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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1861.

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Charles van Benthuysen, Printer.: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008695


First edition. In pencil on front endpaper: 'Compliments of A.E. Larney [?] 1861, Dr. Hemstreet'. Hemstreet is listed as the author of 'Encysted tumor of pelvic origin', included in this volume. Pages lightly stained & foxed throughout, minor loss from spine base, base of boards bumped. 408 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, significant for the inclusion of the short paper 'Amputation of the cervix uteri' by J. Marion Sims, who later released a f... View more info

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The Vermont Asylum for the Insane. Its Annals for Fifty Years. [1836-1886]

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hildreth & Fales: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2072579


First edition. Boards faintly rubbed. 1887 Hard Cover. x, 302 pp. 8vo. A fifty-year history of the insane asylum now known as the Brattleboro Retreat, which was the first of its kind in the state, and among the first ten such facilities in the country. Its organization and style of care was influenced greatly by the 'moral treatment' advocated by the Quaker physician William Tuke. View more info

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The Eclectic Medical Journal, Vol. XXXIX, Nos. 1-12, January - December 1879 [Volume 39, Complete, Comprising Monthly Issues One - Twelve]

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1879

Seller ID: 2077069


Rebound with title, date, and owner's name in gilt on spine. Spine heavily toned, 1 inch split to top of front joint, corners rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, light marginal stains to binding edge of first volume. 1879 Half-Leather. vii, 584 pp. 8vo. Red leather spine & corners, pebbled cloth boards, gilt titles. A bound volume of twelve monthly pamphlets for the year 1879, comprising the complete thirty-ninth volume in this serial medical journal, which featur... View more info

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Index to Wood's Library of Standard Medical Authors for the Years 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884. (Thin Paper Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Wood & Company: 1885

Seller ID: 2161043


Front & end matter lightly foxed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, contemporary insurance pamphlet for The Good Templars' Mutual Benefit Association laid in. 1885 Hard Cover. iv, 250 pp. 8vo. An index detailing which authors have written works about which medical topics, arranged alphabetically by subject. View more info

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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1861.

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Charles van Benthuysen, Printer.: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199731


First edition. Corners rubbed with some loss from spine head and foot, light stain to top marginal corner of first few pages, light spot on fore-edge of last few pages. 1861 Hard Cover. 408 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, significant for the inclusion of the short paper 'Amputation of the cervix uteri' by J. Marion Sims, who later released a full-length volume entitled 'Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery...' (Garrison-Morton 6057). The paper in... View more info

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Facts for the People: or Every One's Book.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: S.N.:

Seller ID: 2266076


Lightly foxed, last leaf a bit wrinkled. 64, [2] pp. Sewn binding, self wrappers. A domestic guide providing advice on various things. Includes tips on good behavior, personal finance, cookery, care of infants, diseases of the hair, preservation of the sight, warts and corns, canaries, etiquette of courtship and marriage, hydropathy / water cure, the art of conversation, and lists of the wealthy citizens of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. View more info

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The American Medical and Philosophical Register: or, Annals of Medicine, Natural History, Agriculture, and the Arts. Volume Third [Vol. 3]

By: A Society of Gentlemen

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Published for the Proprietors by C.S. Van Winkle: 1813

Seller ID: 2072359


Former library copy, usual marks. Foxed throughout with staining to margins of some pages, rebound in library cloth. 1813 Hard Cover. xii, 532 pp. 8vo. A collection of various medical papers and lectures, the third volume in a series. View more info

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Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War

By: Adams, George Worthington

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Press of Morningside: 1985

Seller ID: 2208435


Facsimile with a printed reproduction of the author's signature. Spine lightly toned. 1985 Trade Paperback. xii, 253 pp. The Civil War has been the subject of an extensive literature, yet its medical aspects have not received any adequate historical attention. In part, however, this lack has now been remedied by Doctors in Blue which offers a comprehensive picture of health and medical care in the Union Armies. Mr. Adams, who is professor of history at Colorado College, ... View more info

Image for An Inquiry into the Difficulties Encountered in the Reduction of Dislocations of the Hip. The Samuel D. Gross Prize Essay.

