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Robert P. Davis  
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Medicine
The history of medicine is full of remarkable people and remarkable ideas, many substantial and some near idiotic even in their contemporary context. Alas, the current era is not much changed in this regard. We offer a variety of books, pamphlets and dissertations which illustrate these developments and practices cogently.

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10217
James, William.- Memories and Studies. New York. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1912. Second Printing. 411 pp. 8vo. A posthumous collection of popular essays and addresses previously published by the great psychologist, William James [1842-1910]. Collected by his son, Henry James, Jr. Among the essays are James's observations on psychical phenomena and spiritualism and his discussionof the moral equivalent of war. Mild soiling of covers. Minimal edge wear. Else, Very Good.
Price: $38.00

10219
Ricord, Philippe.- A Practical Treatise on Venereal Disorders: and More Especiallly on the History and Treatment of Chancre. [In a Series of Articles from the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal: Nos. 135, 136, and 139.]. Philadelphia. Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell. 1840. First Edition. 58 pp. 8vo. G.- M. 2381. An English translation of "Traité pratique des maladies vénériennes", published in Paris in 1838 by Phillipe Ricord (1800-1889). After Hunter, Ricord was the greatest authority on venereal disease (G.- M. 5202). He proved that syphilis and gonorrhea were separate diseases, described the chancre as the initial stage of syphilis and divided the natural history of the disease into the three srages, primary, secondary and tertiary lues. This article, based on Bell's translation in the Edinburgh Journal, omits some of the historical material and clinical cases; it precedes Garrison and Morton's claim that the first English translation was in 1842. Very Good.
Price: $225.00

10278
Culpepper, Nicholas.- The English Physician Enlarged, Containing Three Hundred and Sixty-Nine Receipts for Medicines Made from Herbs. Taunton, MA. Samuel W. Mortimer. 1826. Second American Edition. 259 pp. + Index 12mo. Culpepper (1616-54) was an Astrologer and Physician, who practiced in Spitalfields (now London). In 1649, he translated his first work on medicinals. In 1653, he published his first edition of THe English Physician. The first American edition was published in 1824 in Exeter, NH. Covers and free end papers detached, but present. Covers abraded. Wear on spine with loss of half of gilt titled black leather label. Owner's signature (in pencil) and stamp on front free end papers. Text slightly browned. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10283
Dunn, Robert.- A Case of Hemiplegia. With Cerebral Softening, and in Which Loss of Speech Was a Prominent Symptom. Reprinted from The Lancet, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2, 1850. London. The Lancet 1850. 16 pp. Small 8vo. Concise DNB (for Dunn). Not in G-M. An offprint from the 1850 Lancet of a paper originally read before the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, June 25, 1850. Inscribed: "Dr. Cogswell / with R Dunn's Comps". A very early clinical demonstration that the major form of the loss of speech function in stroke, aphasia, with a right hemiplegia, is associated with lesions in the anterior portion of the left cerebral cortex including areas near the Sylvian fissure. It precedes Broca's demonstration of the association of speech and Broca's area of the cortex. It does follow Bouillard's 1825 suggestion that aphasia is a consequence of frontal lobe injury. Dunn (1799-1877), a surgeon and F.R.C.S., contributed to medical and psychological reviews.
Price: $125.00

11436
Pringle, Sir John. (1707–82)- Observations on he Diseases of the Army. With Notes by Benjamin Rush. Philadelphia, PA. Anthony Finley. (Fry and Kammerer, Printers). 1812. Second American Edition. 411 pp. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf. Gilt ruling and gilt titling on spine. Tiny paper label “Phila,./1812” laid down at foot of spine.Red leather label with gilt lettering and decoration, laid down on spine. Austin 1566 (this edition, same as First American [1810], with new title page, same printer). G-M 2150 (1810 edition) “Pringle, founder of modern military medicine, was Physician-General of the British Army from 1744 to 1752. His books lay down the principles of military sanitation and the ventilation of barracks, gaols, hospital ships, etc. He did much to improve the lot of soldiers, and it was due to remarks in his book that foot-soldiers were given blankets when on service. The preface of the book includes an account of the origin of the Red Cross idea (the neutrality of military hospitals on the battlefield” (G-M 2150). Owner’s signature on front free end paper Thos. L. R. Brown M.D. Possibly the same Thomas Brown in American Medical Biography (Steven W. Williams and James Thacher, Vol. 2, pp. 56–7), at Edinburgh University (1768) with Benjamin Rush Also signed Willie N. White on front pastedown and in gutter of p.11. (possibly Rev. Wllliam White[1748–1836], friend of Benjamin Rush and First Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania, Chaplain of the Continental Congress and, later of the Senate. Bookplate of Otto Oren Fisher on front pastedown. Anthony Finley (1790–1840) was an illustrious Philadelphia printer, known primarily for his publishing of maps. This appears to be the second American printing of Pringle’s book, or the first, with a new printed title page, as Finley took over from Edward Earle, who continued to publish in Philadelphia. Both editions had the same printer. Benjamin Rush (1745–1813 was an illustrious physician and patriot, a signer of the Declaration of Independence,author of texts on medicine and the first American book on mental illness, Surgeon General during the American Revolution, first Treasurer of the US Mint (1797–1813). He taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and lectured widely. Minor defect of excess paste on p. ix. Closed tear on p. 410. Lacks most of a blank end paper at rear. Mild wear at hinges. Mild toning of text. Else, Very Good.
Price: $450.00

11568
Jacobi, A[braham].- A Treatise on Diphtheria New York. William Wood & Co. 1880. First Edition. 252 pp. 8vo. Reddish brown publisher’s cloth, titled in gilt on spine. Black rulings and device on covers. Bevelee Boards. T.e.g. A detailed exposition on diphtheria, one of the majo illnesses of childhood in the 19th and 20th centuries by Abaham Jacobi, one of the most illustrious pediatricians of the 19th century. The Jacobi Hospital of the Citry of New York is named after him. Having first encountered the disease about 1860, Jacobi had an extensive experience with it. A the time of this writing, it was recognized as infectious and contagious, but the bacterial origin was only then being studied. Today, childhood vaccination has made the disease very uncommon, whereas it had a high mortality in the 19th century.The book is valuable, especially, for the descrption of the native disease. Owner’s signature on front fly leaf: “ECM Gouldrick / Yale 1900 New Haven / Conn, Mild wea at nds of spine. Abrasions on covers.
Price: $150.00

11585
Jung, C[arl] G[ustav].- Der Inhalt Der Psychose. Akademische Vortrag, Gehalten im Rathause Der Stadt Zürich Am 16. Jänner 1908. Leipzig und Wien. Franz Deuticke. 1908. First Edition. 26 pp. 8vo. Orange-tan printed wraps. Publisher’s catalogue on rear cover, with some of the most distinguished contributors to modern psychiatry: Freud, Breuer, Fliess, Bernheim, Charcot, Kahane and Swoboda. Ref: H. Ellenberger 693. An offprint of a lecture presented by Carl Jung (1875–1961) in Zurich, Switzerland in 1908. Jung tries to explain the mental content of schizophrenics (45% of patients with psychiatric illnesses) as they try to refashion the world about them according to their own images. These are the patient’s realities. The article was published in Sigmund Freud’s writings on Applied Psychiatry, Volume 3, 1908. Covers soiled and separating at spine. Edges of cover chipped. Else, Very Good
Price: $150.00

11436
Pringle, Sir John. (1707–82)- Observations on he Diseases of the Army. With Notes by Benjamin Rush.

Philadelphia, PA. Anthony Finley. (Fry and Kammerer, Printers). 1812. Second American Edition. 411 pp. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf. Gilt ruling and gilt titling on spine. Tiny paper label “Phila,./1812” laid down at foot of spine.Red leather label with gilt lettering and decoration, laid down on spine. Austin 1566 (this edition, same as First American [1810], with new title page, same printer). G-M 2150 (1810 edition) “Pringle, founder of modern military medicine, was Physician-General of the British Army from 1744 to 1752. His books lay down the principles of military sanitation and the ventilation of barracks, gaols, hospital ships, etc. He did much to improve the lot of soldiers, and it was due to remarks in his book that foot-soldiers were given blankets when on service. The preface of the book includes an account of the origin of the Red Cross idea (the neutrality of military hospitals on the battlefield” (G-M 2150). Owner’s signature on front free end paper Thos. L. R. Brown M.D. Possibly the same Thomas Brown in American Medical Biography (Steven W. Williams and James Thacher, Vol. 2, pp. 56–7), at Edinburgh University (1768) with Benjamin Rush Also signed Willie N. White on front pastedown and in gutter of p.11. (possibly Rev. Wllliam White[1748–1836], friend of Benjamin Rush and First Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania, Chaplain of the Continental Congress and, later of the Senate. Bookplate of Otto Oren Fisher on front pastedown. Anthony Finley (1790–1840) was an illustrious Philadelphia printer, known primarily for his publishing of maps. This appears to be the second American printing of Pringle’s book, or the first, with a new printed title page, as Finley took over from Edward Earle, who continued to publish in Philadelphia. Both editions had the same printer. Benjamin Rush (1745–1813 was an illustrious physician and patriot, a signer of the Declaration of Independence,author of texts on medicine and the first American book on mental illness, Surgeon General during the American Revolution, first Treasurer of the US Mint (1797–1813). He taught medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and lectured widely. Minor defect of excess paste on p. ix. Closed tear on p. 410. Lacks most of a blank end paper at rear. Mild wear at hinges. Mild toning of text. Else, Very Good.
Price: $450.00

11363
Jackson, James.- Letters to a Young Physician Just Entering upon Practice.

Boston, MA. Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1855. 344 pp. 12mo. Brown publisher╒s cloth ruled in the blind on spine and both covers. Gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. First Edition. James Jackson (1777╨1867) was a prominent Boston physician and a founder, with John Collins Warren, of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the McLean Psychiatric Hospital ca. 1810. Jackson, who had been trained at St. Thomas╒s Hospital and Guy╒s Hospital in London, became the first Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic at Harvard Medical College. He published his lectures on medicine, a memoir of his son and this book, which went into at least four editions in a year. He was also the author of several journal articles on infectious diseases. Here he has an early chapter on the appropriate behavior of physicians in the sick room and many chapters on important diseases in 19th century America, giving insights to the important medical issues of the time. He was the successor of Benjamin Waterhouse at Harvard. Bookseller╒s blind stamp (D. Bugbee, Bangor) on front free end paper and title page. Minimal wear at ends of spine. Corners minimally bumped. A small residue of white stain on spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

11400
Major, Ralph H.- Classic Descriptions of Disease. With Biographical Sketches of the Authors.

Springfield, IL and Baltimore, MD. Charles C. Thomas. 1932. 630 pp Royal 8vo. Illustrated. Black publisher╒s cloth. Gilt titling on spine. First Edition. Refs.: Garrison-Morton 2241. A collection of classic descriptions of disease, by writers from ancient to modern times. An outstanding historical reference. Lacks D.J. Mild shelf wear at corners and edges. Owner╒s signature on front free end paper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $95.00

11250
Warren, John Collins.- A Letter Addressed to a Republican Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Massachusetts on the Subject of a Petition for a New Incorporation , to Be Entitled “A College of Physicians”. Boston, MA. Printed by John Eliot, Jun. 1812. First Edition. 20 pp. 8vo. Disbound. Self wraps. Refs.: Austin 2002. Sabin 40255. Nathaniel I. Bowditch (pseud. “The Gleaner”) from The Boson Daily Transcript, 1855; reprinted in W. H. Whitmore and W. S. Appleton, Fifth Report of the Record Commissioners, 1880, Second Edition, Boston, 1884, pp. 207–209. DNB. In this pamphlet, Warren addresses the Massachusetts legislature, who had received an application to establish a second medical society, in addition to the Massachusetts Medical Society, established in 1783 by the most distinguished physicians of the Commonwealth. Together with the Harvard Medical College who offered educational opportunities to all physicians, the Medical Society had regulated the practice of medicine well in an effort to maintain high standards. Warren’s letter was addressed to Joseph Story, and distributed to the entire government and to the community (Austin). A second group of physicians, presumably not meeting the qualifications set up by the Massachusetts Medical Society and representing “physicians” whom Warren considered professionally inferior had petitioned the Legislature in favor of forming a second Society with similar responsibilities. Warren reviews the situation and finds no reason to create a rival organization with duplicate responsibilities. He analyzes the arguments for and against it in some detail. This controversy was to be very long-lasting, aggravated later by the spread of homœopathy and 20 years later it was joined by Oliver Wendell Holmes and other prominent allopathic physicians. John Collins Warren (1778–1856) was the son of John Warren, a noted Revolutionary War patriot and surgeon; he was a nephew of Joseph Warren, the noted physician and patriot killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. John Collins Warren was also a surgeon and Professor at the Harvard Medical College. He was one of a long line of Warrens, nearly all surgeons and professors at Harvard, a line which lasted until about 25 years ago. The Warrens, like the Boston Printers John Eliot, were also long associated with the Roxbury Latin School of Boston, the oldest private boys school in America. Owner’s signature in ink on title page; “Thomas L. Winthrop Esq.” Winthrop (1760–1841) was a Massachusetts politician, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1826 to 1833. He stood in the middle of a long direct line in a family extending from Thomas Dudley, a founder of Massachusetts in 1620, to a current Senator, John Kerry. Winthrop’s praises were sung as a worthy Bostonian by Nathaniel I. Bowditch, in part because of his noted son, Robert C. Winthrop (1809–94). Robert Winthrop, a pupil of Daniel Webster, also was a Massachusetts legislator, a US Legislator, Speaker of the US House until he resigned and was appointed to succeed Daniel Webster as Senator by Gov. George Briggs, who had refused to reprieve the death sentence of Harvard Professor John W. Webster for the murder of Dr. George Parkman in 1849. Robert Winthrop was too lukewarm to abolition for Massachusetts and was not reelected to a full Senate term. He was very philanthropic to the Boston Public Library, however. Warren was also noted for being the first surgeon “courageously” (Beecher & Altschuler, “Medicine at Harvard. The First 300 Years”, 1977, p. 73) to operate on a patient anesthetized with ether administered by Dr, W. T. G. Morton in 1846. He was married to the daughter of Thomas L. Winthrop, whose copy this is. Mild toning of covers. Title page detached, but present. Else, Very Good -.
Price: $425.00

11154
[Quack Medicine Flip Book]. Anonymous.- An Advertising and Testimonial Brochure for Peruvian Syrup and Wistar’s Balsam. N.P. [? Boston or New York] J. P. Dinsmore (New York) and Seth W. Fowle & Son (Boston). N.D. [ca. 1870] Covers illustrated in color. First Edition. 16 pp. 5" H x 3-1/16" W. Illustrated paper wraps with proprietary ads inside each cover. An interesting advertising booklet for quack medicines, popular in the late 19th century. The booklet is organized in two parts, each printed upside down to the other half, thus a Flip Book. The cover illustrations of an elegant young girl, brightly dressed and sporting, on one side, and a similar young boy, in knickers, holding a cane or golf club and a cluster of books, on the other cover are upside down to one another. In the texts are testimonials and indications for their use: for Peruvian Syrup (an iron tonic), dyspepsia, diarrhea, debility, kidney disease, overwork of the brain and “female weakness”; for Wistar’s Balsam, innumerable pulmonary complaints and tuberculosis. Peruvian Syrup, which allegedly contained no alcohol, was recommended as an excellent substitute for wine or brandy. Remarkable for this advertising booklet is that it is used to advertise medicaments made, one in Boston and the other in New York. perhaps the topsy-turvey organization permits their separate identities to stand out. Quite uncommon. Minimal foxing. Else, Very Good +.
Price: $75.00

