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Leçons sur les anesthesiques et sur l’asphyxie., BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878).
1 BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). Leçons sur les anesthesiques et sur l’asphyxie.
Paris: J.-B. Baillière et fils, 1875. 1875 
Series: Cours de Medecine du Collège de France. 8vo. vii, 536 pp. 7 text figs. Modern quarter black morocco over marbled boards, raised bands gilt-stamped spine title, original paper wrappers bound in. Bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST EDITION. ?This monograph is a landmark in the history of the development of anesthesia, for Bernard did some basic work on the physiological effects of anesthetic drugs, pointed out the dangers of such drugs, and advocated the use of pre-anesthetic depressants such as morphine.? [Heirs of Hippocrates]. ?As early as 1864 Bernard discovered that chloroform anesthesia could be prolonged and intensified by the injection of morphine.? [Garrison & Morton]. References: Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, with Special Reference to the Years 1846-1900, pp. 379-80; Fulton & Stanton VIII, 2; Garrison & Morton 5673; Gedeon, Science and technology in medicine, #47.8 (pp. 249-50); Heirs of Hippocrates 1798; Norman 208; Waller 959. First Edition. 
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2 BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878). Leçons sur les Anesthesiques et sur l’Asphyxie.
Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1875. 1875 
8vo. vii, 536 pp. Illustrations. Quarter brown morocco with marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine title with raised bands, original printed wrappers bound in. Fine. FIRST EDITION. A very nice copy. ?It was Magendie’s illustrious pupil, Claude Bernard, however, to whom we are indebted for basic work in this field. Bernard, realizing that the successful practice of medicine must be based on sound physiological principles, carried his research into all possible lines. It was his good fortune to be working at the time that anesthesia had become accepted as a necessary and a desirable part of the practice of surgery… Bernard tried hard to place anesthesiology on a scientific basis and his monograph can be considered a landmark.? [Keys]. ?This monograph is a landmark in the history of the development of anesthesia, for Bernard did some basic work on the physiological effects of anesthetic drugs, pointed out the dangers of such drugs, and advocated the use of pre-anesthetic depressants such as morphine.? [Heirs of Hippocrates]. GM 5673; Heirs of Hippocrates No. 1798; Keys, History of Surgical Anesthesia, p. 71; Waller 959. First Edition. 
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Anaesthetic Agents, their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects, BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890)
3 BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890) Anaesthetic Agents, their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects
Contained in: Transactions of the American Medical Association, Vol. I, pp. 197-214 1847 146159224x147 paperback 3 
Contained in:: Transactions of the American Medical Association, Vol. I, pp. 197-214. 1847. paperback. 3. 8vo. 403 pp. 5 engraved plates (2 colored); badly water-stained throughout. Original printed paper wrappers; water-stained, neatly re- backed. Booklabel of Haskell F. Norman; bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Good. RARE. . Early Anaesthesia: The first volume of the Transactions of the American Medical Association, very much concerned with the medical breakthrough of anesthetics. Bigelows paper is just one in the Report of the Committee on Surgery (pp. 159-224) containing an introduction and six different sections. The committee considered in detail the various anesthetic agents. According to the report, some surgeons were afraid to use anesthesia in their surgical operations, feeling that the advantages afforded by the relief of pain might be offset by the risks involved [however] even at this early date, authors of this report felt that a large group of surgeons were wholly in favor of anesthesia. The authors did, however, admit that some surgeons would restrict the use of these agents to severe operations, after the introduction of ether anesthesia in Boston it was not until several months later that the method became generally popular in other communities in the United States. The favorable reports of its use in Boston and in Europe made for the more extensive use in American communities in 1847 and 1848. The dangers of etherization were also considered. In some cases it was thought that convulsions, prolonged stupor, intense cerebral excitement, alarming depression of the vital powers and asphyxia apparently were caused by the inhalation of ether and chloroform. Secondary effects attributed to inhalation in a few cases were bronchitis, pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Interestingly enough, according to this report (p. 190), ether was considered to be a safer drug than chloroform. [Keys]. References: Keys, pp. 36-37; Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia, VII, p. 191. Dust jacket present. 
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4 BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890). Anaesthetic Agents, their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects. Contained in: Transactions of the American Medical Association, Vol. I, pp. 197-214, 1847.
