Jeff Weber Rare Books

Quick Search

Advanced Search

Medical Biography

Medical Biography

Click on Title to view full description

1 ATKINS, Hedley. Memoirs of a Surgeon.
London: Springwood Books, (1977). 1977 0905947207 / 9780905947204 
8vo. xiv, 265 pp. Frontis. port. of Atkins, illustrations, index. Red paper boards, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Previous owner’s inked signature. Very good. ISBN: 0905947207 Dust jacket present. 
Price: 16.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
2 BATEMAN, Donald. Berkeley Moynihan: Surgeon. With a Preface by Lord Moynihan.
New York: Macmillan, 1940. 1940 
8vo. xv, 354, [2] pp. Frontis. port. of Lord Moynihan, 7 plates. Reddish-brown cloth, gilt-stamped black cover and spine labels; f.f.e.p. clipped. Previous owner’s bookplate. Near fine. 
Price: 5.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
3 BAYLE, Antoine Laurent Jess (1799-1858) & August Jean THILLAYE. Biographie Mdicale par Ordre Chronologique daprs Daniel Leclerc, loy, etc. Mise dans un nouvel ordre, revue et complete.
Amsterdam: B. M. Isral, 1967. 
Two volumes. Reprint of the 1855 Paris edition. 8vo. [4], 560; [4], 950 pp. Red cloth, black and gilt-stamped spine titles. Fine. BM Readex (1855 ed.) Vol. 2, p. 630; Garrison & Morton 6712. 
Price: 185.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
4 BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). L’Oeuvre de Claude Bernard.
Paris: J.-B. Baillière et Fils, 1881. 1881 
8vo. viii, 384, (385), ads. [6] pp. Woodburytype frontis. port. of Bernard. Original printed wrappers; covers reattached with kozo, extremities chipped. Pages uncut. Good. FIRST EDITION. The standard bibliography of Claude Bernard’s writings. Contains an introduction by Mathias Duval, notices by E. Renan, Paul Bert and Armand Moreau, an analytical index to the complete works of Bernard by Roger de la Coudraie, and a bibliography of Bernard’s works by G. Malloizel. Frontis. is an original Woodburytype photograph of Claude Bernard. See Haskell Norman Library 209; Waller 18325. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
5 BERZELIUS, Jöns Jacob (1779-1848). Reseanteckningar utgifna af Kongl. Svenska Vetenskapsakademien Genom H.G. Söderbaum.
Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner, (1903). 1903 
4to. xii, 430, [1] pp. Color frontis., plates, small text illustrations. Original printed wrappers; faint marginal water-stains. Ex-library bookplate with embossed stamp on title, spine call number painted over. Very good. Ownership signature of noted anatomist, biologist, and historian Olof Larsell (1886-1964) who provided the English translation of the autobiography of Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848). An account of Berzelius’ earlier travels, 1812 to London and 1818-19 to England, France, Switzerland and Germany. 
Price: 28.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
6 BILLINGS, John Shaw. An Autobiographical Fragment, 1905. A facsimile copy of the original manuscript.
Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, 1965. 
4to. Unpaginated. Pictorial wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 5.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
7 BRECHTOLD, Wolfram. Dr. Heinrich Wolff (1520-1581). Inaugural –Dissertation verfaßt und der Hohen Medizinischen Fakultät der Julius – Maximilians – Universität Würzburg zur Erlangung der zahnmedizinischen Doktorwürde.
Würzburg: Universität Würzburg, 1959. 1959 
8vo. 293 pp. Printed wrappers; lightly soiled. Very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
8 CAMERON, Sir Roy. [5 papers by or about Cameron]. “1858” by Cameron. Offprint from J of Clinical Pathology, Nov., 1958. “The College of Pathologists … London. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting … 1. The Late President…” Obituary Notices: Sir Roy Camerson, 15 October 1966.
[various places]. [ca. 1966]. 1966 
Offprints. Very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
9 CLENDENING, Logan. Behind the Doctor. With illustrations from contemporary sources, portraits, photographs, and original drawings by James E. Bodrero and Ruth Harris Bohan.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933. 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xxi, 458, xi pp. Illustrations, bibliography, index. Brown-stamped green cloth. Very good. First Edition. 
Price: 4.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
10 COPE, Oliver. Man, Mind & Medicine: The Doctor’s Education. With a Foreword by Alan Pifer.
Philadelphia and Toronto: J.B. Lippincott, (1968). 1968 Signed
8vo. 144 pp. Indexes. Printed wrappers. Very good. Author’s signed presentation inscription on half-title. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
