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VEGETINE: Nature's Remedy. The Great Blood Purifier. (In The National Life: Devoted to the Health and Interests of the People), Stevens, Henry R
101 Stevens, Henry R VEGETINE: Nature's Remedy. The Great Blood Purifier. (In The National Life: Devoted to the Health and Interests of the People)
Boston, MA: The National Life, circa [1870]. [1870]. Good 
Boston, MA: The National Life, circa [1870].. [1870].. Good. - sc Small quarto advertising leaflet. A sheet of stock 11 inches high by 16 inches wide is folded to form 4 pages printed in newspaper format in 3 columns. Illustrated with vignette portraits of the Founding Fathers. The leaflet is bumped & has been folded numerous times with some darkening along the creases. There is a small stain to the first leaf & a short tear & crease to its front edge. Good.

Vegetine, "a valuable Indian compound...extracted from barks, roots, and herbs", was developed in 1851 by a Dr. Cummings, who lived in the Boston area. At that time Henry R. Stevens was in the shipping business in Boston but by 1871 he had become the sole proprietor of Vegetine. This leaflet is devoted to the many uses of Vegetine with testimonials and lists of druggists who sell it and recommend it. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by T. HUNT STILWELL author of "A TREATISE ON DEAFNESS"., Stilwell, T. Hunt, M.D. Author of "A Treatise on Deafness...With a Description of His Great Invention of the Organic Vibrator".
102 Stilwell, T. Hunt, M.D. Author of "A Treatise on Deafness...With a Description of His Great Invention of the Organic Vibrator". AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by T. HUNT STILWELL author of "A TREATISE ON DEAFNESS".
New York: March 1st, 1877. 1877. Very good Signed
- sc Small quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide]. 131 words penned in black ink on a sheet of his lined pictorial letterhead. Signed "T. Hunt Stilwell MD". Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good.

At the top of the letterhead, to the right, Stilwell's name and the address of his "Consulting & Examination Offices" are printed over a decorative background. To the left is printed an anatomical drawing of an ear headed "Patent Organic Vibrator for Deafness" with the vibrator illustrated in place in the inner ear.

The letter is addressed to N. N. Day & Co. and concerns addresses for a mailing of circulars. First Edition. 
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103 Thompson, C J. S. THE MYSTERY AND ART OF THE APOTHECARY.
London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, (1929). (1929). Good 
- Octavo, gray buckram. The binding is soiled. The spine is darkened with the head & tail chipped. viii, [1] leaf & 287 pages plus 4-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated in black & white with 9 plates, including a frontispiece, & with textual illustrations. There is foxing to the preliminary pages & occasional very light foxing to the text pages. There is a previous owner's name & date on the front endpaper. Good.

First edition.

Mounted on the front pastedown is the bookplate of Francis Augustus Brooks M.D [1824-1902]. The bookplate is pictured and described by the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library: "A center circle with a cross and an arm holding a spear surrounded by leaves and flowers. A motto separates the circle: Laesus non victus." First Edition. 
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104 Thoms, Herbert, M.D CLASSICAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY. With a Foreword by Howard A. Kelly
Springfield, IL and Baltimore, MD: Charles C. Thomas, (1935). (1935). Very good 
Springfield, IL and Baltimore, MD: Charles C. Thomas, (1935).. (1935).. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth. The spine is faded & the book is lightly rubbed. 265 pp. Illustrated in B&W. Very good. 
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105 Thomson, H. Campbell DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1921. 1921. Good 
New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1921.. 1921.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth. The binding is rubbed & bumped & the head & tail of the spine are lightly chipped. xvii & 566 pages plus colophon. There is an owner's ink name on the front pastedown. There is a small tear to the top of the front hinge & the book is lightly cracked at the colophon. There are pencil underlinings in the first 100 pages of the book & the page edges are slightly darkened. Illustrated with 23 plates, 11 of them in color, & with 120 black-and-white textual illustrations. Good.

Third edition, revised. 
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHARMACOPOEIAS. Together with an autograph letter signed by professor of pharmacy George Urdang., Urdang, George.
106 Urdang, George. THE DEVELOPMENT OF PHARMACOPOEIAS. Together with an autograph letter signed by professor of pharmacy George Urdang.
New York: World Health Organization, 1950. 1950. Good Signed
INSCRIBED AND WITH AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GEORGE URDANG - Octavo, printed cream-colored wrappers. The edges of the covers are darkened with some light creasing & with a small area of very light soiling to the front cover. Title & 25 pages. There is a small, light stain to the front margin of page 8 and page 9. The contents are very good. Good.

"The present communication was prepared at the invitation of the World Health Organization for publication in its Bulletin, and it is here printed in advance by permission of the Director-General of the WHO."

Inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Dr. Philip George with the compliments of the author / George Urdang / Christmas 1950 / University of Wisconsin / Madison, Wis., U.S.A." Urdang has also noted in ink below the title: "This brochure was distributed at the dedication of the U.S. Pharmacopoeial Convention headquarters at New York on April 12, 1950".

Laid in is a closely written one-page letter penned on a sheet of American Institute of the History of Pharmacy letterhead and signed "George Urdang". The letter, addressed to Dr. George, encloses this copy of the pamphlet and also refers to having previously sent him a copy of Urdang's catalog of "Squibb's Ancient Pharmacy".