[New York?]: American Medical Association, 1847 1847 
8vo. 403 pp. 5 engraved plates (2 colored); badly water-stained throughout. Original printed paper wrappers; water-stained, neatly re-backed. Book-label of Haskell F. Norman. Good. RARE. The first volume of the Transactions of the American Medical Association, very much concerned with the medical breakthrough of anesthetics. Bigelow’s paper is just one in the Report of the Committee on Surgery (pp. 159-224) containing an introduction and six different sections. ?The committee considered in detail the various anesthetic agents. According to the report, some surgeons were afraid to use anesthesia in their surgical operations, feeling that the advantages afforded by the relief of pain might be offset by the risks involved [however] even at this early date, authors of this report felt that a large group of surgeons were wholly in favor of anesthesia. The authors did, however, admit that some surgeons would restrict the use of these agents to severe operations, after the introduction of ether anesthesia in Boston it was not until several months later that the method became generally popular in other communities in the United States. The favorable reports of its use in Boston and in Europe made for the more extensive use in American communities in 1847 and 1848. The dangers of etherization were also considered. In some cases it was thought that convulsions, prolonged stupor, intense cerebral excitement, alarming depression of the vital powers and asphyxia apparently were caused by the inhalation of ether and chloroform. Secondary effects attributed to inhalation in a few cases were bronchitis, pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Interestingly enough, according to this report (p. 190), ether was considered to be a safer drug than chloroform.? [Keys]. Keys, pp. 36-37; Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia, VII, p. 191. 
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“Anæsthetic Agents, Their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects,” [Extracted from the Transactions of the Am. Med. Ass., Vol. I.]., BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890).
5 BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890). “Anæsthetic Agents, Their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects,” [Extracted from the Transactions of the Am. Med. Ass., Vol. I.].
[Philadelphia]: American Medical Association, [1847/8]. 1847 
Offprint. Series: Transactions of the American Medical Association. Sm. 8vo. 18 pp. Contemporary plain brown wrappers, probably as issued; extracted from a bound volume, thus a remnant residue affecting spine. Front cover library withdrawal rubber stamp [possibly: “Concord Free Public Library”]. Very good. First SEPARATE OF BIGELOW ON ANESTHESIA, the journal form has an entirely different pagination, being pages 197-214 in the 1847 issue. We believe this is the original offprint form of this paper by Bigelow. There are several clear differences between this offprint form and the journal issue is (1) the pagination for the offprint is 1-18 (for the journal it is 197-214), and (2), the journal issue has “C.-1. at the head of the paper, and foot of the page has no page number – whereas the offprint form adds the line “[Extracted…], raises the title text higher on the page and includes a page number “1” at the bottom left margin. There is no known textual difference. “The committee considered in detail the various anesthetic agents. According to the report, some surgeons were afraid to use anesthesia in their surgical operations, feeling that the advantages afforded by the relief of pain might be offset by the risks involved. [However,] even at this early date, authors of this report felt that a large group of surgeons were wholly in favor of anesthesia. The authors did, however, admit that some surgeons would restrict the use of these agents to severe operations, after the introduction of ether anesthesia in Boston it was not until several months later that the method became generally popular in other communities in the United States. The favorable reports of its use in Boston and in Europe made for the more extensive use in American communities in 1847 and 1848. The dangers of etherization were also considered. In some cases it was thought that convulsions, prolonged stupor, intense cerebral excitement, alarming depression of the vital powers and asphyxia apparently were caused by the inhalation of ether and chloroform. Secondary effects attributed to inhalation in a few cases were bronchitis, pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Interestingly enough, according to this report (p. 190), ether was considered to be a safer drug than chloroform” (Keys, pp. 36-47). “Dr. Bigelow was the unflinching advocate of sulphuric ether as the only safe anesthetic: and his unshaken opinion had a very wide and lasting influence. Bigelow instituted important and productive experiments in anesthesia. He inhaled new and untried anesthetic agents. He made practical and original studies of asphyxia, and thoroughly established the fact that insensibility from the inhalation of nitrous oxide gas is largely due to asphyxia. He was also the first to show that anesthesia by nitrous oxide could be accomplished with certainty only by the use of a large volume of gas; and thus made the way plain to Colton and others for its successful adoption in tooth-pulling, and in brief surgical operations” (Mayo, p. 603). Bigelow (1818–1890), born in Boston, studied at Harvard from 1833, and became a prominent surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Harvard University. “His 1846 article, ‘Insensibility during Surgical Operations Produced by Inhalation? detailed the discovery of ether anesthesia and was selected by readers of the New England Journal of Medicine as the ‘most important article in NEJM history? in commemoration of the journal’s 200th anniversary.” “He was a vocal opponent of vivisection and was best known for his description of the hip joint and for a technique for treating patients with kidney stones.” – Wikip. REFERENCES: Keys, Thomas, The History of Surgical Anesthesia, Park Ridge, IL: Wood Library Museum of Anesthesiology, 1996; Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia, VII, p. 191; Mayo, William J. “In the Time of Henry Jacob Bigelow.” JAMA, Vol. 77, No. 8. 1921. 597-603 pp. 
