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ABERNETHY, John. SURGICAL OBSERVATIONS on the Constitutional Origin and Treatment of Local Diseases; and on Aneurisms: including Directions for the Treatment of Disorders of the Digestive Organs. Eighth Edition. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1826. 8vo, xii, 346pp, preceded by publisher’s 8pp catalogue dated Feb. 1826. Orig. boards, back worn and chipped but a sound copy. $150. ¶ Later edition of Abernethy’s primary work, first issued in 1809-10 in two volumes. Abernethy (1764-1831) was John Hunter’s disciple and successor at St Bart’s Hospital. Continuing Hunter’s work on ligation, he was the first to tie successfully the external iliac artery for aneurysm and in 1798 he ligated the common carotid. This book was, in the view of D’Arcy Power, epoch-making. Cf. G-M 5584; Heirs of Hippocrates 1193; Wellcome II, p.3.

 

(Academy Royale de Chirurgie). MEMOIRES DE L’ACADEMIE ROYALE DE CHIRURGIE. Paris: Chez Menard et Desenne, 1819. 5 vols, 8vo, 65 foldout plates. Contemporary full calf, gilt ruled and scrolled borders, gilt lettering to black morocco spine labels, gilt decoration to spines, aeg, rubbing to extremities, some loss to labels, 2 sprung signatures, otherwise nearly very good. $750. ¶ Nouvelle Edition avec Notes, with all plates present.

 

ALIBERT, Jean Louis Marie. NOSOLOGIE NATURELLE ou Les Maladies du Corps Humain Distribuées par Familles. Paris: Germer Baillière, 1838. Folio, lxxxvi, 616pp, frontisportrait, 33 plates beautifully color printed, engraved after various artists including Valbile, Maurice, etc. Modern quarter calf, cloth boards, gilt title. Light foxing, library stamp to title, otherwise very good. $1850. ¶ Second edition. This work deals with the classification of diseases, applying the methods used by de Jussieu in natural history and botany. Numerous clinical observations are to be found in this book and there is an interesting historical introduction. The work was prohibitively expensive to produce and, although it states "end of vol I," in fact this is all that was published and only a few copies were completed with all the plates. As Castiglione observes: "Especially from the iconographic point of view, [this work] is a masterpiece" (Hist. Med., p.737). Wellcome II, p.31. Waller calls for a portrait but Wellcome does not mention it.

 

[ALLEN, Francis D.] REMARKS ON THE DANGERS AND DUTIES OF SEPULTURE, Or, Security for the Living, with Respect and Repose for the Dead. By a Fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society. Boston: Phelps & Farnham, 1823. 8vo, 74pp. Printed wrappers, oversewn. Front cover missing upper right corner due to wear (no loss of text), sporadic light foxing internally, otherwise a very good copy with an ink inscription on front flyleaf reading, "From the Author." $250. ¶ Rare treatise on putrefaction. NUC finds two copies.

 

ALPINI, Prospero. DE PRAESAGIENDA VITA ET MORTE AEGROTANTIUM LIBRIS SEPTEM. In Quibus Ars Tota HIPPOCRATICA Praedicendi In Aegrotis Varios Morborum Eventusquum Ex Veterum Medicorum Dogmatis, Tum Ex Longo Accurataque Observatione, Nova Methodo Elucescit. Cum Praefatione Hermanni Boerhaave post Editionem Alteram Leidensem, cujus Textu, Recensuit, Passim Emendavit, supplevit, cittata HIPPOCRATIS loca accuravit, Hieron. Dav. Gaubius, M.D. & Ch.L. Cum Capitum & Rerum Duplici Indice. Accredit Hieronimi Fracafiori de Diebus Criticis Libello. Editio Veneta Ceteris Emendatior. Venetiis: Dominicum Tabacco, 1735. 4to, xx, 410pp, engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Full calf, spine label, gilt ornamented spine, moderate edgewear, lacking head of backstrip, mild-light foxing throughout, owner’s signature dated 1743, overall good. $275. ¶ Second Edition, third issue (first: 1719, second: 1733). Originally published in 1601, Alpini (1553-1616) wrote this classic, comprehensive treatise on prognosis based upon his extensive knowledge of the writings of Hippocrates, with special emphasis on the patient’s state of mind and its relationship to overall health. "There is nowhere to be found a book fitter for promoting medicinal knowledge, and consequently none more worthy to be warmly recommended to students in medicine" (from editor Boerhaave’s Preface). Osler 1801; cf. Waller 371; cf. G-M 2194: "A classical work on prognosis." cf. Norman 39; cf. Eimas 386.

 

(Anatomy). MANN UND WEIB. Gegenuberstellung des mannlichen und weiblichen Korpers in anatomisch zerlegbaren Modellen. Album zu Die Frau Als Haus-Arztin von Dr. med. Anna Fischer Duckelmann. Stuttgart: Suddeutsches Verlags-Institute, [n.d., ca. 1900]. 8vo, (3)pp, 5 chromo-lithograph plates. Printed and ornamented wrappers, very light foxing, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Unusually well-produced fold-out anatomical chromo-lithographs printed in particularly rich color; three plates are composed of multiple overlays, augmenting three pages of descriptive medical text and an index corresponding to plate details.

