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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. 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. 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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Versuch uber die Elektricitaet, worinn Theorie und Ausubung dieser Wissenschaft durch eine Menge methodisch geordneter Experimente erlautert wird, nebst einem Versuch uber den Magnet., ADAMS, George (1750-1795).
3 ADAMS, George (1750-1795). Versuch uber die Elektricitaet, 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. 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. 1868 
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). 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 American Burn Assoc. Ninth Annual Meeting [of the American Burn Assoc.].
Anaheim, March 31, April 1-2, 1977. 1977 
8vo. 88 pp. Wrappers. 
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7 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. 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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8 BACON, Harry E., & Stuart T. ROSS. Atlas of operative technic: anus, rectum, and colon.
St. Louis: Mosby, 1954. 1954 
4to. 301 pp. 403 illus. (drawings), index. Blue cloth. Fine. 
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9 BAILEY, Hamilton (1894-1961) & William John BISHOP (1903-1961). Notable names in medicine and surgery.
London: H. K. Lewis, 1959. 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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10 BAILEY, Percival. Up From Little Egypt.
Chicago: Buckskin Press, 1969. 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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11 BALLARD, James F. A Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and Incunabula in the Boston Medical Library.
Boston: George Banta, (1944). 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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12 BARBER, Hugh. The Rewards of Medicine, and Other Essays.
London: H. K. Lewis, 1959. 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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13 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). 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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14 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. 1833 
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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15 BERCOVITZ, Z. Taylor (ed.). Clinical Tropical Medicine: By Twenty-Seven Authors.
New York and London: Paul B. Hoeber, (1944). 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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16 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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17 BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. Translated by Henry Copley Greene.
New York: Macmillan, 1927. 1927 
8vo. xix, [5], 226 pp. Green cloth, blind-stamped covers, gilt-stamped spine title; lightly rubbed. Very good. Garrison and Morton 1766.501. 
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18 BERNARD, Claude. An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. Translated by Henry Copley Green. With a new Foreword by I. Bernard Cohen.
New York: Dover, [1957]. 1957 
Reprint (this printing much later). 8vo. xix, 226 pp. Printed wrappers. Fine. 
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19 BERNARD, Claude. An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. Translated by Henry Copley Greene; with an introduction by Lawrence J. Henderson.
New York: Collier Books, (1961). 
Sm. 8vo. 255 pp. Printed wrappers. Fine. 
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Recherches Experimentales pour servir a l'Histoire de la Vitalite Propre des Tissus Animaux. These .., BERT, Paul (1833-1886).
20 BERT, Paul (1833-1886). Recherches Experimentales pour servir a l'Histoire de la Vitalite Propre des Tissus Animaux. These ..
Paris: E. Martinet 1866. 1866 
4to. (270 x 216 mm) [4], 96 pp. Two engraved plates. Presentation inscription from the author, ?A M[ssieur] le D[octeur] Pettigrew avec les complements de l'auteur P Bert? at the top of the title page; light foxing to first few leaves. Modern quarter black levant morocco over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine, gilt fillet on covers; very attractive binding. FIRST EDITION. This work is the thesis by Bert for his PhD. in natural sciences from the Collège de France. The work is dedicated to his mentor, Claude Bernard, as well as Pierre Gratiolet and Henri Milne-Edwards, three eminent scientists who shaped his thought processes and methods in experimental physiology, the critical evaluation of experimental findings and the attempt to describe the basic laws of physiology. This treatise specifically deals with animal tissue transplantation. Although transplantation was thought to be physiologically impossible, Bert did succeed in creating ?double monsters,? uniting two rats by suturing their skins together. In another experiment, he succeeded in implanting the tip of the tail of a young albino rat under the skin of its back and demonstrating new bone growth and sensory impulse reversal. Through experimentation with temperature, humidity, and various chemical agents, he declared that cells and tissues lived their own lives, growing and differentiating independently of any superior vital force as long as they were in a suitable environmental surrounding. Interestingly, due to his involvement with politics, Bert was appointed as consul general to Tonkin (French Indochina) in 1886 where he died of dysentery shortly thereafter. Bert's best known and most important work was La Pression Barometrique (1878) in which he demonstrated that oxygenation of tissues was dependent upon the partial pressure of oxygen in the tissues and the oxygen content of the bloodstream. He also demonstrated that asphyxiation due to a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream was quite different from poisoning due to excessive carbon dioxide exposure. In performing his research, Bert determined that the total barometric pressure upon tissues was not important, but rather the partial pressure of oxygen, an application of Dalton's Law, and that exposure to excessive amounts of oxygen result in oxygen toxicity. Through the use of hot-air balloons and pressure chambers, he made discoveries related to the cause of Caisson's disease and physiological problems encountered at high altitudes. References: DSB, pp. 59-63. See also: Garrison & Morton, 944. First Edition. 
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