11 DANNENFELDT, Karl H. Leonhard Rauwolf. Sixteenth-century physician, botanist, and traveler.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968. 1968 
8vo. viii, 321 pp. Frontis, 4 illus., bibliog., index. Grey cloth, silver-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
12 FISCHER, Martin. Christian R. Holmes: Man and Physician.
Springfield and Baltimore: Charles C. Thomas, 1937. 1937 Signed
Large 8vo. [7] ff., 233 pp. Frontis. port. of Holmes, illustrations. Quarter black cloth with blue cloth boards, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Ex-library bookplate with embossed stamp on title, spine call number painted over. Very good. Signed presentation inscription by the author on title-page. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
13 GARRISON, Fielding Hudson (1870-1935). ?Available Sources and Future Prospects of Medical Biography.? Offprint: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. IV, No. 5, May 1928.
New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1928. 1928 
8vo. (586)-607 pp. Bound in a library folder with bookplate and stamps (now partially disbound). Very good. 
Price: 4.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
14 GLASER, Hugo. Wiens grosse Arzte.
(Wien): Wiener Volksbuchverlag, (1950). 1950 
Volksbuchreihe Wien, Band 2. 210 x 135 mm. 8vo. 188 pp. 14 plates. Blue-stamped gray cloth. Ownership rubber stamp on title. Very good. 
Price: 16.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
15 GOSS, Charles Mayo. A Brief Account of Henry Gray and His Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: During a Century of its Publication in America.
Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1959. 1959 
8vo. 51 pp. Plates. Printed wrappers. Previous owner’s inked signature and rubber stamp on front cover. Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
16 Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason (1865-1940). A Labrador Doctor; the autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, M.D.
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, (1925). 1925 Signed
Tenth impression. 8vo. 441 pp. Numerous plates, index; pl. facing p. 292 with edges worn, another corner creased, spot whitened on fore-edge. Green gilt-stamped cloth; rubbed. WITH AN ORIGINAL INK DRAWING BY THE AUTHOR of the S.S. Strathcona, signed by the author, Labrador Coast, March, 1927. Ownership signature of Henry H. Fertig, Jr., 1947. Grenfell was a medical missionary in Newfoundland and Labrador. The S.S. Strathcona was the medical ship Grenfell used to bring aid to those living in this remote part of eastern Canada. "The mission steadily grew as the years passed. It acquired the large medical vessel Strathcona in 1899, named for mission donor and first Baron Strathcona, Sir Donald Smith. The ship was one of the world's first to carry x-ray equipment, and also contained a dispensary, emergency cots, and space for a mission hall." – Jenny Higgins. 2008, Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Autobiography of Samuel D. Gross, M.D., emeritus professor of surgery in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. With sketches of his contemporaries. Edited by his sons., GROSS, Samuel D. (1805-1884).
17 GROSS, Samuel D. (1805-1884). Autobiography of Samuel D. Gross, M.D., emeritus professor of surgery in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. With sketches of his contemporaries. Edited by his sons.
Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1887. 1887 
2 vols. 8vo. xxxii, 407; viii, 438 pp. Frontispiece portrait, index. Original burgundy beveled cloth, gilt spine title, top edges gilt; spines dulled, both vols. tight and clean, thus very good copies. Ownership signature of W. Schu[?] Scott. First edition. A remarkable biographical source for lots of important figures including Gross who is himself one of the most important American physicians of his day. Includes descriptions of the author’s colleagues: Samuel Latham Mitchell, Thomas Chalkley James, Philip Syng Physick, Williams Potts Dewees, George McClellan, Bishop Bascom, J.J. Audubon, Granville Sharp Pattison, Daniel Drake, William Edwards Horner, Nathaniel Chapman, Charles Caldwell, Theodoric Romeyn Beck, Marshall Hall, John K. Mitchell, Robert Hare, George Combe, Thomas Dent Mütter, Franklin Bache, Valentine Mott, Reuben Dimond Mussey, Benjamin Franklin Shumard, Williams Gibson, Robley Dunglison, Alden March, Charles D. Meigs, Benjamin Winslow Dudley, George D. Prentice, Gunning S. Bedford, George C. Blackman, Archbishop Spalding, Samuel Henry Dickson, Samuel Jackson, Rene La Roche, Edwin Forest, Henry Miller, Andrew Johnson, Martyn Paine, Joseph Henry, George Bacon Wood, Isaac Hays, Henry C. Carey, James Aitken Meigs, Richard Oswald Cowling, John W. Draper, Joseph Pancoast, and Benjamin H. Hill. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