 

ARIAS-CARBAJAL, Prof. Pio. PLANTAS QUE CURAN Y PLANTAS QUE MATAN. Tratado Teórico Práctico de Botánica Medicinal para la Curación de Todas las Entermedades. [Mexico City: Ediciones del Caribe, [1955]. 8vo, 292pp, misc. text illus. Illus. wrappers, good. $100. ¶ First Edition. With a sensational wrapper design featuring a half-nurse half-skull portrait bordered by curative and deadly plants. With material on coca, belladonna, tobacco, amanita muscaria, mandrake, etc. Only 5 copies on OCLC holdings. Scarce.

 

ARMSTRONG, John. THE ART OF PRESERVING HEALTH. A Poem. London: A. Millar, 1754. 8vo, (2), 100pp. [Bound with] WHITEHEAD, [Paul]. SATIRES. Viz. I. Manners… II. The State Dunces…III. Honour. Islington, 1748. 52pp. [and with] [Anon.]. SOBER ADVICE FROM HORACE, To the Young Gentleman about Town. As Delivered in His Second Sermon. Imitated in the Manner of Mr. Pope. London: for T. Sewell, 1755. 24pp. Modern boards, paper label, slight browning to title-page of first item, contemp. hand has filled in printer’s abbreviations of names in third title, very good. $150. ¶ Early edition of the first title. "In 1744 appeared the ‘Art of Preserving Health,’ a didactic poem in four books, which sprang at once into popularity, and has passed through several editions down to our own day. In the class of poetry to which it belongs, the ‘Art of Preserving Health’ holds a distinguished place. No writer of the eighteenth century had so masterful a grasp of blank verse as is shown in parts of this poem. The powerful passage descriptive of the plague (Book III) has been highly praised. As in all didactic poetry, the practical directions are of little interest; but those who value austere imagination and weighty diction cannot afford to neglect Armstrong’s masterpiece" (DNB). A friend of John Wilkes and Henry Fuseli and a physician to the British army in Germany during the Seven Years War, John Armstrong (1709-1779) achieved prominence in medicine before gaining notoriety for attacking his friend John Wilkes and fame for writing this famous poem. cf. Foxon A296; Hayward 168; Rothschild 56; Williams p.33.

First collected edition of the second title, a collection of satires by Paul Whitehead (1710-1744), including "Manners," "State Dunces," a satire in heroic couplets critical of Pope and Walpole, and "Honour," Whitehead’s last political satire, first published a year earlier, in 1747. In "Honour," Liberty is introduced as following Virtue in quitting the shores of Britain, unless specially detained by ‘Stanhope’ (e.g. Chesterfield). Foxon W411.

The last title, Sober Advice from Horace, also a satire, may also be the work of Whitehead. It could not be located in NUC.

 

[ARNAULT DE NOBLEVILLE, Louis Daniel]. LE MANUEL DES DAMES DE CHARITE, ou Formules de Medicamens Faciles a Preparer... Paris: Debure, 1765. Sm. 8vo, lxvi, (2), 556pp, frontis. engraved by J.B. Tilliard after Deffriches. Full calf, gilt, morocco label, corners and head & tail of backstrip worn, otherwise a very good clean copy. $350. ¶ Fifth Edition, revised and expanded, of a manual for nurses, with notes on medicines, diseases, treatments, etc. The first edition names Louis-Daniel Arnault Nobleville (1701-78) as the author, whereas later editions name a group of doctors; this one is published anonymously. Added to the manual is Traité sur la Saignée by Et. Chardon de Courcelles. Barbier 43. Blake p.19. Wellcome II, p.58.

 

ASCHNER, Bernhard. DIE BLUTDRÜSENERKRANKUNGEN DES WEIBES und ihre Bezuehungen zur Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe. Wiesbaden: J.F. Bergmann, 1918. 8vo, xii, 420, (12, ads), 42 illus., 12 color plates. Spine split, front wrapper detached, several signatures loose, still unopened & good. $150. ¶ Only edition of this thorough text on glandular disturbances in women. Bernhard Aschner (1883-1960) was the first to render a complete translation of all of Paracelsus’s works, and he is remembered among pituitary specialists for having kept hypophysectomized dogs alive indefinitely; they would consequently develop genital hypoplasia. The volume is inscribed by the author to Albin Oppenheim, the inventor of the orthodontic rubber band. Cf. Garrison-Morton 1162. NUC cites 4 copies.

 

ASCHNER, Bernhard. DIE KONSTITUTION DER FRAU und ihre Beziehungen zur Geburtshilfe und Gynäkologie. Munich: J.F. Bergmann, 1924. 2 vols, 8vo, xii, 498, (2, ads); x pp, pp.499-887. Orig. blue printed wrappers. General wear, very good. $200. ¶ Only edition of this survey of female physiology. Bernhard Aschner (1883-1960) was the first to render a complete translation of all of Paracelsus’s works, and he is remembered among pituitary specialists for having kept hypophysectomized dogs alive indefinitely; they would consequently develop genital hypoplasia. The volume is inscribed by the author to Albin Oppenheim, the inventor of the orthodontic rubber band. Cf. Garrison-Morton 1162.

