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    Structure by Gunsalus, I. C. Stanier, Roger Y

    Academic Press, 1968-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Bacteria: A Treatise On Structure and Function Series 1 Hardcover - No DJ


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    An Account of the Breeding of Worms in Human Bodies; Their Nature, and several Sorts; Their Effects, Symptoms, and Prognostics. With the true Means to avoid them, and Medicines to cure them. With Letters to the Author on this Subject, from M. Nicholas Hartsoeker at Amsterdam, and George Baglivi at Rome by ANDRY, Nicholas

    London: Rhodes, 1701. hardcover. very good. 4 small copper-plate engravings. xl + 266pp. plus index. short 8vo, rebound in 3/4 calf over marbled boards; front hinge mended, chipped at head of spine and with some loss of leather at tail, both have been mended, ink library stamp to title page. London: H. Rhodes, 1701. A very good copy. Third edition of the first medical parasitology text. "An exhaustive study of the parasites of man. Andry's views were often in advance of his time and, particular, he did not, like most of his contemporaries, believe in the spontaneous generation of parasites but clearly stated that their seeds entered the body from without and that some articles of diet were particularly liable to contain them." (Fister, HIstory of Medical bacteriology and immunology.) Wellcome II 45. Eng. ed. only in Osler.


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    Autograph letter signed to [Jabez] Hogg, discussing microbiology by Bastian, Henry

    London, 1876. I Was Able to Obtain Fermentation or Putrefaction with Well Marked Turbidity" Bastian, Henry Charlton (1837-1915). Autograph letter signed to Jabez Hogg (1817-99). [London,] March 6, 1876. 3pp. 114 x 90 mm. Traces of mounting on blank verso of second leaf, but fine otherwise. From Henry Bastian, a physician who made notable contributions to the emerging specialty of clinical neurology, and a pioneer writer on theories of the origin of life; to Jabez Hogg, ophthalmologist, microscopist and early adopter of the germ theory of disease. Bastian published important papers on aphasia (see Garrison-Morton 4622, 4629) and was the first to demonstrate "Bastian's law": that complete section of the upper spinal cord abolishes reflexes and muscular tone below the level of the lesion. Bastian is best known, however, for his defense of the doctrine of spontaneous generation (abiogenesis) in the face of accepted scientific opinion. In opposition to Pasteur, Koch, Tyndall and other bacteriologists, Bastian argued that there was no fixed boundary between organic and inorganic life, stating that "since living matter must have arisen from nonliving matter at an early stage in evolution, such a process could still be taking place" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). He can thus be seen as one of the first to consider the question of the origins of life from a scientific standpoint. Some of Bastian's experimental work in support of his views on abiogenesis (contrary to his intent) ended up advancing the progress of bacteriology. It was Bastian, for example, who showed that boiling did not destroy all bacteria, a finding that led to the discovery of heat-resistant spores. Bastian's letter to Hogg critiques the findings of John Tyndall, whose recent experiments had shown that air from which all dust and floating particles had been removed was incapable of generating bacterial life. The letter reads in part as follows: "I have no doubt that your surmises would prove perfectly correct concerning a certain number of Tyndall's solutions. Freedom from turbidity does not by any means imply absence of organisms-but in the experiments which he has imperfectly endeavored to repeat I was able to obtain fermentation or putrefaction with well marked turbidity . . ." Tyndall had undertaken his experiments specifically to discredit Bastian's theories of spontaneous generation. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.


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    Inscribed Medical Journal by LEWTHWAITE, Raymond (1894 - 1972)

    1936. pamphlet. Scarce signed medical journal titled "The Pathology of the Tropical Typhus (Rural Type) of the Federated Malay States," reprinted from"The Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology," Vol. XLII, No. 1., pp. 23-30, 1936, with photographic plates, inscribed to acclaimed American Pathologist, "Dr. William George MacCallum, with the author's compliments, R. Lewthwaite." Minor foxing along the top and right margins, but still in very good condition overall. British bacteriologist who made groundbreaking discoveries in the identity and treatment of hybrid Typhus. One of his studies during World War II discovered that Resistant Scrub Typhus had infected one-third of Russian Army physicians.


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    L'Art de conserver, pendant plusieurs Années, toutes les Substances animales et végétales by APPERT, Nicolas

    One folding engraved plate. xxxii, 116 pp. 8vo, cont. red morocco-backed paste-paper boards, flat spine nicely gilt. Paris: Patris, 1810. First edition. One of the great achievements of the 19th century in respect to food was the successful development of canning. The pioneer in this field was the Frenchman, Nicolas Appert (1750-1841). In Appert's process the foodstuff was placed in clean bottles, well corked, and subsequently the bottles were raised to the boiling-point of water. In this way the most perishable material could be kept unchanged for a long time. With this method Appert demonstrated practically the process of pasteurization, nearly fifty years before its scientific explanation. Appert published his discovery in the present book which served as the foundation of the vast canning industry of today and altered the food habits of man. Handsome copy with the signature of Appert against counterfeits on the verso of the half-title. Bound in between Farnaud's Exposé des Amélioratons introduites depuis environ Cinquante Ans dans les diverses Branches de l'Économie rurale (Gap: 1811) and Fontalard's Principes raisonnes de l'Agriculture (Paris: 1793). ❧ Bitting, pp. 13-14. Bulloch, The History of Bacteriology, pp. 44-45. En Français dans le Texte 220.


