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From antique documents on the curriculums of old American medical schools to posters with detailed illustrations of infinitely small parts of the human anatomy, there are plenty of fascinating books to choose from in the rare medical books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. For medical professionals and students alike, these featured antique and rare medical books are sure to diversify your breadth of knowledge and expertise in the area of medicine. Many of the rare and antique medical books in the Biblio Rare Book Room feature gorgeous bindings and beautiful illustrations, and they are sure to add value to your home or office book collection.

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Vipera pythia. Id est, de viperae natura, veneno, medicina, demonstrations, &c. experimenta...

Vipera pythia. Id est, de viperae natura, veneno, medicina, demonstrations, &c. experimenta nova.

by SEVERINO, Marco Aurelio

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Padua: Pauli Frambotti, 1651. Limp Vellum. See Description. Second Edition. 4to. pp. [18], 522, [24]. With extra engraved title page and a portrait of the author. Also includes 24 engraved plates by Giovanni Georgi - most of which are a full page. Lacks blank free end papers. Interior generally clean with mild scattered marginal foxing. Manufacturing tear on leaf Pp sealed and practically invisible. Some small binder's tears in the gutter of signature G are also carefully sealed. Bottom corner tip of the title page restored (10 x 14 mm). Original full vellum binding (rubbed, usual age-toning) with later gilt title on spine. Upper hinges near the head cap strengthened. Marco Auelio Severino (1580-1656) was a distinguished Italian anatomist and surgeon. In 1610 he was made Professor of Anatomy and Surgery at Naples. His work "Vipera pythia" discusses poisonous snakes, snake anatomy, snake venom, and the medicinal properties and virtues of snakes. Much information is given concerning the… Read More
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The Lymphatics in Cancer
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The Lymphatics in Cancer

by Haagensen, C. D. [Cushman Davis]; & Carl R. Feind; Frederic P. Herter; Charles A. Slanetz; Joseph A. Weinberg

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Used - Fine condition
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First Printing of the First Edition
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Hardcover
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Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1972. Appears unread. Fine condition. SEE PHOTOS. Bright, clean, square, tight and unmarked. NOT a library discard. NO owner's name or bookplate. NOT a remainder. Sharp corners. Hinges are perfect. Pages are fresh and crisp -- probably never read. NO underlining. NO highlighting. NO margin notes. Illustrations. Dr. Haagensen is a Garrison/Morton author. Contained here are 11 major sections: 1) History of the knowledge of the lymphatic system; 2) Methods of study of the lymphatic system; 3) General anatomy of the lymphatic system; 4) The spread of cancer in the lymphatic system; 5) The head and neck; 6) The intrathoracic lymphatics; 7) Lymphatics of the breast; 8) The upper extremity; 9) The trunk; 10) The lower extremity; 11) The large intestine. Author Index. Subject Index. First printing of the First Edition, with complete number row (987654321) on the copyright page. Bound in the original gray cloth, stamped in gold and blue on the spine… Read More
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Instructions succintes sur les Accouchemens, En faveur des Sages-Femmes des Provinces; Faites par...
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Instructions succintes sur les Accouchemens, En faveur des Sages-Femmes des Provinces; Faites par ordre du Ministere... Seconde édition, revue & augmentée par l'Auteur

by RAULIN, Joseph (1708-1784)

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Paris,: Chez Vincent,, 1770.. [ii blank], viii, 256 pp. 12mo (8,5 x 14,5 cm.). Contemporary marbled calf, spine with red morocco, gilt lettered, label, in compartments gilt decorated with fleurons (joints slightly worn with a small crack), edges of sides with gilt ruler; edges red.. With 12 figures in the style of Ryff on 2 folded engraved plates. Raulin first doctor at Nérac (Guyenne) moved to Paris where he became physician to Louis XVI. He was a prolific author of both theoretical and practical works. The present work, written in a very comprehensive languages, was written by order of the French Government who was alarmed by the fatal results in childbirth caused by inexperienced country practitioner. This second edition was published in the same year as the first edition (who had only 168 pp.). This work was translated into Dutch, German and Portuguese. Dezeimeries III, 787; Bayle/Thillaye II, 357. --(The first 20 pages have a light waterstain; some scattered light foxing, but a nice copy).
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Instrumenta curationis morborum deprompta ex Pharmacia Galenica & Chymica, Chirurgia &...

