilleurs by PRIGNOT, Jacques

    Bruxelles,: Arscia,, 1959.. 327, [i] pp. 8vo (16 x 24 cm.). Original printed wrappers (slightly discoloured & some light scattered stains). With 42 plates and illustrations (some coloured). ¶ A very detailed study on the subject.



    Dual and multiple personality [Little Blue Book No. 996] by Fielding, William J

    Girard, Kansas: The Haldeman-Julius Company. Brown wrappers (13 cm.), with "A University in print" device to rear. Contents: 64 pages.



    Tractatus de febrium natura & differentiis.... 82pp. manuscript. With Brevis chirurgiae synopsis manuscript 81pp by Astruc, Jean

    1720. Astruc, Jean (1684-1766). Tractatus de febrium natura & differentiis. Authore D. D. J. Astruc in alma Monspelliensiu[m] medicinae facultate professore regio dignissimo. Manuscript document. 4to. 76pp. N.p., 1720. Together with another medical ms. in the same hand (Brevis chirurgiae exegesis. Seu synopsis, per summaria capita . . .), 81pp. The two mss. contained in a single volume, 222 x 167 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards, slightly rubbed. Portion of ms. title cut away, otherwise fine. A transcription of Astruc's lectures on fevers delivered at Montpellier, where Astruc served as professor of medicine from 1716 to 1728. Astruc, who later joined the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, was a highly skilled and influential teacher. During the 18th century it was common practice for medical lectures such as these to be transcribed and for a small number of manuscript copies to be sold to students who might not have been able to attend. Astruc was: "extremely methodical and clear in his instruction. In a series of courses lasting six years he [covered all phases of medicine: anatomy, physiology, psychology, gerontology, pathology, therapy, venereology, gynecology, neurology and pediatrics. Even in American libraries there are manuscript copies of these carefully prepared and highly appreciated courses; during Astruc's lifetime some of them were used for editions printed without his knowledge in England, Switzerland and Holland" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). An unauthorized edition of Astruc's lectures on fevers was published in England in 1749 under the title Academical Lectures on Fevers; it is likely that the present lectures are incorporated in this work. We have not found any French or Latin editions of this title in the library databases, and it is quite possible that this work remains unpublished in this form. Astruc was the author of several important medical works, most of which were first published in Latin. The best known of these is his De morbis veneris (1736 and later eds.), the first great work on venereal disease (see Garrison-Morton 5195). The surgical manuscript following Astruc's work is a brief exegesis of surgical operations arranged by chapter headings. Its authorship is unknown.



    Cenni di una nuova idea sulla natura del tessuto cellulare by Felici, G. M. de

    Pavia: Pietro Bizzoni, 1817. Sewn pamphlet, with original drab wrappers (22 cm.). Contents of18 pages, followed by blank leaf; well-preserved. From the Demonstrator and Conservator of the Collection of Pathological and Comparative Anataomy at the University of Padua, where Camillo Golgi would come to study medicine. Here, decades before Schleiden and Virchow, de Felici renews the debate concerning the reticular (and thus vital) nature of cellular tissue, following upon myriad observations from mercury-injected anatomical specimens. As a shining example of the "pathological doctrine" that was developing in Italy, a reviewer for the London Medical and Physical Journal would write: "the observations contained in this little pamphlet being almost the only ones of importance relating to the structure of the elementary tissues that have been advanced since the time of Bichat." With only 4 OCLC records discovered; only one of those in North America (NLM).



    Dissertatio Pathologico-Medica de Spondylanthrocacia by SNELLEN, Franciscus Adrianus

    Utrecht,: van Schoonhoven,, 1825.. [iv], 136 pp. 8vo. Contemporary boards (spine slightly worn). ¶ Fine uncut copy with ample margins. In the second chapter (p. 45-91), the author reflects upon descriptions of spondylarthrocace as seen in the works of Severins, Paré, Parcival Pott, Rust and Wenzel. -- Thesis under B. Suerman, not in Haneveld, Path. Anatomie.