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6 Boston Society for Medical Improvement; R. M. HODGES; George HAYWARD; S. D. TOWNSEND; C. T. JACKSON; J. Baxter UPHAM. Report of a Committee of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, on the Alleged Dangers which Accompany the Inhalation of the Vapor of Sulphuric Ether.
Boston: David Clapp, 1861. 1861 
8vo. 36 pp. Original printed wrappers; creased, top right corner chipped, spine wear. Very good. FIRST EDITION. “When, some time since, we had occasion to allude to the fact that ether had proved fatal in a number of instances, the announcement was received with much surprise, and more than one incredulous correspondent was moved to inquire on what authority the statement was made. The authority was given, and reference was made to twenty-five cases that up to that time had been reported. The Boston Society for Medical Improvement soon after appointed a committee to report ‘on the alleged dangers which accompany the inhalation of the vapor of sulphuric ether,? and recently this committee discharged their obligations in a lengthy and very elaborate report. That they have had ‘unequalled facilities? for collecting material this document bears the most unequivocal evidence; and in this respect it may be considered complete. .The report…consists of two portions, the text and an appendix of forty-one cases of alleged deaths by ether, upon which the conclusions of the committee are based. The profession is under great obligations to the Boston Society for instituting this investigation, and to the committee for the unwearied zeal they have manifested in the collection of evidence upon the subject of their repot” (AMT, p. 308). REFERENCES: “Ether as an Anæsthetic.” American Medical Times. Nov. 9, 1861. 308-316 pp. See: John Farquhar Fulton, Madeline Earle Stanton, The Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia. An annotated catalogue of books and pamphlets bearing on the early history of surgical anaesthesia, VII.33. Locations: American Antiquarian Society, UCLA, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. First Edition. 
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Report of a Committee of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, on the Alleged Dangers which Accompany the Inhalation of the Vapor of Sulphuric Ether., Boston Society for Medical Improvement; R. M. HODGES; George HAYWARD; S. D. TOWNSEND; C. T. JACKSON; J. Baxter UPHAM.
7 Boston Society for Medical Improvement; R. M. HODGES; George HAYWARD; S. D. TOWNSEND; C. T. JACKSON; J. Baxter UPHAM. Report of a Committee of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, on the Alleged Dangers which Accompany the Inhalation of the Vapor of Sulphuric Ether.
Boston: David Clapp, 1861. 1861 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 36 pp. Disbound; title-page left edge chipped. Good. Locations: American Antiquarian Society, UCLA, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. First Edition. 
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8 KEYS, Thomas E. The History of Surgical Anesthesia ... With Introductory Essay by Chauncey D. Leake. A Concluding Chapter ?The Future of Anaesthesia? by Noel A. Gillespie and an Appendix by John F. Fulton.
New York: Dover, (1963). 1963 Signed
8vo. xxx, 193 pp. Photos, figs., bibliog., index. Pictorial wrappers. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, 1963. FINE. Revised and enlarged edition. Garrison and Morton 5732. 
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9 KUHN, Franz (1866-1929). Perorale Tubagen mit und ohne Druck." In: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, vol. LXXVI, pp. 148-207.
Leipzig: F.C.W. Vogel, 1905. 1905 
8vo. (225 x 165 mm). v, 592 pp. 5 plates (some with color, one a fold- out), 58 illustrations; fold-out plate has a small tear, image unaffected. Modern half brown cloth with decorative boards, gilt-stamped spine title. Penciled Garrison and Morton citation on front free endpaper. Near fine. FIRST EDITION. "Kuhn introduced the intratracheal insufflation method of anaesthetization about 1900; he used a flexible metal tube and a curved introducer. He also experimented with positive and negative pressure insufflation." [Garrison & Morton]. "[Kuhn] deserves a good deal of credit, for by 1912 his advances in endotracheal anesthesia anticipated the methods employed today." [Keys]. Provenance: Library of the Harvard Medical School (rubber stamp on verso of title). Garrison & Morton 5693; Gedeon, pp. 295, 297; Keys, The History of Surgical Anesthesia, p. 67. First Edition. 