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Lugduni (Lyon),: Joannem Certe,, 1686. [xii], 413, [xxxiii] pp. Small 8vo (9,3 x 15,3 cm.). Contemporary brown calf (top and bottom of spine slightly damaged; upper edge of the front side slightly rubbed; corners a bit bumped), Spine in compartments gilt decorated and lettered; speckled edges. Seme wood-engraved head and tail pieces. With a contemporary engraved bookplate of Ludovicus Feuilherade M.D. ¶ Apparently the ONLY copy known of this 1686 Johannem Certe edition. The official "Editio secunda" was published by Certe in 1687. Presumably the 1686 edition was printed at the occasion of Tencke's inauguration at Montpellier in 1686, but the printer overlooked to print the King's approbation within this 1686 edition. Certe has to cancel the edition and released a little bid later (1687) the correct edition with the approbation. The 1686 editions: Montpellier Peronnel & Venice de Rhinetta, are pirate editions. No copy in the BNF or NLM, nor in the World Cat.
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Sketches of the Medical Topography of the Mediterranean comprising an account of Gibraltar, the...
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Sketches of the Medical Topography of the Mediterranean comprising an account of Gibraltar, the Ionian islands, and Malta: to which is prefixed, a sketch of a plan for memoirs on medical topography.

by John Hennen

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Used - Very Good
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724 pages, 8vo, many tables, edited posthumously by author's son
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Hardcover
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Lanvellec, France
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Tight in possibly contemporary binding with later? title label: "Medical Topography, 1830", previous owner's name and one line comment on FEP. 2 or 3 pages with some red pencil underlining, one printer's ink stain and two pages with small repaired tears. Otherwise superb printing on now slightly yellowed pages.Seller accepts reasonable offersPostage free worldwide
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Bibliotheca anatomica, sive recens in anatomia inventorum thesaurus locupletissimus, in quo...
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Bibliotheca anatomica, sive recens in anatomia inventorum thesaurus locupletissimus, in quo integra atque absolutissima totius corporis humani descriptio, ejusdemque oeconomia e praestantissimorum quorumque anatomicorum tractatibus singularibus, tum hactenus in lucem editis, tum etiam ineditis, concinnata exhibetur. Adjecta est partium omnium administratio anatomica, cum variis earundem praeparationibus curiosissimis. (2 vols.)

by Daniel Le Clerc, Jean-Jacques Manget, William Harvey, Jan Swammerdam, Caspar Bartholin, Marcello Malpighi, Lorenzo Bellini, Francis Glisson, Theodor Kerckring, Reinier de Graaf, Frederik Ruysch, Theodorus Aldes, Drelincourt & others

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Used - Very Good
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Second Edition
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Hardcover
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Full vellum with titles inked to spines. 6 raised bands. Red speckled edges. Fissure in vellum at front hinges, but quite firm. Wine colored stain to front cover of vol. II near spine. Many foldout plates. Late 17th century compilation of medical specialties. A nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1072; 1223 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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ANATOMIC COPPERPLATES ALONG WITH EXPLANATIONS; TEN PLATES OF THE INTESTINES, MUSCLES AND LIGAMENTS.
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ANATOMIC COPPERPLATES ALONG WITH EXPLANATIONS; TEN PLATES OF THE INTESTINES, MUSCLES AND LIGAMENTS.

