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1 BOWMER, Ernest J. "The challenge of salmonellosis major public health problem."
Reprinted from: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Vol. 247, No. 4, (April, 1964). 1964 Signed
254 x 177 mm. 8vo. 117/467-151/501 pp. 5 tables, 1 fig. Self-wraps. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine. 
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2 CHARLES, Sir John. The Social Context of Medicine.
(London & Tonbridge): (Whitefriars Press), 1962. 1962 
Series: The Rock Carling Fellowship, 1962, Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust. Thin 8vo. 62 pp. Teal cloth, silver-stamped cover and spine titles. Fine. 
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3 CIPOLLA, Carlo M. Cristofano and the plague. A study in the history of public health in the age of Galileo.
London: Collins, 1973. 1973 
8vo. 188 pp. 4 plates, 6 figs., 6 tables, bibliog., index. Maroon cloth, dust-jacket. Bookplate and ownership signature. Fine. 
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4 FODÉRÉ, François Emmanuel (1764-1835). Traité de médecine légale et d’hygiène publique, ou de police de santé, adapté aux codes de l’empire Français, et aux connaissances actuelles….
Paris: Mame, 1813. 1813 
Six volumes. 8vo. Engraved frontis. port., 2 folding tables, index; foxed. Early quarter red morocco, morocco corners, gilt spine; rubbed. Ownership signature of P. Forget, avocat à Genève on front free end-paper of Vol. IV. Bookseller’s ticket on front paste-down of Vol. I. Very good. A beautifully bound set. SECOND AND BEST EDITION. “This important publication was for many years the authoritative text-book on [legal medicine and public hygiene] in France.” Garrison and Morton. François Fodéré was born in Savoy, took the medical degree at Turin and continued his scientific studies in Paris. He became the first legal medical officer to the Duchy of Aosta, and when Savoy was incorporated into France in 1792, he taught physics and chemistry at Nice. Fodéré later was chief physician of the Hôtel Dieu and lunatic asylum at Marseilles. In 1814 he became professor of forensic medicine at Strasbourg where he finished his career. Garrison, History of medicine, pp. 371, 663; Garrison and Morton 1734 (1st ed., 1799); Hirsch, II, p. 391;Waller 3098; Wellcome, III, p. 36. First Edition. 
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5 FURMAN, Bess. A Profile of the United States Public Health Service 1798-1948, in consultation with Ralph C. Williams.
Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, (1973). 1973 
DHEW Publication No. (NIH) 73-369. 8vo. xi, 487 pp. Frontis, numerous figs., index. Blue pebbled cloth, gilt-stamped cover ornament, gilt-stamped spine title. Fine. 
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6 HOUGH, Franklin B. (1822-1885). Prize essay on medical and vital statistics.
Albany (NY): Van Benthuysen & Sons, 1867. 1867 
Thin 8vo. 37 pp. 5 figs., includes material on military hospitals. Example injury worksheet (reprinted from pp. 19-20) loosely inserted. Plain wrappers. Fine. In 1854, Hough was appointed Superintendent of the New York State Census of 1855 (the first complete census of the state) and also for 1865. In 1861, with the advent of the American Civil War, Hough worked as an inspector for the United States Sanitary Commission. In 1862, he enlisted as a surgeon in the 97th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The same year, he translated French military surgeon Lucien Baudens’ account of medical conditions during the Crimean War, publishing it as On Military and Camp Hospitals. He published an account of his war experiences in History of Duryee’s Brigade (1864). Brigadier General Abram Duryee had commanded the 97th, 104th and 105th New York Infantry Regiment and the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. 
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7 Pan American Sanitary Bureau. Latin American Scientific Societies and Institutions.
Washington, D.C.: Pan American Sanitary Bureau, January 1942. 1942 
First revision. Publication No. 141. Tall 8vo. 146, [6] pp. Index. Printed wrappers; worn, lacks spine, else very good. 
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8 RODRIGUEZ GUERRA, Antonio. El Conservador de la Salud. Manual de Hijiene Pública y Privada.