An Inquiry into the Difficulties Encountered in the Reduction of Dislocations of the Hip. The Samuel D. Gross Prize Essay.

By: Allis, Oscar H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dornan, Printer: 1896

Seller ID: 2008670


First edition. Former copy of Rochester Academy of Medicine, with call numbers on spine, bookplate on front endpaper. Inscribed without signature by author on front flyleaf ('Dr. J.E Summers Omaha - Nebraska - With the compliments of the author -'). 1896 Hard Cover. xv, 171 pp. 8vo. The published version of the essay which won the 1895 Samuel D. Gross Fund prize, which was issued every five years by the Library of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery. The author won $1000... View more info

Image for A Contribution to the Physiological Study of Veratrum Viride and Veratria, (With Experiments on Lower Animals, Made at La Grange St. Laboratory, 1869).

A Contribution to the Physiological Study of Veratrum Viride and Veratria, (With Experiments on Lower Animals, Made at La Grange St. Laboratory, 1869).

By: Amory, R.; Webber, S.G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: David Clapp & Son: 1869

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1999581


First edition. Faint stain to top page margin, minor loss from spine head. 1869 Hard Cover. 66, [1] pp. 8vo. Original purple pebbled cloth, gilt titles. First appearance in book form - originally printed in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. An account of experiments by the authors with the poisonous plant and its extracts, along with a historical survey of its use to treat rheumatism, neuralgia, and hypertension. Tables throughout, single illustration, bibliograph... View more info

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Medical Clinic: Diseases of the Chest. Condensed and Translated, with Observations

By: Andral, G. [Gabriel]; Spillan, D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ed. Barrington & Geo. D. Haswell.: 1843

Seller ID: 1999548


Joints cracked but holding, boards rubbed, front free endpaper absent, ink gift note on title page. 1843 Full-Leather. 408 p. 8vo. Original full calf, black morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. A treatise on cardiopulmonary disease by the French physician who also wrote the first monography on haematology. View more info

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A Treatise on Pathological Anatomy, in Two Volumes

By: Andral, G. [Gabriel]; Townsend, Richard; West, William

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Samuel Wood & Sons: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008666


First American edition, and the second English translation (preceded by an 1829 Irish imprint). Former library copy, usual marks. Spine labels absent, joints cracked with minor loss from spine head of volume 1, more significant loss from spine of vol. 2, ink owner information on endpapers, lightly foxed. 1832 Full-Leather. viii, 424; xviii,507 pp. 8vo. Original full calf, gilt titles & rules. A treatise on pathological anatomy by the French physician who also wrote the f... View more info

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The Doctor's Experiment: The Adventures and Experiences of One of Dr. Reade's Pupils as Narrated by Himself

By: Anonymous

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society: 1894

Seller ID: 2202015


Undated, ink gift note on front endpaper dated 1894. Three small light spots on back panel. vii, 360 pp. 7 3/8 x 5 5/8. Original grey cloth, beveled edges, gilt, black & red design, fore-edges gilt, floral endpapers. View more info

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Medical and Surgical Monographs (Dunglison's American Medical Library.)

By: Ashwell, Samuel; Carpenter, William B.; Graves, Robert J.; Henry, William Charles; Hughes, H.M.; Key, Charles Aston; Scoutetten, H.; Stokes, William; Taylor, Alfred S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: A. Waldie: 1840

Seller ID: 2026804


Former copy of Genesee County Medical Library, only a few marks. Boards rubbed, front joint cracked, pages faintly stained. 1840 Full-Leather. 345 pp. 8vo. Includes six fold-out maps. A collection of medical and surgical monographs by various specialists. Topics included: Asiatic cholera; club foot; the heart; fibrinous concretions of the nervous system; perforations of the stomach; syphilis; typhus fever; incisions of the uterus. View more info

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Health Dress.