7635
von Kölliker, [Rudolph] Albert. Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen und der Höheren Thiere. Leipzig. Wilhelm Engelmann. 1879. Numerous Illustrations. Second Edition, Entirely Revised. 1033 pp. 8vo. Rebound. Library Buckram. Garrison, History of Medicine, 4th Ed., 461-2. Garrison-Morton 487. Heirs of Hippocrates, 1848. Pickering & Chatto, Cat. 758 (for abridgement). Comprehensive Text in Its Best Edition by the 19th C. Early Master of Embryology . Garrison Considers Him the Greatest Early Histologist after Henle. The First to Show that Spermatozoa were Cellular, Derived from the Testis, and Capable of Fertilizing the Ovum. He Considered the Nucleus as the Transmitter of Heredity. He Authored This, the First Textbook of Comparative Embryology (First Edition, 1861), and Was Instrumental in Renaming X-Rays as "Roentgen Rays" after Their Discoverer. This Second Edition Emphasizes Human Development. Kölliker Describes the Differentiation of Embryonic Tissue as Part of the Formation of Complex Organ Systems. The Woodcut Illustrations Are Mostly after Kölliker's Own Prepared Specimens. Ex Libris. Bookplate and Notations of Rockefeller University. Title Page Perforated Stamp of Rockefeller Institute. Otherwise Very Good.
Price: $325.00

11025
Krogh, August.- The Anatomy and Physiology of the Capillaries. New Haven, CT. Yale University Press. 1922. First Edition. xvii, 276 pp. 8vo. Original black publsher’s cloth. Titled in gilt on spine. G-M 793. Nobel Lectures, Physiology or Medicine 1901–1921, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1967 (for Krogh).David G. Cogan, Trans. Am. Ophthalmol. Soc. 1987; 85, 13–15.(for Trygve Gunderson). August Krogh’s (1874–1949) major published work. A very distingushed physiologist, he studied gas exchange in living organisms, the effect of carbon dioxide on oxyhemoglobin dissociation in the blood, the quantitation of blood flow, the exchange of gases in the tissues and the structure and function of the capillaries. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1920. many consider his major work to be on the physiology of the capillaries. To allhis aras of investigation he contributed major ideas, experimental skill and technological innovation.This copy belonged to Dr. Trygve Gunderson, a noted Harvard ophthalmologist (ca. 1900–87) Slight wear at ends of spine. Owner’s stamp at head and tail of text block and on front free end paper. Front hinge starting internally. Rear hinge slightly loose. Toning of endpapers and edges of text block. Else, Very Good.
Price: $225.00

6733
Helmuth, Wm. Tod, M. D.- With the "Pousse Café" Being a Collection of Post Prandial Verses. Philadelphia. Boericke and Tafel. 1892. First Edition. 141 pp. 8vo. Greyish white cloth spine, titled in giltGrey cloth covered boards, illustrated and titled in silver on front cover. T.e.g. DAB, Cordasco CC309. Humorous verses on Medical themes by Dr. Wm. Tod Helmuth (1833-1902), distinguished physician and surgeon; Dean of the New York Homeopathic Medical College; prolific author on medical subjects and also of humorous verse, as in this volume and in "Scratches of a Surgeon". Dr. Helmuth was ensconced in the Homeopathic community, but sensitive to allopathic advances and affectations. Many of the verses are in iambic pentameter, but various metres are employed. An uncommon title. Owner's stamp on front pastedown. Spine cloth soiled stained; slightly worn at head and tail. Corners bumped. Top edge gilt very bright.
Price: $160.00

10833
Marshall, Dexter.- Dr. S. Weir Mitchell and His Work. New York. The Century Company. (The American Press Association. 1898. Illustrated with portrait of Dr. Mitchell on front cover. First Edition. 16 pp. 32mo. Self wraps. E. D. Louis, et al, Neurology (2006), Vol. 66, pp. 403–7. A brief adulatory biography of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell (1829–1914) and brief reviews of his major literary works up to the date of publication. A publicity piece by his publisher, with ads on rear cover. Silas Weir Mitchell was a noted neurologist, illustrious for his prescription of the “Rest Cure” for neuasthenia. Specializng in the nerves, he made early contributions to our understanding of phantom limb syndrome, causalgia and nerve injuries, references to which appear in his fictional works {Louis, et al.). He wrote novels, poetry and short stories of quality, up to the time of his death in 1914. Slight abrasion of front cover at upper right corner. Els, Very Good.
Price: $65.00

10853
[Ware, James].- Identities Ascertained or, an Illustration of Mr. Ware’s Opinion Respecting the Sameness of Infection in Venereal Gonorrhœ, and the Ophthalmia of Egypt: with an Examination of Affinity between Antient Leprosy and Lues. London. J. Callow. Printed by J. and W. Smith. 1808. First Edition. 68 pp. 12mo. Disbound. Printed title page (self wraps). P. Dunn, British Masters of Ophthalmology Series: 3, James Ware. Br. J. Ophthalmol. 1917, pp.400–410. This interesting article discusses the different manifestations of venereal diseases. In the first case it reviews James Ware’s suggestion that Egyptian Ophthalmia is the same disease as venereal gonorrhœa, caused by the same contagious organism. The author, aware of John Hunter’s error in confusing the identity of syphilis and gonorrhœa, nonetheless identifies syphilis and facial-cutaneous leprosy as identical diseases occurring in different locations with different behavioral origins. James Ware (1756–1815) was a distinguished British ophthalmologist, unconventionally trained, but scientific in approach. He was thus unlike the “oculists” of his time who indulged in much quackery and were so favored by Royalty. Ware was famous for his skills at cataract surgery and was especially innovative in the surgery of congenital cataracts in children. A presentation copy, indecipherably inscribed on title page, “Presented by Sir E. Hor(?)/Bar(?)/ art(?)” Very uncommon. OCLC lists 5 locations (Harvard, Nat,. Lib. Med., Johns Hopkins, Edinburgh, Wellcome Library). Possibly trimmed at leading edges. Mild tidal stain at lower corner of early pages. Else, Very Good.
Price: $350.00

10771
Ebstein, Dr. Wilhelm.- Die Medizin im Alten Testament. Stuttgart. Verlag von Ferdinand Enke. 1901. First Edition. 184 pp. 8vo. Printed yellow paper wraps. G-M 6497. A study of hygiene, the presentation of illnesses and their remedies, as encountered in the Old Testament and Apocrypha. The author avoids discussion of the Talmud or other non-medical treatises in later Jewish culture. Uncommon, especially in wraps. Spine lacking. Covers and first few leaves detached. Water stain on front cover and margin of front 25 pp. or so. Short closed tear at hinge of front cover. Else, Very Good. 125.00 10771
Price: $125.00

10524
Fowler, O[rson] S[quire].- The Practical Phrenologist; and Recorder and Delineator of the Character and Talents of [ Geo. L. Liants] as Markes by [O. S. Fowler] A Compendium of Phreno-Organic Science. Sharon Station, Duchess Co., NY. (Cancel label) O. S. Fowler. N.D.[1869 ]. Copiously illustrated. First Edition. 174 pp. + 7 pp. publisher’s ads + 2 pp. testimonials. Small 8vo. Illustrated printed tan paper wraps. O. S. Fowler’s reading of the phrenologic findings for a subject, dated April 28th, 1883. An illustrated textbook of Phrenology by its leading American advocate. Fowler (1809–1887) was active as a clinical phrenologist, writer, editor, publisher, lecturer and evangelist for his point of view. He read the skulls for many leading citizens and authors of his day. This volume has the same pagination as the 1869 First Edition, as noted on the copyright page. It is illustrated with a full-page chart of phrenological affectations and numerous illustrations of illustrious Americans, politicians and authors. Signed, possibly by Fowler, it contains the pencil gradings of the subject and is presented in the very rare edition in wraps. Soiling of covers. Owner’s initials and small ring like stain on front cover. Chips from spine and corner of rear cover. Else, very tight and Very Good.
Price: $300.00

10620
Anonymous. [?Salmon, William]. (pseudonym: Aristotle).- Revised Edition of The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher, and Family Physician, His Experienced Midwife; His Book of Problems, and Remarks on Physiognomy. The Whole of These Celebrated Productons Have Undergone a Complete Revision, and Every Objectionable Passage Calculated to Be Offensive to Virtue or Morality, Carefully Expunged. To the Original Is Added an Essay on Marriage Its Duties & Enjoyments. London. J. Smith. 1857. Illustrated with colored full-page plates and several wood cuts. Colored frontispice portrait of Arstotle and vignette on engraved title page. A Revised Edition. 320 pp. 16mo. Red publisher’s cloth with gilt titling and covers embossed in the blind. Marbled page edges. Engraved and printed title pages. Yellow end papers. Austin 76. Am Imp #27749. NUC, #NA 0404077. (all for American editions). An anonymous 18th century sex manual, spuriously attributed to Aristotle and in print for over 200 years, here in a revised English edition from the mid-nineteenth century. In the Preface to this “expurgated” edition, the Editor claims the book now contains nothing that is “unchaste or impure”. It had contained much essential advice, e.g., how to tell if your prospective wife is a virgin, on marital hygiene, a full description of the organs of generation and how they are used, sexual desire. Sections on pregnancy and labor remain. Numerous recipes for medications are provided. Advice to midwives is provided with a month by month guide for pregnancy. There are answers to various conundrums of nature. Among these is an examination of the various racial preferences of women for their partners. It is a full compendium of essential advice. It was first published in America in Philadelphia about 1792 (having been through many English editions after 1749). According to Siegel (M&S Rare Book Catalogue 74, #28), the HSP/LCP Women 1500–1900 Exhibition Catalogue, 286, of the 1816 edition: "No sex manual for women has had a longer life in print than this medieval handbook, frequently updated. For years it was the only available text which spoke frankly of the act and process of generation. It used to be sold under the counter." Slight wear at ends of spine and corners. One signature with a single plate shaken loose. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

10648
Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich.- Lectures on Conditioned Reflexes. Twenty-Five Years of Objective Study of the Higher Nervous Activity (Behaviour) of Animals. Translated from the Russian by W. Horsley Gantt. With the Collaboration of G. Volborth. And an Introduction by Walter B. Cannon. Liveright Publishing Corporation. ND. [1936] Illustrated. Reprint of First American Edition of International Publishing Co., 1928. 414 pp. 8vo. Red ribbed publisher’s cloth in printed D.J. G-M 1445 (for 1928 edition). The first edition of Liveright’s reprint of the first English translation of the great writings of Pavlov on conditioned reflexes by his pupil, Gantt, originally published in 1928. This magnum opus of the Nobel Prize winning Russian experimental psychologist and neurophysiologist was path-breaking in the field, due to Pavlov’s insight, experimental design and brilliant inferences. The earliest physiological studies of higher brain function. Minimal wear at ends of spine and corners, and similarly of D.J. A odest number of pertinent marginal notes in soft pencil by previous owner. Else, Very Good in Very Good D.J.
Price: $110.00

7942
Bellows, Albert J.- Currents and Counter Currents in Medical Science. Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D., Reviewed in an Address Delivered before the Boston Academy of Homœopathic Medicine, by Albert J. Bellows, M. D., of Roxbury. Boston. Boston Academy of Homœopathic Medicine. Printed by Unanimous Vote of the Association. 1860. Second Edition. 27 pp. 4to. Pink Printed Paper Wraps. Cordasco, “Homœopathy”, p.51, BB127. Not in BAL, Currier and Tilton, or Carroll Wilson. A very witty pamphlet issued in rebuttal to Holmes's famous remarks concerning the inadequacy of the pharmacopœa with the exception of morphine and ether and his criticism of Homœopathy. The author, Albert J. Bellows (1804–69), one of the chief spokesmen for homœopathy (Cordasco, BB127–132), especially against the academic contingent at Harvard, accuses Holmes (and in a side paragraph, Dr. Jacob Bigelow, the founder of Rational Medicine) of being unscientific. Bellows’s son, Albert F. Bellows was a noted landscape painter and etcher (DAB). Their family had arrived in America in 1635. Spine chipped. 2 small pieces missing from bottom edge of front cover, not involving text or decoration. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

8740
Thacher, James.- American Modern Practice; or, a Simple Method of Prevention and Cure of Diseases, according to the Latest Improvements and Discoveries, Comprising a Practical System Adapted to the Use of Medical Practitioners of the United States. To Which Is Added, an Appendix, Containing an Account of Many Domestic Remedies Recently Introduced into Practice, and Some Approved Formulae, Applicable to the Diseases of Our Climate. A New Edition, Improved. Boston. Cottons & Barnard. 1826. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 796 pp. Full contemporary calf with gilt lettering on red leather label on spine. Austin 1876 (for first edition). Roorbach, I, 538 The second and expanded edition of the first American medical textbook, first published in 1817. The appendix is an American pharmacopoiea, with details on native American plants. Page of Errata precedes Index. Contains a wonderful recounting of the introduction of inoculation for smallpox into America in 1721, at the behest of Cotton Mather and with the agency of the valorous Dr. Zabdiel Boylston of Boston by Thacher (1754–1844) , America's first medical historian. Owner's signature of C. Bloodgood and book label of Milton Demarest on front pastedown. Covers worn and abraded, especially at head and tail of spine. Front cover detached. Lacks front end papers. Foxed. Browning of page edges of preliminaries. Overall, however, a tight, Very Good copy of an American medical classic.
Price: $360.00

10445
[Vanity Fair Print] Ward. Leslie (pseudonym: Spy).- “Physic” Sir William Jenner, No. 234, Men of the Day, No. 62. From Vanity Fair, April 26, 1873. London Vanity Fair Magazine. 1873. First Edition. 2 pp. Fo. Disbound and untrimmed. Concise DNB. A great image of Sir William Jenner, Bart. Complete with biography by Jehu Junior. A prominent physician who began his career as a midwife, Jenner was the first to distinguish between typhoid and typhus fevers. He was physician to Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales (later, Edward VII) and attended Prince Albert, Victoria’s husband, in his fatal illness. Very Good +.
Price: $100.00

10524
Fowler, O[rson] S[quire].- The Practical Phrenologist; and Recorder and Delineator of the Character and Talents of [ Geo. L. Liants] as Markes by [O. S. Fowler] A Compendium of Phreno-Organic Science. Sharon Station, Duchess Co., NY. (Cancel label) O. S. Fowler. N.D.[1869 ]. Copiously illustrated. First Edition. 174 pp. + 7 pp. publisher’s ads + 2 pp. testimonials. Small 8vo. Illustrated printed tan paper wraps. O. S. Fowler’s reading of the phrenologic findings for a subject, dated April 28th, 1883. An illustrated textbook of Phrenology by its leading American advocate. Fowler (1809–1887) was active as a clinical phrenologist, writer, editor, publisher, lecturer and evangelist for his point of view. He read the skulls for many leading citizens and authors of his day. This volume has the same pagination as the 1869 First Edition, as noted on the copyright page. It is illustrated with a full-page chart of phrenological affectations and numerous illustrations of illustrious Americans, politicians and authors. Signed, possibly by Fowler, it contains the pencil gradings of the subject and is presented in the rare edition in wraps. Soiling of covers. Owner’s initials and small ring like stain on front cover. Chips from spine and corner of rear cover. Else, very tight and Very Good.
Price: $300.00