    Medical contributions to the study of evolution by Adami, John George

    London: Duckworth, 1918. First edition. Adami, John George (1862-1926). Medical contributions to the study of evolution. xvi, 372pp. 7 plates, text illustrations. London: Duckworth, 1918. 216 x 140 mm. Original green cloth, spine a bit faded. Traces of newspaper cuttings on front free endpaper and verso title. Very good. First Edition of Adami's 1917 Croonian Lectures on "Adaptation and disease," published together with a collection of previously published papers on heredity, adaptation and growth. In his Croonian Lectures Adami, an eminent pathologist (see Garrison-Morton 2309), "argued with much skill and many illustrations against the biological doctrine that acquired characteristics are not transmitted" (Rolleston, "John George Adami, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.S.," British Medical Journal 2: 3427 [Sept. 11, 1926]: 507-10).



    Handboek der bijzondere Ziektekundige Ontleedkunde, Naar het Hoogduitsch (door Moleschott, Voorhelm Scheevoogt & Schrant) by ROKITANSKY, Carl (1804-1878)

    Haarlem,: Erven F. Bohn,, (1846)-1849. 2 volumes, xxiv, 824; xvi, 628 pp. 8vo (14 x 23 cm.). Very finely bound in recent half marbled calf, gilt lettered on red morocco labels, gilt numbered, 5 blind rullers on spine. With 1 folded table. ¶ Of greatest rarity, only 5 copies held in libraries worldwide(the Netherlands), but no copy with this variant title-page, e.g. vol. I with the date 1849 instead of 1846, and Moleschott's name as translator omitted. First (and only) Dutch translation of Rokitansky's "Handbuch d. speciellen Pathologische Anatomie", one of the great classics in medical history. A very fine copy in a splendid binding.-- (Title-pages slightly browned; half-title of volume II seems to be lacking; Copy with the cancelled library stamp, Univ. of Amsterdam!).



    Lectures on the Morbid Anatomy of the Serous and Mucous Membranes by Hodgkin, Thomas

    London: Sherwood, Gilbert, 1836. Hodgkin, Thomas (1798-1866). Lectures on the morbid anatomy of the serous and mucous membranes. Vol. I [Vol. II, part 1]. All published. ix, [11], 402; viii, 541pp. London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper [Vol. I]; Simpkin, Marshall [Vol. II, pt. 1], 1836-40. 212 x 132 mm. Half calf, cloth boards, circa 1840. Rebacked, retaining original labels. Slight rubbing at corners. Tear in second leaf of Vol. II repaired. McGill College Medical Faculty Library inscription and stamp on titles. Very good copy. First Edition. Hodgkin was one of the distinguished pathologists connected with Guy's Hospital, where he served as demonstrator of morbid anatomy and curator of the museum from 1825-37. He was the first in England to pursue the lead of Bichat by discussing morbid anatomy from the standpoint of changes in tissue, and to give regular lecture courses in morbid anatomy. His Lectures on the Morbid Anatomy of the Serous and Mucous Membranes stimulated the study of tissue pathology in England. Hodgkin published only a few medical works during his brief medical career, which ended in 1837 after he failed to receive a promotion at Guy's Hospital; for the rest of his life he devoted himself to philanthropic pursuits. He is best known for his classic description of Hodgkin's lymphoma, contained in his paper "On some morbid appearances of the absorbent glands and spleen" (Medico-Chirurgical Transactions 17 [1832]: 68-114). Garrison-Morton 2290. /p>.