by I.C.A. MAYER

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BERLIN AND LEIPZIG: I.C.A. MAYER, 1786 RARE MEDICAL BOOK IN GERMAN, 10 COPPERPLATES AND GREAT DETAIL ON INTESTINES, MUSCLES AND LIGAMENTS. BOOK HAS A DARK BROWN COVER DESIGN WITH WEAR ON EDGES. FORMER OWNERS NAME INSIDE FRONT. THICK PAPER WITH LIGHT FOXING INSIDE. PAGES ARE TIGHT AND IN GOOD SHAPE, COPPERPLATES HAVE NICE ART AND ARE FOLDOUT. MAYER WAS A COURT COUNSELOR AND PROFESSOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCE IN FRANKFORT. GREAT COLLECTOR ITEM. ANTIQUE BOOKS DEN, WHERE HISTORY LIVES.
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Collection of 100 Curious Old Woodcuts of Surgical Instruments, Modes of Operation, Etc.
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Collection of 100 Curious Old Woodcuts of Surgical Instruments, Modes of Operation, Etc.

by [Pare, Ambroise]

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Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to (266.7mm x 317.5mm). A collection of mid 17th century surgical woodcuts that appear in an early edition of The Works of that Famous Chirurgion Ambrose Pare Translated out of Latine and Compared with the French by Th[omas] Johnson (ESTC lists 4 editions printed between 1634 and 1678). Rebacked with new paper label on spine. [82] p.p. Includes 105 surgical woodcuts that show a variety of tools for sealing the wounds, scraping and extracting teeth; drawing out bullets; knives and saws used for dismemberment and amputation; treatment for and methods of setting fractures and dislocated shoulders and elbows, as well as woodcuts of facial prosthetics for the eyes and nose, and artificial limbs for a hand made with iron. Light rubbing to boards, edges with some spotted stains on front cover. Pages lightly foxed. Early ink stains and scribbling to leaves and endpapers with some offsetting from woodcuts. Otherwise in very good condition with interesting medical woodcuts of… Read More
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De ratione curandi per sanguinis missionem, libri decem: in quibus extirpatis erroneis...
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De ratione curandi per sanguinis missionem, libri decem: in quibus extirpatis erroneis opinionibus passim hodie apud nonnullos vigentibus, omnia ad hoc argumentum pertinentia, secundum Galeni doctrinam explanantur

by AUGENIO, Orazio

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1584 Medicine & Surgery Augenio Curandi Renaissance Plague Bloodletting Galen

An important, 16th-century medical treatise by Orazio Augenio! 'De Ratione Curandi' includes a wide variety of medical topics but most famously covers the use and benefits of bloodletting. Known as one of the best Italian physicians of the Renaissance, Augenio incorporated his fondness of Galen into his philosophy-based practice – practices that regularly treated the plague and neuropathology.

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AUGENIO, Orazio
De ratione curandi per sanguinis missionem, libri decem: in quibus extirpatis erroneis opinionibus passim hodie apud nonnullos vigentibus, omnia ad hoc argumentum pertinentia, secundum Galeni doctrinam explanantur

Taurini [Turin]: Apud Io. Baptistam Ratterium, 1584.

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Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen
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Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen: in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erlauterndem Texte

by Hermann Adolph Köhler, Gustav Pabst

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2nd
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Tokyo, Tokyo
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Very good complete copy of Hermann Köhler's celebrated German study of medicinal botanyWith 283 dynamic botanical chromolithographs mainly signed W.M. (Walther Otto Muller), with others by Carl Friedrich Schmidt and K. or E. Gunther. The botanical plates are justly famous for their attractive design, with all parts of the flower, leaf, branch, fruit and seed displayed over the entire plate.This monumental German herbal was written principally by Hermann Adolph Köhler, edited after his death by Gustav Pabst, and published by Franz Eugen Köhler from 1887-1890. The third volume was published later in 1898 with the subtitle Latest medicinal plants and confusions (Neueste Medizinalpflanzen und Verwechslungen), revised by Max Vogtherr and M. Gürke, curators at the Botanical Museum in Berlin.With an advert for the fourth volume with another 100 plates (never published).Hermann Adolph Köhler (1834-1879) was a Prussian German physician and chemist. He was awarded the Iron Cross for his work as a military… Read More
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Herbal
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Herbal

