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1 COXE, John Redman (1773-1864). “To the Public” [with] “To the Editors of the Pennsylvanian” by “a Physician.”
Philadelphia: [No publisher given], 1835. 
Disbound. 12 pp. Staining to upper text throughout, not affecting legibility. As is. VERY RARE. This unique publication consists of a brief introduction by Coxe protesting his recent dismissal by the trustees as Chair of Materia Medica and Pharmacy at the University of Pennsylvania, and presenting “to circulate amongst my friends preparatory to the publication of my own statement” this anonymous letter, originally printed in the Pennsylvanian newspaper, decrying the trustees and offering a defense of Coxe. ¶ Coxe was “one of the founders of the Chemical Society of Philadelphia in 1792 and was later elected a lecturer there and then president. Given Coxe’s interest in chemistry, his lucrative medical practice included a drugstore; his ‘Coxe’s Hive Syrup,’ used as an emetic, expectorant and diaphoretic, became a popular syrup for more than fifty years. ¶ “At the time of his 1809 appointment as the chair of chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Coxe gave up his drugstore and resigned from the Chemical Society. Not finding much success as a chemistry professor, Coxe applied for and was elected professor of materia medica and pharmacy in 1818. Coxe urged the University to offer a master of pharmacy diploma, but Philadelphia pharmacists preferred to avoid control by a medical faculty by establishing their own institution in 1821, the Philadelphia College of Apothecaries (later Philadelphia College of Pharmacy). The Penn medical faculty eventually found the subject of materia medica and pharmacy to be of secondary interest; they also had little respect for Coxe’s abilities as a teacher. Thus, in 1835 Coxe lost his professorship at the University of Pennsylvania. ¶ “Coxe made more important contributions as a medical author and editor. The most significant of his many publications were Practical Observations on Vaccination, or Inoculation for the Cow-pock, (1802), and the American Dispensatory, (1806). Coxe edited several journals, including the Philadelphia Medical Museum (1805-1811), and the Emporium of Arts and Sciences (1812-1814). Coxe was also considered an exceptional Greek and Latin scholar. His many intellectual endeavors earned him election to the American Philosophical Society in 1799. He served as Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania from 1806 until his appointment to the medical faculty in 1809” (Penn Biographies). REFERENCES: Penn Biographies, “John Redman Coxe (1773-1864)”. University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center. Available on-line. No original printed copies listed on World-Cat. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 FOUQUET, Marie de Maupéou, Vicomtesse de Vaux. Secretti Overo Rimedii di Madama Fochetti. Per sanare con poca spesa ogni sorte d’infirmità interne, & esterne, invecchiate, e passate fino al presente per incurabili ... In questa nuova impressione aggiuntovi [sic] la terza parte, che in essa opera si contiene. Trodotti [sic] dal francese da Lodovico Castellini.
Venice: Il Prodocimo 1702 hardcover 12mo. Collation: A-P12, Q10. Pagination: 336, 20, [24] pp. Contemporary vellum, title in old hand on spine; light stain on t.p., 
Venice:: Il Prodocimo. 1702. hardcover. 12mo. Collation: A-P12, Q10. Pagination: 336, 20, [24] pp.. Contemporary vellum, title in old hand on spine; light stain on t.p.,. pages evenly toned. RARE.. EARLY ITALIAN EDITION, translated by Ludovico Castellini, being a well- known book of secrets. ¶ Fouquet (1590-1681) French scientist, wife of Francis IV Fouquet, daughter of Gilles de Maupéou, and author of several volumes of medical formula written for the poor, and achieved some success. This is an Italian translation of her Méthode que l’on pratique á l’Hôtel des invalides pour guérir les soldats de la vérole, first printed in 1665 (in two parts). This is a separate work, complete in itself, but issued as a third part to her other volumes of “Secreti” or medical formulae. The contents for this work include “chemistry, pharmacy, materia medica, the powder of sympathy, treatment of snakebite, toothache, migrane, epilepsy, melancholy, etc.” [Neville]. Fouquet wrote of the methods employed at the hospital, the cures applied to soldiers affected by the “French disease” syphilis. Locations: Chemical Heritage Foundation; Harvard University. See: The Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library, Chemical Heritage Foundation, vol. 1, p.465 (1717 edition). Calls this “very rare”. REFERENCES: Not in Cushing, Duveen, Edelstein, Ferchl, Ferguson (Book of Secrets), Partington, Smith, Watt, Wellcome; Krivatsy 4233 (1697 issue). . . First Edition. 
Price: 202.00 USD
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3 LEUPOLD, Ernst. Die Bedeutung des Cholesterin-Phosphatidstoffwechsels für die Geschlechtsbestimmung.
Jena: Gustave Fischer, 1924. Signed
245 x 170 mm. 8vo. vi, 112, [ads, 2] pp. 45 statistical curves, bibliog., 1 double-page chromo-lithographic plate. Original printed wrappers; extremities chipped. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on top cover. Ownership rubber stamp on title. Very good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 MARBLE, Alexander & George F. CAHILL. The chemistry and chemotherapy of diabetes mellitus.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1962). 
American Lectures Series, No. 464. 235 x 157 mm. 8vo. xv, 204 pp. 36 figs., tables, indexes; occasional highlighting in the text. Blue cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket. Ownership signature. Very good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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