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21 Bell, Dr. Ralcy Husted SELF-AMUSEMENT (AND ITS SPECTRES)
New York: Golden Hind Press, 1929. 1929. Fine 
New York: Golden Hind Press, 1929.. 1929.. Fine. - Octavo, marbled paper covered boards in red, green & gilt, titled in gilt on a green cloth spine. Decorative endpapers in blue & gilt. The boards are very slightly bumped & the spine is faded. 101 pages. Near fine.

First edition, "published in a limited edition for subscribers". A doctor's treatise on masturbation as a harmless and natural sexual outlet. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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22 Benivieni, Antonio. (1443-1502), DE ABDITIS NONNULLIS AC MIRANDIS MORBORUM ET SANATIONUM CAUSIS [THE HIDDEN CAUSES OF DISEASE]
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, (1954). (1954). Good 
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, (1954).. (1954).. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth in a dust wrapper. There is some minor foxing to the binding. The dust jacket is chipped with tears & pieces out. Its spine is darkened & the lower section of its rear panel is creased. xlvi & 217 pages. 6 full-page black-and-white illustrations. There is staining to the top edge of the verso of the front endpaper with light staining to the top edges of the following 3 leaves. Very good in a fair dust wrapper.

The Latin text by Antonio Benivieni of Florence [1443-1502] is printed side by side with the English translation by Charles Singer. There is a biographical appreciation by Esmond R. Long. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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23 Berberich, Joseph; Lax, Henry; Stern, Rudolf; editors RUDOLF VIRCHOW MEDICAL SOCIETY / in the city of New York, N.Y. Jubilee Volume, 100th Anniversary / Festschrift zur 100-Jahr-Feier / November 7, 1860-1960
Basel, Switzerland/New York: S. Karger, Publishers, 1960. 1960. Very good 
Basel, Switzerland/New York: S. Karger, Publishers, 1960.. 1960.. Very good. - Large octavo, blue cloth. The covers are rubbed, bumped & unevenly darkened with some small stains to the rear cover. The spine is slightly faded. [vii], 522 & [1] pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The fore- edge is lightly foxed with small areas of soiling to the top & bottom edges & there are 2 tiny stains to the rear endpaper, else the contents are very good.

First edition.

Some of the contributions are in German and some in English. Joseph Berberich's introduction is printed in both German and English. The papers are on many medical topics, including various forms of cancer, tuberculosis, dermatology, syphilis, enzymology, the pancreas, pulmonary embolism, trichinosis, etc. First Edition. 
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24 Boldt, Dr. Julius TRACHOMA. Translated by J. Herbert Parsons, D.Sc. and Thos. Snowball, M.B., C.M. With an Introductory Chapter by E. Treacher Collins, F.R.C.S
(Birmingham, AL: Classics of Ophthalmology Library), (1991). (1991). Fine 
(Birmingham, AL: Classics of Ophthalmology Library), (1991).. (1991).. Fine. - Octavo, full brown leather titled in gilt between raised bands on the spine with decorations in gilt on the spine & both covers & with a cream silk bookmark. All the edges are gilt. The endpapers are marbled. [iii], lii & 232 pages plus colophon. Fine.

A gilt-lettered black leather label mounted on the front pastedown of each volume states: "This is copy 36 of a Limited Edition of 5,000 copies in the library of ......" This translation of Boldt's 1903 work was originally published in 1904.

Laid in is a 21-page pamphlet, providing information on Boldt and on this work. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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25 Braun, Prof. Dr. Heinrich LOCAL ANESTHESIA: Its Scientific Basis and Practical Use. Translated and Edited by Percy Shields, M.D., A.C.S. From the Third Revised German Edition
Philadelphia and New York: Lea & Febiger, (1914). (1914). Very good 
Philadelphia and New York: Lea & Febiger, (1914).. (1914).. Very good. - Small quarto, dark green cloth. The covers are bumped with slight fraying to the corners. There are 3 small stains to the rear cover with a chip out of the cloth along its bottom edge. The tail of the spine is slightly chipped. viii & pages [17]-399. 215 textual illustrations in black, white & red. The book is lightly cracked at page viii. Very good.

