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Image for Chronic Cyanosis, with Polycythemia and Enlarged Spleen: A New Clinical Entity. [Offprint].

Chronic Cyanosis, with Polycythemia and Enlarged Spleen: A New Clinical Entity. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and New York:, Lea Brothers & Co, 1903.: 1903

Seller ID: M13518


Series: The American Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. CXXVI, August 1904. Offprint. 23.5 cm. 15, [1] pp. Printed wrappers. Near fine. "William Osler was not the first to describe the disorder that we now recognize as polycythemia ver. …Osler's important contribution, in keeping with his characteristic clinical genius, was to promote the concept that the rare patients exhibiting erythrocytosis, chronic cyanosis, an splenomegaly whom he encountered in his practice and those that had been described in isolated case reports by Vaquez, Cabot, McKeen, and Saundby and Russell at the turn o... View more info

Image for Tubercular Peritonitis: General Considerations—Tubercular Abdominal Tumors—Curability; Acute Nephritis in Typhoid Fever. 2 volumes. [Offprints].

Tubercular Peritonitis: General Considerations—Tubercular Abdominal Tumors—Curability; Acute Nephritis in Typhoid Fever. 2 volumes. [Offprints].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Johns Hopkins Hospital Report, 1890.: 1890

Seller ID: M13501


Series: Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, Vol. II, No. 2. 2 volumes. Offprints. 26 cm. 47, [1]; 10 pp. Printed wrappers, extremities slightly chipped, interior clean. Very good. Rare. First editions. These papers represent Osler's contribution to the second volume of Hopkins' Hospital Reports. "Osler, in his very thorough article on this subject speaks of cases resembling in general appearance and in certain ways, tubercular peritonitis, where the nodules found scattered over the peritoneal surface are not tuberculous, but are either fibrous, syphilitic, lymphomatous, or even carcinomatous ... View more info

Image for The Principles and Practice of Medicine. Designed for the use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine.

The Principles and Practice of Medicine. Designed for the use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine.

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Birmingham:, Classics of Medicine Library, 1978.: 1978

Seller ID: M13800


Thick 8vo. xvi, [2], 1079, [1 blank], ads [6], 8 pp. 19 charts, 5 figs., index, ads dated Nov. 1891. Full navy gilt-stamped cowhide, a.e.g. Near fine. One of the most influential textbooks of general medicine ever written. The chapters describe specific diseases by systems, an innovation now generally followed and the work's elevated literary style, coupled with its vast store of medical knowledge, brought something new to the medical textbook genre. "An unparalleled example and inspiration to the medical students of this century." Lilly Library, Notable Medical Books. Special limited... View more info

Image for Hemiplegia in Typhoid Fever. [Offprint].

Hemiplegia in Typhoid Fever. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $145.00

Publisher: [Philadelphia]:, Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 1896.: 1896

Seller ID: M13523


Series: Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, May 1896. Offprint. 23 cm. 12 pp. Printed wrappers; small chip on lower cover. Very good. This article reproduces a lecture Osler gave during one of his many undergraduate clinics (Cushing, The Life of Sir William Osler, Vol. I., p. 434). He describes 3 different cases and their respective symptoms, including aphasia, arterial thrombosis, and neuritis. Golden & Roland 662. [HM] View more info

Image for The Evolution of Modern Medicine; a Series of Lectures Delivered at Yale University on the Silliman Foundation in April, 1913.

The Evolution of Modern Medicine; a Series of Lectures Delivered at Yale University on the Silliman Foundation in April, 1913.

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Birmingham:, Classics of Medicine Library, 1982.: 1982

Seller ID: MM13323


8vo. [ii], xiv, [2], 243, [3] pp. Plates. Gilt decorated brown leather, raised bands, all edges gilt. Fine. Special limited edition reprinting of the 1921 first edition. "This book is based on the Silliman Lectures delivered at Yale in 1913. It remained unfinished at Osler's death, and Osler requested in his will that it and his other unfinished works not be published. In spite of this, work was prepared for the press by Harvey Cushing, Archibald Malloch and others. It is one of the most interesting short histories of medicine, written in Osler's usual charming style, and is still one of ... View more info

"Annual oration on the campaign against syphilis delivered before the Medical Society of London, May 14, 1917."

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Offprint from:, The Lancet, May 26, 1917.: 1917

Seller ID: M8234


8vo. 23 pp. 1 fig. Original printed wrappers. Ownership signatures on top cover. Fine. Osler describes new techniques for identifying patients, including infants, with syphilis. In addition Osler recommends actions from government, public education and establishing venereal clinics to work in tandem in reducing the spread disease. Golden and Roland 1335. View more info

Image for An Alabama Student and other biographical essays.

An Alabama Student and other biographical essays.

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Oxford:, Clarendon Press, 1908.: 1908

Seller ID: M13025


8vo. [viii], 334 pp. Frontis. port. of John Bassett., illus., pls. Original red cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; covers a bit soiled, a hint of foxing, but an unusually tight copy and fresh throughout. Lacks tissue facing title. Very good +. "Osler wrote a number of biographical and historical papers, and the present one is an interesting and well-known example. This biographical sketch of Dr. John Y. Bassety, an almost unknown physician from Huntsville, Alabama, who died as a comparatively young man in 1851, was based on a small packet of letters and two articles which Dr. Bassett had wr... View more info

Image for Incunabula Medica; a study of the earliest printed medical books, 1467-1480.

