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1 CREE, Edward Hodges. Naval Surgeon: The Voyages of Dr. Edward H. Cree. Royal Navy, as Related in His Private Journals, 1837-1856. Illustrated by the author. Edited and with an introduction by Michael Levien.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1982). 1982 0525241213 / 9780525241218 
4to. 275 pp. Maroon and cream cloth, dust-jacket, cartographical illustrated pastedowns and end-leaves; top front jacket slightly creased. Fine in near fine jacket. ISBN: 0525241213 
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2 DUTTON, Thomas. Sea-Sickness: (Cause, Prevention, and Cure) Voyaging for Health, with an Appendix on Ship-Surgeons. A concise practical Treatise.
London: Baillière, Tindall, and Cox, [c. 1891]. 1891 
Second edition. Small 8vo. viii, [9]-79, [2], 37 pp. Silver-stamped blue cloth; spine head worn. Mercantile Library rubber stamp to title-page, p. [9], and verso final page. Very good. "This little work treats of a very important subject…The author thinks that nothing is to be hoped from improved construction of steamers…Dr. Dutton seems to hold that if there is a specific for sea-sickness it is ammonium bromide taken regularly for some days before going on board" ("Sea-Sickness"). Reference: "Sea-Sickness." Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science. 63. (1891): 260. 
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3 FONSSAGRIVES, Jean-Baptiste (1823-84). Traité d'Hygiène Navale ou de l'Influence des Conditions Physiques et Morales dans Lesquelles l'Homme de Mer est Appelé a Vivre et des Moyens de Conserver sa Santé.
Paris: J. -B. Baillière, 1856. 1856 
SCARCE FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xx, 770 pp. 57 figures, 4 folding tables; foxing throughout, but still legible. Early quarter gilt-stamped black leather over green marbled paper-backed boards; extremities worn especially at front cover. Good. Jean-Baptiste Fonssagrives, born in Limoges (1823), earned his doctor of medicine in 1852. He traveled as ship's doctor and later taught naval medicine at the Brest School of Naval Medicine, then became Professor of medicine and hygiene at the University of Montpellier. In his writings he discussed the etiology of yellow fever at length. Fonssagrives was certainly an innovative and prolific writer as well as being a noted physician. He wrote over 200 books and articles including major books on public hygiene and pioneered the advocacy of physical education for girls. He was known to have placed orders to remove every trace of lead on shipboard, in particular pipes in contact with drinking water. He died in Auray (1884). See a selection of his works: Fonssagrives, Thérapeutique de la phtisie pulmonaire (1866); Du Rôle des mères dans les maladies des enfants (1868; many editions); L'Education physique des jeunes filles, (1869); and Hygiene et assainissement des villes, (1874); Traité de thérapeutique appliquée (1878, 2 vols.). References: Baas, Johann Hermann and Henry Ebenezer Henderson. Outlines of the History of Medicine. New York: J. H. Vail, 1889, p. 906; William Coleman, Yellow fever in the North: the methods of early epidemiology, 1987, p. 126. See web-page: l'Association Amicale Santé Navale et d'Outre-Mer. First Edition. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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4 GORDON, Maurice Bear. Naval and Maritime Medicine During the American Revolution.
Ventnor, NJ: Ventnor, (1978). 1978 
4to. ix, 134 pp. 49 plates, index. White-stamped navy blue cloth. Fine. 
Price: 82.00 USD
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5 National Maritime Museum. GREENHILL, Basil [introduced by]; James WATT; G. J. MILTON-THOMPSON; D. M. DAVIES. Problems of Medicine at Sea.
Greenwich, London: National Maritime Museum, 1974. 1974 
Series: Maritime Monographs and Reports, No. 12. Tall 8vo. 35 pp. 16 figures, 7 tables. Original printed wrappers; spine slightly rubbed. Very good. Contains "The Burns of Sea Battles" by Watt, "The Changing Character of the Sailor's Diet and Its Influence on Disease" by Milton-Thompson, and "The Environment of the Nuclear Submarine" by Davies. 
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6 RILEY, Terrence. Ship's Doctor.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1995). 1995 155750721X / 9781557507211 
8vo. [vi], 294, [2] pp. Frontispiece. Quarter silver-stamped black cloth over blue paper-backed boards, dust-jacket. Near fine. ISBN: 155750721X 
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7 RODDIS, Louis H. A Short History of Nautical Medicine.
New York: Paul B. Hoeber, (1941). 1941 
Second printing (reprinted from the Annals of Medical history). Small 8vo. ix, 359 pp. Frontispiece, 12 illustrations. Gilt-stamped blue cloth; extremities lightly rubbed. Very good. Garrison and Morton 2187. 
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Medical Essays: Compiled from Reports to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery by Medical Officers of the U. S. Navy., U. S. Navy.
8 U. S. Navy. Medical Essays: Compiled from Reports to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery by Medical Officers of the U. S. Navy.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1873. 1873 
8vo. [x], 345 pp. Light scattered foxing, not affecting legibility. Contemporary quarter gilt-stamped polished calf over green marbled paper-backed boards; corners worn, spine edges and top end darkened, head torn. Quite scarce. Very good. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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