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10 LONGET, Franois-Achille (1811-1871) Expriences relatives aux effets de linhalation de lther sulfurique sur le systme nerveux
Paris: Victor Masson 1847 147xxx1481471 paperback 1 
Paris:: Victor Masson. 1847. paperback. 1. 8vo. (220 x 143 mm). 54 pp. Pages lightly foxed. Original printed wrappers, uncut. Housed in gray cloth clamshell box with gilt-stamped black leather spine label. The Gedeon copy. Ownership inked signature on front cover of Arnold R. Rich (of Johns Hopkins). Fine. . FIRST EDITION of the first published physiological study of the effects of ether. The mechanism of anaesthetic action is first explored in extensive animal experimentation by Franois Longet. [Gedeon]. First Edition. Though ether anesthesia was invented in America, its inventors and early users were either scientifically untrained like Morton, or men of practical scientific or medical skills like Jackson, Warren and Bigelow. The first scientific studies of how ether anesthesia actually worked took place in France, where anesthesia attracted the attention of French neurophysiologist Longet and his colleague Pierre Flourens. In 1848 John Snow in England also began to direct some of his attention to the physiology of anesthesia. Ether anesthesia was first used in a surgical operation at the Massachusetts General Hospital on October 16, 1846. The first announcement of this historic event was made on November 9, 1846, and was published probably a few weeks later. Without airmail or electronic communication word did not reach Europe before mid-December, and it was only toward the middle of January that the French surgeon Malgaigne, after some limited experience with ether in surgery, publicly urged widespread adoption of anesthesia on the continent. Nevertheless, by the standards of the time scientific response was extremely rapid. On February 9 Longet communicated the principal results of his experiments on dogs, rabbits, pigeons and frogs to the Acadmie Royale de Mdicine. According to Longet, Flourens began reporting his experimental results to the same body on February 22. Remarkably, Longet was able to have his 54-page monograph published before the end of February, as is stated on the title page. This was the first published physiological study of the effects of ether, and it took into account some of Flourens initial observations. Flourens paper of February 22 could not have appeared until March. His slightly later work of 4 pages cited as Garrison-Morton 5654 was not delivered until March 8, and would have been published several weeks after that date. Longet discussed Flourens initial work in detail. At the time many scientists believed that ether anesthesias effects on the nerves were analogous to those of asphyxia. While Flourens correctly distinguished between the two states, Longet, in a series of animal experiments, determined that death from over dosage [of ether] appeared to be due to a kind of asphyxia undoubtedly connected with the etherization of the medulla oblongata (bulbe) itself Barbara M. Duncum, pp. 160-61. Hook-Norman. PROVENANCE: Arnold Rice Rich (1893-1968) was an American pathologist who received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1919. He became an assistant in pathology at the school, rising to the position of Baxley Professor of Pathology and director of the Department in 1947. He also served at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for nearly 40 years, retiring as pathologist-in-chief in 1958. He conducted research on bacterial allergy and immunity, hypersensitivity, serum sickness, jaundice, and tuberculosis. His book Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis became the standard text in the field (The Arnold R. Rich Collection). In medical school he came under the influence of Dr. William H. Howell and was fascinated by this extraordinary scholar whose interest at the time was coagulation of the blood. Rich was soon immersed in related research projects; his findings on the Nature of Metathrombin and the Changes in the Clotting Power of the Oxalated Plasma on Standing were published while he was still a medical student (Oppenheimer, p. 332). The advent of World War I and the marshaling of medical students into the Johns Hopkins Unit of the Students Army Training Corps caused a marked shift in Richs interest from theory to more practical medical problems. William Halsted insisted that Rich devote himself to pathology for a year as preparation for a surgical internship. It was thus that Rich came under the influence of Dr. William G. MacCallum, and surgery lost its brilliant prospect to pathology (Oppenheimer, p. 332). Rich spoke out in the organization of the John Hopkins curriculum in 1931 with a forty-page report that pulled no punches. He emphasized that expert teachers and good students were far more important to the enterprise of medical education than were any clever arrangements of the curriculum. The