18 GROSS, Samuel D. [ed.]. Lives of Eminent American Physicians and Surgeons of the Nineteenth Century.
Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1861. Signed
8vo. Frontispiece, xi, [xii-xvi], [17]-836 pp. Original cloth; spine and extremities worn, spine mounted. Fair to good. BOOKPLATE AND SIGNATURE of Henry Kirke Cushing, father of Harvey Cushing. Also with a later rubber-stamp of G.J. Tucker, M.D. SIGNED TWICE by Cushing on f.f.e.p. and title-page. SIGNATURE OF HENRY KIRKE CUSHING (HIS COPY), FATHER OF HARVEY CUSHING FIRST EDITION. In 1861 I edited a work, an octavo volume of upwards of eight hundred pages, entitled Lives of Eminent American Physicians and Surgeons of the Nineteenth Century. ...It was designed to fill a void that had long been felt in our literature, the only productions of the kind being those of Thacher and of Williams, for the most part crude compilations, especially the work of the latter. My list of collaborators embraced some of the ablest medical men in the country. ...Altogether the work cost me upwards of two hundred dollars--a dead loss, as I never received anything for the copyright. I contributed myself only three sketches--Ephraim McDowell, the ovariotomist; Drake, the great Western physician; and John Syng Dorsey, the nephew of Physick and the author of the Elements of Surgery. The book cost me much labor and vexation, and was, commercially speaking, a failure. The undertaking was altogether a labor of love on my part (Gross, Autobiography, vol. 1, p. 143). PROVENANCE: Henry Kirke Cushing (1827-1910), a prominent Cleveland physician active in raising the professional and educational standards of the medical profession, was born in Lanesboro, Mass. to Mary Ann Platt and Dr. Erastus Cushing. The family moved to Cleveland when Cushing was 8. He graduated from Union College in 1848 and studied medicine under his father while also attending lectures at Cleveland Medical College. He received his medical degree in 1851 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and soon after returned to Cleveland. In 1856, Cushing became a faculty member of the Western Reserve Medical Dept., staying until 1883, primarily teaching obstetrics and gynecology. During the Civil War he served as surgeon-major in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Through his involvement in medical societies, Cushing helped promote a more scientific approach to the study and practice of medicine. He was an organizer of the (early) Cleveland Academy of Medicine in 1867 and later was president of the Cuyahoga County Medical Society. In 1887, Cushing became the first president of the Cleveland Society of Medical Sciences. He served on the joint committee of 3 Cleveland medical societies which led to the founding of the Cleveland Medical Library Assn. in 1894. In 1906 the Dept. of Experimental Medicine was formed at the WRU Medical School and named in honor of Cushing. He married Betsey M. Williams in 1852. They had 8 children: Edward, Harvey W. Cushing, William Erastus, Alice Kirke, Henry Platt Cushing, Edward Fitch, George Briggs, and Alleyne Maynard. Cushing died at his home in Cleveland. First Edition. 
Price: 900.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
19 HAGGARD, Howard W The doctor in history
New Haven: Yale University Press; Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press 1934 hardcover 2 
New Haven:: Yale University Press; Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press. 1934. hardcover. 2. 242 x 163 mm. 8vo. xiii, 408 pp. Numerous illus., index. Black-stamped green cloth, dust-jacket of a doctor and a dinosaur; jacket price-clipped, soiled, jacket spine head chipped. Very good. . First edition. Jacket illustrated by Cosimini. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
20 HARVEY, William (1578-1657). Lectures on the whole of anatomy. An annotated translation of Prelectiones anatomiae universalis by C. D. O’Malley, F. N. L. Poynter, K. F. Russell.
Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1961. 1961 
235 x 160 mm. 8vo. [x], 239 pp. Color frontis. port., 4 figs., index. Gilt-stamped cloth, dust-jacket. Ownership signature. Very good. Courville Collection 961. See: Garrison and Morton 758. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
  1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8  NEXT >  

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by