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1 ABBOTT, Maude E., editor. Descriptive catalogue of the Medical Museum of McGill University. Arranged on a modified decimal system of museum classification. Part IV: Section I. The hæmopoietic organs. Catalogue and didactic introductions by Oskar C. Gruner.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1915. 
8vo. xx, 203 pp. 12 plates (some color). Gray cloth; light wear to spine ends. Very good. Scarce. Bookplate of Elmer Belt. Much material and some samples shown of bone-marrow, lymph-nodes, the spleen, and the thymus gland. 
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2 ABERNETHY, John (1764-1831). Surgical Observations on the Constitutional Origin and Treatment of Local Diseases; and on Aneurisms: Including Directions for the Treatment of Disorders of the Digestive Organs.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1826. Signed
8vo. (224 x 138 mm) xii, 346pp. Uncut, publisher’s 8 pp. catalogue dated Feb. 1826. Original blue paper boards, brown paper spine, printed paper label; spine worn, missing head and tail pieces of spine, front cover partially detached. Bookseller’s label, Henry Start, Antiquarian Bookseller, Wolverhampton; inscribed by J. Parrott and Biggam M.D. on half-title. Eighth Edition. This author’s primary work was first issued in 1809-10 in two volumes and reached their final form in the sixth edition of 1817. "A pupil of John Hunter, Abernethy became a leading surgeon in London. He was most industrious, and it is said that not even on his wedding day did he fail to give his usual daily lecture at St. Bartholomew’s hospital. His book was, in the view of D’Arcy Power, epoch-making." In the first edition on pp. 234-292, "...is recorded the first successful ligation of the external iliac artery for aneurysm, an operation carried out by Abernethy in 1796." - [Garrison and Morton]. BM Readex, vol. 1, p. 58; Waller 168 (9th ed.); Wellcome II, p.3. See also Garrison and Morton 5584; Heirs of Hippocrates 1193. First Edition. 
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3 ADAMS, George (1750-1795). Versuch über die Elektricitæt, worinn Theorie und Ausubung dieser Wissenschaft durch eine Menge methodisch geordneter Experimente erlautert wird, nebst einem Versuch uber den Magnet.
Vienna: Johann Thomas Edlen v. Trattnern, 1786. 
8vo. (208 x 126 mm) vi, [10], 270 pp. Six engraved folding plates; toning and foxing throughout, lightly soiled plates, ownership pen marks on front flyleaf. Half calf over two-tone green floral motif boards, raised bands, gilt-stamping on spine, gilt-stamped red leather spine label, edges tinted red; worn boards, insect damage to spine ends, light marginal worming throughout. Cyrillic bookplate, Cyrillic library stamps and manuscript index number on title-page, Cyrillic library stamp on Plate I (Ar. Shevchenko?), early ownership signature. SCARCE. Second German edition. George Adams served as instrument maker to George III of England and as optician to the Prince of Wales. First published at London in 1784, the Essay on Electricity was reprinted the following year in an enlarged edition containing an essay on magnetism. The first German language edition was published at Leipzig in the same year. Adams seeks to present a general theory of electricity and, in line with George Ill’s interest in the practical applications of science, assess its possible medical uses. The six engraved plates are of particular interest, containing 105 figures, mostly illustrating various experimental instruments constructed by Adams, often at the request of the English king, and including a frock-coated patient (plate V, fig. 87) apparently undergoing electrical therapy. The plate depicting magnetic lines of force will remind many of experiments they themselves conducted in elementary school. Wheeler Gift 519. See Mottelay, Bibliographical History of Electricity and Magnetism, pp. 280-81. 
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4 ADDISON, Thomas (1793-1860). A collection of the published writings of the late Thomas Addison, M.D., physician to Guy’s Hospital. Edited, with introductory prefaces to several of the papers by Dr. Wilks and Dr. Daldy.
London: New Sydenham Society, 1868; Birmingham: Classics of Medicine Library, 1983. 
22 cm. 8vo. xxxi, 242 pp. Frontis., index. Full deep red gilt-stamped cowhide, with endleaves designed by Richard J. Wolfe, a.e.g. Fine. Special edition. Addison was a contemporary of Bright at Guy’s Hospital and a fine lecturer. See: Garrison and Morton 2223. 
