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1 BLECH, Colonel Gustavus M. & Colonel Charles LYNCH. Medical tactics and logistics.
Springfield & Baltimore: Charles C. Thomas, (1934). 
235 x 158 mm. 8vo. xiv, 205 pp. Tables, bibliog., glossary, index. Brown cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; jacket chipped, else fine. Ownership signature inside jacket. FIRST EDITION. Practical work on the tactical function of all medical officers at the front, summarizing their duties in a campaign shown in actual battles fought as a defense, as a retreat, and as an attack. Includes material on cavalry. First Edition. 
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2 BLECH, Gustavus M. & Charles LYNCH. Medical Tactics and Logistics.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1934). 
8vo. xiv, 205 pp. Bibliography, index. Light brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine; extremities faintly rubbed. Ownership stamps of Sidney M. Shnittke, who served with the U.S. Army’s 109th Medical Battalion during the North African campaign of WWII. Early unused printed postcard depicting Battleship Row in San Diego harbor laid-in. Very good. 
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3 Charaka Club. Proceedings of the Charaka Club. Post Multa Virtus Opera Laxare Solet. Volume V.
New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1919. 
8vo. iv, (v-vii), 101 pp. Frontis., plates, illustrations. Quarter white cloth over gray paper boards, printed paper cover label, black stamped spine title; tiny hole punched in spine. Previous owner’s inked signature and rubber stamp. Very good. Limited Edition of 500. The Charaka Club was founded in 1898 by physicians interested in the literary, artistic, and historical aspects of medicine. Notable members included Osler, Cushing, and Garrison. This volume includes Frederick Peterson’s “War-Neuroses in the Civil War”. 
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4 GIUS, John A. Letters to Martha. A Surgeon Goes to War.
[Upland, CA]: Self-published, 1990. Signed
Small 8vo. Unpaginated, 44 ff. Photos. Printed wrappers. Fine. Inscribed by “the Author”. 
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5 HESS, Gaylord R. "Influences of war on medical service in industry."
Offprint from: Bulletin, American College of Surgeons, June, 1944. 
255 x 191 mm. 4to. 7 pp. 1 table. Self-wraps. Very good. 
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6 HUME, Edgar Erskine. Victories of Army Medicine; Scientific accomplishments of the Medical Department of the United States Army.
Philadelphia: J. J. Lippincott, (1943). 
8vo. xiv, 250 pp. 79 illustrations, index. Black-stamped red cloth; spine faded. Ownership signature. Very good. 
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7 LARREY, Dominique Jean (1767-1842). Memoirs of Military Surgery, and Campaigns of the French Armies, on the Rhine, in Corsica, Catalonia, Egypt, and Syria; at Boulogne, Ulm, and Austerlitz: in Saxony, Prussia, Poland, Spain, and Austria. From the French … Richard Willmott Hall, With notes by the translator. Vol. II [only].
Baltimore: Joseph Cushing, 1814. 
Small 4to. [viii], 434 pp. 4 plates, errata slip; foxed, stained, title partially trimmed. Original gilt-stamped calf with black title label; worn, joints and hinges cracked. Ownership signature in brown ink. Good. 
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8 LARREY, Dominique Jean. Memoirs of Military Surgery, and Campaigns of the French Armies, on the Rhine, in Corsica, Catalonia, Egypt, and Syria; at Boulogne, Ulm, and Austerlitz: in Saxony, Prussia, Poland, Spain, and Austria. From the French by Richard Willmott Hall. With notes by the Translator.
Baltimore: Joseph Cushing, 1814. 
