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A Dissertation on the Mutual Influence of Habits and Disease. Submitted as an Inaugural Thesis, to the Examination of the Reverend John Andrews, D.D. Provost, …, DARLINGTON, William (1762-1863).
1 DARLINGTON, William (1762-1863). A Dissertation on the Mutual Influence of Habits and Disease. Submitted as an Inaugural Thesis, to the Examination of the Reverend John Andrews, D.D. Provost, …
Philadelphia: Joseph Rakestraw for the Author, 1804. 1804 
8vo. [3], [1 blank], [5]-35 pp. Faint marginal foxing throughout, not affecting legibility. Disbound. RARE. Generally very good. Austin 615. The text mentions Benjamin Rush, Erasmus Darwin, Cullen, and Dr. Samuel Johnson, ““It is said that the celebrated Doctor Johnson intirely conquered a propensity for drinking ardent spirits, by the free use of strong tea.” (p.25). Darlington was a prominent botanist, physician, and politician, serving three terms as a Democratic-Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives. Asa Gray, widely considered to be the most important American botanist of the 19th century, called him “the Nestor of American botanists and one of the best of men” (Gray, p. 298). The California pitcher plant, Darlingtonia californica, was named in his honor. Provenance: Small note: “Perfect copy – T.J.F.” Formerly in the possession of Garth Huston, M.D. [1952] and Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick [1910] (based on notes within this copy). Locations: Royal College of Surgeons of Engineer, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA. Provenance: Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick (1868-1952), born in Iowa, “attended the State University of Iowa, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1893 and a Master of Science in 1895. He served as Professor of Mathematics and Botany at Graceland College from 1895 to 1899 and again from 1908 to 1912. He also worked as a field collector for the Iowa State Historical Society from 1903 to 1907. Fitzpatrick came to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1913 to serve as Professor of Science at Cotner College. He became Assistant Professor of Botany and Curator of the Herbarium at the University of Nebraska in 1918, a position he held until his retirement in 1949. During his career at the University of Nebraska he also served as librarian for the Botany and Mathematics Departments. Fitzpatrick died in Lincoln on 28 March 1952.” – UNL Libraries. REFERENCES: Gray, Asa. “A New Species of Erythronium.” American Naturalist. Vol. 5.No. 5 (1871): 298-300 pp. Full title: A Dissertation on the Mutual Influence of Habits and Disease. Submitted as an Inaugural Thesis, to the Examination of the Reverend John Andrews, D.D. Provost, (Pro Tempore), the Trustees and Medical Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, on the Fifth Day of June, 1804. For the Degree of Doctor of Medicine. 
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2 DICKSON, Frank D., & Rex L. DIVELEY. Functional Disorders of the Foot. Their Diagnosis and Treatment.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, (1944). 1944 
Second edition. 8vo. xiv, 352 pp. 202 illustrations, bibliography, index. Full gilt stamped red cloth, dust jacket; jacket worn and torn, jacket spine faded and soiled. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
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3 DREYFUS, Wolfram E. The Hospital Formulary of the Department of Public Charities and the Department of Bellevue and Allied Hospitals of the City of New York.
New York: Department of Public Charities and the Department of Bellevue and Allied Hospitals of the City of New York, 1903. 1903 
Sixth revised edition. 8vo. 160 pp. Tables, index. Printed wrappers; extremities and spine worn, early notation rear inside cover and front blank. Early ownership signature on cover of Paul A. Ferrier. Very good. Scarce. 
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4 HALLER, John S., Jr. & Robin M. HALLER. The physician and sexuality in Victorian America.
Urbana, etc.: University of Illinois Press, (1974). 1974 
8vo. xv, 331 pp. Figs., bibliog., index. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth, dust-jacket; block marking pen numerals on jacket spine (neat). Fine. 
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5 HARVEY, Abner McGehee Adventures in medical research; a century of discovery at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press 1976 0801817854080 hardcover 1 
Baltimore and London:: Johns Hopkins University Press. 1976. hardcover. 1. At foot of title: Supplement to the Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. 8vo. xiii, 464 pp. Figs., bibliog., indexes. Blue cloth, gilt spine, dust- jacket. Fine. . Important history of all the key contributing physicians to Johns Hopkins Medical Center; well-illustrated. ISBN: 0801817854 / 0-8018-1785-4 
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6 HOSACK, David (1769-1835). Essays on Various Subjects of Medical Science.