10372
[Carte de Visite]. Supervised by S. B. Heald. Oliver Wendell Holmes (Sr.) Boston. Warren's. N.D. [ca.1850's-60's] First Edition. 1 p. 2 1/2" x 4 3/16". A carte de visite of the distinguished poet, author, physician, educator and inventor, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), the father of the Supreme Court Jurist. Holmes coined the word anaesthesia, saved the U.S.S. Constitution through his poem "Old Ironsides", invented the stereoscope and was Dean of Harvard Medical School. He entertained Charles Dickens on the latter's visits to America and testified at the trial of Professor John White Webster for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, which took place at Harvard Medical School while Holmes was Dean. An undated photograph, but Warren's was active by the 1860's and there is a photo from 1867 of Edward Jackson Holmes by Warren at Harvard. Very Good +.
Price: $175.00

10278
Culpepper, Nicholas.- The English Physician Enlarged, Containing Three Hundred and Sixty-Nine Receipts for Medicines Made from Herbs. Second American Edition. Pages 259 pp. + Index12mo. Contemporary calf spine and marbled paper covered boards Second American Edition. Culpepper (1616-54) was an Astrologer and Physician, who practiced in Spitalfields (now London). In 1649, he translated his first work on medicinals. In 1653, he published his first edition of THe English Physician. The first American edition was published in 1824 in Exeter, NH. Covers and free end papers detached, but present. Covers abraded. Wear on spine with loss of half of gilt titled black leather label. Owner's signature (in pencil) and stamp on front free end papers. Text slightly browned. Else, Very Good. Taunton, MA. Samuel W. Mortimer. 1826.
Price: $175.00

10283
Dunn, Robert.- A Case of Hemiplegia. With Cerebral Softening, and in Which Loss of Speech Was a Prominent Symptom. Reprinted from The Lancet, Oct. 26 & Nov. 2, 1850 Pages 16 pp.Small 8vo. Printed paper wraps. Concise DNB (for Dunn). Not in G-M. An offprint from the 1850 Lancet of a paper originally read before the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, June 25, 1850. Inscribed: "Dr. Cogswell / with R Dunn's Comps". A very early clinical demonstration that the major form of the loss of speech function in stroke, aphasia, with a right hemiplegia, is associated with lesions in the anterior portion of the left cerebral cortex including areas near the Sylvian fissure. It precedes Broca's demonstration of the association of speech and Broca's area of the cortex. It does follow Bouillard's 1825 suggestion that aphasia is a consequence of frontal lobe injury. Dunn (1799-1877), a surgeon and F.R.C.S., contributed to medical and psychological reviews. London. The Lancet 1850.
Price: $125.00

10219
Ricord, Philippe.- A Practical Treatise on Venereal Disorders: and More Especiallly on the History and Treatment of Chancre. [In a Series of Articles from the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal: Nos. 135, 136, and 139.]. First Edition. Pages 58 pp.8vo. Printedpaper wraps. Stapled First Edition. G.- M. 2381. An English translation of "Traité pratique des maladies vénériennes", published in Paris in 1838 by Phillipe Ricord (1800-1889). After Hunter, Ricord was the greatest authority on venereal disease (G.- M. 5202). He proved that syphilis and gonorrhea were separate diseases, described the chancre as the initial stage of syphilis and divided the natural history of the disease into the three srages, primary, secondary and tertiary lues. This article, based on Bell's translation in the Edinburgh Journal, omits some of the historical material and clinical cases; it precedes Garrison and Morton's claim that the first English translation was in 1842. Very Good. Philadelphia. Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell. 1840.
Price: $225.00

6378
Buell, P[hineas] L[yman], and Sizer, N[elson].- A Guide to Phrenology, Designed to Illustrate the Science of the Human Mind as Manifested through the Brain, Embracing the Fundamental Principals of Phrenology; ; Its Utility to Parents and Teachers in Developing and Educating the Mental Faculties of the Rising Generation, and of Self Improvement, together with the Adaptation of Each of the Organs and a Phrenological Chart, in Seven Degrees of Development with Numerous Combinations, Illustrated by Engravings. A copy of an early text on Phrenology, an interesting 1842 imprint from Woodstock, VT. Illustrated appropriately with wood cuts and engravings. There is detailed analysis of phrenological characteristics, with references to Spurzheim, Gall, Combe, Fowler et al. Nelson Sizer (1812-97) was a journalist of French extraction who, under the influence of Spurzheim, became a prominent early phrenologist, editor of the American Phrenological Journal and President of the American Institute of Phrenology. In his career, he examined nearly 300,000 heads (DAB & Stern). This volume dates from the time of his first known work, a discourse on the life and character of George Washington (also 1842). His books "developed the phrenological theses in respect to the reading of character, education, vocational choice and marriage"(DAB). Buell, joining Sizer in 1841, helped him in his work, the same time assuaging his melancholia through phrenology First Edition DAB. Not in Cooter. AmImp 42-831. M. Stern, Heads & Headlines, pp. 77-78. Wear at ends of swpine, corners and edges Minor damp staining of end papers. Owner's signaturesa in pencil on front free end papers. Woodstock, VT Haskell and Palmer (Mercury Press) 1842.
Price: $225.00

10084
Hooker, Worthington.- Lessons from the History of Medical Delusions. Hooker (1806-1867) was a professor at Yale and a champion of rationality and evidence based medicine. Accordingly he was passionately opposed to homeopathy and here, in its first edition, he presents an attack on this discipline and its practitioners. His stand had considerable political influence. In 1852, a reply to Hooker was published by Erastus Edgerton Marcy in his "Homeopathy and Allopathy." Hooker argues here against post hoc propter hoc reasoning, exuberant acceptance of the notion of vis medicatrix naturae , quackery (in the form of Perkins' Tractors, Weapon Ointment, Bishop Berkeley's Tar Water, Pneumatic Medicine ). Similarly, he rails against the misapplication of statistics and the infinitesimal doses in homeopathy. All in all, Hooker presents a very modern view, with appeal to mental (placebo) effects for some explanations and the decrying of fashions in medicine. First Edition. Cordasco AA244. Lacks outer paper layer of spine. Browning of outermost edges of pages. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Else, Very Good. New York. Baker and Scribner. 1850.
Price: $195.00

10095
Zuckerkandl, Dr. Otto.- Atlas and Epitome of Operative Surgery. Authorized Translation from the German. Edited by J. Chalmers Dacosta, M.D. With 24 Colored Plates and 217 Illustrations in the Text. A handbook of operative technique, from how to hold the scalpel to details of regional anatomy for the sugeon. The technique of many common procedures is discussed. The author is a noted 19th century surgeon, anatomist, who described the assemblage of neural ganglia at the pelvic bifurcation of the aorta, known as the Organ of Zuckerkandl, the most common site of extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas. Slight wear at ends of spine. Few stains on front cover. Else, Very Good. Philadelphia. W.B. Saunders. 1898.
Price: $150.00

10180
Anonymous.- [Broadside]. Hooping [sic!] Cough in This House. This Notice Is Posted in Compliance with Law. A broadside, typical of those used by local Boards of Health or State Departments of Health in or before the 1920's to warn the public that cases of an infectious disease were resident in the building. Typically it was posted throughout the contagious period of the infection. It was used for Measles, German Measles, Chicken Pox and Whooping Cough, among others. As stated on this broadside, removal or defacement of the notice was punishable under the General Statutes of Connecticut. Whooping Cough misspelled. Overall browning of page. Corners slightly worn. few spots on page. Else, Very Good. Connecticut. Department of Health, State of Connecticut. N.D. [1900-25]
Price: $100.00

10050
Buchan, William.- Every Man His Own Doctor; or, a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, by Regimen and Simple Medicines. To Which Is Added, a Treatise on the Materia Medica; in Which the Medicinal Qualities of Indigenous Plants Are Given and Adapted to Common Practice. With an Appendix, Containing a Complete Treatise on the Art of Farriery; with Directions to Purchasers of Horses; and Practical Receipts for the Cure of Distempers Incident to Horses, Cattle, Sheep, and Swine - To All of Which Are Added, a Choice Collection of Receipts, Useful in Every Branch of Domestic Life - Making in All a Complete Family Directory. New Haven. Nathan Whiting. 1816. 464, 144 (appendix) pp. 8vo. Full calf with gilt ruling and a red leather label titled in gilt on spine. First Edition. The title reveals it all. In the treatise on the materia medica, the medicinal qualities of indigenous plants are given and adapted to common practice. The appendix on farriery is separately paginated (and separately listed in American Imprints) and includes a collection of receipts, useful in every branch of domestic life . Buchan (1715–1825) was educated at Edinborough and practised medicine in Yorkshire, Edinborough and London. He wrote various medical tracts of which "Domestic Medicine" (1769) was the most popular, frequently reissued in America (Austin 303–341). Covers scuffed. Wear at ends, edges and corners of covers. Boards slightly bowed. Browning and foxing of pages. Front hinge starting internally. Very Good. AmImp 37112 (Every Man His Own Doctor), 37111 (Complete Treatise on the Art of Farriery) . Austin 339 (for this item). See, also, Austin 303–341. Concise DNB. New Haven. Nathan Whiting. 1816. $195.00 10050
Price: $195.00

10028
[Photograph]. Rau, William H. Nineteenth Century Photograph of a House on a Cobblestone Street. Identified on Reverse as "321 South 4th St., Philadelphia, Residence of Dr. Physik, Phila." Philadelphia. William H. Rau. N.D. [19th C.] 1 [p. 7 1/2" x 5 3/4" Mounted on gilt edged brown board withRau's name and address embossed onface First Edition. A silver gelatin photograph from the nineteenth century of the home in Philadelphia of Dr. Philip [Syng] Physik, the "Father of American Surgery" (Cycl. Am. Biog.). Dr. Physik (1768–1837) was a student and favorite of John Hunter in London, probably also a student of William Hunter along with Jenner. Later he graduated in medicine from Edinbugh (1792). Back in Philadelphia, he was active in the Yellow Fever epidemics of 1793 and 1798, twice contracting the disease himself. He was befriended by Benjamin Rush and Stephen Girard. He joined the staff of The Pennsylvania Hospital and lectured on surgery there and at the University of Pennsylvania, where the chair in surgery was created for him. In his career, Physik made many advances in surgery, many of them dealing with technologies, apparatus and devices: modified splints for fractures, methods of traction, immobilization and retraction, the gastric tube, the tonsillar snare and the needle ligature forceps. He was important in the introduction of catgut and other self-absorbing animal ligatures, the techniques for removing bladder stones (removing over 1000 stones from Chief Justice Marshall). His penchant for technology rather than writing and theory probably derived from his admiration of his grandfather, Philip Syng, a goldsmith and inventor, a member of the coterie about Benjamin Franklin, and the designer of the silver inkstand used in the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Near Fine. Appleton's Cyclop. Am. Biog. DAB. Philadelphia. William H. Rau. N.D. [19th C.]
Price: $250.00

9915
Howe, Samuel Gridley.- Fifteenth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind, to the Corporation. Cambridge, MA. Metcalf and Company. 1847. First Edition. Pages 55 pp.8vo. Printed paper wraps. Sewn. First Edition. The report of the Trustees written by Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, pioneer in the education of the blind and Director of the Perkins Intitution, for the year, 1846-47. he expounds on the contrasts in adaptation of deaf-mutes and the blind and draws useful inferences for their education. In a long appendix, Howe details the further progress of his pupils. Laura Bridgman and Oliver Caswell. He charts refinement in teaching goals and expectations and perceptively understands some of the limitations of his methodology. A very interesting report. Foxing of covers and, lightly, of page edges. Corner chip from rear cover. Elaborately flourished owner's signature in ink on front cover (? T. G. Thurber / Newington). Else, tight and Very Good.
Price: $250.00

9814
Bernard, Claude.- Claude Bernard, in Charleston Medical Journal and Review. Vol. IX, No. 5, September, 1854. First Edition. Charleston, SC. James, Williams and Gitsinger. 1854. Pages pp.577-720. Illustrated paper wraps. First Edition. G-M, 1000 (for original report in French A bi-monthly issue of the Charleston Medical Journal . Among other articles it contains and English translation of Claude Bernard's famous and important paper, "An Exposition of a New Function of the Liver Considered with Regard to Its Production of Saccharine Matter in Man and Animals." Bernard demonstrates gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, locating the functions to the liver. He is aware of the important implications of these functions for the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and other conditions. The article is in two parts, of which this is the first. Bernard and Louis Pasteur were scientific rivals in the unraveling of the sequences of carbohydrate metabolism in the mid-19th century. Other articles include a discussion of the prevalence of Yellow Fever in Charleston and, on the rear cover, the announcement by Harvard Medical School and (by name) its distinguished faculty of the Boylston Medical Prize Questions for 1855. The Boylston Medical Prize, was offered by the Boylston Medical Society at Harvard for a distinguished dissertation on an announced subject. The Society is named after Zabdiel Boylston, who, under the stimulation by Cotton Mather, but against popular medical and social opinion, initiated vaccination (actually variolation) for smallpox in America, during the Boston epidemic of 1721. It is the oldest Medical Society in America in continuous existence. Slight soiling and minor chip from spine. Owner's signature in pencil on cover. Else, Very Good
Price: $125.00

9742
Erving, Henry Wood.- The Discoverer of Anaesthesia: Dr. Horace Wells of Hartford. New Haven, CT. Yale University Preaa for the Committee on Historical Publications of The Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut. 1933. 13 pp. Illustrated with a copy of the newspaper announcement of the exhibition, in the Hartford Courant, Dec. 10, 1844. 8vo. Blue paper wraps. Stapled. First Edition. The Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut, Committee on Historical Publications #9. Erving's historical review, attributing the invention of surgical anesthesia to Horace Wells, reprinted from The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, V, No.5, May 1933 for the Tercentenary Commisssion , in the same year. Part of the on-going controversy on who made this discovery, chiefly between Wells, Morton and Jackson. Slight fading of covers at spine. Else, Near Fine. Fulton, Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia, III, 13a
Price: $25.00

6621
Fowler, O. S. Memory and Intellectual Improvement Applied to Self-Education and Juvenile Instruction. New York. Fowler and Wells. 1856. 231 pp. + 8 pp. Publ. Ads. at Rear (Phrenology and Water Cure). Illustrated. 12mo. Twenty-Fifth (sic) Edition, Improved. Fowler's publication on memory and education from the phrenological point of view..The phrenological anatomy of historical figures are cited for such as Franklin, BlackHawk, Handel, Michaelangelo et al. Original publication 1847. Publisher's label on front pastedown. Few Bumps to Head & Tail of Spine, Edge of Cover. Otherwise, Very Good.
Price: $68.00