Incunabula Medica; a study of the earliest printed medical books, 1467-1480.

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $695.00

Publisher: [Oxford]:, Printed for the Bibliographical Society at the Oxford University Press, 1923.: 1923

Seller ID: M13435


Series: Illustrated Monographs issued by the Bibliographical Society, no. XIX. 287 x 230 mm. 4to. xi, 140 pp. Frontis. port., indexes, 16 plates; endleaves with offsetting. Original linen-backed boards, t.e.g.; top corner bumped. Near fine copy. FIRST EDITION (book form). Originally issued as a Presidential Address read before the Bibliographical Society, London, January 19, 1914 and printed two years later in the Abstract: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society. Left unfinished, it was edited, with a preface, by Professor A. W. Pollard and bibliographical descriptions by Mr. V. Scholder... View more info

Image for Neuritis During and After Typhoid Fever. [Offprint].

Neuritis During and After Typhoid Fever. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, 1895.: 1895

Seller ID: M13525


Series: Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports Vol. V. Offprint. 25 cm. [397]-416 pp. Printed wrappers; cover partially detached. Good. An examination of some of the neurological effects of Typhoid Fever. Osler discusses problems with typhoid-related peripheral paralysis, as well as a variety of different treatments. Golden & Roland 654. [HM] View more info

Image for Chronic Splenic Enlargement with Recurring Gastro-intestinal Hemorrhages. [Offprint].

Chronic Splenic Enlargement with Recurring Gastro-intestinal Hemorrhages. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Edinburgh Medical Journal, 1899.: 1899

Seller ID: M13517


Series: Edinburgh Medical Journal, May, 1899. Offprint. 22 cm. [441]-453, [1] pp. Printed wrappers. Very good. "Dr. Rolleston first referred to Osler's chronic splenic anaemia in adults, already mentioned by Dr. Yeo. In this interesting disease there might be recurrent attacks of haematemesis with intervening periods of comparative fair or even good health. That haematemesis Osler described as being due to the obstruction to the passage of blood from the cardiac end of the stomach by the vasa brevia into the splenic vein. As bearing on the explanation he referred to the case of a man unde... View more info

Image for Case of Arterio-Venous Aneurism of the Axillary Artery and Vein of Fourteen Years Duration. [Offprint].

Case of Arterio-Venous Aneurism of the Axillary Artery and Vein of Fourteen Years Duration. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Annals of Surgery, 1893.: 1893

Seller ID: M13497


Offprint. 24 cm. 4 pp. Printed wrappers. Very good. "The condition of arteriovenous aneurism has interested Osler for a number of years, he having had under observation at intervals a man whose case he described in the Annals of Surgery, 1893. A the time the patient was 25 years old. When fifteen he had fallen and a lead pencil in his waistcoat pocket penetrated the axilla, causing an arteriovenous aneurism. He had remained very well, had been active and strong, had rowed in boat races. Osler heard of this patient not many months ago. He had served through the South African war, so that h... View more info

Image for The Cold-Bath Treatment of Typhoid Fever. [Offprint].

The Cold-Bath Treatment of Typhoid Fever. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Medical News, 1892.: 1892

Seller ID: M13521


Offprint. 23.5 cm. 8 pp. Self-printed wrappers. Very good. Rare. "In Medical News surveys of Philadelphia clinicians' treatments of pneumonia and typhoid fever, Dr. Osler was generally in line with his colleagues in stressing diet, rest, and caution in most cases and strong interventions when necessary. But no one else still recommended the use of leeches to treat headache in the early stages of typhoid fever." -- Bliss, p. 156-7. "Seventy-five per cent of typhoid fever cases would recover under any form of treatment, Osler estimated. Good nursing, diet, and the abandonment of dru... View more info

Image for Remarks on the Varieties of Chronic Chorea, and a Report Upon Two Families of the Hereditary Form with One Autopsy. [Offprint].

Remarks on the Varieties of Chronic Chorea, and a Report Upon Two Families of the Hereditary Form with One Autopsy. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 1893.: 1893

Seller ID: M13510


Offprint. 24 cm. 15, [1] pp. Self-printed wrappers. Near fine. "The rapid spread and wide distribution of knowledge concerning [Huntington's Disease] was in no small measure due to the interest that William Osler . . . took in it. Osler had a lifelong interest in chorea . . . [he] dealt specifically with Huntington's chorea in several case reports and papers (1890, 1893, 1894). -- Gillian Bates, Sarah Tabrizi, Lesley Jones, Huntington's Disease, Oxford University Press, (2002), pp. 9-10, 12, 13. "Osler had become an authority on chorea, having published a lengthy paper in the Journal ... View more info

Image for Cerebro-Spinal Fever. A clinical lecture on seven cases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, delivered before the post-graduate class, June, 15, 1898. [Offprint].