Cadiz: Imprenta de D. José María Ruiz, 1846. 1846 
Small 4to. 252, [5] pp. Title vignette; scattered foxing. Original quarter black cloth, red decorative boards, gilt spine title; extremities quite worn. Two rubber-stamps on title; pencil doodles on ffep. Very rare. First edition. Early work on public health in Cadiz, Spain, offering a discussion of hygiene for the public and private sectors. Antonio Rodriguez Guerra (fl. ca. 1840) was also the author of a dictionary Medico-Vulgar ó sea la Medicina Según el Vulgo, Puerto de Santa Maria, Imp. B. Núñez, 1841. Selected contents: Of fruits, flowers, vegetables, roots (pp.106-7); mushrooms (p.108); alcoholic spirits & cider (p.136); coffee & chocolate (p.139); enemas (p.152); of opiates, tooth powders and mouthwashes (pp. 155-156); suppositories (p.153); saliva (p.154); relating to hygiene and pregnancy (p. 230); another on the effects of “abuse” in copulation and hygienic rules for the same (p. 192); influence of exercise on some functions & hygiene (p.183). WorldCat locates only one copy: Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, Spain. First Edition. 
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9 SIMON, John (1816-1904) A collection of five autograph documents, addressed to Dr. Wooldridge, discussing his candidacy for a position at Guys Hospital, London
London: [ 86-87] 1461914614618 hardcover 2 
London:: [. 86-87]. hardcover. 2. Four stamped, addressed envelopes, posted. Very good. . John Simon was a physician by training, but he is most famous for his dramatic reforms of Londons public health system, which set the standard for 19th century urban sanitation and health measures. Of the eras public health advocates, Simon is generally regarded as one of the most influential. He became the City of Londons first medical officer of health in 1848, and in that capacity issued annual reports that led directly to the Sanitary Act of 1866. This landmark legislation formed the backdrop for industrial hygiene policy and created the first mandatory, universal, and science-based public health law. Simons involvement here helped transform the issue of public health from a political platform to one rooted in scientific investigation and analysis. His reports also provided impetus for the Public Health Act of 1875, which established a comprehensive sanitary code that evolved and lasted for a century. Simon remained in the city post until 1855, when he was appointed the first medical officer in the kingdoms central government. As such, Simon is credited with being a major force behind the 1858 Medical Reform Act. He used his office to establish a state medical department to oversee public health, solidify the concept of state scientific research, strengthen the existing public vaccination system, and supervise members of the medical profession. Full transcriptions available upon request. 
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10 TEALE, T. Pridgin (1831-1923). Dangers to health: A pictorial guide to domestic sanitary defects.
London: J & A. Churchill, 1881. 1881 
Third edition. 8vo. xix, 170, 14 (ads.), [2 index] pp. 70 plates, index. Original olive cloth, gilt-stamped cover design, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles; extremities lightly rubbed. Ownership signature on front endpaper. Very good. In this, the third edition, Teale refers to the Scribner’s article(s) of 1881 on the Sanitary Conditions of New York. Teale was elected surgeon to the Leeds General Infirmary in 1864 and enjoyed a very successful career as a surgeon, but his interests extended to sanitation of which the present work was a product; it ran to four editions. [kpz] 
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11 WAKLEY, Thomas (ed.). The Lancet. A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Physiology, Surgery, Chemistry, Criticism, Literature, and News. M DCCCLVI [1856] in two volumes annually. Volume II.
London: Thomas Palmer Lovell, 1856. 1856 
4to. 716 pp. Issues from July 5, 1856 to December 27, 1856. Modern half tan calf over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine title. Bookplate and ink stamp of University College of North Wales, ink signature of H. J. Evans (Anglesey) on title-page, Fine. Various articles; of particular note, this volume contains: The Fever at the Clergy Orphan Asylum, pp. 617-19, and Intestinal Fever: Its Mode of Propagation, pp. 694-5, both by William Budd. There is also an article by James Campbell (of Glasgow) reporting two cases of accidental poisoning by strychnine, which was then used as a tonic medication. There is also a series of articles (with illustrations) by W. Tyler Smith on the theory and practice of obstetrics. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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12 Wyoming State Board of Health, The. Biennial Report: Department of Public Health State of Wyoming.
[no city]: The Wyoming State Board of Health, (1943). 1943 
8vo. 140 pp. Numerous charts and tables. Ownership signature of Margaret Jones. Printed wrappers. Very good. 
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13 [English Board of Health] First [and Second] Report of the Board of Health. 30th April 1805.