By: Austin, Harriet N.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: [Hygienic Tract Society]: 1886

Edition: Review Copy

Seller ID: 2266079


Appears to be a review copy, with 'Compliments of the Author' printed on the front wrapper, and a bound in note encouraging readers to order additional copies from the publisher. 1/4 inch repaired tear on edge of front wrapper. 1886 Soft Cover. 20 pp. Sewn binding. Hoolihan 176. A brief guide to the relationship between clothing and health, by the author who also published a work on hydropathy entitled How to Take Baths. View more info

Image for Traite Pratique d'Auscultation ou Expose Methodique des Diverses Applications de ce Mode d'Examen a l'Etat Physiologique et Morbide de l'Economie. Suivi d'un Precis de Percussion

Traite Pratique d'Auscultation ou Expose Methodique des Diverses Applications de ce Mode d'Examen a l'Etat Physiologique et Morbide de l'Economie. Suivi d'un Precis de Percussion

By: Barth, M.; Roger, M. Henri

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Labe, Editeur, Libraire de la Faculte de Medecine, Place de l'Ecole-de-Medecine, 25.: 1854

Edition: Fourth Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1976301


1854 fourth edition. Former library copy (University of Pennsylvania), usual marks. Signed by both authors on colophon, which states that copies found without these signatures will be deemed counterfeit, and the publishers will prosecute those distributing them. Backstrip replaced with cloth tape, boards rubbed, front sewings weakening, scattered foxing throughout. xviii, 719, [1] pp. French text. A work on the process of monitoring internal systems of the body through s... View more info

Image for Baunscheidtismus or The New Curing Method, Improved by Dr. J. Firmenich, to which is added a Treatise on the Eye, its Diseases and Cure.

Baunscheidtismus or The New Curing Method, Improved by Dr. J. Firmenich, to which is added a Treatise on the Eye, its Diseases and Cure.

By: Baunscheidt, Charles; Firmenich, J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: J. Firmenich & Co.: 1862

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2011432


First American edition. Light stain to page edges, bookplate on front endpaper reads 'Library of Allison J. Coover', one section of pages slightly dog-eared. 1862 Hard Cover. xv, 274 pp. 8vo. Black blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Hoolihan 236/237 (describing the German original and the first English translation) together with Baunscheidt's treatise on the eye (Hoolihan 238): [Baunscheidt's] interest in medicine followed a moment of enlightenment described in the 1859 E... View more info

Image for The American Practice of Medicine, Revised, Enlarged, and Improved: Being a Practical Exposition of Pathology, Therapeutics, Surgery, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy, on Reformed Principles; Embracing the Mose Useful Portions of the Former Work, with Corrections, Additions, New Remedies, and Improvements; and Exhibiting the Results of the Author's Investigations in Medicine in This Country, and in a Year's Tour in Europe., in Three Volumes.

The American Practice of Medicine, Revised, Enlarged, and Improved: Being a Practical Exposition of Pathology, Therapeutics, Surgery, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy, on Reformed Principles; Embracing the Mose Useful Portions of the Former Work, with Corrections, Additions, New Remedies, and Improvements; and Exhibiting the Results of the Author's Investigations in Medicine in This Country, and in a Year's Tour in Europe., in Three Volumes.

By: Beach, W.

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Published by the Author. For Sale by Charles Scribner, 145 Nassau St.: 1852

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2161360


Second edition. Appears to include 174 of the 181 plates called for. Professionally rebacked with original backstrips laid down, nearly invisibly, though new endpapers were added which are obviously newer paper stock. Minor damage still evident to spines, front & end matter lightly foxed. 1852 Full-Leather. lviii, 720; vii, 584; 592 pp. 8vo. Full leather, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles & rules. Includes numerous color plates, including a fold-out frontispiece in... View more info

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Medical and Botanical Dictionary, Giving a Definition of the Terms Used in the Various Branches of Medical Science.