 

BALL, James Moores. ANDREAS VESALIUS The Reformer of Anatomy. Saint Louis: Medical Science Press, 1910. 4to, xvii, 149pp, frontispiece, later tipped-in port. and review, 55 b&w illus. Later green cloth, gilt lettered on red leather spine label, original wrappers preserved, dec. inits., untrimmed, some rubbing and dappling to cloth, otherwise very good. $125. ¶ First Edition, a beautifully printed and produced volume on the grreat anatomist, and his role in the history of science and medicine. With many reproduced engravings from his monumental Fabrica.

 

BANGS, L. Bolton & W. A. Hardaway (eds). AN AMERICAN TEXTBOOK OF GENITO-URINARY DISEASES, SYPHILIS, AND DISEASES OF THE SKIN. Illustrated with 300 Engravings and 20 Full-page Colored Plates. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1898. 4to, 1229, (3), 32 as publisher’s catalogue pp, 300 b&w text engravings, 20 color plates. Later brown cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $100. ¶ First Edition. Cordasco 90-0274.

 

BARKSY, Arthur Joseph. PLASTIC SURGERY. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1938. 8vo, 355pp, illus. Red cloth. Very good copy. $35. ¶ First Edition. A distinguished plastic surgeon, Barsky served for many years as chief of Plastic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

 

BARRETT, C.R.B. THE HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY OF APOTHECARIES OF LONDON. Illustrated by the Author. London: Elliot Stock, 1905. 4to, xxxix, 310pp, frontispiece, 30 illus. Red cloth, stamped gilt lettering and vignette, beveled edges, untrimmed, very good indeed. $300. ¶ First Edition, a superb copy.

 

BAUER, Julius. DIE KONSTITUTIONELLE DISPOSITION ZU INNEREN KRANHEITEN. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1917. 8vo, x, 586, (4 ads)pp. Orig. printed wrappers. General wear, very good. $100. ¶ First Edition of one of the classics of "constitution therapy." "With the World War, the doctrine of the Constitution took a sudden leap forward, and was further helped out by the development of Mendelian reasoning (genetics) and of endocrinology. Consideration of the soldier as a whole, and of vast outdoor clinics of men en masse, tended to revive the general pathology of Hippocrates… The constitution came to be seen as the summation of inherited traits which are basic in resistance, susceptibility and predisposition to disease.… The subject has now an immense literature, including… the treatises of Bauer (1917) and Halban-Seitz" (Garrison pp.678-9).

 

BAUR, Erwin. EINFÜHRUNG IN DIE EXPERIMENTELLE VERERBUNGSLEHRE. Berlin: Gebrüder Borntraeger, 1919. Large 8vo, xii, 410, (2)pp, 142 illus. within text, 10 color plates. Orig. blocked grey boards over green cloth shelfback. $125. ¶ Third edition, revised and improved, of one of the greatest texts on experimental genetics. Erwind Baur (1875-1933), the greatest of German geneticists at the beginning of the century, was the editor of several gentics journals, was the first to breed lupine free of bitter principles, improved several cultured plants, perfromed important research (here described) on the hybridization of snapdragons, and his analysis of the genetic factors of snapdragons (also included) is still referred to as a model of scientific explanation. Bauer’s demonstration of "a lethal gene," the first such, is also described. Cf. Sturtevant, A History of Genetics, pp.54, 123, 137.

 

BELL, Charles. ESSAYS ON THE ANATOMY OF EXPRESSION IN PAINTING. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 1806. 4to, xii, 186pp, 6 engraved plates, numerous stipple-engraved text illustrations. Recent half calf, marbled boards, gilt morocco label, top edge gilt. Very good copy. $1275. ¶ First Edition of Bell’s first book and the first scientific book on the subject, remarkable for his exquisite drawings. "Bell’s artistic and literary skills, combinded with his knowledge of anatomy and physiology, served to make his essays on the anatomy of expression in painting a tour de force of science, art history and philosophy. Although the expression of emotions had often been treated by artists, it had rarely been studied by someone who excelled in both art and science, and never as completely as in the present work. Bell’s exposition of the anatomical and physiological basis of facial expression impressed Charles Darwin, who mentioned it in his own Expression of the Emotions, stating that Bell had laid ‘the foundations of the subject as a branch of science’ " (Norman Catalogue 170). G-M 6604.92. Cushing B-257. Gordon-Taylor 6. Orr Collection 51. Reynolds 404.