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    [TOTAL: 13 OFFPRINTS] [1] EDGAR, R. S. & W. B. WOOD. Morphogenesis of bacteriophage T4 in extracts of mutant-infected cells. Offprint from: Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Vol. 55, No. 3, March 1966. pp. 498-505. [See below or request list for inventory of offprints included]. by EDGAR, Robert S.; [with] Richard P. FEYNMAN [no.8]

    [New York]:: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1966., 1966. Self-wraps. Communicated by Max Delbruck. Fine. Self-wraps. Pencil initials of Norman H. Horowitz. [Various of these papers in in collaboration with] G. H. Denhardt, F. H. Epstein, R. P. Feynman, Leland H. Hartwell, S. Klein, I. Lielausis, C. M. Steinberg, W. B. Wood.]. PIONEER RESEARCH WITH VIRAL T4 BACTERIOPHAGE. Robert ["Bob"] S. Edgar, known for his work with bacteriophage T4, studied under Dr. August H. Doermann at Stanford University, initially went to study the mechanism of recombination in bacteria at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, was later associated with the Dept. of Biology, University of Rochester, NY, University of California-Santa Cruz, and the Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (thus the Richard Feynman connection). He worked with Norman H. Horowitz, had his own lab, and was a leader in the field of human microbiology and human genetics. He retired ca. 1990. [FULL INVENTORY: [TOTAL: 13 OFFPRINTS] [1] EDGAR, R. S. & W. B. WOOD. Morphogenesis of bacteriophage T4 in extracts of mutant-infected cells. Offprint from: Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Vol. 55, No. 3, March 1966. pp. 498-505. Self-wraps. Communicated by Max Delbruck. Fine. [2] EDGAR, R. S. Phenotypic properties of heterozygotes in the bacteriophage T4. Offprint from: Genetics, Vol. 43, No. 2, March 1958. pp. 235-248 Self-wraps. [3] EDGAR, R. S. & C. M. STEINBERG. On the Origin of High Negative Interference over Short Segments of the Genetic Structure of Bacteriophage T4. Offprint from: Virology, Vol. 6, 1958. pp. 115-128. Self-wraps. [4] EDGAR, R. S. Mapping Experiments with rII and h Mutants of Bacteriophage T4D. Offprint from: Virology, Vol. 6, 1958. pp. 215-225. Self-wraps. [5] EDGAR, R. S. & F. H. EPSTEIN. Inactivation by Ultraviolet Light of an Acriflavine-Sensitive Gene Function in Phage T4D. Offprint from: Science, Vol. 134, No. 3475, August 4, 1961. pp. 327-8. Self-wraps. [6] STEINBERG, C. M., & R. S. EDGAR. "On the Absence of High Negative Interference in Triparental Crosses." Offprint from: Virology, vol. 15, no. 4, 1961. [New York]: Academic Press, 1961. 8vo. 511-512 pp. Single leaf. Fine. [7] HARTWELL, Leland H. An Upper Limit to the Map Distance Separating the Two Cistrons of the rII Region of Bacteriophage T4B. Offprint from: Virology, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 1961. pp. 510-11. Self-wraps. [8] EDGAR, R. S., R. P. FEYNMAN, S. KLEIN, I. LIELAUSIS & C. M. STEINBERG. Mapping experiments with r Mutants of Bacteriophage T4D. Offprint from: Genetics, Vol. 47, No. 2, February 1962. pp. 179-186. Self-wraps. [9] STEINBERG, C. M. & R. S. Edgar. A critical test of a current theory of genetic recombination in bacteriophage. Offprint from: Genetics, Vol. 47, No. 2, February 1962. pp. 187-208. Self-wraps. [10] EDGAR, R. S., G. H. DENHARDT & R. H. EPSTEIN. A comparative genetic study of conditional lethal mutations of bacteriophage T4D. Offprint from: Genetics, Vol. 49, No. 4, April 1964. pp. 635-648. Self-wraps. [11] EDGAR, R. S. & I. LIELAUSIS. Temperature-sensitive mutants of bacteriophage T4D: Their isolation and genetic characterization. Offprint from: Genetics, Vol. 49, No. 4, April 1964. pp. 649-662. Self-wraps. [12] EDGAR, R. S. & R. H. EPSTEIN. Conditional lethal mutations in bacteriophage T. Offprint from: Genetics Today, Proc. of the XI Int'l. Congr. of Genetics, 1964. Self-wraps. Ink initials of Norman H. Horowitz. [13] EDGAR, R. S. The Bacteriophage Chromosome. Offprint from: the National Cancer Institute Monograph No. 18, Genes and Chromosomes, 1965. pp. 67-77.].