George Urdang [1882-1960] was Professor of the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. 
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107 Urdung, George PHARMACOPOEIA LONDINENSIS OF 1618. Reproduced in Facsimile with a Historical Introduction by George Urdung
Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1944. 1944. Very good 
Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1944.. 1944.. Very good. - Small folio [approximately 12 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], green cloth titled in gilt. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed. vii, [1] leaf & 299 pages. Illustrated with 2 full-page black-and-white facsimiles. Very good.

Hollister Pharmaceutical Library Number Two.

The full title of the original 1618 work is Pharmacopoeia Londinensis, in qua medicamenta antiqua et nova usitatissima, sedulo collecta, accuratissime examinata, quotidiana experientia confirmata describuntur. 
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108 Vincent, Docteur A LECON D'OUVERTURE D'UN COURS D'HYGIENE. 30 Octobre 1889
Geneve: Imprimerie Centrale Genevoise, 1889. 1889. Good 
Geneve: Imprimerie Centrale Genevoise, 1889.. 1889.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wrappers. The binding is bumped & the edges of the wraps are darkened with staining to the front edge of the front wrap. There is light creasing to the top corner & front edge of the rear wrap. 22 & [3] pages. illustrated with a double-page chart. The fore-edge is foxed & the page edges are slightly darkened. There is light creasing to the top corners & front edges of the last 3 leaves. Good.

First edition. The text is in French. First Edition. 
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109 Walton, J.H CONTROL OF PAIN WITH SADDLE BLOCK AND HIGHER SPINAL ANESTHESIA. Edited by J.H. Walton, M.D. Illustrations by Frank H. Netter, M.D
Summit, N.J.: Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., (1948). (1948). Fine 
Summit, N.J.: Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., (1948).. (1948).. Fine. - Octavo, 9 inches high by 6 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed red wraps titled in white on the front cover. 52 pages, illustrated with 12 full-page color illustrations by Frank H. Netter. Near fine. 
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110 Waugh, W. F., M.D.; and Abbott, W. C., M.D. A TEXT-BOOK OF ALKALOIDAL THERAPEUTICS: Being a Resume of All Available Literature on the Subject of the Active Principles Added to the Personal Experience of the Authors. With the Collaboration of E. M. Epstein, M.D.
Chicago, IL: The Clinic Publishing Co., 1904. 1904. Good 
Chicago, IL: The Clinic Publishing Co., 1904.. 1904.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on spine. The binding is rubbed & the spine is somewhat faded. The covers are bumped with a small stain to the front cover. Title, 1 leaf, ii, [ii] & 405 pp. The front hinge is cracked at the title. The front endpapers are lightly soiled with 2 owner's bookplates mounted on the front pastedown. A few top & bottom page corners are creased. Despite is flaws, a good solid working copy.

First edition. First Edition. 
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111 Welton, Thurston Scott THE MODERN METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL
New York: Walter J. Black, Inc., (1938). (1938). Very good 
New York: Walter J. Black, Inc., (1938).. (1938).. Very good. - Octavo, maroon cloth. The covers are lightly rubbed & bumped with slight fraying to the top corners. There are a few small, light stains to the front cover. xi & 159 pages. Illustrated with color charts. With a celluloid "Calendar-Wheel" in a pocket mounted on the front pastedown, to be used with the charts to determine fertile and infertile times of the month. Very good. 
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112 Whitaker, J. Ryland ANATOMY OF THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD
Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone, 1921. 1921. Good 
Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone, 1921.. 1921.. Good. - Small octavo, red cloth. The binding is bumped & soiled with some fraying to the corners & with several tiny tears to the cloth. The spine is faded with some small white stains & with the head & tail lightly chipped. There is a tear & fraying to the rear joint. xvi & 262 pages. Illustrated with 36 plates, most of them in color, & with black-and-white tables in the text. There is an owner's bold ownership inscription on the front endpaper & the book is lightly cracked at plate 23. There is a tear to the front edge of page 127. Good.

Fifth edition. 
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NOTE PAPER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN DOCTOR AND AUTHOR HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS WHO ADVOCATED MORE HUMANE TREATMENT OF DRUG ADDICTS., Williams, Henry Smith. (1863-1943). American author, doctor and lawyer.
113 Williams, Henry Smith. (1863-1943). American author, doctor and lawyer. NOTE PAPER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AMERICAN DOCTOR AND AUTHOR HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS WHO ADVOCATED MORE HUMANE TREATMENT OF DRUG ADDICTS.
February 15th, 1931. 1931. Good Signed
February 15th, 1931.. 1931.. Good. - A piece of cream note paper, approximately 8-1/4 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide, is inscribed and signed in black ink: "To Seymour Halpern / with all good wishes / Henry Smith Williams" followed by his address and the date 'Feb. 15 , 1931". There is a short tear to the top edge of the paper with a small crease & tear and a partial paper-clip mark to its right edge. The bottom edge is slightly creased. Good.

Williams is sending his autograph to future congressman Seymour Halpern, then a young autograph collector.

Henry Smith Williams [1863-1943] is said to have treated 10,000 patients in his medical practice. He was an expert on the "chemistry and biology of blood cells" and spent ten years intensively studying cancer. After his brother Edward was imprisoned for drug offences in 1931, Williams spent much of the rest of his life advocating for more humane treatment of drug addicts and experimented with treating them by prescribing measured doses of the drugs to which they were addicted. He predicted that fifty years later drug-smuggling would grow to become a five-billion-dollar industry.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
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