Cerebro-Spinal Fever. A clinical lecture on seven cases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, delivered before the post-graduate class, June, 15, 1898. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Maryland Medical Journal, 1898.: 1898

Seller ID: M13490


Series: Maryland Medical Journal, June, 1898. pp. 717-723. Offprint. 25.6 cm. 7, [1] pp. Self-printed wrappers. Very good. Osler briefly discusses the epidemiology and pathology of meningitis or 'cerebro-spinal fever' as it pertained to a mild outbreak in the Baltimore area at the time of publication. "With the close of the school session, the usual post-graduate courses began, and though these were largely taken over by the junior members of the hospital staff, who thereby eked out their meagre university salaries, Osier always participated. Thus on June 18th he gave them a clinical lect... View more info

Image for Intermittent Claudication. [Offprint].

Intermittent Claudication. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Montreal:, Montreal Medical Journal, 1902.: 1902

Seller ID: M13491


Series: Montreal Medical Journal, Feb. 1902. Offprint. 25.2 cm 6 pp. Printed wrappers. Very good. "The twentieth century saw the depersonalization of case reports and the standardization of their structure, with the rise of the now-familiar 'introduction/case report/discussion' format and the gradual disappearance of the author from the narrative. Osler's 1902 report of two cases of intermittent claudication is characteristic of this modern transition point in the case report. He begins with a recollection of a horse autopsy he had viewed with some members of the Montreal Veterinary Colle... View more info

Image for A Case of Multiple Gangrene in Malarial Fever (With illustrations). [Offprint].

A Case of Multiple Gangrene in Malarial Fever (With illustrations). [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, 1900.: 1900

Seller ID: M13505


Series: Johns Hopkins Bulletin No 107, Feb. 1900. Offprint. 23.5 cm. [2], 4 pp. 5 figs. on 3 plates. Printed wrappers; extremities slightly chipped. Very good. Osler describes the successful diagnosis and treatment of a bartender after he developed large gangrenous sores on various body parts. Osler also explores the relationship between malaria and Raynaud's disease. Golden & Roland 721. [HM] View more info

Image for Studies in Typhoid Fever: Five Years' Experience with the Cold Bath Treatment. [Offprint].

Studies in Typhoid Fever: Five Years' Experience with the Cold Bath Treatment. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, 1895.: 1895

Seller ID: M13530


Series: Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, Vol. V. Offprint. 25 cm. [2], [321]-326 pp. Printed wrappers; extremities chipped. Good. "Seventy-five per cent of typhoid fever cases would recover under any form of treatment, Osler estimated. Good nursing, diet, and the abandonment of drugging would save the lives of another 15 per cent, he thought, calculating from the Hopkins experience. And then there was hydrotherapy, the cold-bath treatment about which he felt so much ambivalence. by 1894 the reduction in mortality achieved at Hopkins had convinced him that hydrotherapy had saved an extra 3 ... View more info

Image for Studies in Typhoid Fever: Five Years' Experience with the Cold Bath Treatment. [Offprint].

Studies in Typhoid Fever: Five Years' Experience with the Cold Bath Treatment. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, 1895.: 1895

Seller ID: M13529


Series: Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, Vol. V. Offprint. 25 cm. [2], [321]-326 pp. Printed wrappers. Very good +. "Seventy-five per cent of typhoid fever cases would recover under any form of treatment, Osler estimated. Good nursing, diet, and the abandonment of drugging would save the lives of another 15 per cent, he thought, calculating from the Hopkins experience. And then there was hydrotherapy, the cold-bath treatment about which he felt so much ambivalence. by 1894 the reduction in mortality achieved at Hopkins had convinced him that hydrotherapy had saved an extra 3 or 4 per cent ... View more info

Image for A case of Sensory Aphasia—Word-blindness with Hemianopsia. [Offprint].

A case of Sensory Aphasia—Word-blindness with Hemianopsia. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: [Philadelphia]:, American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1891.: 1891

Seller ID: M13503


Series: American Journal of the Medical Sciences, March 1891. Offprint. 24 cm. 6 pp. 2 figs. Printed wrappers; extremities slightly chipped. Very good. A fascinating case study in which Osler posits a relationship between aphasia or "word-blindness" with disease in the parietal ant temporal lobes. Stanley Finger, ?Francois Boller, ?Kenneth L. Tyler, History of Neurology, 2009. Golden & Roland 607. [HM] View more info

Image for Chills in Typhoid Fever. [Offprint].

Chills in Typhoid Fever. [Offprint].

By: OSLER, Sir William (1849-1919).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, 1895.: 1895

Seller ID: M13528


Series: Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, Vol. 5. Offprint. 25 cm. [2], 445,457, [1] pp. Printed wrappers; cover detached. 4 charts. Very good. Osler makes the point that chills, which he felt were generally ignored "except as a symptom of the onset of the disease," by most physicians, should be considered more carefully. In this article he describes numerous cases of chills in typhoid fever, as well as his attempts to ascertain their causes and significance. "Nothing influenced Osler's views of therapeutics as much as his analysis of the treatment of typhoid fever at Hopkins. If no... View more info