2 volumes. 8vo. [2], iv, [10], [v]-xxiii, [1 blank], 415; [8], 434 pp. I, III-VI, VIII; VII, IX-XI plates; lacking plate II (as issued), moderate to heavy foxing throughout, off-setting to pastedowns and end-leaves. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt-stamped spines and black leather spine labels; extremities rubbed. Ownership signatures of Robert J. Bouldin and Arek. D. Alemandy [?]. Very good. “First American from the second Paris edition.” Larrey’s monumental work recounting his time as a surgeon in Napoleon’s army and describing medical experiences and observations throughout his military career. SCARCE.” An abridged translation of the Baron Larrey’s celebrated memoirs of military surgery,” omitting some extraneous military and topographical details, “accepting such only as were necessary to introduce, connect, and illustrate the several subjects which are in succession treated of in the course of the work” (Smollett, p. 583-4).” Chief surgeon to Napoleon, whom he supported loyally, Larrey’s experiences as a military surgeon, his innovations in military medical therapeutics, and his adventures in the great campaigns of Napoleon make fascinating reading. This work may be considered the best account of military medicine up to the time of its publication” (Heirs of Hippocrates 1212). Contains some of Larrey’s most famous ideas, including a technique for successfully amputating the leg at the hip joint, his invention of “flying ambulances” for use in battle, comments on field hospitals, his views on “trench foot,” observations on gangrene and hospital putrefaction, and his advocacy for amputating limbs affected with tetanus rather than attempting an alternative cure. Larrey’s Memoirs are “a mine of information. He appreciated the value of surgical rest, and relates scores of remarkable and instructive cases. He lived for years as the beloved Nestor of the profession” (Mumford, pp. 97-8). References: Austin 1123; Heirs of Hippocrates 1212 [first edition]; Mumford, James Gregory. Surgical Memoirs: and Other Essays. New York: Moffat, Yard, 1908; Norman 1280 [first edition]; Osler 3162 [first edition]; Smollett, Tobias George.” Art. III--Memoirs. . . .” Critical Review: or, Annals of Literature. (1815): 583-91; Waller 5610 [first edition]; Wellcome, Vol. III, p. 451 [first edition]. First Edition. 
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9 LARREY, Dominique Jean. Observations on Wounds, and their Complications by Erysipelas, Gangrene and Tetanus, and on the Principal Diseases and Injuries of the Head, Ear and Eye. Translated from the French by E. F. Rivinus.
Philadelphia: Key, Mielke & Biddle, 1832. 
8vo. viii, 332 pp. 2 plates at rear; occasional light scattered foxing, especially at free end-leaves. Modern quarter gilt-stamped red leather over red paper-backed boards. Near fine. SCARCE. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Vol. 1 of Larrey’s Clinique Chirurgicale, Exercé Particulièrement dans les Camps, et les Hôpitaux Militaires depuis 1792, Jusqu’ en 1829.” This translation of Volume I of Larrey’s Clinique chirurgicale (Paris, 1829-1836) was made by Edward Florens Rivinus (1802-1872). Even though Rivinus only translated the first of Larrey’s multi-volume work, he commented in the Preface that ‘The great importance of the subject, which is far from being exhausted, the originality of the author’s views of the pathology and treatment of several leading surgical diseases of the head, will insure it a respectful consideration’” (Heirs of Hippocrates 1214). Larrey also presents new views on gangrene: “he insists on a difference between ordinary gangrene and hospital purification, having witnessed both in the campaigns of Germany. His local treatment consisted of the use of Labarraque’s solution and the cautery” (Agnew, p. 206). References: Agnew, David Hayes. The Principles and Practice of Surgery. I. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1889; Heirs of Hippocrates 1214; Wellcome, Vol. III, p. 452. First Edition. 
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10 LARREY, Dominique Jean. Relation Historique et Chirurgicale de l’Expédition de l’Armée d’Orient, en Egypte et en Syrie.
Paris: Demonvilleet Soeurs, 1803. 
8vo. 480 pp. Later gilt-stamped quarter calf over contemporary paper-backed boards, gilt-stamped red leather spine label, green place-keeping ribbon; edges rubbed, covers scuffed. Bookplate of Dr. Paul Wilkinson. Very good. FIRST EDITION.” An historical and surgical account” of Napoleon’s expedition into Egypt in 1798, which Larrey published upon his return (Knight, p. 807). RARE.” Upon the capitulation of Menou, Larrey returned to France, and received at Marseilles the news of his appointment as Surgeon-in-Chief of the Consular Guard…. He then wrote his work Relation Historique et Chirurgicale de l’Expédition de l’Armée d’Orient, en Egypte et en Syrie, which is well worthy of comparison with that of Sir James M’Grigor, entitled Medical Sketches of the Expedition from India to Egypt” (Lancet, p. 7). Larrey dedicated this work to Napoleon “as a tribute due to him for the care and attention he always paid to the sick and wounded soldiers” (Ireland, p. 30).” It is to Larrey that we owe the best method of disarticulating the shoulder-joint; it was he who first satisfactorily showed that the formidable operation of amputating at the hip-joint will sometimes save the life of the patient; and we may justly add that his observations on the advantages of immediate union of fresh wounds ‘ont fait faire un véritable progrès á la chirurgie. ‘ He was the first to point the nature and cause of the purulent or Egyptian ophthalmia, which, since the date of our expedition into Egypt, has committed such ravages among the troops of almost every European nation …” (Johnson, p. 196). References: Garrison 5837 (section reprinted from); Ireland, William Henry. The Napoleon Anecdotes: Illustrating the Mental Energies of the Late Emperor of France; and the Characters and Actions of His Contemporary Statesmen and Warriors. Vol. 2. London: C. S. Arnold, 1823; Johnson, James.” Funeral Orations on Baron Larrey.” Medico-Chirurgical Review. 42. (1843): 193-99; Knight, Charles.” Larrey, Dominique Jean.” The English Cyclopaedia: A New Dictionary of Universal Knowledge. Biography, Vol. 3. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856; “Memoir of Baron Larrey....” Lancet [London] 04 Jan 1862, 7-9. First Edition. 