    De Sedibus, et Causis Morborum per Anatomen Indagatis by MORGAGNI, Jo. Baptistae

    Venice: Ex Typographia Remondiniana, 1761. First. hardcover. Libri Quinque. Dissectiones, et Animadversiones, Nunc Primum Editas Complectuntur Propemodum Innumeras, Medicis, Chirurgis, Anatomicis Profuturas. 2 volumes. The work consists of five books of postmortem findings along with the clinical case notes. Title pages are printed in black with engraved vignettes. Text printed in double columns. 4 large engraved plates at end of the first volume, and other fine woodcut head and tailpieces throughout. xcvi, 298; 452 pages. Folios, 18th century sheep with red leather spine labels; red edges. Venetiis: Ex Typographia Remondiniana, 1761. Lacks the engraved portrait; chip at the top of the spine of the first volume. Otherwise an excellent clean copy of second issue of first edition of this landmark work. Very good condition. "By this great work, one of the most important in the history of medicine, Morgagni was the true founder of modern pathological anatomy. The work was completed in Morgagni's 79th year and consists of a series of 70 letters reporting about 700 cases and necropsies. As best as he could, he correlated the clinical record with the post-mortem finding. Morgagni gave the first descriptions of several pathological conditions. He was Professor of Anatomy at Padua." GM 2276; Osler 1178; Waller 6672; Dawson 394; Norman 1547; Blake 312.



    Eine Darstellung seines wissenschaftlichen Wirkens . . . Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag des Forschers by Ehrlich, Paul

    Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1914. First edition. Original Wraps. Fine. viii, 668pp. Frontispiece portrait. 257 x 173 mm. Original orange printed wrappers. Fine copy, uncut and unopened, of this festschrift prepared for Ehrlich's 60th birthday, which covers all the major areas of Ehrlich's research. Included is a bibliography of Ehrlich's writings to 1914, prepared by Hans Sachs.



    Principles of human physiology with their chief applications to pathology, hygiene, and forensic medicine. Second American, from the last London edition, with notes and additions by Meredith Clymer. by CARPENTER, William Benjamin (1813-1885)

    Philadelphia:: Lea & Blanchard, 1845., 1845. Large 12mo. (232 x 163 mm) xxiii, (25)-643, 32 (ads.) pp. 2 engraved plates, 189 woodcut illus., index; some spotting. Original full brown calf, gilt-stamped black leather spine label; two burn marks on lower edge of upper cover (affecting the first few leaves also), joints rubbed, spine darkened, headcap chipped. Bookplate of Charles Mayo Goss. Generally very good. Provenance: Dr. Charles Mayo Goss, who at 78 was appointed Distinguished Professor of Anatomy at the University of South Alabama at Mobile, was the editor, over a period of 26 years, of the last five American editions of Gray's Anatomy: the 25th in 1948, 26th in 1954, 27th (Centennial) in 1959, 28th in 1966, and 29th in 1973, all published by Lea and Febiger of Philadelphia. Cordasco 40-0185; Wellcome II, p. 304.