By: Beach, W. [Wooster]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Baker & Scribner: 1848

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161379


First edition. Professionally rebacked with new endpapers, though evidence of a previous crude repair attempt remains on front board. Pencil note on flyleaf reads 'Compliments of W.W. Kendall', front & end matter lightly foxed. 1848 Full-Leather. 258 pp. 8vo. An alphabetical guide to various medical terms, including those associated with botanical and other alternative cures. By the author of 'American Practice', 'Physiology', 'Midwifery', etc. Not in Hoolihan. View more info

Image for Cotton Mather: First Significant Figure in American Medicine (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, First Series: Monographs, Volume V [5])

Cotton Mather: First Significant Figure in American Medicine (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, First Series: Monographs, Volume V [5])

By: Beall, Otho T.; Shryock, Richard H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005526


First edition. 1954 Hard Cover. ix, 241 pp. 8vo. A new perspective on the life of the prominent Puritan minister, focusing on his contributions to early American medicine, and providing the historical context of the medical world during his lifetime. Mather is remembered as among the first Americans to advocate inoculation against disease. View more info

Image for Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion: Facsimile of the Original Edition of 1833, together with a Biographical Essay, 'A Pioneer American Physiologist' (Dover Books on Science S527)

Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion: Facsimile of the Original Edition of 1833, together with a Biographical Essay, 'A Pioneer American Physiologist' (Dover Books on Science S527)

By: Beaumont, William; Osler, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2077078


Wrappers toned, small sticker remnant on front corner. 1959 Trade Paperback. xl, 280, 16 pp. A facsimile edition of the 1833 medical treatise on digestion by a U.S. Army surgeon, with a biographical essay by William Osler. Garrison Morton 989: Alexis St. Martin, a Canadian half breed who had sustained a gastric fistula, was treated and investigated by Beaumont. With his human medium, Beaumont was the first to study digestion and the movements of the stomach in vivo. His ... View more info

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Letters to the People on Health and Happiness.

By: Beecher, Catharine E.; [Gleason, Rachel Brooks]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1855

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2012766


1856 2nd printing. Boards a bit rubbed with minor loss from spine head & foot, hinges just starting, ink name (Henry Hardwicke) on title page. 1855 Hard Cover. vi, 192, [1], 29 pp. 8vo. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Hoolihan 276. In reference to the original edition, Hoolihan states, Beecher expresses anxieties reflective of a nation in the midst of unpredictable economic, social and religious change... Like Sylvester Graham and other health reform authors, Bee... View more info

Image for Practical Hand-Book of Toilet Preparations and Their Uses. Also Recipes for the Household. Formulas That Have Been Tested by the Author in a Long Professional Career, Which Will Enable the Reader to Make, at a Small Price, a Class of Preparations That Are in Universal Demand, and Are Positively Harmless. [Handbook]

Practical Hand-Book of Toilet Preparations and Their Uses. Also Recipes for the Household. Formulas That Have Been Tested by the Author in a Long Professional Career, Which Will Enable the Reader to Make, at a Small Price, a Class of Preparations That Are in Universal Demand, and Are Positively Harmless. [Handbook]

By: Begy, Joseph A.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Wm. L. Allison: 1889

Seller ID: 2072371


Lightly rubbed and faded, minimal loss from spine foot, pencil name on verso of front endpaper. 1889 Hard Cover. 258, 1-13, 16 pp. (fourteen pages of terminal ads, paginated incorrectly). 8vo. A collection of recipes for the creation of various toiletries such as toothpaste, skin cream, tonics for baldness, perfumes and colognes, remedies for burns and other injuries, and household cleaners. Quite scarce - five in OCLC, no auction records. Hoolihan 287. View more info

Image for The Sources of Health and Disease in Communities; or, Elementary Views of 'Hygiene,' Illustrating its Importance to Legislators, Heads of Families, &c.

The Sources of Health and Disease in Communities; or, Elementary Views of 'Hygiene,' Illustrating its Importance to Legislators, Heads of Families, &c.