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5 AINSWORTH, Geoffrey Clough (b. 1905), et. al. "Aerosporin", an antibiotic produced by Bacillus aerosporus Greer." [With:] WALSH, Robert John & Carmel M. MONTGOMERY. "A new human iso-agglutinin subdividing the MN blood groups."
In: Nature, CLX, (August 23, 1947). 
pp. 263, 504-505 pp. (both in "Letters to the Editors."). 257 x 187 mm. 8vo. li, 916, [supplements, various] pp. Quarter green morocco, morocco corners, marbled boards, gilt spine; rubbed. Ex library copy. Very good. FIRST EDITION. The first item reports the discovery of aerosporin (polymyxin). Written with Annie M. Brown and G. Brownlee of the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories. Garrison and Morton 1937. The second item reports on the discovery of S blood-group antigen produced at the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, Sydney, Australia. Garrison and Morton 913. First Edition. 
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6 ALDRICH, Mark. Safety First: Technology, Labor, and Business in the Building of American Work Safety, 1870-1939.
Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, (1997). 0801854059 / 9780801854057 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Studies in Industry and Society, 13. Tall 8vo. xx, 415 pp. Illustrations, figs., tables, index. Beige cloth, black stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0801854059 First Edition. 
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7 ALIBERT, Jean-Louis (1766-1837) Physiologie des Passions, ou Nouvelle Doctrine des Sentimens Moraux
Paris: Bechet Jeune, Libraire,18 e1827 hardcover . 
Paris:: Bechet Jeune, Libraire,18. e1827. hardcover. .. Two volumes. 8vo. (205 x 128 mm) [4], cx, 384; [4], 552 pp. Engraved frontispieces, 11 plates. Occasional light foxing and soiling. Contemporary quarter-calf over marbled boards, black and gilt-stamped spine decoration, black leather gilt-stamped spine titles and volume numbers; wear to boards, joints cracking. half-title in vol. I & 1 quire in vol. 2 tipped in. . SECOND EDITION, revised and enlarged with additional steel-engravings. The work was first published in 1825. Alibert was revered as the leading dermatologist of his generation, and was physician to Louis XVIII as well as a famed teacher. He was also a great eccentric and delighted in the play of high society. Caillet 187. Gay III, 735 (first ed.). First Edition. 
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8 American Burn Assoc. Ninth Annual Meeting [of the American Burn Assoc.].
Anaheim, March 31, April 1-2, 1977. 
8vo. 88 pp. Wrappers. 
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9 ANDRAL, Gabriel (1797-1876). Competitio ad agregationem, jussu regis optimi, et ex mandato summi Regiae Universitatis Magistri, instituta anno 1823. Quaestio: an antiquorum doctrina de crisibus et diebus criticis admittenda? an in curandis morbis et praesertim acutis observanda? Theses quas, Deo juvante, in saluberrima facultate medica Parisiensi, praesentibus competitionis judicibus, publicis competitorum disputationibus subjectas tueri conabitur, die 18 mensis Febr. 1824.
Paris: A. Belin, 1824. 
245 x 191 mm. Small 4to. 51 pp. Self-wraps, spine re-enforced with adhesive paper. Ownership signature on front cover. Fine. RARE. Gabriel Andral’s M.D. thesis. He was "a clear, methodic, analytic spirit who opposed all scholastic eccentricity and fanaticism, edited the works of Laennec, joined hands with Louis in his propaganda against blood-letting, favored cold baths in typhoid and other fevers, and is to be especially remembered as the first to urge a chemical examination of the blood in morbid conditions. His Clinique medicale (1829-33) was the first work of the kind made famous by Trousseau, Dieulafoy, and others." Garrison, History of medicine, p. 415. Garbriel Andral’s Essai d’hematologie pathologique (Paris, 1843) was the first monograph on haematology. He established analysis of the blood on the basis of exact knowledge of the blood components. He analyzed the blood fibrin and albumin. He recognized several forms of anemia, including that due to lead poisoning. See: Garrison and Morton 3060. Hirsch, I, p. 136. 