First edition in English. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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THE EDWIN SMITH SURGICAL PAPYRUS. Published in Facsimile and Hieroglyphic Transliteration with Translation and Commentary in Two Volumes. Volume 2: Facsimile Plates and Line for Line Hieroglyphic Transliteration (Volume 2 only)., Breasted, James Henry.
26 Breasted, James Henry. THE EDWIN SMITH SURGICAL PAPYRUS. Published in Facsimile and Hieroglyphic Transliteration with Translation and Commentary in Two Volumes. Volume 2: Facsimile Plates and Line for Line Hieroglyphic Transliteration (Volume 2 only).
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, [1930]. [1930]. Very good 
- Quarto [16 inches high by 12 inches wide], tan cloth backed with brown cloth titled in gilt. The binding is bumped with slight fraying to the bottom corners of the covers & some minor soiling to the rear cover. xiii pages and 22 plates in red, black & brown, including 4 folding plates. The top corners of some pages are lightly bumped. Very good.

First edition.

The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications Volume IV.

The Edwin Smith Papyrus is an ancient Egyptian medical text, named after the dealer who bought it in 1862, and is the oldest known surgical treatise on trauma. The document, which may have been a manual of military surgery, describes 48 cases of injuries, fractures, wounds, dislocations and tumors. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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27 Buck, Albert H DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF EAR DISEASES
New York: William Wood & Company, 1880. 1880. Good 
New York: William Wood & Company, 1880.. 1880.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth decorated in gilt and black on the spine with the title in gilt on the spine and decorations in black on the covers. The covers are rubbed and bumped. 411 pages with a few textual illustrations. A previous owner's name is penned on the front blank. The endpapers and blanks are foxed and there is a small piece out from the front edge of the front endpaper. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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28 Cantor Alfred J.; and Foxe, Arthur N.; editors PSYCHOSOMATIC ASPECTS OF SURGERY: The Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Held in New York City, October 1954
New York/London: Grune & Stratton, 1956. 1956. Very good 
New York/London: Grune & Stratton, 1956.. 1956.. Very good. - Octavo, light tan cloth titled in red on the front cover & spine. The covers are very lightly bumped & the head of the spine is lightly creased. xii & 220 pages. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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29 Casamayor de Planta Doctor A ETUDE SUR LA PROPHYLAXIE DE LA TUBERCULOSE
Paris: Societe d'Editions Scientifiques, 1896. 1896. Fair 
Paris: Societe d'Editions Scientifiques, 1896.. 1896.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover originally bound in printed tan wraps. The backstrip is perished & the pamphlet is disbound. The wraps are darkened & heavily chipped with short tears & pieces out. 56 pages. A fair working copy.

First edition. The text is in French. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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30 Christian, Eugene, F.S.D EAT AND BE WELL / EAT AND GET WELL
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1916. 1916. Very good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1916.. 1916.. Very good. - Small octavo, gray cloth titled in red. The binding is very slightly bumped. [xiv] & 133 pages. Very good, with the remnants of the dust wrapper laid in.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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31 Clendening, Logan THE ROMANCE OF MEDICINE: Behind the Doctor. With Illustrations from Contemporary Sources, Portraits, Photographs and Original Drawings
Garden City, NY: The Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., (1933). (1933). Very good 
Garden City, NY: The Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., (1933).. (1933).. Very good. - Octavo, tan cloth. Lightly bumped, soiled. Spine somewhat darkened. 458 pp. plus index. Illustrated in B&W. Some soiling & offsetting to the endpapers. A very good, tight copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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32 Cole, F. J A HISTORY OF COMPARATIVE ANATOMY From Aristotle to the Eighteenth Century
London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1949. 1949. Good 
London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1949.. 1949.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth. The head & tail of the spine are faded & there is some white staining to the rear cover. viii & 524 pages. Full-page & textual illustrations in black & white. The edges of the book and the front & rear blanks are foxed and there is scattered light foxing throughout. There is a crease to the bottom corner of the front endpaper. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED by Sir Augustus d'Este, the earliest recorded person for whom a definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be made, d'Este, Sir Augustus Frederick (1794-1848)
33 d'Este, Sir Augustus Frederick (1794-1848) AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED by Sir Augustus d'Este, the earliest recorded person for whom a definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be made
May 2nd, 1814. 1814. Good Signed
May 2nd, 1814.. 1814.. Good. SIR AUGUSTUS D'ESTE WAS THE EARLIEST RECORDED PERSON FOR WHOM A DEFINITE DIAGNOSIS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) CAN BE MADE - sc Approximately 20 words penned on a 6-1/8 inch high by 4-1/4 inch wide sheet of watermarked paper. "I have the honor my dear Sir of subscribing myself...." Signed "Augustus Frederick de Este". Folded horizontally and vertically. There are remnants of gray scrapbook paper mounted to the verso of the left edge of the sheet and the corners have been clipped. Good.