curriculum should be planned for the average student because the very gifted will flourish in any case (Gert H. Brieger, A Brief History of the Johns Hopkins Curriculum, in D. De Angelis, pp. 8-9). Rich was a member of the Association of American Physicians, the Society for Experimental Pathology, and the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists. He was the author of papers on investigations in pathological anatomy and physiology, bile pigment metabolism, immunology, tuberculosis, pancreatitis, medical history and medical education (Schwarz, p. 1003). Rich had broad interests in medicine. Among his many contributions, he classified jaundice, helped understand the formation of bile pigment, studied the relationship between hypersensitivity and immunity, especially in tuberculosis (on which he was one of the reigning experts) and discovered the phagocytic function of the Gaucher cell, the hallmark of Gauchers disease (Wikipedia). Several medical conditions or diseases are named after Rich, including Hamman-Rich syndrome and Rich focus. But Dr. Rich was a man of many facets, each of which radiated a brilliance of its own. He was gracious, courteous, a man of the highest integrity and always a thorough gentleman. He will be remembered in Medicine by his investigative work and scientific writing, but he had other talents, the memory of which will be cherished by those who had the good fortune to see them His knowledge of painting and art was equally extensive but he personally delved in neither. For many years he spent his summers with his family in or near Paris, preferring the suburbs where he could be more intimately in touch with French life. The galleries of Paris afforded him the opportunity to indulge unhurriedly his fondness for the arts. He was particularly partial to French cuisine and was, indeed, a gourmet, priding himself on his ability to concoct delectable sauces. The only thing foreign to his nature was physical exercise, but one can truly say that Dr. Rich possessed the attributes we call culture to an uncommon degree. (Wainwright). Brooks Jackson, M.D., wrote, Since the founding of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1889 and the Medical School four years later, the history and accomplishments of the Department of Pathology have been impressive. The first Professor and Director of Pathology was Dr. William Welch whose influence on the School of Medicine, the School of Hygiene, and the Hospital remains unsurpassed. The tradition of conducting outstanding research, teaching, and service started by Dr. Welch have had tremendous national and international impact on the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of the pathogenesis of a number of diseases. This tradition has been maintained and strengthened by successive Directors: William G. MacCallum 1917-1944, Arnold R. Rich (1947-1958), Ivan L. Bennett, Jr (1958-1969), Robert H. Heptinstall (1969-1988), John H. Yardley (1988-1992), and Fred Sanfilippo (1993-2000). - Brooks Jackson, Director, Dept. of Pathology, Path Ways, vol. 5, issue 2, fall 2001. For full biography and bibliography, see: Oppenheimer, Ella H. Arnold Rice Rich, 1893-1968: A Biographical Memoir. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 1979. 329-350 pp. Richs archive is held at Johns Hopkins Welch Library. Correspondents represented in departmental and general correspondence include William Welch, William MacCallum, and Florence Sabin. Articles and reference materials cover subjects such as tuberculosis, jaundice, and congenital diseases. His portrait was painted by Paul Trebilcock (1902-1981) and included among the Hopkins hall of famous physicians who were part of the growth of the Hopkins medical center. References: Gedeon, p. 250; Barbara M. Duncum, Ether Anaesthesia 1842-1900, Postgraduate Medical Journal, 1946 October; 22 (252): 280290; Barbara M. Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, 1947; Hook-Norman. Provenance (citations): Frank Ryan, Tuberculosis: The Greatest Story Never Told: the Human Story of the Search ... (1992), p.107-108; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Curriculum for the Twenty ..., edited by Catherine D. De Angelis. (2000), pp. 8-9; Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The Arnold R. Rich Collection. Available on-line; Schwarz, J. C. [ed.]. Whos Who Among Physicians and Surgeons. Vol. 1. New York: J. C. Schwarz, 1938. Charles W. Wainwright, M.D., Memorial, Arnold Rice Rich, M.D., Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, 1969, vol. 80, pp. liv-lvi. See also: Rich, A.R., A study of the relation of the adrenal glands to experimentally produced hypotension (shock); with a note on the protective effect of preliminary anesthesia, Within: Bulletin of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, vol. 33, no. 373, March 1922. First Edition. 
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11 LUDOVICI, L. J. Cone of Oblivion. A Vendetta in Science.