 

BELL, Charles. ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE GREAT OPERATIONS OF SURGERY, Trepan, Hernia, Amputation, Aneurism, and Lithotomy. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Grown, 1821. Oblong folio, viii, 134pp, 17 handcolored, 3 uncolored plates by Landseer after Bell’s own drawings. Quarter calf, cloth boards, original cloth and label and endpapers preserved, wear along board extremities and backstrip, some soiling, light spotting scattered throughout, faint offsetting from plates, bookplate, colors bright and vivid. $6000. ¶ First Edition, first issue of one of the most dramatically and beautifully illustrated works in the entire literature of surgery. Graphic and instructive, the handcoloring exhibits more blood than is usual for a work of this period. Bell (1774-1842), one of the great anatomists and neurologists in history, is also considered among the finest medical illustrators to ever practice the art. The present volume is one of the scarce copies whose uncolored plates are in sepia rather than the usual black. Heirs of Hippocrates 1305. Garrison & Morton 5588. Norman 174. Waller 857.

 

BELL, Charles. THE HAND. Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design. London: William Pickering, 1833. 8vo, xv, 288pp, illus. throughout. Contemp. polished calf, neatly rebacked, orig. gilt morocco labels, edges marbled. Lacking half-title, foxing to first & last leaves, otherwise very good with the bookplates of the Earl of Wharneliffe and Bernardes de Oliveira. $900. ¶ First Edition of one of the greatest classics of comparative anatomy and one of the first books ever on bio-mechanics. In answer to the Earl of Bridgewater’s call for monographs in science illustrating the master plan of God, Bell wrote what is now considered the most famous, Treatise IV. "In this work, Bell compared the upper extremity of man to that of the animals, and he graphically described and illustrated the principles of anatomy as related to function. It is beautifully written and well worth being used as an introductory book for young residents in reconstructive surgery. The style is a little old-fashioned, but the words are put together in a most readable fashion" (Boyes, On the Shoulders of Giants, p.29-30). Garrison-Morton 411.1. Gordon-Taylor 56. Heirs of Hippocrates 1308. Keynes, Pickering, p.52. Norman 175. Cf. Osler 1994-5 (1834 & 1860 eds.) &Waller 861 (1837 ed.).

 

BELL, Charles. THE HAND, Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design. London: William Pickering, 1837. 8vo, xvi, 368pp. Contemp. diced calf, neatly rebacked with gilt titles, edges marbled. Very good copy with half-title. $300. ¶ "Classic work on the anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics, comparative anatomy and adaptive importance of the hand" - GM 411.1 (first issued in 1833). Bell’s work on the hand was the 4th in the series of Bridgewater Treatises. Charles Bell is most famous for his pionneering work and publications in the fields of anatomy, surgery, and neurology, and as a skillful medical illustrator. Hirsch I/438-441; cf. Wellcome II/136 (earlier editions), Norman 175.

 

BELL, Charles. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM OF THE HUMAN BODY Embracing The Papers Delivered to the Royal Society on the Subject of the Nerves. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green 1830. 4to, xxiii, 238, clxxvipp, 9 b&w plates by Basire & Stewart after drawings by the author. Rebound in full black morocco. [Bound with] On the Functions of Some Parts of the Brain, and On the Relations Between the Brain and Nerves of Motion and Sensation. From the Philosophical Transactions - Part II for 1834. London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1834. Illus. with 3 plates. [Bound with] On the Relations Between the Nerves of Motion and Sensation, and the Brain; More Particularly on the Structure of the Medulla Oblongata and the Spinal Marrow. From the Philosophical Transactions - Part II for 1835. London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1835. Illus. with 1 plate. Light spotting scattered throughout also affecting plates, bookplate, discrete blind stamp to title page, otherwise clean. $1875. ¶ Second (most desirable) Edition of Bell’s Exposition of the Natural System of the Nerves of the Human Body (1824), adding two additional papers from the Philosophical Transactions not included in the first edition as well as The Appendix To the Papers on the Nerves, Republished From the Royal Society’s Transactions...Containing Consultations and Cases Illustrative of the Facts, originally issued separately in 1827 (Norton 172) as a supplement to the first edition. The present volume gave the first descriptions of the long thoracic "Bell’s Nerve," and the facial paralysis known as Bell’s Palsy. With the rare bound-in additional papers from 1834-5, a singular volume. Garrison & Morton 1258; Heirs of Hippocrates 1305; Norman 174.

 

BELL, John. ENGRAVINGS OF THE BONES, MUSCLES, AND JOINTS, Illustrating the First Volume of the Anatomy of the Human Body. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 1810. 4to, xiv, 138, (2)ads, engraved half-title, 32 engraved plates (including 4 outline plates), 2 engravings in the text. Old blue boards, old rebacking, corners and edges worn, otherwise a very good uncut copy. $1250. ¶ Third edition. Scottish anatomist, John Bell (1763-1820), brother of the celebrated, Charles Bell, is regarded as the founder of surgical anatomy and his gift for anatomic illustration was on a par with his brother’s. "The plates are magnificently realistic...all were drawn and most were etched or engraved by Bell." (Russell). "These exquisite copperplates... are accurate and uniquely elegant in the Bell style" (Eimas). Russell 62; cf. Osler 7674 & Heirs of Hippocrates 1187.