6622
Fowler, O. S.- Synopsis of Phrenology; and the Phrenological Developments, Together with the Character and Talents of____ as Given by _____ with References to Those Pages of "Phrenology Proved, Illustrated, and Applied," in Which Will Be Found a Full and Correct Delineation of the Intellectual and Moral Character and Manifestations of the Above-Named Individual. Two Copies. New York. Fowler & Wells. 1838. 19 pp. + 5 pp. Illustrations and 4 pp. publisher's ads. Illustrated. 12mo. Pionted paper wraps with ads on front and rear covers. First Edition, Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Thousand [?1858]. Two copies, one for H. A. Chapman, the other for Luther Chapman. Both analyzed by G. L. Douthil. These named in pencil, presumably by Douthil and with pencilled references or scores in the margins. Superb illustrations and explanation of phrenological characteristics. Dated from ad on rear cover for prospective 1858 Volume XXVII of Phrenological Journal. Mild soiling and foxing. Else, Very Good.
Price: $125.00

6630
Freud, Prof. Sigmund.- A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis. Authorized Translation with a Preface by G. Stanley Hall, President, Clark University. New York. Horace Liveright. 1920. 406 p. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with gilt titling on.cover and.on spine. First Edition. ? Later printing. "These twenty-eight lectures to laymen are elementary and almost conversational. Freud sets forth with a frankness almost startling the difficulties and limitations of psychoanalysis." (G. S. Hall, Preface). Spine shows fading and wear. Flyleaf and title page loosening. Old bookseller's label of Gotham Book Mart. Owner's stamp on front free end paper, offset to front pastedown. Else, Very Good.
Price: $80.00

8720
Hooker, Worthington.- Lessons from the History of Medical Delusions. New York. Baker and Scribner. 1850. 105 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads 8vo. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. publisher's device embossed in the blind on front and back covers. First Edition. Fiske Fund Prize Dissertation of the Rhode Island Medical Society. No. XIII. Hooker (1806–1867) was a professor at Yale and a champion of rationality and evidence based medicine. Accordingly he was passionately opposed to homeopathy and here, in its first edition, he presents an attack on this discipline and its practitioners. His stand had considerable political influence. In 1852, a reply to Hooker was published by Erastus Edgerton Marcy in his "Homeopathy and Allopathy." Hooker argues here against post hoc propter hoc reasoning, exuberant acceptance of the notion of vis medicatrix naturae , quackery (in the form of Perkins' Tractors, Weapon Ointment, Bishop Berkeley's Tar Water, Pneumatic Medicine ). Similarly, he rails against the misapplication of statistics and the infinitesimal doses in homeopathy. All in all, Hooker presents a very modern view, with appeal to mental (placebo) effects for some explanations and the decrying of fashions in medicine. Inscription on front free end paper: "Presented to Dr. D. Rice / Seventh Mass. / With the respects of S. Clapp / H. H. Burns./ Athol Center. / Mass." Wear at ends of spine with chipping and at corners. Foxing. Brown water stain at lowermost portion of page margins, not encroaching on text. Else, Good +. Cordasco AA244
Price: $195.00

9658
Mauriceau, Dr. A. M. [? pseudonym for Joseph Trow]- The Married Woman's Private Medical Companion, Embracing the Treatment of Menstruation, or Monthly Turns, during Their Stoppage, Irregularity, or Entire Suppression. Pregnancy, and How It May Be Determined; with the Treatment of Its Various Diseases. Discovery to Prevent Pregnancy; the Great and Important Necessity Where Malformation or Inability Exists to Give Birth. To Prevent Miscarriage or Abortion[.] When Proper and Necessary to Effect Miscarriage. When Attended with Entire Safety, Causes and Mode of Cure of Barrenness, or Sterility. New York. [Joseph Trow]. 1855. 238 pp. 12mo in 6's. Embossed brown moiré publisher's cloth without titling. Originally published in 1847. Reissued several times. This is one of the first books in the United States to discuss practical methods of birth control, including the condom.The author (pp.142–4, esp. footnotes) discusses several modes of preventing pregnancy, generally popular with the French, and offers them for sale. Condoms were $5.00 per dozen, when requested of the author at his New York address. Moreover, masturbation and its deleterious effects (insanity, etc.) are discussed and considered unnecessary and avoidable if condoms are used and, thereby, disease and pregnancy prevented. The positive effects of healthy sexuality on both men and women encourage the author to suggest that all men recommend his measures to their wives, sisters and daughters. In addition to the emphasis on sexual matters, the book discusses general female physiology and health. The author is thought by the Library Company of Philadelphia to be (pseudonymously) a certain Madame Restell (Ann Lohman, née Ann Trow,1812–78, "the most notorious abortionist in New York, and this widely distributed book was essentially an advertisement for her services, as well as for the contraceptive devices sold through the mail by her husband [Charles Lohman]." The copyright is held by her brother, who may, in fact, be the author. Small loss of cloth from upper front hinge. Minimal foxing of preliminary pages. Owner's initials in pencil on front free end paper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $325.00

9615
Mitchell, Thomas D.- [Pamphlet]. The Character of Rush, an Introductory to the Course on the Theory and Practice of Medicine. In the Philadelphia College of Medicine. Philadelphia. Published by the Class. John H. Gihon, Printer. 1848. 23 pp. 8vo. Blue printed paper wraps. Sewn. First Edition. Mitchell calls Rush the Sydenham of America. He acknowledges Rush's faults, but hails him "as a man of science; as a patriot and citizen; as a writer; as a teacher; as a friend of virtue, religion and good order; as a practitioner of medicine; and lastly, as a pattern for candidates for the medical profession." Among Rush's works cited for special praise are his "Diseases of the Mind" and his work on yellow fever. Mitchell was Professor of Theory and Practice in the Philadelphia College of Medicine and Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Medical Department of Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. Covers soiled. Title page damp stained. Else, Very Good.
Price: $165.00

7022
Parker, W. H.- Diseases of the Nervous System; or, Pathology of the Nerves and Nervous Maladies. A Treatise of Psychological Medicine. Boston. Peabody Medical Institute. 1873. 202 pp. + 1 p. publisher's ad. Illustrated. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth. Embossed covers and gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. Brown coated end papers. First Edition. Parker mphasizes the physical effects of anxiety. He discusses tobacco, alcohol, hashish and opium. The volume is broad ranging and very authoritative as he quotes Huc on opium effects in China. There is a chapter on demoniacal possession. The integration of the mental and the physical is hypermodern and remarkable for this period of the 19th Century.. Minimal wear at ends of spine and corners. Mild spotting of covers.
Price: $130.00

7160
Spitzka, E. C.- Insanity. Its Classification, Diagnosis and Treatment. A Manual for Students and Practitioners of Medicine. New York. Bermingham & Co. 1883. 415 pp. 12mo. Green publisher's cloth, with embossed covers. Gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. First Edition An early attempt to classify mental disorders by a leading teacher and practitioner of the late 19th Century. Covers spotted. Mild wear at ends of spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $90.00

9728
Wells, Samuel R. (Editor).- John Tyndall, The Eminent Chemist. Pp. 75–78 in The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated. Old Seroes, Vol. 53. New Series, Vol. 4, Number 2. Aug., 1871. Whole No. 391. New York. Samuel R. Wells. 1871. 80 pp. + 20 pp. publisher's ads. Illustrated. 8vo. Blue printed paper covers, illustrated. First Edition. An analysis, via phrenological principles, of the personality of John Tyndall, successor to Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution. Large portrait illustration. Other articles include one against the importation of Coolie labor from China. Cover mildly foxed. 1 cm. chip from head of spine. Else, Very Good
Price: $38.00

9534
[Pamphlet]. Allen, Nathan.- The Intermarriage of Relations. (From the Quarterly Journal of Psychological Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence, for April, 1869). New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1869. 56 pp. 8vo. Grey printed paper wraps First Edition. The author, in this off-print, reviews the historical and religious proscriptions on intermarrriage between various degrees of relations. The association between consanguinity and disease was made in early history. The association between blindness, deafness, insanity and other disorders was noted in closed populations with a high degree of intermarriage, like royalty. In 1848, Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, in a study for the state of Massachusetts, found consanguinity to be a factor in blindness, deafness and idiocy. Dr. Charles Caldwell of Kentucky noted the association of dwarfism in the royal family of Portugal with intermarriage. It is argued that, even without consideration of hereditary disease, consanguinity in marriage leads to a loss of vitality in offspring. Infertility is also a noted consequence. What is today called "hybrid vigor" and the deleterious effects of in-breeding had been noted by Darwin. The question of prohibition of marriage in third degree relatives (cousins) is unresolved by the evidence. Beyond this degree, relatedness seems independent of deleterious consequences. Allen (1813–89), the first editor of the American Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, was a prominent physician., author and editor. This paper was among his most illustrious writings. Browning of wraps. Slight wear at ends of spine. Else, Very Good . DAB (for Allen).
Price: $110.00

9537
Fowler, O[rson] S[quire]- Matrimony; or Phrenology and Physiology Applied to the Selection of Congenial Companions for Life: including Directions to the Married for Living Together Affectionately and Happily. New York. Fowler and Wells. 1847. 108 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads. 8vo. Printed brown paper wraps. Thirty-Fourth Edition (on cover) or Thirty-Eighth Edition (on title page), Improved. Marvelous wood engraving of Definition of Phrenological Organs on verso of rear cover. Originally published in 1842. Prefaces to the first 3 editions are reprinted. Much space is devoted to amativeness and to the significance of love to man as a social being. Marriage is based on a combination of social faculties, which are discussed in detail as factors in the success or failure of marriage. The mutuality of these qualities constitutes marriage. O. S. Fowler (1809–1887) was a graduate (in divinity) of Amherst in 1834, a classmate and pupil of phrenology with Henry Ward Beecher. He lectured with his brother , Lorenzo, on phrenology , established a publishing firm and put out The Phrenological Almanac and The American Phrenological Journal & Miscellany. Wear at edges of covers with small chips from tail of spine at rear. Spotting on front cover near tail. Else, Very Good +. NUC: NSF003497 (for later edition). See Cooter, 425.1c for later British edition.
Price: $100.00

9591
Halstead, William Stewart.- Thirty Three Offprints of Papers on Surgical Science by William S. Halstead. Baltimore and elsewhere. Many surgical and medical journals. 1884–1921. Individual offprints, most in printed paper wraps. First Edition. Garrison and Morton consider Halstead "among the greatest of all surgical innovators and teachers. While pioneering important new procedures, he developed the modern system of residency training and was the first to use rubber gloves in surgery. Like Lister, he never wrote any books, and his collected papers remain his lasting monument." Among the papers here are some of his noted work on vascular (subclavian, carotid, aortic, etc.) occlusion, intestinal anastomosis, repair of inguinal hernia (included here is a n offprint of his famous 1893 paper on inguinal hernia later reprinted in Medical Classics), surgery of the biliary tree, parathyroid transplantation (GM 3860), surgical treatment of breast cancer, skin grafting, thyroidectomy, etc. Only a few of the offprints have damaged hinges. Generally, Very Good. G-M 86.3, 3599, 3860.
Price: $275.00

9593
Combe, Andrew.- Treatise on the Physiological and Moral Management of Infancy. With Notes and a Supplementary Chapter by John Bell, M.D. Philadelphia. Carey & Hart. 1840. 307 pp. 12mo. Purple pebbled publisher's cloth with printed paper label on spine. T.e.g. First American Edition. Andrew Combe (1797–1847) was a brother of George Combe (author of "The Constitution of Man"), and like him was a noted physician and phrenologist. He was, as Cooter reports, a highly successful popularizer of the laws of health. Andrew, suffering from tuberculosis, spent much of his youth in Madeira supported by his brother George. Both were converted to phrenology after hearing a lecture by Spurzheim. Andrew was most interested in nervous and mental diseases, as expressed in his volume of "Observations on Mental Derangement," and in health issues of infancy, as in this volume. Here he examines hereditary, nutritional, emotional factors in development, arguing for the separate study of infant development as a distinct discipline, without simple extrapolation directly from what is known from studies of adults. He argues, for example, that the timidity and nervous sensibility of Thomas Hobbes and of James I were derived from the agitation experienced by their mothers, particularly during pregnancy. His view of psychosomatic afflictions, derived from his medical experience in France, is quite modern. Spine sunned. Tiny chip fromfoot of lsbel. Small tear in front free end paper. Minimal wear at ends of spine and corners. Covers modestly stained. Minimal foxing, mostly of end papers. Else, Very Good. Cooter 237.73 (for Edinburgh Edition, 1840). concise DNB.
Price: $175.00

9594
Williams, Charles J. B.- A Rational Exposition of Physical Signs of the Diseases of the Lungs and Pleura; Illustrating Their Pathology, and Facilitating Their diagnosis. Philadelphia. Carey, Lea, and Blanchard. 1834. 205 pp. Tables and 2 Plates. 8pp. publisher's ads at rear. 4to. Brown cloth spine with printed paper label. Brown paper covered boards. Second American Edition from the Last London edition. An important discourse on the physical diagnosis of diseases of the lungs and pleura, making use of auscultation with the stethoscope, newly described by Laennec, and with newer techniques of percussion as described by Piorry. The author, writing first in 1828, initially describes the normal lung by auscultation and percussion, then expatiates on these methods of examination in diseases of the lungs and pleura. Williams (1805–89) was a noted physician and authority on diseases of the chest at the time of these writings (Garrison, History of Medicine). Covers slightly soiled with mild wear at head of spine and at corners. Mild foxing. Beginning separation of front flyleaf at foot. Owner's signatures in pencil on front pastedown (as well as old price in ink) and title page. Else, Very Good. Garrison (1st Ed.), p. 567.
Price: $265.00

9605
Anonymous. [?Salmon, William]. (pseudonym: Aristotle).- The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher in Four Parts. Containing I. His Complete Masterpiece; Displaying the Secrets of Nature in the Generation of Man. To Which is Added, The Family Physician; Being Approved Remedies for Several Distempers Incident to the Human Body. II. His Experienced Midwife; Absolutely Necessary for Surgeons, Midweives, Nurses and Child Bearing Women. III. His Book of Problems, Containing Various Questions and Answers, Relative to the State of Man's Body. IV. His Last Legacy; Unfolding the Secrets of Nature Respecting the Generation of Man. New England. Printed for the Proprietor. 1813. 264 pp. Illustrated with several wood cuts of conjoined twins on pp. 54–5. Small 8vo. Full contemporary calf with gilt titling and ruling on spine. Blind ruling on edges of boards. A New Edition. An anonymous 18th century sex manual, spuriously attributed to Aristotle and in print for over 200 years, here in a scarce and very early American edition. It contains much essential advice, e.g., how to tell if your prospective wife is a virgin, on marital hygiene, a full description of the organs of generation and how they are used, sexual desire, pregnancy and labor. Numerous recipes for medications are provided. Advice to midwives is provided with a month by month guide for pregnancy. There are answers to various conundrums of nature. Among these is an examination of the various racial preferences of women for their partners. It is a full compendium of essential advice. It was first published in America in Philadelphia about 1792 (having been through many English editions after 1749). According to Siegel (M&S Rare Book Catalogue 74, #28), the HSP/LCP Women 1500–1900 Exhibition Catalogue, 286, of the 1816 edition: "No sex manual for women has had a longer life in print than this medieval handbook, frequently updated. For years it was the only available text which spoke frankly of the act and process of generation. It used to be sold under the counter." Chips lost for 1/2" at both head and tail of spine. Wear at corners. Front free fly leaf separating at hinge and with loss of lower corner. Pages browned. Moisture stain through last half of book. Austin 76. Am Imp #27749. NUC, #NA 0404077.
Price: $275.00