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    Autographed Letter Signed in French with a rare Calling Card by BERTRAND, Gabriel (1867 - 1962)

    Paris, 1925. unbound. 1 page on heavy-stock construction paper, 5.75 x 9.25 inches, (Paris), no date, circa 1925. Signed "G. Bertrand" and written in French. Translated in part: "...I have come here as an apostle of Science, that inexhaustible solace of progress. I have found masters as passionate to teach as their students are to learn, but an organization that is too inadequate from the point from the point of view of scientific research. In exchange for some of the associations you have asked of me, become one of my collaborators...and you will give to this adorable country in a manner full of future promise...an inestimable service..." Accompanied by a rare calling card as a member of the prestigious Pasteur Institute. The card is pasted to the lower left corner of the letter; faint adhesive stain along the left edge, but still in very good condition. French bacteriologist and close associate of Luis Pasteur who introduced into biochemistry the term "oxidase" and the concept of trace elements. In 1884 he developed anti-venom for use against snake bites.


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    Autographed Note Signed to a Colleague by SANARELLI, Giuseppe (1864 - 1940)

    Cordoba, 1927. unbound. 1 page, 5.75 x 4.5 inches, Cordoba, October 10, 1927, written in Italian, sending his wishes for good success to a colleague and adding that his hard work will bring about many accomplishments. Sanarelli has mounted an image of himself to the letter, measuring 3.75 x 2.5 inches. Fine condition. Italian physician and pioneer bacteriologist who spent years trying to determine the cause of yellow fever. In 1897 he published a thesis claiming to have discovered the yellow fever bacillus but was proven wrong six years later when Dr. Walter Reed linked the disease to mosquitoes.


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    Memoire sur la fermentation appelee lactique" in Annales de chimie et de physique, 3rd series, Volumes 52, 53, 54, 1858, pp. 404-418 by Pasteur, Louis

    FIRST EDITION OF "THE BEGINNING OF BACTERIOLOGY AS A MODERN SCIENCE," Louis Pasteur and "the first demonstration of the connection between a specific fermentation and the activity of a specific living micro-organism (Garrison-Morton 2472). At the request of a vinter from the north of France, Pasteur began to examine why alcohol becomes contaminated with undesirable substances during fermentation. Pasteur saw fermentation as a biological process and soon demonstrated that each sort of fermentation is linked to the existence of a specific microorganism or ferment -- a living being that can be studied by cultivation in an appropriate, sterile medium. This insight is the fundamental basis of microbiology and it delivered the fatal blow to the doctrine of spontaneous generation, the theory held for twenty centuries that life could arise spontaneously in organic materials. "Pasteur's first paper on fermentation contains most of the central theoretical and methodological features of his biological theory of fermentation, in particular the concept of fermentation as a product of the growth of yeast, the idea that air is a source of microscopic yeasts and other micro-organisms, and the notion of specificity, in which each fermentation could be traced to a specific micro-organism" (Dibner, Heralds 198). REFERENCES: Garrison-Morton 2472; Horblit, One Hundred Books Famous in Science, 82,;Dibner, Heralds 198. CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: Victor Masson. (Volume 52 is offered here in its entirety) bound with volumes 53 and 54 (which contain many important papers on electricity). Ex-libris with NO spine markings and very minimal interior markings (small stamp on title page and blank front flyleaf). 8vo. 8.25 x 5.5 inches (206 x 137mm). Volume 52: 512 pages, 1 plate. Volume 53: 512 pages, 2 plates. Volume 54: 448 pages, 1 plate, 4 large fold-out tables. Tightly and very solidly bound in maroon cloth with a gilt-lettered spine; minor scuffing to the edge tips. Bright and clean throughout, so much so that we think it unlikely the volume was opened or used at all. Fold-plates all in excellent condition.


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    Les Organismes Vivants de L'Atmosphere. by MIQUEL, Pierre

    Paris:: Gauthier-Villars, 1883., 1883. 8vo. viii, 310 pp. 86 figures, 2 lithographic plates. Quarter blue calf, morocco boards, raised bands; corners showing. Bookplates of Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland, and Metchnikoff Memorial Library. Very good. First edition. RARE. Miquel: "Made elaborate investigations on the bacteria of air, water, and soil, and became the authority on the subject." Bulloch, The History of Bacteriology. p. 384.


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    Autograph letter signed, probably to Latimer Clark by Tyndall, John

    Very Good. Tyndall, John (1820-93). A.L.s. to an unnamed recipient, possibly Latimer Clark. [London], April 17, n.y. 1 page. 178 x 116 mm. Small hole punched in upper margin, minor soiling. Provenance: Latimer Clark. Tyndall, a physicist, is best known for his investigations of atmospheric dust, which led to his discovery of "Tyndallization," a sterilization process that uses discontinuous boiling to render infusions completely free of microorganisms. In his letter, Tyndall refuses to sign a memorial for Edward Highton, a writer on telegraphy, as Tyndall was "wholly ignorant" of Highton's merits. Origins of Cyberspace 207.


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    Biosynthesis by Gunsalus, I. C. Stanier, Roger Y

    Academic Press, 1964-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Bacteria: A Treatise On Structure and Function Series 3 Hardcover - No DJ - 2E


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