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1 HENSCHEN, Folke. The history and geography of diseases. Translated by Joan Tate.
New York: Delacorte Press, (1966). 1966 
FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EDITION. 235 x 160 mm. 8vo. xiii, 344 pp. Extensively illustrated, tables, bibliog., index. Brown cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; jacket a bit worn, else fine. First Edition. 
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2 HIRSCH, August (1817-1894), editor. Handbuch der historisch-geographischen Pathologie.
Erlangen: Ferdinand Enke, 1860-1864. 1860 
Two volumes. 244 x 152 mm. 8vo. viii, 614; vi, 668 pp. Tables, index. Modern brown cloth, gilt spine. Fine. FIRST EDITION. ‘This is perhaps the greatest work on the subject." Garrison and Morton. "Hirsch’s exhaustive study of medical geography met with immediate critical acclaim and remains a classic in its field. He classified his work into sections which covered acute infectious diseases; chronic infective, toxic, parasitic, septic, and constitutional diseases; and diseases of the organs and other body parts. He discussed the history and geographical occurrence of each disease and such factors as climate, altitude, soil constitution, seasonality, electrical phenomena, and social conditions." H.H. Soon after publication of this work, Hirsch was invited to become a member of the medical faculty at the University of Berlin. He was serving as professor of special pathology and therapeutics and the history of medicine at the time of his death. He served as a member of commissions appointed by the German government to investigate epidemics of cerebrospinal meningitis, cholera, and the bubonic plague in Astrakhan. Garrison and Morton 1778; Heirs of Hippocrates 1847 (1st Eng. ed., 3 vols., London, 1883-1886); Hirsch, III, p. 217; Waller 13678 (2nd ed., 3 vols.). First Edition. 
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3 NAUMANN, Moritz Ernst Adolph (1798-1869). Pathogenie.
Berlin: Rücker und Püchler, 1840. 1840 
8vo. xxii, 690 pp. Original drab boards, gilt-stamped red spine label; extremities rubbed. Exlib ink stamps. Very good. A friend, colleague and correspondent of Pasteur, Naumann was the son of the composer Johann Gottlieb Naumann, and younger brother of the mineralogist Carl Friedrich Naumann. Moritz Naumann pursued his studies in Berlin and Leipzig, where he graduated in 1820 and taught as a lecturer in 1824/25. In 1825 he went to Berlin as an associate professor (1828), and as a full professor in Berlin. He held courses on the history of medicine, medical geography, climatology and balneology; he authored numerous medical writings. 
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4 SCHNURRER, Friedrich (1784-1833). Geographische nosologie oder die Lehre von den Beranderungen der Krankheiten in den verschiedenen Gegenden der Erde, in Berbindung mit phnsischer Geographie und Natur=Geschichte des Menschen.
Stuttgart: Johann Friedrich Steinkopf, 1813. 1813 
195 x 119 mm. 8vo. xiv, 572, [2, errata] pp. Index. Contemporary paste paper boards; lightly rubbed. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Friedrich Schnurrer was an important pathfinder in the field of medical geography. See: Garrison, History of medicine, p. 666. Hirsch, V, p. 259. First Edition. 
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