By: Belinaye, Henry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Allen and Ticknor: 1833

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2072620


First American edition. Rebound with new endpapers. First two gatherings stained. 1833 Hard Cover. vii, 160 pp. 12mo. A medical treatise by the surgeon to the Duchess of Kent, offering some theories about possible causes of the spread of disease. View more info

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Engravings of the Arteries; Illustrating the Second Volume of the Anatomy of the Human Body, and Serving as an Introduction to the Surgery of the Arteries.

By: Bell, Charles

Price: $300.00

Publisher: A. Finley, at His Medical Book Store / William Fry, Printer: 1812

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203759


First American edition, from the third London edition. All plates present. Fold-out complete but split along fold such that folding panel is loose. Boards rubbed with minor loss from paper label on front board, front and end matter moderately foxed, top corner of front flyleaf removed (evidence of excised ink name). 1812 Hard Cover. 71 pp. An illustrated guide to surgery as it relates to the system of arteries in the human body, designed as a supplement to Bell's work on... View more info

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Minnesota; Its Character and Climate. Likewise Sketches of Other Resorts Favorable to Invalids; together with Copious Notes on Health; also Hints to Tourists and Emigrants.

By: Bill, Ledyard

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Wood & Holbrook: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2012770


First edition. Top edge faintly stained, boards lightly rubbed. 1871 Hard Cover. 205, [9] pp. 12mo. Brown pebbled cloth, gilt titles. Woodcut frontispiece of 'Minnehaha, Laughing Water'. Hoolihan 323: 'By general consent,' Bill informs us, 'Minnesota has enjoyed a superior reputation for climate, soil, and scenery beyond that of any other state in the Union, with, perhaps, a single exception [i.e., Florida]'. Bill gives particular attention to Minnesota's reputation as a... View more info

Image for Benjamin Waterhouse and the Introduction of Vaccination: A Reappraisal (Yale University Department of the History of Medicine Monograph Series No. 33)

Benjamin Waterhouse and the Introduction of Vaccination: A Reappraisal (Yale University Department of the History of Medicine Monograph Series No. 33)

By: Blake, John B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2036696


First American edition. Jacket flap corners trimmed, jacket edges toned. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. 8vo. A reassessment of the traditional view of Dr. Waterhouse, and submits evidence that rather than being a selfless hero and servant of the public health, Waterhouse was unethical, deceitful, and that his introduction of vaccines was driven largely by an interest in self-promotion. From Heirs of Hippocrates entry for Waterhouse'... View more info

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A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine (DHEW Publication No. (NIH) 79-104)

By: Blake, John B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland / U.S. Government Printing Office: 1979

Seller ID: 2077044


Spine base faintly bumped. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 501 pp. 4to. A bibliography of roughly 25,000 titles printed on the subject of medical science during the 1700s, arranged alphabetically by author. View more info

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Proceedings and Debates of the Third National Quarantine and Sanitary Convention, Held in the City of New York, April 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1859. (Board of Councilmen, September 19, 1859, Document No. 9)

By: Board of Councilmen; Collar, Chas.; Anderson, Wm.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: Edmund Jones & Co., Printers to Board of Councilmen: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2034952


First edition. Small light spot on front board, pencil name on front blanks. 1859 Hard Cover. 728 pp. 8vo. Original blind-stamped brown pebbled cloth, gilt titles. The proceedings of a 19th century conference designed to establish protocols for quarantine and other efforts associated with public sanitation and disease prevention. View more info

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Proceedings and Debates of the Third National Quarantine and Sanitary Convention, Held in the City of New York, April 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1859. (Board of Councilmen, September 19, 1859, Document No. 9)

By: Board of Councilmen; Collar, Chas.; Anderson, Wm.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York: Edmund Jones & Co., Printers to Board of Councilmen: 1859

Seller ID: 2072335


Former library copy with marks on spine & front endpaper. Spine head & foot rubbed, front hinge just starting. 1859 Hard Cover. 728 pp. 8vo. Original blind-stamped brown pebbled cloth, gilt titles. The proceedings of a 19th century conference designed to establish protocols for quarantine and other efforts associated with public sanitation and disease prevention. View more info