 

BENEKE, F[riedrich] W. CONSTITUTION UND CONSTITUTIONELLES KRANKSEIN DES MENSCHEN. Marburg: N.G Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1881. 8vo, (6), 96, 12 chromolithographic plates. Orig. printed wrappers. Some chipping, very good & unopened. $150. ¶ First Edition of one of the earliest works on "constitution therapy," which later became a widespread therapeutic doctrine. "With the World War, the doctrine of the Constitution took a sudden leap forward, and was further helped out by the development of Mendelian reasoning (genetics) and of endocrinology. Consideration of the solder as a whole, and of vast outdoor clinics of men en masse, tended to revive the general pathology of Hippocrates… The constitution came to be seen as the summation of ingerited traits whcih are basdic in resistance, susceptibility and predisposition to disease" (Garrison p.678).

In addition to his contributions to clinical anatomy, F.W. Beneke (1824-1882) developed numerous histological staining techniques, used lilac aniline in acetic acid, and was one of the first to recognize the wide distribution of cholesterol in plant and animal tissues and fluids. NUC cites one copy at the National Library of Medicine.

 

BENEKE, F[riedrich] W. DIE ANATOMISCHEN GRUNDLAGEN DER CONSTITUTIONSANOMALIEEN DES MENSCHEN. Marburg: N.G Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1878. 8vo, viii, 264, (2, ads)pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good & unopened. $150. ¶ First Edition of one of the earliest works on "constitution therapy," which later became a widespread therapeutic doctrine. "With the World War, the doctrine of the Constitution took a sudden leap forward, and was further helped out by the development of Mendelian reasoning (genetics) and of endocrinology. Consideration of the solder as a whole, and of vast outdoor clinics of men en masse, tended to revive the general pathology of Hippocrates… The constitution came to be seen as the summation of ingerited traits whcih are basdic in resistance, susceptibility and predisposition to disease" (Garrison p.678).

In addition to his contributions to clinical anatomy, F.W. Beneke (1824-1882) developed numerous histological staining techniques, used lilac aniline in acetic acid, and was one of the first to recognize the wide distribution of cholesterol in plant and animal tissues and fluids.

 

BERTHIER, Pierre. DES NÉVROSES MENSTRUELLES. Ou la Menstruation dans Ses Rapports avec les Maladies Nerveuses et Mentales. Paris: Adrien Delahaye, 1874. 8vo, viii, 288pp. Black library cloth, orig. wrappers bound in. Dampstaining to lower half of text, otherwise very good. $200. ¶ First Edition. Berthier (1830-1877) was a laureate of L’Académie de Médecine of Paris and the author of numerous books on neurology. This work is a compilation of reports by many doctors on menstral neuroses and responses to menstration, including chapters on hysteria, hydrophobia, hallucinations, "manie hystérique avec nymphomanie," "monomanie êrotico-mystique," dementia, and others. NUC lists three copies.

 

BIANCHI, Giovanni Battista. DE NATURALI IN HUMANO CORPORE, VITIOSA MORBOSAQUE GENERATIONE HISTORIA, Cum aenis Tabulis, justisque Rerum Indicibus. [Turin]: Joannis Baptistae Chais, 1741. 8vo, (2), 469pp, pp.105-112 bound out of order. With 3 fold-out plates by N. Brovardi. Blue half-calf with red label, cloth boards, slight foxing & some stains not affecting text, library stamp on title & book-plate, a very good copy. $350. ¶ First Edition. Bianchi (1681-1761) contributed greatly to the science of medicine with his studies on the anatomy of the liver, the lachrymal ducts and genital organs. This treatise deals with the development of the human foetus, its deformations and comparisons with other animals. The engraved plates give a vivid example of early conceptions about reproduction. Wellcome II, p.161. Cole Library 1448.

 

BIEDL, Arthur. INNERE SEKRETION. Ihre physiologischen Grundlagen und ihre Bedutung für die Pathologie. Berlin: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1916. 2 vols, 8vo, xii, 674; iv, 940pp, 188 illus. in text, 14 color plates. Orig. grey cloth, black cloth labels lettered in gilt, very good. $75. ¶ Third edition, enlarged, of one of the greatest contributions to endocrinology. "Biedl’s classic work shows the rapid development of the knowledge concerning endocrinology. In 1890 there were few publications dealing with internal secretion, but Biedl, in the second edition of his book, 1913, was able to include a bibliography of 8,500 items" (Garrison-Morton). Biedl also shows, for the first time, that the adrenal cortex is essential for life. Garrison-Morton 1123, 3794 (cross-listed, earlier edition). NUC cites 3 copies of this edition.

 

BLAIR, Vilray P. Five articles bound together: "The Influence of Mechanical Pressure on Wound Healing" reprinted from the Illinois Medical Journal, October 1924; "The Full Thickness Skin Graft" from Transactions of the American Surgical Association, 1924; "The Surgical Restoration of the Lining of the Mouth" reprinted from Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, February, 1925; "The Delayed Transfer of Long Pedicle Flaps in Plastic Surgery" reprinted from Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, September, 1921; and "The Deep Scar" also from Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, March 1925. 8vo, illus. througout, green cloth. Some dampstaining to upper corner of text, light external soiling, library stamp & bookplate, otherwise very good. $90. ¶ An unusual collection. V.P. Blair (1871-1955) wrote the first comprehensive work on maxillofacial sugery. After World War I, Blair created the first separate plastic surgery service in America at Barnes Hospital and Washington University. Cf. Garrison-Morton 5756.7.

