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1 BUSCH, Harris. Introduction to the biochemistry of the cancer cell.
New York & London: Academic Press, 1962. 1962 
235 x 158 mm. 8vo. xiv, 424 pp. Numerous figs. (including some plates), indexes. Gilt-stamped gray cloth, dust-jacket; jacket torn, else fine. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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2 Cancer Commission of the California Medical Association. California Cancer Commission Studies.
(San Francisco): California Medical Association, (1950). 1950 
4to. xi, 130 pp. Graphs, figures. Original gilt-stamped red cloth. Ephemera laid-in, including a TLS from Lillian P. Randall of the American Chemical Society to the Randall Medical Laboratory, advertising a blood sera bio-chemical determination test for cancer. Very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 DARGEON, Harold W. (ed.). Cancer in Childhood and a Discussion of Certain Benign Tumors.
St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, 1940. 1940 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 114 pp. Illustrations, tables, index. Original dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title. Previous owner’s inked signature. Fine copy. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 DELARIO, A.J. Breast Cancer: Factors Modifying Prognosis.
New York: Macmillan, 1959. 1959 
First printing. 8vo. xvi, 208 pp. Tables, index. Olive cloth, green and white stamped cover and spine titles. Previous owner’s inked signature and rubber stamp. Fine. First Edition. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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5 EDELHART, Mike & Dr. Jean LINDENMANN. Interferon: the new hope for cancer.
Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, (1981). 1981 
242 x 168 mm. 8vo. xi, 211 pp. Illus., index. Purple cloth, dust-jacket. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 GANT, Thomas D., & Luis O. VASCONEZ, editors. Postmastectomy reconstruction.
Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, (1981). 1981 
8vo. x, 179 pp. Illus., index. Green cloth. Fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 GRANT, Lester. The challenge of cancer.
(Washington): Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, 1950. 1950 
223 x 143 mm. 8vo. vii, 116 pp. Illus., tables, includes 15 articles copy-written by the New York Tribune. Printed wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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8 GREAVES, Mel. Cancer; the evolutionary legacy.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2000). 2000 
FIRST EDITION. 241 x 156 mm. 8vo. x, 276 pp. Illus. (some color), glossary, index. Maroon cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket. Fine. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 HARTMANN, Henri (1860-1952). Tumeurs du sein…. Avec la collaboration de T. Bertrand-Fontaine et Paul Guérin.
Paris: Masson & Cie, 1951. 1951 
Series: Travaux de Chirurgie, Neuvième Série. 4to. [vi], 130, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers. Ownership rubber stamps, obscured. Very good. SCARCE. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 HUGUIER, Jacques & Pierre SCALI. Atlas de technique opératoire. Amputation du sein pour cancer.
Paris: Éditions Médicales Flammarion, (1960). 1960 
Oblong 4to. 108 pp. 112 figs. Gilt-stamped brown cloth. Ownership sticker of Paul A. Kaufman, M.D., Los Angeles. Very good. SCARCE. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 HUXLEY, Julian. Biological aspects of cancer.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1958). 1958 
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 210 x 142 mm. Small 8vo. 156 pp. 6 tables, bibliog., index. Orange cloth, dust-jacket; jacket rubbed, else fine. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 International Union Against Cancer. Illustrated tumor nomenclature.
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1965. Multi-language text. 1965 
4to. xxxi, 299 pp. Illus. throughout. Navy blue cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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13 MURPHY, Gerald P. & René KÜSS. Prostate cancer. Part A: research, endocrine treatment, and histopathology. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Prostate Cancer held in Paris, France, June 16-18, 1986.
New York: Alan R. Liss, (1987). 1987 
Series: Progress in Clinical and Biological Research, No. 243A. 236 x 158 mm. 8vo. xl, 586 pp. Figs., tables, index. Gilt-stamped gray cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 OLIVECRONA, Herbert (1891-1980). The cerebellar angioreticulomas.
In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. IX, No. 4, July, 1952. 1952 
265 x 172 mm. 8vo. Pages 317-330. [Entire volume: [viii], 657 pp.] 2 tables, 3 figs. Blue buckram, gilt spine. Fine. Herbert Olivecrona is known for his demonstration of the beneficial effect of hypophysectomy in cancer of the breast and of the testis with Rolf Luft (Garrison and Morton 3908.1) and the first successful removal of an intracranial aneurysm in 1932 (Garrison and Morton 4904.1). 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15 OLSON, James S. Bathshebas Breast; Women, Cancer and History.
Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press, (2002). 0801869366 / 9780801869365 
8vo. x, 302 pp. Index. Quarter brown gilt-stamped cloth over cream boards, dust-jacket. Near fine. [br] ISBN: 0801869366 A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2003 and Winner of the Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for the History of Science. Breast cancer may very well be history's oldest malaise, known as well to the ancients as it is to us. The women who have endured it share a unique sisterhood. Queen Atossa and Dr. Jerri Nielsenseparated by era and geography, by culture, religion, politics, economics, and world viewcould hardly have been more different. Born 2,500 years apart, they stand as opposite bookends on the shelf of human history. One was the most powerful woman in the ancient world, the daughter of an emperor, the mother of a god; the other is a twenty-first-century physician with a streak of adventure coursing through her veins. From the imperial throne in ancient Babylon, Atossa could not have imagined the modern world, and only in the driest pages of classical literature could Antarctica-based Jerri Nielsen even have begun to fathom the Near East five centuries before the birth of Christ. For all their differences, however, they shared a common fear that transcends time and space."from Bathsheba's Breast In 1967, an Italian surgeon touring Amsterdam's Rijks museum stopped in front of Rembrandt's Bathsheba at Her Bath, on loan from the Louvre, and noticed an asymmetry to Bathsheba's left breast; it seemed distended, swollen near the armpit, discolored, and marked with a distinctive pitting. With a little research, the physician learned that Rembrandt's model, his mistress Hendrickje Stoffels, later died after a long illness, and he conjectured in a celebrated article for an Italian medical journal that the cause of her death was almost certainly breast cancer. A horror known to every culture in every age, breast cancer has been responsible for the deaths of 25 million women throughout history. An Egyptian physician writing 3,500 years ago concluded that there was no treatment for the disease. Later surgeons recommended excising the tumor or, in extreme cases, the entire breast. This was the treatment advocated by the court physician to sixth-century Byzantine empress Theodora, the wife of Justinian, though she chose to die in pain rather than lose her breast. Only in the past few decades has treatment advanced beyond disfiguring surgery. In Bathsheba's Breast, historian James S. Olsonwho lost his left hand and forearm to cancer while writing this bookprovides an absorbing and often frightening narrative history of breast cancer told through the heroic stories of women who have confronted the disease, from Theodora to Anne of Austria, Louis XIV's mother, who confronted "nun's disease" by perfecting the art of dying well, to Dr. Jerri Nielson, who was dramatically evacuated from the South Pole in 1999 after performing a biopsy on her own breast and self-administering chemotherapy. Olson explores every facet of the disease: medicine's evolving understanding of its pathology and treatment options; its cultural significance; the political and economic logic that has dictated the terms of a war on a "woman's disease"; and the rise of patient activism. Olson concludes that, although it has not yet been conquered, breast cancer is no longer the story of individual women struggling alone against a mysterious and deadly foe. James S. Olson is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the history department at Sam Houston State University. He is co-author (with Randy Roberts) of both Winning Is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945, available from Johns Hopkins, and John Wayne: American. "A well-written, accessible account of the history of breast cancer from ancient times to today... Olson simultaneously presents a history of breast cancer, culture, and science. His multi-layered analysis of the history of breast cancer is most striking when he demonstrates the differing attitudes toward therapy that American and European medical practitioners hold; and how the development of medicine in different areas of the globe affects the way breast cancer is treated... Overall, Olson's book is a satisfying examination of the history of breast cancer. It would be a welcome addition to a course dedicated to the history of medicine, the history of women in medicine, or gender history." Karol K. Weaver - H-Women, H-Net Reviews. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 ROTH, Grace M. Tobacco and the cardiovascular system. The effects of smoking and of nicotine on normal persons.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1951). 1951 
American Lecture Series, No. 100. FIRST EDITION. 222 x 145 mm. Small 8vo. ix, 66 pp. 8 figs., 1 table, bibliog., index Black flexible cloth. Fine. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 SHARP, George S., Weldon K. BULLOCK, & John W. HAZLET. Oral Cancer and Tumors of the Jaws.
New York, Toronto, and London: Blakiston/McGraw-Hill, 1956. 1956 
8vo. xi, 561 pp. Photos, figs., tables, index. Brown cloth, purple stamped spine title; a bit rubbed. Previous owner’s inked name and address. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 TYLER, Albert. Group of 5 offprints. Includes: TYLER. ?Clues to the Etiology, Pathology, and Therapy of Cancer Provided by Analogies with Transplantation Disease.? Offprint from: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 25, 1960.
[No place]: National Cancer Institute, 1960. 1960 
8vo. 1197-1229 pp. Printed wrappers. FINE. WITH: TYLER. ?The Biology and Chemistry of Fertilization.? Offprint from: American Naturalist, vol. XCIX, no. 907, 1965. 8vo. 309-334 pp. Photos. Self-wraps. WITH: TYLER. ?A Model Illustrating Possible Instability of Cellular Structure Under Conditions of Weightlessness.? Offprint from: J. Theoret. Biol., 11, 1966. 8vo. 59-62 pp. Figs. Self-wraps. WITH: TYLER, & Betty S. TYLER. ?The Gametes; Some Procedures and Properties.? Offprint from: Physiology of Echinodermata, edited by R. A. Boolootian (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1966). 8vo. 639-682 pp. Photos, figs. Self-wraps. WITH: TYLER, & Betty S. TYLER. ?Physiology of Fertilization and Early Development.? Offprint from: Physiology of Echinodermata, edited by R. A. Boolootian (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1966). 8vo. 683-741 pp. Photos, figs. Self-wraps. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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