9610
Levey, Martin.- Medical Ethics of Medieval Islam with Special Reference to Al-Ruhawi's "Practical Ethics of the Physician." In Transactions of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge. New Series – Volume 57, Part 3, May,1967. Philadelphia. The American Philosophical Society. 1967. 100 pp. 4to. Green printed paper wraps. First Edition. A translation and commentary on a deontological Ninth Century Arabic text on medical ethics. The flood of translations of Greek works of science and medicine in the Eighth Century led to an awakening of interest in practical philosophy among the Arabs and to this early work. Included is an appendix by Isaac Israeli (ca. 830–932). The work, which exists as a unique copy, a manuscript of 112 folios. This early text was a somewhat successful first coping with the ethical coflicts introduced by Greek medical texts, conflicts which were not further resolved for another 100 years, till the work of Avicenna and others Spine slightly sunned. Slight wear at corners. Modest underlining on pp. 5–7. Else, Very Good. Major, History of Medicine, I, 262 (for Isaac Israeli).
Price: $200.00

9647
Baillie, Matthew.- The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body. Albany,NY. Printed by Barber & Southwick, for Thomas Spencer. 1795. 248 pp. + 12 pp. Table of Contents. 4to. Full contemporary calf. First American Edition. The First American Editionof the first book on pathology printed in America. Two copies are recorded by Austin: American Antiquarian Society and Library Company of Philadelphia. Another copy Is in the Trent Collection at Duke. Barber and Southwick were important New York printers and Southwick was the son of SolomonSouthwick, the noted Rhode Island patriot and printer of the Newport edition of the Declaration of Independence. Baillie (1761-1823), a nephew and pupil of William Hunter and the last owner of the Gold-Headed Cane (William MacMichael, 1827) wrote this first systematic textbook of morbid anatomy, originally published in 1793. An Atlas of Morbid Anatomy, originally intended to accompany the text, was published separately by Baillie in 1799-1803 (G-M 2282). Among his "Firsts" in this work, Baillie first suggested the relationship between rheumatic fever and valvular heart disease as well as giving the first clinical description of chronic obstructive pulmonary emphysema (based on his autopsy of Samuel Johnson) (Major, Classic Descriptions, p. 582); he gave, also, a classic description of the lesions of pulmonary tuberculosis (G-M 3218) and the first description of gastric ulcer (G-M 3427). Mild wear at ends of spine, edges and corners of boards. Very mild foxing and browning of pages. Else, a Very Good and tight copy. Austin 95. G-M 2281,2736, 3167.1 (London, First Edition, 1793). Evans 28226.
Price: $425.00

7944
Baillie, Matthew.- The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body. Walpole, NH. G. W. Nichols for W. Fessenden, Brattleborough, VT. 1808. 271 pp. 4to. Quarter calf and marbled boards. Second American, from the Third London Edition, Corrected. Austin's recorded copy has same imprint except that he also records an issue that was printed by Nichols for Thomas & Thomas in same year. Baillie (1761-1823), a nephew and pupil of William Hunter and the last owner of the Gold-Headed Cane (William MacMichael, 1827) wrote this first systematic textbook of morbid anatomy, originally published in 1793. An Atlas of Morbid Anatomy, originally intended to accompany the text, was published separately by Baillie in 1799-1803 (G-M 2282). Among his "Firsts" in this work, Baillie first suggested the relationship between rheumatic fever and valvular heart disease as well as giving the first clinical description of chronic obstructive pulmonary emphysema (based on his autopsy of Samuel Johnson) (Major, Classic Descriptions, p. 582); he gave, also, a classic description of the lesions of pulmonary tuberculosis (G-M 3218) and the first description of gastric ulcer (G-M 3427). Lacks top one-third of front free end paper, of which the rest Is loose. Covers worn and abraded. Stains on early pages. Text otherwise Good and binding tight. Austin 96, 97. G-M 2281,2736, 3167.1.
Price: $265.00

8309
Magendie, François.- Formulary for the Preparation and Employment of Several New Remedies: Namely, Resin of Nux Vomica, Strychnine, Morphine, Hydrocyanic Acid, Preparations of Cinchona, Emetine, Iodine, Piperine,Chlorulets of Lime and Soda, Salts of Gold and Platina, Phosphorus, Digitaline, &c. Translated from the Sixth Edition of The Formulaire of M. Magendie, Published in Paris, October, 1827. With an Appendix, Containing the Experience of British Practitioners with Many of the New Remedies. Translation and Appendix by Joseph Houlton. Philadelphia. E. L. Carey & A. Hart. 1834. 164 pp. 6to. Original Brown Paper Covered Boards with Paper Spine and Printed Paper Label on Spine ("Magendie's / Formulary. / New Edition.") First American Edition. Magendie was an illustrious French physiologist with a rational view of medicine and pharmacology. In his preface to this work he emphasizes that animals close to man react the same to medication as man, thereby leading to experimental pharmacology and physiology. He regarded "medicine [as] the physiology of the sick man" (G-M 2217). In addition to his work on protein nutrition and the first production of experimental avitaminosis (Vitamin A), Magendie rediscovered the cerebrospinal fluid; he was the first to establish that the ventral spinal root was motor and the dorsal root was sensory; he described anaphylaxis and what are now called the foramina of Magendie as part of the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid. G-M report that this formulary "introduced into medical practice several of the newly discovered alkaloids, notably morphine, veratrine, brucine, piperine, emetine, as well as quinine and strychnine." Originally published by Magendie in 1822, this formulary was first translated into English in 1824. This edition, with a detailed appendix on the newer alkaloids and medication, detailing the British medical experience with them was brought to America in 1834. Hinges and spine cracked. Boards stained and corners worn. Stain of preliminary pages. Foxing. Slightly saken. Else, Very Good. Pages untrimmed. AI #25443. G-M 1846.
Price: $275.00

8783
Graham, Thomas J.- A Treatise on Indigestion with Some Observations on Some Painful Complaints Originating in Indigestion, as Tic Douloureux, Nervous Disorder, &c. With Notes; and an Appendix, Containing Observations Relative to the Mode of Treating Dyspepsia Lately Adopted and Recommended by Dr. Avery, Mr Halstead, and Others; by an American Physician. Philadelphia. Key and Mielke. 1831. Pages 206 pp.8vo. One quarter brown linen and tan paper covered boards. First American from the Last London Edition Revised and Enlarged. A common sense medical approach to indigestion. The author is critical of the free use of mercury without evidence of efficacy. For some disorders, he recommends fresh air, a wholesome diet and exercise. Graham recognizes that indigestion can be a symptom of diseases of other organs, rather than a disease in itself. The American editor reviews other authors' views and recommends, for acidity with indigestion, sodium bicarbonate or preparations of magnesia and chalk (showing how little we have advanced in 170 years). Spine wear with small losses of the linen. Boards soiled and worn at edges and corners. Browning of preliminary pages. Foxing. Pages untrimmed and some pages uncut. Else, Very Good.
Price: $130.00

8925
[Broadside Card]. [Harvard Medical School].- Order of Lectures, Daily. 1865–66. Boston. Harvard University. Massachusetts Medical College. 1865. 1 p. 4 1/8" x 5 3/16" First Edition. A listing of lecture hours and lecturers on a daily basis at the Massachusetts Medical College (Harvard Medical School) on North Grove Street in Boston for the year 1865–66. Also listed are the clinics at the Massachusetts [General] Hospital and the [Boston] City Hospital and Dispensary. The lecturers were the lumiinaries of 19th Century American medicine: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jacob Bigelow, Henry I. Bowditch, John Jackson, C. E. Brown-Sequard, Edward Clarke, George C. Shattuck, et al. The office hours of Dean Shattuck are listed as well as the annual fees: $95.00 for the lectures, $3.00 for matriculation, $5.00 for demonstrators (optional), and $20.00 for graduation. Use of the library and the Hospital Clinics were free. The course began on the first Wednesday of November each year. The system of paying the faculty through the lecture fees was ended by President Elliot in 1872, as he favored a system of paid full-time faculty, a revolution in American Medical education. Of interest, the professor of Chemistry was John Bacon, who succeeded the notorious Professor John White Webster after his being hanged in 1850 for the murder of Dr. George Parkman at the same North Grove Street Medical College building. Dr. Parkman was a benefactor who, along with other Parkmans, provided land, buildings and endowment for the Massachusetts Hospital, the North Grove St. site of the Medical College, the MacLean psychiatric Hospital, then in Somerville, etc. Creased vertically along middle, as carried folded. Surface cracking chiefly on reverse. Few pencil notations. Minor spotting. A rare item in Very Good condition, overall.
Price: $250.00

9073
9073 University of Cambridge Biochemical Department. Collected Papers, Volume 10, 1927. Cambridge, England. Various publishers, mostly the Biochemical Journal. 1927. Large 8vo. Quarter black cloth and blue marbled boards. First Edition. Otto Meyerhof's copy. A collection of extracts from various scientific journals, mostly in individual covers, bound together with an index. The papers are all by faculty of Cambridge University in the hey-day of its biochemical supremacy. Some of the papers included are: F. Gowland Hopkins on the isolation of glutathione; Dixon on the reduction of glutathione and on Oxidation Reduction Potentials (the beginning of careful studies of the enzyme chain of oxidative metabolism); J. B. S. Haldane on carbon monoxide as a tissue poison; Anderson's paper showing theeffect of adrenaline in inducing lipolysis and ketosis in diabetes; Hill on the reduction of hematin and methemoglobin ( the beginning of Hill's important studies of oxygen uptake by respiratory pigments, studies which ultimately established fundamental physiological mechanisms of the acid-base dependence of hemoglobin oxygenation, the effects of CO2 on this and the rearrangements in the hemoglobin tetrad with oxygenation - the Hill equation; Quastel on substrate-enzyme interaction, the beginning of rational analysis of enzyme kinetics and mechanisms; Hartridge and Roughton's classical experiments in rapid kinetic systems of the uptake of oxygen and carbon monoxide by erythrocytes; and many others. Near Fine.
Price: $250.00

9198
Carrel, Alexis.- [Offprints] Three Papers on Vascular Anastomosis: (1) On the Experimental Surgery of the Thoracic Aorta and the Heart. Annals of Surgery. July, 1910, pp. 83–95; (2) Technique and Remote Results of Vascular Anastomoses. Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, March, 1912, pp. 246–254; (3) Ultimate Results of Aortic Transplantations. Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. XV, No. 4, 1912, pp. 389–392. Various locations. Various publishers. 1910–12. 13, 18, 4 pp. 8vo. Unbound offprints, one disbound. First Editions. G-M 3028.01 (paper #1), 2909 (for initial 1902 report on this subject) The offprints (first printing) of three very important papers by Alexis Carrel on the subject of vascular anastomosis and cannulation of the heart. The initial experiments were first reported in 1902 by Carrel from Lyons in French. He soon moved to Chicago and then the Rockefeller Foundation where he continued this work vigorously, winning the Nobel Prize in 1912. He describes his evolved technique for direct end-to-end anastomosis of vessels, with careful delineation of a technique hardly modified today. It permitted the successful clinical use of vascular bypass for aortic aneurysm and many other vascular anastomoses. In the course of this, Carrel recognized the need for cardiac bypass and made the beginnings of this technique with the first direct cannulation of the heart. In these three papers, he discusses the evolution of his techniques and the clinical and pathological results. Very Good.
Price: $175.00

9199
Carrel, Alexis.- [Offprints] Two Papers on Vascular Preservation: (1) Latent Life of Arteries. Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. XII, No. 4, 1910, pp. 460–486; (2) On the Permanent Life of Tissues Outside of the Organism. Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol. XV, No. 5, 1912, pp. 516–528. New York Journal of Experimental Medicine. 1910–12. 27, 13 pp. 8vo. Printed paper wraps on offprints, ? disbound. First Editions. G-M 3028. The offprints (first printing) of two very important papers by Alexis Carrel on the subject of vascular preservation. Carrel's initial experiments on vascular surgery were first reported in 1902 in France. He soon moved to Chicago and then the Rockefeller Foundation where he continued this work vigorously, winning the Nobel Prize in 1912. Besides working on the technique for direct end-to-end anastomosis of vessels, work which permitted the clinical use of vascular bypass for aortic aneurysm and many other vascular anastomoses, Carrel worked on ways to preserve vessels outside the body for eventual transplantation. In these two papers, he discusses the evolution of his techniques and the clinical and pathological results. In paper #1 (G-M 3028), he reports on successful preservation of vessels in cold storage for eventual use in transplantation. As noted in Garrison-Morton 4235, his work revolutionized vascular surgery, leading in 1908 to a technique for kidney transplantation still used today. Very Good.
Price: $500.00

9087
Combe, George.- Elements of Phrenology. With Engravings. Boston. Marsh, Capen & Lyon. 1835. 204 pp. 12mo., in 6's. Green publisher's cloth with elaborate weave and paper spine label. T.e.g. Fourth American Edition, Improved and Enlarged from the Third Edinburgh, by the Author. Two plates. Cooter, 238.30. Combe (1788-1858) was inspired by a lecture by Spurzheim. He was the first major British phrenologist and popularizer of the discipline. He founded the Phrenological Journal and Phrenological Society. This work, warmly dedicated to the author's friend and founder of phrenology, Dr. Spurzheim, who had recently died in America, much celebrated there, is a a popular version of Combe's earlier Essays on Phrenology and was first published in Edinburgh in 1824. The original American copyright of this issue was in 1834, but the First American Edition was in 1826. Ex Libris with bookplate of Caleb Cushing Collection. Library markings, and residua, including shellac on spine over catalogue number in white ink. Wear at top of spine. Mild wrinkling of rear cover. Mild foxing of preliminaries. Else, Good+.
Price: $110.00

9034
Duclaux, [Pierre] E[mile].- Pasteur. Histoire d'un Esprit. Sceaux, France. Charaire et Cie. 1896. 400 pp. Large 8vo. Red publisher's cloth with gilt titling. Decorative end papers. First Edition. G-M 83. A scientific biography of Louis Pasteur by a near contemporary. Duclaux, was a biochemist, professor at the Sorbonne and after 1895, Director of the Pasteur Institute. Pasteur had died in 1895. In this volume close attention is paid to Pasteur's work on isomerism and crystallography, fermentation (both alcoholic and lactic), aerobic and anaerobic metabolism, the question of spontaneous generation, oenology, silkworm maladies, the production of beer, micobiologic diseases including bacterial and viral disorders and to vaccine production. A comprehensive view of a rich scientific life. In French. One of the major sources of information on Pasteur cited by Garrison & Morton. Ex libris with only a few markings. Wear at ends of spine with chip from head of spine. Browning of page ends. Else, Very Good.
Price: $95.00

9209
Fowler, O. S. (Editor).- Phrenology of the Hindoos. In the American Phrenological Journal. Know Thyself. Home Truths for Home Consumption. Phrenology, Physiology, Physiognomy, Magnetism. Vol. IX, August, No. 8, 1847, pp.247–253. New York. Fowler & Wells. 1847. 7 pp. Illustrated and printed paper wraps. Sewn. First Edition. The Rev. Mr. Burgess, an Indian Missionary, provides a detailed phrenological analysis of the Hindoo people, with comments on their national character and a measyrement of 15 Hindoo heads, mostly Brahmin. This issue also includes a long article on acquisitiveness, a comment on Lord Byron's head at death and an article by Andrew Colvin on Vincent Priessnitz, the "discoverer" of the water-cure. Lacks rear cover. Soiled. Spine worn and chipped. Water stain. browning of covers and edge. Else, Good.
Price: $20.00