 

[BONNET, Charles]. ESSAI DE PSYCHOLOGIE; ou Considerations sur les Operations de l'Ame, sur l'Habitude et sur l'Education. Auxquelles on a ajouté des Principes Philosophiques sur la Cause Première et sur son Effet. London: 1755. Sm. 8vo, xlii, 390pp. Contemp. half calf, gilt label, portion of backstrip missing, otherwise very good. $350. ¶ Second edition (first 1755) of this famous work by the Swiss naturalist Charles Bonnet (1720-1793). In this and in his second major work, Essai analytique sur les facultés de l'âme (1760), Bonnet "followed Condillac by using the device of the imaginary statue to illustrate the genetic method of explaining the development of the personality" (Ency. Phil.) and ventured to explain thinking and feeling as products of the movements of nerve fibres, thus anticipating the doctrine of specific nerve energies. Bonnet’s other deviation from Condillac lay in ascription of activity to the soul; however, he was the first to note that the concept of tabula rasa was a defect in Condillac’s system. Bonnet's main concern was the body-mind relation. He held that the relation between mind and body indicates that the mind must operate in the physical organism, but survives it - an idea which led him to cosmic speculations. Bonnet’s theories were examined by Johann Nikalaus Tetens (1736-1807), who objected to Bonnet’s reliance on speculative neurology as a valid explanation for the facts of experience. Bonnet still remains important in the history of entomology. He was the first to call attention to parthenogenesis among insects (Traité d’Insectologie, 1745). Cioranescu 12701. Ency. Phil. I, p.345. See: Klein p.482-3. Boring p.211. Not in BL.

 

BRAMWELL, J. Milne. HYPNOTISM AND TREATMENT BY SUGGESTION. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1910. 8vo, ii-xii, 216pp. Orig. ribbed green cloth, spine gilt. Slight wear to extremities, barest few spots of foxing, otherwise fine. $75. ¶ First American Edition. "Bramwell was both an important historian of hypnotism… and a capable practitioner of medical hypnosis… After describing the history of hypnotism and techniques of hypnotic induction and discussing theories about the nature of hypnotism and suggestion, Bramwell devotes the bulk of the book to accounts of his use of hypnotism in the treatment of the ill" (Crabtree 1624). In particular, the author describes hypnotic cases in which he relieved the patient of sexual obsessions, cured neurasthenias, and relieved grande hystérie. Cf. Crabtree 1624.

 

BRIGHAM, Amariah. REMARKS ON THE INFLUENCE OF MENTAL CULTIVATION AND MENTAL EXCITEMENT UPON HEALTH. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. 8vo, xxviii, 204pp. Orig. gilt boards, expertly rebacked, rubber stamp to title, light foxing, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ Third edition. Brigham’s important volume is "intended to show the necessity of giving more attention to the health and growth of the body, and less to the cultivation of the mind, especially in early life, than is now given…" Brigham was motivated by his belief that insanity could be prevented by education about its causes. Amariah Brigham (1798-1849) was editor of the first English-language journal devoted entirely to mental medicine, American Journal of Insanity, which he not only edited and published, but had printed by his patients. Hunter & MacAlpine pp.821-5. Not in Crabtree or Caillet.

 

BROWN, [Isaac] Baker. ON THE CURABILITY OF CERTAIN FORMS OF INSANITY, EPILEPSY, CATALEPSY, AND HYSTERIA IN FEMALES. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1866. 8vo, vii, 85pp. Publisher’s original purple pebbled cloth, giilt lettered, blindstamped ruled borders, some sunning, soiling, wear to spine head and foot, a few spots, internally clean, otherwise good+. $1500. ¶ First (only) Edition, a Presentation Copy, with a tipped-in ALs from from the Author. I. Baker Brown (1812-1873), a distinguished British gynecological surgeon who made important prodedural, methodological, and instrumental contributions to the excision of ovarian cysts, vesico-vaginal fistulas, and repair of vaginal-uterine-perineal injuries, often through cautery, won reknown for his books On the Surgical Diseases of Women (1854), and A Treatise on Ovarian Dropsy (cyst). Clitorectomy had, since 1818, been (unfortunately) advocated by some gynecologists as a cure for masterbation, but when Brown began to excise the clitoris as a cure for mental/nervous disease based upon "physical evidence of derangement" including "peripheral irritation of the pudic nerve," asserting that excision was to be preferred to the use of caustics and cauterization, the English medical world became deeply disturbed by this useless procedure and Brown was ousted as a member of the Obstetrical Society of London. In the autograph letter Brown writes to another medical professional of his belief that syphilis can be cured by operation "where the exciting cause can be distinctly traced to peripheral irritation of the incident nerve of the clitoris." The volume under notice appears in none of the standard references; it almost seems as if the medical world completely turned its back on Brown after this volume’s publication. Extremely scarce. Ricci, One Hundred Years of Gynaecology, p.432.