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10 BACON, Harry E., & Stuart T. ROSS. Atlas of operative technic: anus, rectum, and colon.
St. Louis: Mosby, 1954. 
4to. 301 pp. 403 illus. (drawings), index. Blue cloth. Fine. 
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11 BAILEY, Hamilton (1894-1961) & William John BISHOP (1903-1961). Notable names in medicine and surgery.
London: H. K. Lewis, 1959. 
222 x 141 mm. 8vo. xiii, 216 pp. 79 ports., 162 figs., bibliog., index. Yellow cloth, dust-jacket; jacket rubbed. Very good. THIRD EDITION. "Biographical notes and portraits of men and women whose names are perpetuated in well-known medical eponyms." Garrison and Morton 6737. 
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12 BAILEY, Percival. Up From Little Egypt.
Chicago: Buckskin Press, 1969. 
8vo. xiii, 265 pp. Color frontis., bibliog. Red cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust jacket. Fine. Dust jacket present. 
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13 BALLARD, James F. A Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and Incunabula in the Boston Medical Library.
Boston: George Banta, (1944). Signed
Tall 8vo. [iv], xx, 246pp. Twenty-three figures, concordances (Osler, Klebs, Stillwell), indices. Green cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine title. Inscribed by the author on front flyleaf, "July 8, 1952 | With kind regards | James F. Ballard". [Offprint included]: Ballard’s "A check list of incunabula contained in the Boston Medical Library." Annals of Medical History, Vol. 2, No. 5, pages 568-580. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc. New York: 1930. Printed paper wraps. Rubber ink stamp of B. R. Mead on the cover. FINE. FIRST EDITION. Limited edition of 400 copies. A very useful bibliography of medical incunabula and manuscripts held by the Boston Medical Library in 1944. Each illustration figure is full-page. In addition to a set of indices by name, subject, manuscript, special classes, printers, publishers and patrons, there is also a concordance for Osler, Klebs and Stillwell. The offprint that is included with this volume is a useful addition to the information provided by the main textbook. Overall a fine copy of this bibliography of early medical texts. First Edition. 
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14 BARBER, Hugh. The Rewards of Medicine, and Other Essays.
London: H. K. Lewis, 1959. 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. [vi], 140 pp. Index. Gilt-stamped navy blue cloth, dust-jacket; jacket head torn. Front pastedown book label. Near fine in good jacket. First Edition. 
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15 BARTON, William Paul Crillon (1786-1856) Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or Medical Botany: Containing a Botanical, General, and Medical History of Medicinal Plants Indigenous to the United States
Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1 7-1818 3939391766181 hardcover . 
Philadelphia:: M. Carey & Son, 1. 7-1818. hardcover. .. Two volumes. 4to. (272 x 210 mm). Volume I: viii, [2], [ix]-xv, [1], [17]- 273; volume II: xvi, [9]-243 pp. FIFTY HAND-COLORED FULL-PAGE ENGRAVED PLATES. Some copies are partially or totally uncolored. Plate 7 (vol. I) has a slight tear, without loss, repaired, plate 25 (vol. II) has a small tear on the fore-margin, without loss, upper corners of 11, 1-2 (vol. I) torn off without loss of text, tear mended on p.132, closed tear on 17, 1 (vol. II) repaired, plate 39 (vol. II) incorrectly labeled 26, some light damp-staining, not affecting the images, some light offsetting of the plates. Modern period-style full brown calf, blind-ruled covers, raised bands on spine, gilt-lettered black leather spine labels. Signature of Wm. McIlvain, 1827 on both title pages. RARE. . FIRST EDITION. THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK IS THE FIRST BOTANICAL WORK WITH COLORED PLATES PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES and is Barton's first long work. All the plants described in this work are indigenous to America. He drew each plant from life and then colored the plates himself, sometimes enlisting the help of his wife. Among the plants listed are blackberry, dogwood, poke root, turmeric and winter-green; some of the stranger plants described are Old Wife's shirt, Spleenwort-leaved Gale and Rattle Snake's Master. For each plant Barton catalogues, he gives a botanical reference with a full description of the plant and its flowers, the medical properties of the plant and finally