[London?]: n.p., 1805. 1805 
Small 4to. 27 pp. Original blue wrappers. Housed in a modern quarter morocco clamshell box. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Containing ?An outline of a plan to prevent the Spreading of the Plague, or other contagious Diseases, presented by the Board of Health, agreeably to the Instructions of His Majesty’s most Honourable Privy Council.? The article gives a brief account of how an outbreak of the plague was dealt with in Queen Elizabeth’s time, and then presents the then-current practices to prevent the spread of an outbreak. ?If the sick die, the Body should be wrapped in oiled Cloth, or tarred Cloth, and soon buried. It must be remembered, that every thing that tends to secure those about the Sick from Infection, is of the greatest Importance, both by checking the Progress of the Disease, and by giving Confidence to those whose Busines [sic] it is to help and assist the Afflicted.? [p. 8-9]. First Edition. 
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14 [HOWARD, John] AIKIN, John (1747-1822). A view of the character and public services of the late John Howard, Esq.
London: J. Johnson, 1792. 1792 
Small 8vo. 248 pp. Engraved frontis-portrait. Original drab boards, black-stamped spine title, uncut; spine neatly replaced. Ink signature on title-page, notation in same hand on p. 195, ?A marble Statue upon a Pedestal with a suitable Inscription has since been erected to his memory in the Cathedral of St. Paul London.? J. Pickering [ca. 1795]. Fine. FIRST edition. John Howard (1726-1790), philanthropist and prison reformer. ?On 8 Feb 1773 Howard was appointed high sheriff of Bedfordshire. Howard now commenced his career as a prison reformer. In his official capacity the defective arrangements of the prisons and the intolerable distress of the prisoners were brought immediately under his notice. Shocked at discovering that persons who had been declared not guilty, or against whom the grand jury had failed to find a true bill, or even those whose prosecutors had failed to appear, were confined in gaol until certain fees were paid to the gaoler, Howard suggested to the Bedfordshire justices that the gaoler should be paid by a salary in lieu of fees… The many abuses which he unearthed determined him to continue his investigations, and he left few of the county gaols unvisited.? [DNB] John Aikin M.D. was the son of John Aikin (1713-1780), tutor of the Warrington Academy, which during the twenty-nine years of its existence was the centre of liberal politics and literary taste of the county of Lancashire. ?Aikin is better known as a man of letters than as a physician. His elegant scholarship gave a natural polish to all that he wrote, and his varied attainments, as well as his moral uprightness, earned him many friends, among whom where Dr. Priestley; Pennant, the naturalist; Dr. Darwin; James Montgomery; John Howard, the philanthropist; and, for a time, the poet, Southey. He was John Howard’s literary executor, and was often employed by him to write reports on prisons, and other documents.? [DNB]. Aikin’s Life has therefore the advantage of being written by someone who knew Howard well and was very closely associated with his work. Baumgartner 47; BM Readex Vol. 1, p. 271; DNB Vol. I, pp. 186-6; DNB Vol. X, pp. 44-48. First Edition. 
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15 [New York census] Map of the state of New York 1865. Showing the population of towns & wards.
Albany: Weed & Parsons Co., 1865. 1865 
Lithographed onionskin sheet, 558 x 468 mm; short closed tear. Blind-stamped red covers, gilt-stamped cover title; extremities rubbed, covers soiled. Very good. 
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16 [New York Census] HOUGH, Franklin B. (1822-1885) Census of the state of New York, for 1865. Taken in pursuance of article third of the Constitution of the state, and of chapter sixty-four of the laws of 1855, and chapter thirty-four of the laws of 1865. Prepared from the original returns, under the direction of Hon. Francis C. Barlow, Secretary of State.