New York: J. Seymour, 1824. 1824 
First edition. Two volumes. Sm. 4to. 380; iv, [9]-472 pp. 6 engraved plates; offsetting from damp-staining to second plate (facing p.23), some browning, mostly along edges, deckled edges partially unopened pp. 447-448 of vol. 2 causing top margin tear, not affecting text. Rebound in later blue gilt-stamped buckram (closely matched set); rubbed, call numbers at foot of spine. Bookplates of Columbia University in the City of New York, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Library; partially removed rear library envelopes, rubber ink stamps on title (both vols.) and elsewhere. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Complete two volume set. 11 essays in the first volume and 13 essays in the second. David Hosack, physician, botanist, and educator, is perhaps most famous for being the doctor of Alexander Hamilton and his family; for creating Elgin, the first public botanical garden in the United States (NY); and for performing the first successful ligature of an aneurism of the femoral artery, among other contributions, such as being one of the first physicians to use the stethoscope. PROVENANCE: From David Hosack’s college, Columbia University, where he first studied art but then became fascinated by medicine. By 1795, Hosack was appointed professor of natural history at Columbia College. In 1797 he succeeded to the chair of Materia Medica. By 1801 he was a Professor of Botany at Columbia University. In 1807 he was named professor of midwifery and surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons [see bookplate], later occupying the chairs of the “Theory and Practice of Medicine” and of “Obstetrics and the Diseases of Women and Children.” First Edition. 
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7 LARSELL, O. The doctor in Oregon; a medical history.
Portland: Published by Binfords & Mort for the Oregon Historical Society, (1947). 1947 
8vo. x, 671 pp. Plates, indexes. Navy cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; jacket a bit worn. Very good. Scarce. 
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8 MEARS, James Ewing (1838-1919). “Study of the pathological changes occurring in trifacial neuralgia, with the report of a case in which three inches of the inferior dental nerve were excised.”
In: The Medical News; A Weekly Medical Journal, Vol. XLV, July-December 1884. Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea’s Son, 1884. 1884 
4to. Pages 58-63. [Entire volume: [iv], 735 pp. 4 figs. Contemporary cloth; spine replaced with kozo, covers rubbed. Ex library bookplate of the Barlow Medical Library, Belt bookplate. Very good. FIRST EDITION. “Mears first suggested Gasserian ganglionectomy for trigeminal neuralgia.” Garrison and Morton. “In this paper he stated that if a suitable case presented he would not hesitate ‘to enlarge anteriorly the ovale foramen by the application of a burr to the surgical engine and by traction draw down the ganglion from its position in the fossa upon the anterior surface of the apex of the petrous bone and proceed in a cautious manner to break it up or remove it by sections with the small blunt scissors.’’ Quoted in Rutkow. Garrison and Morton 4857; McHenry, Garrison’s history of neurology, p. 420; Rutkow, History of surgery in the United States, II, NSp31. First Edition. 
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9 QUEBBEMAN, Frances E. Medicine in territorial Arizona.
Phoenix: Arizona Historical Foundation, 1966. 1966 
8vo. xxi, 424 pp. Frontis. port., illus., index. Gilt-stamped cloth-backed boards. Fine. FIRST EDITION of this work on pioneer physicians in Territorial Arizona. First Edition. 
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10 SHRYOCK, Richard Harrison (1893-1972). Medicine in America, historical essays.
Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins Press, (1972). 1972 
Second printing. 8vo. xviii, 346 pp. Index. Green cloth. Very good. Garrison and Morton 6596.2. 
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11 STERN, Bernhard J. American medical practice in the perspectives of a century.
New York: Commonwealth Fund,1945. 1945 
Series: Studies of the New York Academy of Medicine Committee on Medicine and the Changing Order. 8vo. xvi, 156 pp. Tables, index. Blind- and gilt-stamped navy cloth. Dust-jacket clipped and mounted in preliminaries. Ownership signature. Very good. 
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12 WILBUR, Ray Lyman. The march of medicine; selected addresses and articles on medical topics, 1913-1937.
Stanford: Stanford University Press; London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, (1938). 1938 
8vo. x, 280 pp. List of Wilbur’s papers and articles. Silver-stamped navy cloth. Ex library white ms. spine number, rubber stamps, bookplate removed from front paste-down. Ownership signature of Dr. Dorothy L. Morse. Very good. 
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13 [Medical and Surgical Society N St. Univ.] CARPENTER, John (secretary). Report of the Proceedings of the Medical and Surgical Society of the University of the State of New York: During the Winter of 1811-1812. Being the Fifth Session of the Society.
New York: printed by C. S. Van Winkle, 1812. 1812 
Small 8vo. 11 pp. Later quarter red cloth; early minor ink notation and rubber stamp on title, institutional bookplate. Very good. First edition. Pamphlet showing lists of members, theses and dissertations relating to the society. First Edition. 
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