    Die krankhaften Geschwülste by Virchow, Rudolph

    Berlin: Hirschwald, 1863. In the Extremely Rare Original Wrappers Virchow, Rudolf (1821-1902). Die krankhaften Geschwülste. 3 vols. in 4 [all published]. Erster Band: xii, 543, [1]pp. plus 33-page publisher's catalogue; 1 plate. II. Band, 1. Hälfte: [2], 288pp. II. Band, 2. Hälfte: x, 289-756pp. III. Band, 1. Hälfte: [2], 496pp.; 1 plate. Text illustrations. Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1863-67. 245 x 170 mm. (uncut and partially unopened). Original printed wrappers, minor wear and chipping, spine of last volume partly split; preserved in cloth slipcase with chemises. Minor dampstaining, uncut edges a little frayed, a few signatures loose, pp. 106-7 in Vol. I with some offsetting from laid-in sheet of manuscript notes (see below). Very good set. From the library of Dutch surgeons Jan van der Hoeven (1834-1900) and his son Jan (1863-1941), with their signatures, dated 1863 and 1900 respectively, on the front wrapper of Vol. I; van der Hoeven bookplate in last volume; densely written sheet of manuscript notes in the hand of the first van der Hoeven laid in. First Edition, in the extremely rare original wrappers, of Virchow's highly influential work on morbid tumors-his "most ambitious literary undertaking" (Ackerknecht, Rudolph Virchow). "Tumors were perhaps Virchow's greatest interest, and in 1863 he began publication of what was to be a comprehensive treatise on the subject. It was never completed, for Virchow stopped when he reached the point where carcinoma was to be discussed, probably because of the vigorous attack which Remak and others were making on his conception of the histogenesis of epithelioma. Nevertheless this work remains one of the great source-books on cancer" (Haagensen, An Exhibit of Important Books Illustrating the Evolution of the Knowledge of Cancer, p. 80). "[Virchow's] works in the field of oncology have been of the most far-reaching importance. Although he himself did not deal with cancer in his famous work 'The morbid tumors,' which was left incomplete, we can nevertheless find in it his general opinions of tumors. . . . [H]e designated as homologous tumors the type whose tissue elements are those which form in places that normally contain the same kind of tissue; the heterologous tumors are those which form in a place where the typical tissue elements of the tumors normally do not occur. Thus, 'deviation from the type of the mother tissue' represented to Virchow the characteristic feature of malignant neoplasm. Virchow presented this anatomical and histological characteristic as the principal criterion for the classification of tumors. . . . "On the basis of these views Virchow, for the first time, and in a systematic manner, separated sarcomatous tumors from carcinomas. Sarcomas deviate little, structurally, from the typical structure of the different kinds of connective tissue, and distinguish themselves only by their great 'number of cells' and not by the 'form.' With this theory Virchow sought to eliminate the classification into benign and malignant tumors, which, though rather unscientific, had been commonly used by practitioners until that time" (Wolff, The Science of Cancerous Disease from Earliest Times to the Present, p. 185). Virchow's Die krankhaften Geschwülste, based on a series of lectures, is normally found bound in three volumes; it is extremely rare in the original four parts with their printed wrappers. This copy was once owned by the Jan van der Hoevens, father and son, both of whom practiced as surgeons in Leiden. Garrison-Morton 2617. Lindeboom, Dutch Medical Biography (for the van der Hoevens).



    A hitherto undescribed form of valvular and mural endocarditis by Libman, Emanuel and Benjamin Sacks

    1923. Libman, Emanuel (1872-1946) and Benjamin Sacks (1896-1971). A hitherto undescribed form of valvular and mural endocarditis. Offprint from Transactions of the Association of American Physicians 38 (1923). 14pp. 230 x 153 mm. Without wrappers as issued. Fine copy. First Edition, Offprint Issue of Libman and Sacks's first paper on Libman-Sacks endocarditis, a form of nonbacterial endocarditis that is one of the most common cardiac symptoms of lupus. The following year Libman and Sacks published an expanded account of the disease (largely based on the present paper) in Archives of Internal Medicine (see Garrison-Morton 2855).



    Radiology of Bone Diseases by Greenfield, George B

    U.S.A.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1975. Slight to moderate shelf/edge and corner wear. Previous owners bookplate and name embossed.. Second Edition, Third Printing. A Hardbound Book. Fine/Very Good in Mylar Cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Trade Book.



    Pathology by Anderson, W.A.D

    U.S.A.: Mosby, 1972. Previous owners bookplate and name embossed. Volume 2.. Sixth Edition. A Hardbound Book. Fine/No Jacket As Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Trade Book.



    La Psychologie du Lépreux et le problème de la Lèpre à Paris. Préface du Etienne Burnet by DECOURT, Philippe

    Paris,: Le François,, (n.d. ca 1933).. 90, [ii] pp. 8vo (17 x 26 pp.). Neatly bounsd in recent half red cloth with matching marbled paper on sides, cloth corners (original printed wrapper bound in), uncut. Trade edition of a thesis, concluded by a brief bibliography.



    Bone Tumors by Lichtenstein, Louis, M. D

    Saint Louis: The C. V. Mosby Company, 1972. Previous owners bookplate and name embossed.. Fourth Edition, 2nd Printing. A Hardbound Book. Fine/No Jacket As Published. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Trade Book.

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