9365
Freud, Prof. Sigmund.- Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. Washington, D.C. Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company. 1920. 118 pp. + publisher's ads. 8vo. Printed brown heavy paper wraps. Second Edition, Second Reprinting. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series No. 7. Grinstein # 10432. Freud's classic papers on: I. The Sexual Aberrations; II. The Infantile Sexuality; III. The Transformation of Puberty. Pages untrimmed and some uncut. Slight wear at ends of spine. Else, Near Fine.
Price: $75.00

9174
Garrison, Fielding H., M. D.- [Pamphlet]. The Bone Called "Luz." With Notes on Medical Allusions in the Poems and Literary Remains of Samuel Butler. Reprinted from the New York Medical Journal for July 23 and August 6, 1910. N.P. [? New York]. A. R. Elliott Publishing Co. 1910. 22 pp. Small 8vo. Self wrappers. An offprint from the New York Medical Journal. First Edition. Fielding Garrison, then Assistant Librarian at the Surgeon General's Office, became noted as a medical historian and bibliographer. In this pamphlet, he examines the history of a bone, called "Luz", as referred to by Samuel Butler in his famous satiric poem, "Hudibras," identified there as Os Sacrum, and used by Butler to satirize Parliament. Garrison reviews the origin of the word and the history of osteology throughout ancient and medieval writers, to reveal the origins of the notion of an indestructable bone from which a new human can arise and develop and the relationship of this idea with the concept of resurrection. In the second part of this essay, Garrison reviews the medical references in Butler's work, the evident satiric view of medicine and medical practioners by the seventeenth century poet, and the paradoxes of Butler's life as a poet and public figure, a toady in the toadiest of times. The range of Garrison's learning is astonishing. Near Fine.
Price: $75.00

9172
Guibert, J.- [Pamphlet]. Étude sur l'Hypnotism. Les Faits, Les Théories, Les Difficultés Paris. Victor Retaux N.D. [ca. 1893–4]. 44 pp. + 4 pp. publisher's ads .8vo. Printed paper wraps. First Edition. Guibert, a priest at the Church of Saint-Sulpice, was simultaneously Professor of Natural Sciences at the Seminary of Issy.Here he takes note of Charcot's contributions to neurologic science, especially in the area of hypnotism and of hysteria, but does not accept Charcot's extreme secularism and vitriolic attacks on the Church and on religion. Guibert, reviewing the facts and theories of hypnotism, sees difficulties which can only be resolved through a deep religious faith. In exploring demoniacal behavior through history, while conceding the organic nature of hysteria encompassed in some human behaviors, Guibert rejects the notion that it is only the organic hysterical component which accounts for the behavior. He invokes a supernatural component in demoniacal behaviors. In this vein, Guibert explores the union of science and philosophy, in an area that lies between Science and Faith. Water stain on covers. Paper tape repair on spine and edge of rear cover. Ex libris, with a few modest stamps. Else, Very Good.
Price: $60.00

9123
Kipling, Rudyard.- Doctors. An Address Delivered to the Students of the Medical School of the Middlesex Hospital, 1st October, 1908. With a Preface. Sold for the Benefit of Middlesex Hospital. London. Macmillan and Co. 1908. 32 pp. 12mo. Limp red cloth with black lettering and swastika device on front cover. First Edition. Frontispiece photograph of Kipling. Martindell, #88. Livingston, #312. In 1908, Kipling was invited to distribute prizes at the opening session of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School. This address, while reprinted in "The Ladies' Home Journal," January, 1909, has never been collected in Kipling's Works. The preface consists of a brief history of Middlesex Hospital (founded 1745) and its Medical School (founded in 1835). There follows, as transition, the poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes "The Two Armies." Kipling, who suffered from depression and other illnesses, saw Life as a long fight for Time and saw Doctors as one of the major defenses of the patient in that war. Soiled. Else, Good+.
Price: $58.00

9167
Levison, J. L.- Mental Culture; or the Means of Developing the Human Faculties. Boston. Allen and Ticknor. 1834. 264 pp., including 3 pp. glossary of technical terms. 8vo. Purple publisher's cloth with printed paper label on spine. First American Edition. NUC: NL0312642. Tryon & Charvat A10e. An extraordinary book with its modern scientific attitude toward mental faculties, the emotions and human behavior, the role of reason in modifying behavior and, importantly, the flow of moral reasoning and behavior from the use of the intellectual reasoning faculties. An early and strong development from the views, not here stated, of Immanuel Kant and from deontological considerations and an antidote to Bentham and Mill in the early part of the nineteenth century. There is a strong base of behavioral conditioning as a modifier of social behavior and moral development. The weakness is the resort to phrenological considerations of Spurzheim and Gall. It ends with a plea for universal education. This first American edition, printed (as noted) by C. A. Green, was preceded in 1833 by a London edition, of which NUC notes 2 copies. Very scarce, overall. Only 1000 copies were printed, but a second edition was published in 1845, without the name of any printer. Corners bumped and worn. Closed 2" tear of front free fly leaf repaired with transparent tape. Mild foxing of preliminary pages and page ends. Fading of spine and portions of covers.Else, Very Good.
Price: $250.00

9061
[Pamphlet].- Dr. Wells, the Discoverer of Anaesthesia. Hartford. Case, Lockwood & Brainerd. 1870. 16 pp. 8vo. Bright green printed paper wraps, The entire pamphlet bound into a tan buckram folder. First Edition by this publisher. Apparently a reprint of the 1860 pamphlet published in New York by J. A. Gray. Frontispiece portrait of Horace Wells, engraved by H. B. Hall from a photograph. Fulton & Stanton, Centenn. Surg. Anesth., p.34. The controversy over who discovered anaesthesia goes on even today. This pamphlet supports the candidacy of Horace Wells, a Hartford dentist, for the claim as discoverer. After occasional use of nitrous oxide in his practice in as early as 1844, Wells made an early demonstration of nitrous oxide anaesthesia at Harvard, but the experiment failed. The anaesthetic properties of nitrous oxide were long known, at least since Sir Humphry Davy's experiments in 1800. There was little to support Wells except his work with the clinically inconstant nitrous oxide and some correspondence with Morton and Jackson, which seems to yield the garland to Morton for the practical and systematic use of ether anesthesia. In support of Morton was Henry Bigelow, a witness to the first demonstration of ether anaesthesia in October 1846 by Morton. Bigelow is not entirely unbiased, given his first report of this experiment in the November 18,1846, Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. He analyses these claims of Wells, Jackson and Morton in an historical review of anaesthesia in the 1876 American Journal of the Medical Sciences and gives credit to Morton for the demonstration of consistent surgical anaesthesia with ether. The claims of Crawford Long and others are not examined. Wells abandoned his dental practice, traveled in France to support his claim and committed suicide in January, 1848. It is not surprising that the Ether Monument erected in1868 in Boston Public Garden was dedicated to the process of surgical anaesthesia and not to an individual discoverer. Small slit in spine of buckram folder. The pamphlet itself is Near Fine; in fact, except for slight offsetting from frontispiece through the tissue guard, it is near pristine.
Price: $300.00

9164
Robinson, Samuel.- A Course of Fifteen Lectures, on Medical Botany, Denominated Thomson's New Theory of Medical Practice; in Which the Various Theories That Have Preceded It Are Reviewed and Compared. Delivered in Cincinnati, Ohio. With Introductory Remarks by the Proprietor. Columbus, Ohio. Pike, Platt and Co. 1832. 206 pp. + Bibliography and Table of Contents at Rear. 16mo. in 8's. Full calf with redleather spine label lettered in gilt. First Edition. (later issue). Austin 1902–4 (Thomson). Appleton's Cycl.Am. Biog. Cordasco, xv, xviii. DAB. NUC :NR0337770 Copyright by Samuel Thomson (1769–1843) in Massachusetts in 1830. Thomson, having obtained a patent, was "the proprietor" of the system of medical botany, yet unacquainted with the author when the lectures were given. The lectures were given in Cincinnati, at that time a forward- looking center of medical practice, education and research (e.g., Daniel Drake on cholera). The system avoids inorganic chemicals and emphasizes vegetable remedies. The botanic remedies are found to be specific in their actions. Robinson appeals to Thomson to publish a pharmacological text and urges families to undertake the care of their own through this system. Botanic medicine failed to survive what Cordasco calls "the transition from pre-industrial to post-industrial medical practice" and, by the time of the Civil War, was largely confined to the most isolated rural areas. It was Homœopathy which then led the opposition to orthodox medicine (Allopathy), replacing the primitive system of Botanic medicine (Thomsonianism) by a one of increasing sophistication. Thomson, while an opponent of quackery and thus favored by Benjamin Rush and Benjamin Waterhouse, was involved in many lawsuits and was on one occasion charged with murder. This volume by Robinson , outside of Thomson's own writings, is the major contemporary source on the Botanic Method. NUC lists an 1829 printing, also in Columbus, and two other earlier printings, one of which was in Boston. This may be the Second Edition. Robinson had written extensively on Botanic Medicine and on mineral chemistry. Foxed. Leather worn at edges and at ends of spine. Owner's name in ink on front free fly leaf: Peleg Willcox. Else, Very Good.
Price: $300.00

9190
Rolleston, Sir Humphry Davy.- The Endocrine Organs in Health and Disease. With an Historical Review. London. Oxford University Press. 1936. 521 pp. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated. G-M 3909. An expansion of the author's Fitzpatrick Lectures on the history of the endocrine organs at the Royal College of Physicians in 1933–4. The emphasis here is on modern endocrinology, from 1855 to 1933. Garrison & Morton claim that, as a history, this volume "is unsurpassed in detail and accuracy." Slight wear at ends of spine and at corners. Slightly shaken. Else, Very Good.
Price: $195.00

9113
Scudder, John M., M. D.- [ Pamphlet]. The Essential Differences between the Three Schools of Medicine. Eclectic, Allopathic, Homœopathic. Cincinnati, OH. John M. Scudder & Sons. N.D. 12 pp .3 5/8" x 5 7/8". Printed paper wraps. Stapled. First Edition. Cordasco CC604. A pamphlet by the Professor of Practice of Medicine in the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati. He analyzes the differences among the several extant schools of medicine, especially the attitudes toward materia medica, and finds, not surprisingly, that the Eclectic School is the most scientific and the best. In Cordasco there is reference to a volume on the numerical strength of the different schools of medicine by John King Scudder (b. 1865) of Cincinnati, but no mention of John M. Scudder, perhaps his father, the author of this 19th century pamphlet. Rear cover soiled. Else, Very Good+.
Price: $95.00

9054
Tarbell, John A.- The Pocket Homœopathist and Family Guide. Boston. Otis Clapp. 1855. 71 pp. + 1 p. publisher's list of homœopathic titles. 12mo, in 6's. Brown publisher's cloth, embossed in the blind, with gilt titling on front cover. Yellow end papers. Third Edition, enlarged. Cordasco AA551. A chapbook vade mecum of homœopathic therapy, indexed by disease and symptom. Has a charming dedication to Dr. P. J. Sauder from Karen Dickson on front pastedown. Wear at spine and corner , with 1 1/2" chip at lower spine. Faint water stain at page foredges. Else, Very Good.
Price: $150.00

9341
Willius, Frederick A. and Keys, Thomas E.- Cardiac Classics. A Collection of Classic Works on the Heart and Circulation with Comprehensive Biographic Accounts of the Authors. Fifty-Two Contributions by Fifty-One Authors. St. Louis. The C. V. Mosby Company. 1941. 858 pp. Large 8vo. Red publisher's cloth ruled and lettered in gilt on front cover and on spine. T.e. stained red. First Edition. Illustrated. G-M 3158. A collection of classic works on the heart and circulation. Includes comprehensive biographies of the authors. Owner's stamp on front half-title. Minor wear to spine. Else, Very Good.
Price: $100.00

9353
Withering, William.- An Account of the Scarlet Fever and Sore Throat; or Scarlatina Anginosa: Particularly as It Appeared in Birmingham in the Year 1778. The Second Edition. To Which Are Now Prefixed, Some Remarks on the Nature and Cure of the Ulcerated Sore Throat. Birmingham [, England]. Printed by M. Swinney for G. G. & J. Robinson, London. 1793. 127 pp. + 1 p. publisher's ads for Withering's Botany and An Account of the Foxglove. 8vo. Deep green ribbed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Sewn on six cords. A.e.g. Second Edition. G-M 5079. DSB. Originally published in 1779 and enlarged in this edition, this is a description of the epidemics of scarlet fever in England in 1771 and 1778. Withering (1741-1799) was one of the most illustrious medical botanist and is best remembered for his treatise on the foxglove, a pharmacological classic. "He insisted on its contagiousness and noted the occasional development of generalized edema shortly after the disappearance of the fever" (DSB). The condition had been first described in England by Fothergill in 1748, and by Huxham in1751. This book is further evidence that Withering was a keen observer and practitioner of objective clinical science. It is not clear whether the dropsical state was a consequence of cardiac or renal disease, both now recognized to follow scarlet fever, but Withering's observation that the anasarca responded to digitalis suggests that he may have observed the consequences of rheumatic cardiac involvement. Spotting of covers. End papers mildly soiled. Minimal foxing. Owner's stamp at margin of title page. Booksellers/binder's shield embossed in blind on front free end paper (W. Wood, 17 Market St., Briggate, Leeds). Else, a Very Good copy of an important 18th century medical classic.
Price: $525.00

8742
8742 Anonymous.- Pamphlets on Vaccination. Article V, in The Edinburgh Review, Jan., 1810, pp.322–351, included in Volume 15, Oct. 1809–Jan.1810, Nos. XXIX and XXX. Bound Volume. Edinburgh. Archibald Constable and Company. 1810. Medicine Pages 538 pp.8vo. Half brown calf and marbled boards with gilt lettering on spine on red and black leather labels. First Edition. An essay reviewing nineteen articles on vaccination in the critical Edinburgh Review, a major contemporary social and medical issue raised by Edward Jenner's recent success with cowpox vaccination for the prevention of smallpox. The essay includes reviews of a report from the Royal Collegeof Physicians; critical assessment of the reports of complications from vaccination; reports on the Parliamentary debates and bills proposed; reports of various medical authorities; discussions of the potency of vaccines; and a treatise on epidemics and the potential to eliminate smallpox through vaccination (an achievement not realized for the world till a decade ago, 200 years after this proposal). The editor's position is ambiguous, but he raises the important ethical issue of the morality of compelling a person to take action to preserve his health, a cardinal ingredient in public health policy. There are many other articles of major interest in this volume, including: a review of 20 years of French science as reported in Comptes Rendus since the French Revolution (note is taken of studies in ancient geometry, the measurement of the differences in longitude between Greenwich and Paris, Coulomb's torsion balance for the measurement of the gravitational attraction between two bodies, LaPlace on barometers and on celestial mechanics, LaGrange on Algebra, etc.); a long, critical, condescending and very grudging review of Joel Barlow's epic poem "The Columbiad: a Poem" (the descendents of the Editor are only too aware of how prophetic Barlow was about the future greatness of America) with kind words only for the paper, printing and embellishments of the book; a long plea for female education; a review of LaPlace's just published "The Sytem of the World," and its implication for the understanding of many sciences including astronomy, cosmology and the physics of capillarity; a review of French physical chemistry and the discoveries of Biot and Gay-Lussac (with remarks on Dalton, Davy and others); Thomas Ashe's travels in middle America; and a report on slavery since its recent abolition in Britain. Wear at corners and along edges. not foxed. Else,Very Good.
Price: $265.00