the medical application (oeconomical use) of that plant. Each stipple-engraved plate has astonishing clarity of detail and has been carefully hand-colored. Of Barton as an instructor, Dr. Samuel Gross of the Jefferson Medical College found him "always facetious, and generally interesting. He generally appeared before his class with two vests of different colors, which he never wore on two consecutive days, notwithstanding his poverty." Included in the list of subscribers (at the end of volume II) is the noted Philadelphia physician, Philip Syng Physick, professor of Surgery and Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania. A truly handsome set of this early American medical botany. William P. C. Crillon Barton, nephew of the naturalist Benjamin Smith Barton (1766-1815) took his degree in medicine under his famous uncle in 1808 from the University of Pennsylvania and then practiced surgery at the Pennsylvania Hospital. He served as a naval surgeon and, in 1815, became Professor of Botany at the University of Pennsylvania. At various times he also served as an instructor in materia medica at Jefferson Medical College and as the first head of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for the United States Navy. Provenance: The signature of William McIlvain that appears on both title pages may be the Pennsylvania manufacturer, born in Delaware county, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1807. He was a son of James McIlvain, a prominent agriculturist of that section, who paid particular attention to the improvement of the breed of cattle, especially sheep. Garrison & Morton 1841; Sabin 3863; Wellcome II, p110. First Edition. 
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16 BASTIAN, Henry Charlton (1837-1915). "Note on the probable mode of infection by the so-called filaria perstans, and on the probability that this organism really belongs to the genus tylenchus (Bastian).
In [London]: The Lancet..., Vol. I, No. V, (January 30, 1904). 
283 x 199 mm. 4to. 286-287 pp. (Entire Vol.: ii, 48 [ads], (274)-348, 49-96, iii-iv [ads] pp.). Illus. Self-wraps; dog-eared, fore-edge chipped. Ex library rubber stamp on top cover, else very good. FIRST EDITION. Henry Bastian was one of the founders of English neurology. He is remembered for "Bastian’s law," which states that transverse lesion of the cord above the lumbar enlargement results in the abolition of the tendon reflexes of the lower extremities. He garners five references in Garrison and Morton. First Edition. 
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17 BEAUMONT, William (1785-1853). Experiments and observations on the gastric juice, and the physiology of digestion.
Plattsburgh: Allen, 1833; Birmingham: Classics of Medicine Library, 1980. 
23 cm. 8vo. 280 pp. Illus. Full slate gray gilt-stamped cowhide, with endleaves designed by Richard J. Wolfe, a.e.g. Fine. Special edition. Describes the first instance of studying the gastric juices of the stomach in vivo. See: Garrison and Morton 989. 
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18 BERCOVITZ, Z. Taylor (ed.). Clinical Tropical Medicine: By Twenty-Seven Authors.
New York and London: Paul B. Hoeber, (1944). 
Tall 8vo. xvii, 957 pp. Color plates, photos, figs., tables, index. Red cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; spine faded. Fine. 
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19 BERG, Marc; Annemarie MOL (eds.). Differences in Medicine, Unraveling Practices, Techniques, and Bodies.
Durham and London: Duke University Press, (1998). 0822321742 / 9780822321743 
8vo. vi, 272 pp. 2 figures, 2 tables, index. Printed wrappers. Fine. ISBN: 0822321742 
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20 BERNARD, Claude (1813-1873) Introduction a l'étude de la médecine expérimentale
Paris: Ch. Delagrave 1912 39xx404261766 paperback . 
Paris:: Ch. Delagrave. 1912. paperback. .. 230 x 147 mm. 8vo. 364 pp. Frontis. port. Original printed wrappers; spine and edges clumsily repaired with black electrician's tape, inner hinges broken. AS IS. . THIRD EDITION. This is Bernard's masterly justification and exposition of the use of the experimental methods in studying life phenomena - a classic of scientific and philosophical literature. REFERENCES: Dictionary of the history of ideas, II, p. 404; DSB, II, p. 26; Garrison and Morton 1766.501; Haskell Norman Library 206; Heirs of Hippocrates 1797; Horblit 11b; Osler 1511; Printing and the Mind of man, 353; Waller 951. Dust jacket present. 
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