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11 LARREY, Dominique Jean. [Three papers] [1]: [Review]: “Clinique Chirurgicale, Exercé Particulierement dans les Camps, et les Hôpitaux Militaires depuis 1792, Jusqu’ en 1829. ...
New York: Richard & George S. Wood, 1831. 
Republished. 8vo. [1st article]: 1-21; [2nd+3rd articles]: 514-16 [second and third articles]. Full collation: 2 volumes bound in one. [2], v, [1], iv, 2-288 [entire No. XXIX]; iv, [289]-576 [entire No. XXX] pp. Moderate foxing throughout. Original full sheep; spine cracked and faded with leather label missing, covers heavily worn and detached. Ex-library bookplate. AS IS. [Complete title: [Three papers] [1]: [Review]: “Clinique Chirurgicale, Exercé Particulierement dans les Camps, et les Hôpitaux Militaires depuis 1792, Jusqu’ en 1829. Par Le Baron Larrey, Membre de l’Institut de France. 3 Volumes 8vo. with a Volume of Plates. Ballière, 1830.” [In]: The Medico-Chirurgical Review, and Journal of Practical Medicine, New Series, Vol. XV, No. XXIX; [with] [2]: “M. Larrey’s Mode of Tapping the Pericardium; ” [3]:” Lithotomy in the Female.” [In]:The Medico-Chirurgical Review, Vol. XV, No. XXX.] First Edition. 
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12 MACLEOD, George H. B. Notes on the Surgery of the War in the Crimea, with Remarks on the Treatment of Gunshot Wounds.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1862. 
Small 8vo. xii, 13-403 pp. Modern black cloth, silver-stamped spine, original (smaller) front cover retained and mounted on new binding, as well as original pastedowns and end-leaves tipped-in within; pastedowns slightly torn and repaired, small closed title-page tear, else near fine. SCARCE. First American edition; issued in London 1858. This is an important text for the period of the American Civil War, as it prominently deals with gunshot wounds. In 1862, A. N. Talley, president of the Confederate Army’s medical board, arranged to have Macleod’s book reprinted because he considered it to be “the highest recent authority to which reference could be had” (Greenblatt 302).” MacLeod’s Notes articulated with uncommon eloquence the state of the art in the treatment of head injury after the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, and the introduction of chloroform, and just before the introduction of Listerian surgery” (Greenblatt 303). References: Greenblatt, Samuel H. A History of Neurosurgery: In Its Scientific and Professional Contexts. New York: Thieme, 1997; Heirs of Hippocrates 1933; Waller 6120. First Edition. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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13 U.S. Department of Defense. Emergency war surgery. U.S. Armed forces issue of NATO handbook prepared for use by the medical services of NATO nations.
(Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1958). 
207 x 140 mm. 8vo. xi, 411 pp. 18 figs., 7 tables, index. Black cloth. Bookplate. Fine. 
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14 VASCONCELOS, Edmundo. Modern methods of amputation. With an introductory survey of the development of amputation by Major Gen. Norman T. Kirk. Translated from the Portuguese by Walter Ratto.
New York: Philosophical Library of New York, Department of War Medicine, 1945. 
273 x 219 mm. 4to. xxxiv, 253 pp. 258 figs., bibliog. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth; rubbed. Very good. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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15 VASTYAN, E. A. Civilian War Casualties and Medical Care in South Vietnam.
Hershey, PA: Annals of Internal Medicine, 1971. 
4to. 611-624 pp. 8 tables, bibliog. Printed wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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16 [ASH, James E.] The Military Surgeon, Vol. 99, No. 5. [Special number in honor of Colonel Ash, in which all articles are by members of the Army Institute of Pathology].
[No location]: [Association of Military Surgeons of the United States], November 1946. 
8vo. 361-719 pp. Printed wrappers; spine and rear cover slightly tanned. Very good. Colonel Ash was the director of the Army Institute of Pathology and served in the Medical Corps for thirty years. This special edition was published in his honor after his retirement. “Recognized as the leading pathologist in the Army, his diligence, foresight, professional knowledge, and undeterred devotion to duty have led to the organization of the most extensive service in tissue pathology ever known to the world” (p. 361). 
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