The grandson of George III and son of the Duke of Sussex, Sir Augustus Frederick d'Este (1794-1848) was active in the Aborigines Protection Society. He assisted the Mississauga missionary Peter Jones who argued for the giving Native Americans title to their lands in Upper Canada. His manuscript diaries recorded the onset of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis which began at the age of 28 and afflicted him for the next 22 years. Sir Augustus d'Este is the earliest recorded person for whom a definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be made. 
Price: 375.00 USD

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34 Dacus, Henricus (Henrik Harpestreng); Johnsson, J.W.S DE SIMPLICIBUS MEDICINIS LAXATIVIS
Kobenhavn: Vilhelm Priors Kgl. Hofboghandel, 1914. 1914. Very good Signed
Kobenhavn: Vilhelm Priors Kgl. Hofboghandel, 1914.. 1914.. Very good. LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES - THOUGH NOT CALLED FOR, THIS COPY INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY J.W.S. JOHNSSON - Quarto, 10-3/8 inches high by 7-7/8 inches wide. Original printed gray wrappers bound into three-quarter green cloth & marbled boards with a gilt-titled calf label on the spine. The leather label is scuffed and the gilt partially rubbed away. The edges of the covers are rubbed with slight wear to the boards. 98 pages, illustrated with 2 facsimiles. The edges of the pages are slightly darkened and the leaves are lightly toned. Very good.

Limited edition of 500 numbered copies. Though not called for, this copy is inscribed and signed by J.W.S. Johnsson on the half-title.

The text is in Latin with a Danish preface, notes and commentary.

The Danish medical doctor, John William Schibbye Johnsson (1868-1929) is best known for his works on the history of medicine and folklore. In 1907, he co-founded the medical museum in Copenhagen. He sat on the board of the Danish Folk Museum and later also co-founded the Danish Medical-Historical Society. He published numerous articles on the history of medicine and also published little known manuscripts from the middle ages, including Henricus Dacus' Latin manuscript on laxatives.

Little is known about the life of Henrik Harpestreng (Henricus Dacus), with the exception that a couple of sixteenth and seventeenth century sources mention that he died in 1244. Fifteenth century manuscripts further mention him as having treated the Danish King Erik (1241-1251). He authored the "Liber Herbarum" and a medical book "De Simplicibus Medicinis Laxativis", which enumerates 35 herbs in alphabetical order with recipes for purgative medicines and their exact doses. There is also a passage with advice on dosage, uses and storage of the medicine.

RARE in commerce. 
Price: 650.00 USD

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY ALLAN ROY DAFOE, M.D., Dafoe, Allan Roy. [1883-1943]. Canadian obstetrician who delivered the Dionne quintuplets.
35 Dafoe, Allan Roy. [1883-1943]. Canadian obstetrician who delivered the Dionne quintuplets. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY ALLAN ROY DAFOE, M.D.
Callander, Ontario, Canada: Jan. 10th, 1938. 1938. Very good Signed
Callander, Ontario, Canada: Jan. 10th, 1938.. 1938.. Very good. - Quarto. 15 words typed on a splendid illustrated sheet of letterhead headed "The Dionne Quintuplet Guardianship" with a color image of the heads of the quintuplets superimposed on a maple leaf and an outline map of Ontario, marking the location of Callander with a red star. Signed "Allan Roy Dafoe". There is light creasing to the bottom corners of the letter with the left corner slightly darkened. Folded once for mailing. Very good.

Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe [1883-1943] sends this signed letter to a correspondent who has asked for his autograph. The Canadian obstetrician delivered and cared for the Dionnes, the first quintuplets known to have survived early infancy. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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NEUROPATHY ILLUSTRATED. The Philosophy and Practical Application of Drugless Healing. Amply Illustrated and Explained., Davis, Andrew P.
36 Davis, Andrew P. NEUROPATHY ILLUSTRATED. The Philosophy and Practical Application of Drugless Healing. Amply Illustrated and Explained.
Long Beach, California: Graves & Hersey, 1915. 1915. Good 
Long Beach, California: Graves & Hersey, 1915.. 1915.. Good. - Octavo, 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Bound by Wymore Book Bindery in three-quarter black morocco and cloth, titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is further enhanced by marbled edges. The covers are rubbed with wear to the leather at the corners and joints. The leather has split along the front joint. The head and tail of the spine are chipped. [xvi] & 601 pages, illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and several textual and full-page illustrations throughout. The front endpaper is lacking and the inner edge of the front blank has been reinforced with early paper tape. From the private library of the chiropractor Alexander Cohen, with his stamp on the front pastedown, front blank and title page. The bottom edges of the index are stained. Good.