by Anonymous

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Unknown
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Hardcover
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Tokyo, Tokyo
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Good copy of a herbal, possibly German from the late 16th centuryLacks title page, first 24 pages of text, first two pages of Latin index, pages 49-64, 321-328 and 385~391.With over 620 woodblock engravings of medical plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables in contemporary hand-colour. No text, but names of plants in Greek, Latin, French, Spanish, Italian and German at the top of the plate. Index in Latin (missing A to D, starts with Eruum), Italian, French, Spanish and German.Perhaps a later pirate copy of Adam Lonicer's Herbarum, arborum, fruticum, frumentorum ac leguminum, Egenolph, Frankfurt, 1546. Lonicer (1528-1586) married printer Christian Egenolph's daughter and became a partner in the firm. From 1551, the firm published herbals under Lonicer's name.Early editions had the plant names printed Latin in Roman and Italic type, and German in Schwabacher type. This copy has up to six plant names in Latin, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Greek.Annotated with ink manuscript captions in English by… Read More
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Birdman Of Alcatraz
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Birdman Of Alcatraz

by Gaddis, Thomas E.

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Stated First Edition
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Hardcover
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RARE SIGNED STATED FIRST EDITION: Gaddis, Thomas E.: Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Story of Robert Stroud .1955 Random House 1st. Ed. w/ exlib replacement 1st Ed. DJ is an original HARVEY GABOR White/black jail bars/ bird inset dust jacket protected by a mylar wrap. Unclipped Front flap states 9/55. Used. Good-/Good condition original dust jacket. Front cover states: "The fantastic true story of the prisoner with the longest record of solitary confinement in the United States – who became a leading authority on birds." The original source material for the gripping American film starring Burt Lancaster. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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Ten Little Indians (Greenway Edition)
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Ten Little Indians (Greenway Edition)

by Christie, Agatha

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2nd Impression Thus
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Ten Little Indians Dodd, Mead Greenway Edition, Copyright 1967 by Agatha Christie Mallowan. States: First published in the Greenway Edition in the United States 1978. Number line starts with 2. Used. VERY GOOD/ VG Unclipped original bright orange fish motif dust jacket. ffp $8.95 A nice, crisp copy in a mylar wrap. DJ spine states 24. Our DJ spine is slightly sunned. "Ten Little Indians, aka And Then There Were None and (offensive language alert) Ten Little N*ggers, is a mystery novel by the English writer Agatha Christie, described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November, 1939 as Ten Little N-ggers, after the children's counting and minstrel song, which serves as a major plot element."
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Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life

Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life

by Doyle, A. Conan

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First American Edition
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Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Author of the Sherlock Holmes Series. First American Edition. D. Appleton & Co. Copyright 1894. A collection of medical and detective stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes detective series. VG condition/ no DJ included if originally issued. A square, solid copy with bright pages. A rare find in nice condition like this one. 5 x 7 ¾. 307 pages plus adverts.
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The Case-Book Of Sherlock Holmes (Cheaper Edition)
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The Case-Book Of Sherlock Holmes (Cheaper Edition)

by Doyle, Arthur Conan

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Cheaper Edition
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The Case-book Of Sherlock Holmes. By Arthur Conan Doyle. Publisher: John Murray, 1929 Cheaper Edition. Short story anthology. Detective fiction. Used. Clean and square. Protected in a mylar wrap. Good Condition/Good- ORIGINAL DUST JACKET illustrated by J. Abby. Blue blind-stamped cloth. Toning as is typical of this edition. RARE original, White, blue and red pictorial dust-wrapper. Priced at 2/- net to the bottom right of the front panel. Back panel of the jacket lists "New volumes in Murray's Fiction Library. The 12 Titles listed there are from Beau Geste to The Black Flemings. 320pp. 4 5/8 X 7. A great find. Adventures included here are: The illustrious Client; The Blanched Soldier, The Mazarin Stone, The Three Gables, The Sussex Vampire, The Three Garridebs, The Problem of Thor Bridge, The Creeping Man, The Lion's Mane, The Veiled Lodger, Shoscombe Old Place, The Retired Colourman.
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