Albany: Charles van Benthuysen & Sons, 1867. 1867 
4to. cxxvi, 743 pp. Original half maroon morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt-stamped spine title; joints cracked and extremities rubbed. Inscription on ffep.: ?Presented by the Hon EP More Esq to John Service Jr, July 21, 1869. Bought at the Service auction by George Holmes and presented to HK Smith by George Holmes.? Very good. RARE. This massive census was conducted during the Civil War, published just 2 years after. ?The immense expenditures of the war brought the burden of a heavy debt upon the country, which could only be met by taxes upon property and productive incomes, and novel schemes were devised by Congress for raising these revenues. As the Census makes inquiries concerning the amount of capital invested in manufactures, the cost of materials and labor, and the value of products, it incidentally discloses the profits of businesses, and the amount of incomes. The utmost difficulty was therefore found in many cases, in arriving at a correct return upon these several subjects. Men otherwise intelligent, would often fail to discern, or profess to disbelieve, that the Census was not in some way connected with taxation...? – Preface. Franklin B. Hough (1822-1885), scientist, physician (practicing in Somerville in St. Lawrence County, New York), one-time mineralogist, writer, and historian. He was most important becoming the first chief of the United States Division of Forestry, the predecessor of the United States Forest Service. He was among the first in the US to call attention to the depletion of our forests, becoming known as the ?father of American forestry?. ?In 1854, Hough was appointed as superintendent of the 1855 New York State census, the first complete census of the state. He returned to Lewis County in 1860 to settle in Lowville, New York. The same year, he published A history of Lewis County, in the state of New York. In 1862, he started a periodical, The American Journal of Forestry. Due to a lack of subscribers, he retired it after only a year. In 1861, with the advent of the American Civil War, Hough worked as an inspector for the United States Sanitary Commission. ... Ten years after supervising the 1855 New York State census, Hough returned to the job of overseeing the 1865 state census. Reviewing the returns, he noted with alarm a declining trend in the availability of timber. Finding additional evidence in the federal census of 1870, which he also supervised, he presented a paper entitled On the Duty of Governments in the Preservation of Forests to the 1873 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Portland, Maine.? Hough then went on to produce the official 1877 Report on Forestry. When the Division of Forestry was established in 1881 he became its first chief. See: ?Franklin B. Hough (1822-1885)?. U.S. Forest Service History. Forest History Society. KPZ 
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17 [New York Sanitation] WARING, George E. Jr. The Sanitary Condition of New York.
New York: Scribner’s Magazine, 1881. 1881 
Two volumes. Article(s) contained in: Vol. XXII, Nos. 1 & 2, May-June 1881, pp. 64-76 & 179-190. 8vo. 8 (ads.), 160, 9-26 (ads.); 8 (ads.), (161)-320, 9-24 (ads.) pp. Original printed brown paper wrappers. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS. These two issues of Scribner’s Magazine contain a fascinating two-part article on the day-to-day sanitation in New York City before the turn of the 20th century. The city had become old enough and cosmopolitan enough that the sanitary infrastructure had begun to crumble. In describing the then-common pan closet (toilet), the author, in true Victorian melodramatic style, exhorts the reader to the horrific dangers the water closet, ?which is in almost universal use all over Christendom… it probably is not, but it certainly might be, the invention of the devil… immediately below the copper pan there is a chamber of horrors known to the trade as a ‘container,’… it contains what it pretends to remove.? As an added lagniappe, these two issues also contain the first appearance of Madame Delphine, a short story by George Washington Cable, an article on Artemus Ward (contemporary humorist and friend of Mark Twain), and A Rainy Day with Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris. First Edition. 
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18 [New York State] Annual Report of the Metropolitan Board of Health. 1866.
New York: C. S. Westcott & Co., 1867. 1867 
8vo. 453 pp. 3 folding charts. Modern half brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine title, preserving original marbled paper and leather corners. Inscription on front free endpaper from Edward B. Dalton (Sanitary Superintendent) to Massachusetts General Hospital. Very good. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 [Scottish Public Health] Poor Law Commissioners. Reports on the sanitary condition of the labouring population of Scotland, in consequence of an inquiry directed to be made by the Poor Law Commissioners. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, July, 1842.
London: W. Clowes & Sons, 1842. 1842 
At head of title: Sanitary Inquiry-Scotland. First edition. 8vo. iv, 334 pp. Tables, charts, numerous contributors. Later brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; new endleaves. Very good. This public health report carries a similar title to Edwin Chadwick’s report about the conditions of the laboring classes in England, published at the same time. Authors of the articles in this collection include: Neil Arnott, Charles R. Baird, S. Scott Alison and others. First Edition. 
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20 [US Census] KENNEDY, Jos. C. G. Preliminary Report on The Eighth Census. 1860.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1862. 1862 
House of Representatives, 37th Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. No. 116. 8vo. xvi, 294 pp.; lower margins water-stained, prelims. significantly stained. Original dark green blind-stamped cloth; covers stained and soiled. Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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