9026
Anonymous.- [Stereoscopic View] Ether Monument, Boston Public Garden. Amherst, NH. J. S. Moulton. N.D. 1 p.3 5/16" x 6 15/16." Mounted on yellow card. First American Edition. Unknown photographer. Waldsmith, p.48. Darrah, "Stereo Views." No. 144, from Moulton's American Views. Series of Boston and Vicinity, ca. 1875. The Moultons (J.C. & J.S.) of Salerm, Massachusetts originally, were active in the 1870's. The majority of their work was from original negatives and their views of the Great Fire of Boston are justly famous. Although Darrah lists John S. Moulton as from Amherst, MA, this card is labeled Amherst, NH. The view of the Ether Monument is different from the one published by the American Stereoscope Company about 1865. Very Good.
Price: $125.00

8899
8899 Bernard, Claude.- Cours de Médicine du College de France. Leçons sur les Propriétés Physiologiques et les Altérations Pathologiques des Liquides de l'Organisme par M. Claude Bernard, Membre de l'Institut de France. Avec Figures Intercalées dans le Texte. Two Volumes: Tome Premier et Tome Second Paris. J.–B. Baillière et Fils. 1859. Medicine Pages 524,480 pp. + publisher's ads in Volume 1.8vo. Printed tan paper wraps, as issued, with printed paper spine.. First Edition. G-M 1234.1 (see also G-M 615, 812.1). Olmstead and Olmstead, "Claude Bernard." One of the great texts by the preeminent French physiologist, Claude Bernard, colleague and rival of Louis Pasteur and the great innovator of experimental biological science. In these volumes Bernard analyzes the physiology of the blood, other extracellular and sectretory fluids and the intracellular fluids, systematizing thereby our views of the liquids of the organism. For the first time, Bernard applies the term"milieu" to express the internal environment mediating between the life of an organism and its external environment. He later drew this distinction explicitly between "le milieu intérieur" in contrast with 'le milieu extérieur." According to Olmstead (pp. 107–8)," it was this concept of a controlled and constant internal environment which was to become as valuable for physiology as the doctrine of evolution, formulated at almost exactly the same time, for biology." Other important reports in these volume include the first catheterization of the left and right hearts by cannulation of the brachiocephalic trunk of the aorta and the jugular vein respectively, also included earlier in his book on general physiology, and the first report of the effect of renal nerves on urine flow. Spines cracked. Small chips from ends of spine. Lacks rear cover of Volume 1. All else present and Very Good.
Price: $995.00

8882
8882 Clarke, Edward H., Bigelow, Henry J., Gross, Samuel D., Thomas, T. Gaillard, and Billings, J. S.-- A Century of American Medicine. 1776–1876. A History of the Discovery of Modern Anæsthesia. Reprinted from The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, New Series. Vol. LXXI, 1876. Philadelphia. Henry C. Lea. 1876. Medicine Pages 366 pp. + 12 pp. publisher's catalogue of medical books. pp.12mo. in 6's. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. brown coated end papers. First Edition. In this volume (pp. 127–164), Edward H. Clarke reviews in detail "A Century of American Medicine. 1776–1876." It was a century of great change, from a period of authority, superstition and theory and gross empiricism to the rapid discoveries of the new sciences of physiology, pharmacology and experimental medicine. Clarke brilliantly and charmingly details the American contribution to the growing sciences of Practical Medicine. He points justly to the discovery of practical anesthesia as, perhaps, the most striking American medical contribution of the century. Aware of the controversy surrounding its discovery, Clarke invites Henry Bigelow, the only then living participant in the first demonstration of effective surgical anesthesia by Morton in 1846, an acquaintance of most of the participants in the priority debate, to write "A History of the Discovery of Modern Anæsthesia" for this volume. Bigelow examines the claims of Wells, Jackson and Morton and concludes that, as noone doubts the invention of vaccination by Jenner, "nobody should doubt that Morton was the inventor of modern anæsthesia." Claims for the role of Long from Georgia are not examined here. Additionally, the volume contains, as second part of this history, a history of American Surgery by the illustrious Philadelphia surgeon, S. D. Gross, so famously portrayed in Eakins canvas. Gross, interestingly, calls attention to the importance of the new uses of statistics to the evaluation of surgical procedures. Further articles include Thomas's review of a century of enormous progress in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the contributions of DeWees, Meigs and others, the development of obstetrical anesthesis (he attributes its discovery to Wells), but no mention is made of the enormous contribution of Oliver Wendell Holmes to the understanding of puerperal sepsis and the parallel work of Semmelweiss in Europe. Billings reviews the development of an indigenous American medical literature, now so dominant in world medical science. This volume is ex libris, the Providence Athenaeum, and includes a holographic dedication by Clarke to the Athenaeum. Library markings and residua. Wear at ends of spine. paper label on spine and Ink titling of Author's name. Internal hinges starting. Else, Very Good.
Price: $350.00

8663
8663 DaCosta, John C.- Selections from The Papers and Speeches of John Chalmers DaCosta, M.D., LL.D. Philadelphia and London. W. B. Saunders Company. 1931. Dickens Pages 440 pp. 8vo. Blue publisher's cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First Edition. Twenty-one essays by a noted Philadelphia surgeon on medicine and medical history, a few of them discussing medicine and literature, notably Dickens and Pepys. DaCosta closes his chapter on Dickens's Doctors with: "Such are Dickens's Doctors – fools, drunkards, blackguards, criminals, coarse, common, ignorant men, impostors, solemn ignoramuses, clowns, and a few gentlemen." DaCosta chafes at Dickens' one-sided use of caricature and limited use of humor for the good side DaCosta finds in medical men of his acquaintance, personal and historical. Water stain on front edge of front cover. Spotting on edges of page block. Erasures and pencillings on front free endpaper. Else, Very Good.
Price: $63.00

8883
Freud, Sigmund.- Collected Papers. Five Volumes. Authorized Translation under the Supervision of Joan Riviere (Vols. I, II, IV). Translation of Volume III by Alix and James Strachey. Volume V Edited by James Strachey. London. The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis. 1953. Pages 359, 404, 607, 508, 396 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth. Eighth Impression, Vols. I–IV; Thiird Impression, Vol. V. The Internationa Psycho-Analytic Library, Ernest Jones (Editor), Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 37. The classic collected works of Sigmund Freud, under the sympathetic supervision of Ernest Jones. Volume V was added later as a compilation of his shorter papers. All of these volumes were published in 1953. This set generally makes up an important corner of every psychiatrist's library, despite the current disparagement of Freud's work. Freud began as an experimental neurologist, and , like allists, he was prepared (more than his disciples) to modify his theories with new data. The notion of rigidity in his work is an accretion of the ideas of decades of unscientific camp followers. Minimal wear at corners. a few modest mars on covers. Slight browning of page edges. Else, a Very Good, tight and attractive set of a great classic of modern psychiatry.
Price: $325.00

6752
Holmes, Oliver Wendell.- Border Lines of Knowledge in Some Provinces of Medical Science. An Introductory Lecture, Delivered before the Medical Class of Harvard University, November 6th, 1861 Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1862. Pages 80 pp.12mo. Brown embossed publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. Covers embossed "T & F, but foot of spine records "Ticknor & Co." in gilt." Brown coated end papers. First Edition. Currier, pp. 105–6. Waller 4848, Heirs of Hippocrates 1750. Cordasco 60-0901. Cushing H408. Ives, p. 178. A witty lecture of introduction to the new students of medicine at Harvard. The relations of the sciences to human physiology and chemistry are discussed. Holmes also demonstrates that medical science is constantly subject to change and controversy . He strikes out at phrenology and other forms of quackery, but recognizes itsgood features as anthropology. Holmes notes also that medical men have an extraordinary capacity for self-deception. Calls Ricord the "Voltaire of Pelvic Literature." An important Holmes work in its rare First Edition. Only 1500 copies of the First Edition were printed. Wear at ends of spine. Fading of covers. Pencilled notation on copyright page. Else, Very Good.
Price: $175.00

6766
Hooker, Worthington.- Lessons from the History of Medical Delusions. New York. Baker & Scribner. 1850. Pages 105 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's ads8vo. Brown publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine. publisher's device embossed in the blind on front and back covers. Yellow end papers. First Edition. Fiske Fund Prize Dissertation of the Rhode Island Medical Society. No. XIII. Cordasco AA244. Ex Libris Friends School of Providence (currently, The Moses Brown School). Gift to New England Yearly Meeting B. S. Library from Dr. Collins. Hooker (1806–1867) was a professor at Yale and a champion of rationality and evidence based medicine. Accordingly he was passionately opposed to homeopathy and here, in its first edition, he presents an attack on this discipline and its practitioners. His stand had considerable political influence. In 1852, a reply to Hooker was published by Erastus Edgerton Marcy in his "Homeopathy and Allopathy." Hooker argues here against post hoc propter hoc reasoning, exuberant acceptance of the notion of vis medicatrix naturae , quackery (in the form of Perkins' Tractors, Weapon Ointment, Bishop Berkeley's Tar Water, Pneumatic Medicine ). Similarly, he rails against the misapplication of statistics and the infinitesimal doses in homeopathy. All in all, Hooker presents a very modern view, with appeal to mental (placebo) effects for some explanations and the decrying of fashions in medicine. Wear at ends of spine with chipping and at corners. Foxing. Only one modest library marking. Else, Very Good
Price: $200.00

9024
Langerhans, Paul.- Contributions to the Microscopic Anatomy of the Pancreas. Reprint of the German Original with an English Translation and an Introductory Essay by H[yman] Morrison, M.D. Baltimore. The Johns Hopkins Press. 1937. Pages 39 pp. 4to. Orange paper covered boards. First Edition, in this format. Garrison-Morton 1009. In 1869, Paul Langerhans wrote hisdoctoral thesis, for the first time describing the endocrine cells of the pancreas, now known to be the source of insulin secretion and clustered in what are now called the Islets of Langerhans. Langerhans died at the age of 41 of kidney disease brought on by a severe infection. This volume, reprinted from the "Bulletin of the Intitute of the History of Medicine," Vol. V, No. 3, March, 1937, contains a brief review of the life and work of Langerhans, the German text of his thesis, as published in 1869, and an English translation. This is the first edition of the English translation. Except for slight wear at top edge of front cover, Near Fine.
Price: $90.00

8707
Mélingue, Georges-Gaston.- [Engraving] Edward Jenner Vaccinating a Child with Cowpox. N.P. Goupil & Co. N.D. [19th C.]. Pages 1 p.Image: 5" X 6" Overall: 8 3/8" x 11 1/4" First Edition. Grove Dictionary of Art. Photoengraving of a child being vaccinated by a physician in the presence of his anxious family. All are in 18th Century dress. Likely it is Edward Jenner being portrayed with his attendant standing by. Also present, possibly symbolically, is a maidservant with her milk bucket by her, wrapping her hand (presumably infected with cowpox) with a bandage. She is the likely source of the material for the vaccination. The publishing firm was founded by (Jean Michel) Adolphe Goupil (1809–1893) about 1830, initially as a printseller. By 1840, he was active in copperplate engraving. Branches of the company were established in London, New York, Berlin, Brussels and Vienna by mid-century, with a partnership with Vincent Van Gogh's uncle in The Hague. Initially the Neo-Classical style was favored and later, as in this engraving, Picturesque Sentiment was the dominant style. Under the influence of Van Gogh, Impressionist works were introduced. Goupil developed an important photomechanical process for reproducing engravings, the Goupil-Gravure, of which this is an example. Mild yellowing of edges and chipping at corners well outside the plate impression. The engraving itself is Near Fine.
Price: $125.00

8669
Putnam, James Jackson.- A Memoir of Dr. James Jackson. With Sketches of His Father Hon. Jonathan Jackson, and His Brothers Robert, Henry, Charles and Patrick Tracy Jackson; and Some Account of Their Ancestry. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1905. Pages 456 pp.8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine and front cover. T.e.g. First Edition. Copiously illustrated. Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography. Reminiscences about one of America's great early physicians, a founder of the Harvard Medical School about 1810. His reminiscences of the Boston Latin School (now 365 continuous years old) and his letters (especially on their mutual abhorrence of slavery) to Francis Wayland, President of Brown and an early 19th century moral philosopher are of interest. This is a personal history of the intellectual and social life of early America, from the early 17th century, well into the 19th century and the parts the Jacksons played in it. This copy is especially noteworthy because of the inscriptions on the front free fly leaf: "Harold Bowditch/ from H. P. B./ Dec. 25th 1905. A guide and an example in the profession he is about to enter." H.P.B. is likely Henry Pickering Bowditch, grandson of America's great mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch, author in 1804 of the "New American Practical Navigator." Henry P. Bowditch was himself an illustrious physician and likely America's greatest physiologist of the 19th century. The physiology department at Harvard Medical School is named after him. Applied to the front pastedown is an exerpt about Dr. Jackson's medical deportment clipped from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal of September 28, 1911. Minimal wear at ends of spine and at corners. Else, Near Fine with very bright gilding.
Price: $195.00

8740
Thacher, James.- American Modern Practice; or, a Simple Method of Prevention and Cure of Diseases, according to the Latest Improvements and Discoveries, Comprising a Practical System Adapted to the Use of Medical Practitioners of the United States. To Which Is Added, an Appendix, Containing an Account of Many Domestic Remedies Recently Introduced into Practice, and Some Approved Formulae, Applicable to the Diseases of Our Climate. A New Edition, Improved. Boston. Cottons & Barnard. 1826. Pages 796 pp. Full contemporary calf with gilt lettering on red leather label on spine. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Austin 1876 (for first edition). Roorbach, I, 538 The second and expanded edition of the first American medical textbook, first published in1817. The appendix is an American pharmacopoiea, with details on native American plants. Page of Errata precedes Index. Contains a wonderful recounting of the introduction of inoculation for smallpox into America in 1721, at the behest of Cotton Mather and with the agency of the valorous Dr. Zabdiel Boylston of Boston by Thacher (1754–1844) , America's first medical historian. Owner's signature of C. Bloodgood and book label of Milton Demarest on front pastedown. Covers worn and abraded, especially at head and tail of spine. Front cover detached. Lacks front end papers. Foxed. Browning of page edges of preliminaries. Overall, however, a tight, Very Good copy of an American medical classic.
Price: $300.00