 

BRUNNINGHAUSEN, Hermann Joseph. ÜBER DEN BRUCH DES SCHENKELBEINHALSES Überhaupt, und Insbesondre Eine Neue Methode, Denselben Ohne Hinken Zu Heilen. Mit Kupfern. Wirzburg: Johann Jacob Stabels 1789. 8vo, (xvi), 119, (1)pp, 4 foldout copperplate engravings. Original wrappers rebacked, uncut, unopened, light foxing throughout, engravings neat and clean without fold-tears, overall unusually very good. $1000. ¶ First Edition of an extremely rare volume on orthopedics, On the Fracture of the Neck of the Femur In General, and Particularly a New Method Toward Healing Without Lameness. The breaking of the thigh-bone’s neck is one of the most common of hip fractures; here Brunninghausen describes and illustrates a new splinting method to promote healing and restore normal gait. The volume and its author are not to be found in any of the usual - and unusual - medical references, nor the NUC.

 

BRUSSEL, James A. & Kenneth S. Hitch. AN INTRODUCTION TO RORSCHACH PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS IN MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PSYCHIATRY… and a Rorschach Compendium by Zygmunt A. Piotrowski. [Utica, N.Y.: State Hospitals Press, 1947]. 8vo, (2), 51pp, 4 color plates. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. $25. ¶ Revised and reprinted from papers originally printed in The Psychiatric Quarterly, vol.16, pp.3-37, January, 1942.

 

BURNS, Stanley. EARLY MEDICAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN AMERICA (1839-1883). New York: The Burns Archive, 1983. 4to, (8), (1), 788-795, (3), 943-947, (2), 1256-1268, (12), 1930-1938, (1), 270-280, (1), 1444-1469, (2), 1226-1264, vii-xvi. Orig. cloth, photographic onlay, fine. $150. ¶ First Edition, collected from articles in the New York State Medical Journal.

 

BUSHE, George (ed.). NEW-YORK MEDICO-CHIRURGICAL BULLETIN. New York: Ludwig & Tolefree, 1831-32. 2 vols (comprising 12 numbers) in 1, 8vo, (2), 372, 292pp, 2 plates. Orig. boards, paper label spine. Some dampstaining & foxing, otherwise very good. $125. ¶ Complete run of this short-lived journal. Beside original contributions, such as essays on the use of ergot, a history of the "bilateral operation for stone," and a review of a work on insanity by Broussais, this journal collects "Gleanings from Foreign Journals." Among the "gleanings" we find "New Theory of the Human Voice" by J.F. Malgaigne, who was called by Billings "the greatest surgical historian and critic whom the world has yet seen" (Garrison-Morton 5790), an essay from the Lancet titled "On the nature, source, and distribution of the nervous fluid, or electricity of the animal system; and of the connexion between the mind and the body, and of vital temperature" by Charles Searle, an essay on "the appearance of objects on the retina" by Arnold Adolph Berthold, who was the first to prove the existence of an internal secretion, an essay by Maurice Raynaud (of "Raynaud’s disease"), and an essay by John Bell, called by Garrison-Morton (5583) the "founder of surgical anatomy." The journal itself is not in Garrison-Morton.

 

CAMERON, Ewan and Linus Pauling. CANCER AND VITAMIN C. A Discussion of the Nature, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Cancer with Special Reference to the Value of Vitamin C. Menlo Park: Linus Pauling Institute, 1979. 8vo, xiv, 238pp. Quarter blue cloth over mustard boards, dust jacket, bookplate,fine/fine. $55. ¶ First Edition, signed by both authors on tipped-in bookplate.

 

[CARON, Auguste]. MANUEL DE SANTÉ et d’economie domestique ou Exposé des Découvertes modernes…suivi d’Observations, de Recherches et de Procédés utiles à toutes les classes de la Société; Recueillis par A.C.D. Paris: A.B. Debray, 1805. 12mo, 288pp. Paste-paper boards, calf spine, red morocco label, vellum corners. Slight external soiling, slight occasional foxing, very good. $250. ¶ First Edition, a general guide to hygienic practices, including household hints on nutrition and wine and food preservation. Barbier III, 40 (cites 1806 imprint, possibly an error). Quérard, Supercheries I, 175. NUC cites one copy (CtY-M) of this edition and one copy of the 1810 reprint (DNLM).

 

CARY, Samuel. AN ADDRESS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE MERRIMACK HUMANE SOCIETY. Newburyport: Edmund M. Blunt, 1806. 8vo, 42, (4)pp. Wrappers, some foxing, wrappers waterstained, but otherwise very good. $40. ¶ First Edition. This lecture by Cary (1785-1815) comprises an account of methods of resuscitation, two odes on the subject and a list of the members of the society at the end. Huston, Resuscitation, A Historical Perspective, p. 29. Austin, Early American Medical Imprints, 430.