London: Max Parrish, (1961). 1961 
8vo. 224 pp. Bibliog. Boards, dust jacket; jacket extremities slightly worn, else fine. FIRST EDITION. Study of the central figures involved in the discovery of anesthesia by ether inhalation. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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12 MacQUITTY, Betty. Victory over pain. Morton’s discovery of anaesthesia. With a Foreword by Christiaan Barnard.
New York: Taplinger, (1969). 1969 
8vo. 208 pp. Frontis., bibliog., index; remainder mark on lower edge. White cloth, black-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
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13 MacQUITTY, Betty. Victory over pain. Morton’s discovery of anaesthesia. With a Foreword by Christiaan Barnard.
New York: Taplinger, (1969). 1969 
8vo. 208 pp. Frontis., bibliog., index. White cloth, black-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Fine. Dust jacket present. 
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14 MEHTA, Mark. Intractable pain.
London, etc.: W. B. Saunders, 1973. 1973 
Series: Major Problems in Anaesthesia. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xiv, 287 pp. Figs., tables, bibliog., index. Gilt-stamped gray cloth. Very good. First Edition. 
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15 MORTON, W.T.G A Memoir to the Academy of Sciences at Paris on a New Use of Sulphuric Ether
New York: Henry Schuman 1946 paperback 1 
New York:: Henry Schuman. 1946. paperback. 1. Series: Yale Medical Library, Publication No. 14. 8vo. vi, 24 pp. Printed wrappers. Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
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16 RAPER, Howard Riley Man Against Pain. The Epic of Anesthesia
New York: Prentice-Hall 1945 hardcover 1 
New York:: Prentice-Hall. 1945. hardcover. 1. 8vo. viii, 337 pp. Photos, illus., index. Gilt stamped maroon cloth; spine ends lightly rubbed, offsetting to covers, else fine. 
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17 RICHARDSON, Sir Benjamin Ward (1828-1896). "On the painless extinction of life in the lower animals."
In: Scientific American Supplement, No. 476, (February 14, 1885). 1885 
410 x 288 mm. Folio. 7602-7605 pp. [Entire issue: (7591)-7606 pp.] Illus. Self wraps; paper lightly browned, small stain on top page. Very good. This article contains the text of a lecture given to the Society of Arts, London, December 18, 1884. It provides a short history of the subject "the lethal process", a table of anesthetic gases and vapors showing their chemical properties, and 5 figures illustrating lethal chamber used in the euthanasia of animals. Richardson "spent many years in attempts to relieve pain among men by discovering and adapting substances capable of producing general or local anæsthesis, and among animals by more humane methods of slaughter. He brought into use no less that fourteen anæsthetics, of which methylene bichloride is the best known, and he invented the first double-valved mouthpiece for use in the administration of chloroform. He also produced local insensibility be freezing the part with an ether spray, and he gave animals euthanasia by means of a lethal chamber." DNB, Vol. XXII (Supplement), p. 1170. Sir Benjamin Richardson contributed widely to the history of medicine whose important work, Disciples of Aesculapius, was published in 1900. See: Garrison, History of medicine, p. 885; Garrison and Morton 6721. In addition, this issue of the Scientific American Supplement contains two articles related to anesthesia entitled "The kola-nut," and "Cultivation of the coca plant in the United States," both related the production and use of cocaine as an anesthetic agent. 
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18 ROBINSON, Victor Victory Over Pain. A History of Anesthesia
New York: Henry Schuman 1946 hardcover 1 
New York:: Henry Schuman. 1946. hardcover. 1. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 338 pp. Photos, illus., bibliog., index. Black cloth, dust jacket; jacket extremities slightly rubbed. A FINE COPY. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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19 ROBINSON, Victor Victory over pain; a history of anesthesia
New York: Henry Schuman 1946 hardcover 2 
New York:: Henry Schuman. 1946. hardcover. 2. 217 x 147 mm. 8vo. xiv, 338 pp. Figs., plates, bibliog., index. Black cloth, gilt spine. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
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20 SCHWARTZ, Herman, S. H. NGAI & E. M. PAPPER Manual of anesthesiology for residents and medical students
Springfield: Charles C. Thomas 1957 hardcover 1 
Springfield:: Charles C. Thomas. 1957. hardcover. 1. American Lecture Series, No. 298. 223 x 145 mm. 8vo. xii, 170 pp. 13 figs., tables, index. Black cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; jacket sunned, else fine. Bookplate of Dr. Zoltam Puskas. 
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