8566
Helmuth, Wm. Tod, M.D.- Scratches of a Surgeon. Chicago. Wm. A. Chatterton and Company. 1879. 120 pp. 16mo. Decorated red publisher's cloth with gilt lettering. Beveled boards. Coated end papers. A.e.g. First Edition. Satire of foibles of medicine and its practitioners by a literary surgeon. Many an attack on pomposity and self-righteousness among physicians, especially of the allopathic variety. Some of the verses and prose pieces were read before major Homoeopathic societies and some were published elsewhere, e.g. The Atlantic Monthly. The major coda is a laugh at the learned physicians of Boston (likely personified, but unstated, by Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Harvard Medical School) who allegedly force their students into mimicry rather than independent thought and block the development of schools of medicine based on other views of clinical science (perhaps Boston University Medical School, at first a homoeopathic school). Helmuth was a distinguished surgeon, originally trained in homoeopathy, and subsequently a leading professor at schools of homoeopathic medicine in Philadelphia, St. Louis and New York, all of which locales are celebrated in this volume. As a book, a lovely production with great decorations at headings and witty cartouches and figures at end of verses and individual works. Annotations. Rebuses. Owner's signature: "Carmichael/1880." Wear at corners and at ends of spine. Covers stained. Hinges starting internally. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good. DAB, VIII, 516 (for Helmuth). Cordasco BB769
Price: $235.00

8427
[Members of the Rockefeller Institute] Studies from The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.Reprints. Volume VI. New York. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. 1912. 8vo. Grey Printed Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition. A collection of scientific papers (the actual offprints) from many journals published in 1906–07 by Members of The Rockefeller Institute. Outstanding contributions by such luminaries as Simon Flexner, Hideyo Noguchi, Frederick Novy, P. A. Levene, Meltzer & Auer, Eugene Opie and others. It includes an extensive paper by Novy & Knapp on relapsing fever, caused by the spirillum Burgdorfia obermeieri and related organisms, which includes immunological studies; Mandel and Levene report on their early work on the chemical composition of nucleic acids, with quantitative analysis of the purine and pyrimidine bases composing the nucleotides, work which led to the tetranucleotide hypothesis and ultimately to the structure of nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, and to the genetic code; Meltzer & Auer (2 papers) on the physiology of Magnesium and especially its effects upon nerves; and Simon Flexner's earliest report on experimental meningitis caused by Diplococcus intracellularis and its treatment by experimentally produced antisera. The full report of this research, later in 1907, became the G-M citation 4683. Additionally there is a long report on the history of the just-opened Rockefeller Institute, with speeches (Wiliam Henry Welch, Nicholas Murray Butler and Charles W. Eliot, among others), photographs, architectural plans, etc. Truly a loaded volume. Ex Libris. Chips from rear cover. Modest library marks. Crack in spine (between individual offprints). Else, Very Good. G-M 5320 for Novy & Knapp; G-M 725.1 for Mandel & Levene; G-M 1894 for Meltzer and Auer; G-M 4683 for Flexner.
Price: $350.00

8422
Hitchcock, Alfred.- Insanity and Death from Masturbation. In The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. Vol. XXVI, No. 18, Wednesday, June 8, 1842, pp. 283–286. Boston. D. Clapp, Jr. 1842. pp.277–292 (16 pp.) 8vo. Unbound Single Issue. First Edition. A very early discussion of the evils of masturbation. A lurid case report is included as the author claims that "the social, moral and intellectual man is wrecked and annihilated in the ruin" of the manly frame brought about by onanism. The crescendo of such claims grew louder as the 19th Century progressed, even well into the 20th Century. On rear page is an ad for students of medicine to be instructed at the Massachusetts General Hospital by a group which includes H. I. Bowditch, George Shattuck, Jr. and S[amuel] Parkman (the relative of Dr. George Parkman, the victim of murder by Harvard Prof. John W. Webster in 1849), all of The Tremont Street Medical School, a private rival of the Harvard Medical School founded in 1838 by a group that included Oliver Wendell Holmes to provide supplementary summer school education to students of medicine. Reacting against the conservatism of Harvard, the group provided clinical work and instruction; it gradually became closer to and, in 1858, merged with Harvard. Disbound. Else,Very Good Beecher & Altschule, Medicine at Harvard, the First 300 Years.
Price: $250.00

8396
[Members of the Rockefeller Institute] Studies from The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.Reprints. Volume XI. New York. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. 1910. 8vo. Grey Printed Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition. A collection of scientific papers (the actual offprints) from many journals published in 1909–10 by Members of The Rockefeller Institute. Outstanding contributions by such luminaries as Alexis Carrel, Peyton Rous, Simon Flexner, Hideyo Noguchi and others. Rous's work on parabiosis and the autonomous growth of tumors showed that the independent growth of a tumor is dependent on its ability to stimulate in the host the growth of a vascularizing stroma (the process now known as angiogenesis which is currently providing optimism in studies of the treatment of cancer). These studies are part of Rous's important studies of cancer and its viral origin for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize only many years later. Also colllected here are some of Carrel's magnificent work (also awarded the Nobel Prize)on aortic surgery, patching and vascular anastomoses as well as improvements in his technique of renal transplantation. These studies are part of the foundation which made current organ transplantation and vascular surgery possible by techniques unchanged substantively from those described herein by Carrel. Flexner's work on experimental transmission of poliomyelitis virus in monkeys and the immunity that results, herein described, made possible, 40 years later, the production of polio vaccines and Enders' culturing of the virus of poliomyelitis. Also described by Flexner and Lewis is the pathogenesis and mode of clinical spread of the disease. Auer and Lewis, in another G-M paper, provide the first adequate description of the physiology of anaphylactic shock. Ex Libris. Chips from head & tail of spine and corner of front cover. Lacks most of rear cover. Modest library marks. Else, Very Good. For specific articles cited, see G-M 4670 (Flexner & Lewis), G-M 2600 (Auer and Lewis)
Price: $350.00

8354
Osler, Sir William.- Men and Books. Collected and Reprinted from the Canadian Medical Association Journal with an Introduction by Earl F. Nation, M.D. Durham, NC. The Sacrum Press. 1987. 67 pp. 8vo. Blue paper Covered Boards and Red Cloth Spine with Gilt Lettering. First Trade Edition. A collection of brief essays on medical people, written with charm, directness and perspicacity by that most learned turn-of- the- century physician and teacher, Sir William Osler,The book was originally published as a private limited edition of 250 copies in 1959. As New.
Price: $58.00

8236
[Members of the Rockefeller Institute] Studies from The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.Reprints. Volume XV. New York. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. 1912. 8vo. Grey Printed Paper Wraps, as Issued. First Edition. A collection of scientific papers (the actual offprints) from many journals published in 1911–12 by Members of The Rockefeller Institute. Outstanding contributions by such luminaries as Alexis Carrel, Jacques Loeb, Peyton Rous, Simon Flexner, Hideyo Noguchi and others. It includes many of Noguchi's most important works on the spirochete which causes syphilis, much of Rous's work showing that a virus could cause cancer (for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize only many years later), and some of Carrel's magnificent work (also awarded the Nobel Prize)on vascular anastomoses and transplantation, which made current organ transplantation and vascular surgery possible by techniques unchanged substantively from that described herein by Carrel. Ex Libris. Chips from Head & Tail of Spine. Modest Library Marks. Slightly Shaken with Crack in Front Wrap. Else, Very Good. See G-M, 2404, 2519 (Noguchi); G-M 559-60, 2636 (Carrel); G-M 2637 (Rous).
Price: $350.00

8128
Carlisle, Anthony.- An Essay on the Disorders of Old Age, and on the Means for Prolonging Human Life. Philadelphia. Edward Earle. 1819. 74 pp. 4to. Ruled Blue Paper Covered Boards with Paper Spine. First American Edition. Printed by W. Myer, New Brunswick ( NJ). Copy of "Elijah C. Kille / Pennsylvania / University / Anno / Domini / 1822." Later, copy of Oliver Rolande and H. C. Kinzer (bookplate on front pastedown). A superb example of the so-called practical trend in the caring for the aged, begun in 19th Century England, and now again coming into vogue. The author recommends that young people adopt a sound regimen (diet, lifestyle, etc.)early in life and practice preventive medicine in order to secure longevity. Carlisle (1768–1840) was surgeon-extaordinary to the Prince Regent and Professor at London (Westminster Hospital), and was noteworthy for his improvements in surgical instruments. Very Good. Austin 416. AI 47517. G-M 1604.1 (English Edition, 1817).
Price: $250.00

8125
Frederick Birnie.- Anatomical Tables Illustrative of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery and Various Instruments Used in the Practice of Midwifery. 3 Illustrations from the System of Midwifery, Extracted from the Royal Encyclopedia, Published by C. Cooke in 1791. Engravings by William Taylor. London. C. Cooke. 1791. Removed. First Edition. These illustrations were reduced from Smellie's Tables, by Frederick Birnie, who was the Anatomic Draughtsman to Dr. William Hunter (Surgeon and Anatomist) and engraved by William Taylor. They are accompanied by 10 pages from the System of Midwifery from the Encyclopedia, which pages contain the keys to the illustrations. The data for the illustrations came from Smellie's landmark "A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Midwifery" of 1752. In that volume, according to Garrison-Morton (#6154), Smellie described parturition most accurately, emphasized pelvic measurements, and was the first to elaborate rules for the safe use of forceps and the delivery of a breech presentation. All of these issues are the subject of these magnificent illustrations. Very Good.
Price: $600.00

6246
Anonymous.- Stereopticon View of Ether Fountain in Public Garden, Boston. American Stereoscopic Co. N.D. Unknown photographer. 3 1/4" x 7." First American Edition. N.D. No. 1236 from Series of “Boston and Vicinity. (3) The Common and Public Garden.” The American Stereoscopic Company was formed by the Langenheim Brothers in 1861, they having introduced stereographs into America a decade earlier. The company was bought out by others in 1866–7, perhaps before the series of views of Boston, of which this image is a part, was published. Few small stains. Else, Very Good. Darrah, "Stereo Views."
Price: $125.00

6267
Ar-Rází (Commonly Called Rhazes), Abú Becr Mohammed Ibn Zacaríyá.- A Treatise on the Small-Pox and Measles. London. The Sydenham Society. 1848. 211 pp. + 40 pp. Membership List for Sydenham society. First English Edition. Translated from the Original Arabic by William Alexander Greenhill, M.D. Garrison-Morton Describe Rhazes (ca.854-925/935) as Ranking with Hippocrates and Gales as the Founders of Clinical Medicine. Translator of Hippocrates into Latin. Rhazes First Notes Here That Recovery from Small-pox Prevents Subsequent Reacquisition, Propounding the First Theory of Acquired Immunity and Leading in the 18th C. to Vaccination. This (ca. 910) Was the First Medical Description of Small-Pox. The first Latin translation from the Arabic was by John Mead in 1748 with a parallel Arabic - Latin Translation by John Channing, published in London in 1766. (G-M #2527.99, 5404 and 5414). Crack for 1" at head of spine. Else, Very Good. G-M #5441.
Price: $250.00

6344
Boerhaave, Herman. Libellus de Materia Medica et Remediorum Formulis, Quae Serviunt Aphorismis de Cognoscendis et Curandis Morbis. Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum). I. Severinum. 1740. First Edition. No Covers or End Papers, but Otherwise Completely Intact. Boerhaave was Highly Reputed as a Clinician. He Was Very Influential in His Time and Created the Modern Method of Clinical Teaching (G-M 73).
Price: $250.00

8395
Boyden, John, Jr.- Dangerous Tendency of Partialism; a Sermon Delivered in the Universalist Church, Woonsocket, R. I., Nov. 12, 1843. Providence. B P. Moore. 1843. 16 pp. 4to. Blue printed wraps. First Edition. An attack on the doctrine of Partialism, as opposed to Universalism. The writer claims that Partialism weakens, enslaves and destroys the mind. Insanity may be a consequence of Partialism, perhaps though the medium of indulgence in alcohol, which, in Wocester at least, as cited by Boyden, was a factor in many cases of insanity. Foxing of covers with mild bleed onto first and last page. Else, Very Good.
Price: $25.00

6621
Fowler, O. S. Memory and Intellectual Improvement Applied to Self-Education and Juvenile Instruction. New York. Fowler and Wells. 1856. 231 pp. + 8 pp. Publ. Ads. at Rear (Phrenology and Water Cure). 6to. Twenty-Fifth (sic) Edition, Improved. Phrenology. Original Publication 1847. Publisher's Label on Front Pastedown. Few Bumps to Head & Tail of Spine, Edge of Cover. Otherwise, Very Good.
Price: $68.00

7777
Keynes, Geoffrey. The Personality of William Harvey. The Linacre Lecture, Delivered at St. John's College, Cambridge on 6th May, 1949. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press. 1949. 48 pp. + 8pp. Portraits. Eight Portraits 4to. Yellow Publisher's Cloth. First Edition. D.J. Very Good. Chip fronTail of D.J.
Price: $65.00

8669
Putnam, James Jackson.- A Memoir of Dr. James Jackson. With Sketches of His Father Hon. Jonathan Jackson, and His Brothers Robert, Henry, Charles and Patrick Tracy Jackson; and Some Account of Their Ancestry. Boston. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1905. 456 pp. Copiously illustrated. 8vo. Green publisher's cloth with gilt titling on spine and front cover. T.e.g. First Edition. Reminiscences about one of America's great early physicians, a founder of the Harvard Medical School about 1810. His reminiscences of the Boston Latin School (now 365 continuous years old) and his letters (especially on their mutual abhorrence of slavery) to Francis Wayland, President of Brown and an early 19th century moral philosopher are of interest. This is a personal history of the intellectual and social life of early America, from the early 17th century, well into the 19th century and the parts the Jacksons played in it. This copy is especially noteworthy because of the inscriptions on the front free fly leaf: "Harold Bowditch/ from H. P. B./ Dec. 25th 1905. A guide and an example in the profession he is about to enter." H.P.B. is likely Henry Pickering Bowditch, grandson of America's great mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch, author in 1804 of the "New American Practical Navigator." Henry P. Bowditch was himself an illustrious physician and likely America's greatest physiologist of the 19th century. The physiology department at Harvard Medical School is named after him. Applied to the front pastedown is an exerpt about Dr. Jackson's medical deportment clipped from the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal of September 28, 1911. Minimal wear at endsof spine and at corners. Else, Near Fine with very bright gilding. Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography.
Price: $195.00

7799
Ramadge, Francis Hopkins Consumption Curable: and the Manner in Which Nature as Well as Remedial Art Operates in Effecting a Healing Process in Cases of Consumption; Explained and Illustrated by Numerous Remarkable and Interesting Cases: to Which Is Added a Mode of Treatment, by Which the Development of Tubercles May Be Prevented in Persons Liable Thereto, from Hereditary Predisposition, or a Bad State of the System Induced by Various Causes. New York. J. M. Howe 1839. 160 pp. 4to. Publisher's Cloth with Gilt Title on Front Cover. First American from the Third London Edition The Publisher was a Dentist Who Went Abroad because of a Tuberculous Bronchitis, Finally Taking the Cure Recommended in This Text with Good Results. He Returned to New York and His Dental Practice Determined to Spread the Gospel of Inhaling Medicated Vapors through a Tube, Apparently Also Exhaling against Resistance. This Publication, Undertaken in Partnership with Wiley and Putnam, Resulted. Pasted onto the Rear Pastedown Is a Four Page Brochure from the Publisher as a Dentist Advertising His Skills and Prices for Prophylaxis, Extraction, Fillings and Crowns of Various Qualities. Testimonials Abound. Covers Stained and Worn at Hinges. Text Very Good.
Price: $125.00


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