The RARE first edition.

One of the leading practitioners of Homeopathic Medicine, Andrew P. Davis was born in Allegany county, New York in 1835. Although his father was a noted physician, the settlement of his estate left young Andrew to his own devices. He followed extended courses at Wabash College in Indiana and while subsequently providing for himself as a teacher, he began the study of medicine. Turning his attention to allopathy after an exhaustive investigation of the eclectic system, he attended Chicago's Rush Medical College. Several years after graduating, he began his studies of homeopathy at the Pulte Homeopathic Medical College in Cincinnati as well as the study of ophthalmology under Professor Wilson. He first practiced in Terre Haute, Indiana before moving to Corsicana, Texas where he set up practice as the pioneer homeopathic physician of the region. Pursuing further education in Homeopathy in New York, he subsequently returned to Texas to settle in Dallas. First Edition. 
Price: 450.00 USD

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37 Davis, N. S CONSUMPTION: How to Prevent It and How to Live with It. Its Nature, Its Causes, Its Prevention, and the Mode of Life, Exercise, Food, Clothing Necessary for Its Cure
Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, Publishers, 1908. 1908. Very good 
Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, Publishers, 1908.. 1908.. Very good. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on spine. The covers are bumped & lightly rubbed. viii & 172 pp. Very good.

Second Edition, Thoroughly Revised.

Originally published in 1891. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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38 De Meyer, Isaac-Joseph (1786-1861). ORIGINE DES APOTHICAIRES DE BRUGES.
Bruges: Imprimerie de Felix de Pachtere, 1842. 1842. Good Signed
Bruges: Imprimerie de Felix de Pachtere, 1842.. 1842.. Good. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR - Octavo, green boards backed by a dark green cloth spine, titled in gilt on the front cover with gilt rules on the spine. The covers are rubbed with wear to the corners and edges. The cloth is split along the joints with a piece out at the foot of the spine. 85 pages, plus a [1] page table of contents, illustrated with a title page vignette and 7 textual illustrations, including pictorial head and tail pieces. There is some minor faint foxing. Good.

First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed to "Monsieur Coppieters t Wallant" with "Hommage de l'auteur". Jean-Baptiste-Adolphe-Ghislain Coppieters 't Wallant (1806-1860) was the mayor of Bruges from 1830 to 1841.

Please note that the text is in French with some quotations printed in Dutch.

The Belgian physician Isaac Joseph De Meyer served as a surgeon and carabinier in the Napoleonic Wars. He took part in the Battles of Landschut, Eckmuhl, Regensburg, Essling, and the Battle of Waterloo, among others. Settling in Bruges, he served as President of the Commission Medicale Procincial and as Vice President of the Royal Academy of Medicine.

Includes a history of the "Epiciers-Droguistes" and of Bruges' Apothicairies with a list of their members from 1488 through 1795 "Liste des Epiciers-Droguistes et Apothicaires, membres de la corporation dite Kruydhalle".

RARE. WorldCat locates only 10 copies. First Edition. 
Price: 175.00 USD

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39 Durling, Richard J.; compiler A CATALOGUE OF SIXTEENTH CENTURY PRINTED BOOKS IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, 1967. 1967. Very good 
Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, 1967.. 1967.. Very good. - Quarto, gray cloth. Covers bumped & lightly soiled. 698 pp. Very good. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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40 Eyre, Sir James, M.D. THE STOMACH AND ITS DIFFICULTIES. By Sir James Eyre, M.D. Fourth Edition.
London: John Churchill, (1857). (1857). Fair 
- Small octavo [6-3/4 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly stained & unevenly faded with the corners of the front wrap creased. The backstrip is perished & the front wrap & first signature are detached. xiv & pages [15]-162 plus reviews of the author's works, with the rear leaves unopened. The book is cracked or partially cracked in several places & the page corners are lightly creased. There are a few pencil markings & underlinings. Fair working copy.

A popular work, now uncommon. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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