 

CASTLE, William E. MAMMALIAN GENETICS. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1940. 8vo, viii, 169pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, dust jacket, light sunning and soiling to price clipped dj with some small edge tears, a chip and burred tear to rear panel, otherwise near fine. $45. ¶ First Edition of an ideal text on the subject by the celebrated author of the pioneering work, Genetics and Eugenics.

 

CHARCOT, Jean Martin. NEUE VORLESUNGEN ÜBER DIE KRANKEITEN DES NERVENSYSTEMS, INSBESONDERE ÜBER HYSTERIE… Autorisierte deutsche Ausgabe von Dr. Sigm. Freud. Leipzig & Vienna: Toeplitz & Deuticke, 1886. 8vo, xi, 357pp, 59 woodcuts in text. Orig. half morocco, cloth hinges, edges decoratively stained. Binding scuffed, bookseller’s stamp to front paste-down, title page repaired, the repair paper obscuring three letters of title, text clean. A very good copy. $750. ¶ First Edition. "Charcot was an influential figure in Freud’s intellectual development. Freud studied with Charcot at the Salpêtrière from October 1885 until March 1886 and developed a lasting admiration for Charcot’s mastery of neurology, his brilliance as a teacher, and his pioneering studies of hysteria and hypnosis. While still in Paris, Freud offered to translate the third volume of Charcot’s Leçons sur les maladies du système nerveux, which had not yet been published. He performed his task so rapidly that his German translation, to which he added a preface and footnotes, was published several months before the original French version, which appeared in 1887" (Norman Library). Crabtree 947 (Leçons as a whole). Grinstein 320 & 10670. Norman Catalogue F152; Norman Freud Catalog 14 Heirs of Hippocrates 1921. Waller 1916.

 

CHARCOT, Jean Martin. NOUVELLE ICONOGRAPHIE DE SALPÊTRIÈRE. Clinique des maladies du systeme verveux. Publiée sous la direction du… par Paul Richer, Gilles de la Tourette, Albert Londe. Paris: Lecrosnier et Babé, 1888-1915. 27 vols, 8vo, incl. approx. 1000 plates & illus. Quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Very good set, lacking vol. VIII. $16,500. ¶ "Henry Meige, Richer, and other pupils of Charcot published many valuable studies of the constitutional aspects of nervous diseases in the above work, an album unique in the history of medicine and of great value for the study of nervous diseases." The successor to the Iconographie Photographique, the Nouvelle Iconographie includes hundreds of articles by the leading French neurologists, psychiatrists and physiologists of the turn of the century, including Charcot, Paul Richer, Charles Richer, Pierre Marie, Henri Meige, Gilles de la Tourette. Its original purpose was, as the editors explain in the first volume, "to turn to account the many visual documents which daily accumulate in the albums of the Salpêtrière… Whenever a malady objectively presents some interest… it is immediately drawn or photographed and one is able to say that with the aid of instantaneous photography one is able to set down and compose tenderly the abnormal movements, for example, that had been impossible to analyse with all the precision desirable in conducting a clinical examination. These negatives form today, at the Salpêtrière, a collection of great importance." Consequent to its purpose, the set, rich in bizarre photographs, X-rays, drawings, woodcuts and other visual materials illustrative of symptoms discussed in the articles, is "unique in the history of medicine" (Garrison, History of Neurology, p.291). Garrison-Morton 4575. Not in Norman Catlaogue.

 

[CHEYNE?]. MEDICINA FLAGELLATA: or, the Doctor Scarify’d. Laying open the Vices of the Faculty, the Insignificancy of a great Part of their Materia Medica; with certain Rules to discern the true Physician from the Emperick, and the Useful Medicine from the Noxious and Trading Physick. With an Essay on Health, or the Power of a Regimen. To which is added, a Discovery of some Remarkable Errors in the late Writings on the Plague… with some useful and necessary Rules to be observed in the Time of that Contagious Distemper. London: J. Bateman & J. Nicks, 1721. 8vo, xiv, "214" (i.e. 224)pp. Contemp. calf rebacked, retaining orig. endpapers, modern red label, bookplate, a very good copy. $475. ¶ First Edition, author unknown but sometimes attributed to Dr Che(y)ne. A substantial work on quackery, with much information on the plague; also included is a diatribe against apothecaries, especially in regard to the way they prepare medicines and the prices they charge, with general maxims for health founded on the principle of moderation and sobriety, and concluding with details on cleanliness and good diet as major contributors to good health. Blake p.297.

 

CLARK, James. THE SANATIVE INFLUENCE OF CLIMATE: With an Account of the Best Places of Resort for Invalids in England, the South of Europe & etc. London: John Murray, 1841. 8vo, xxvii, (1), 377, (3). (4, ads)pp. Contemp. cloth, blindstamped, library stamps of Medical Society of London. $100. ¶ Third and best edition of one of the earliest English books on the effects of climate on health. This text deals with consumption and disorders of the digestive organs, delineating how they are positively or negatively influenced by specific climates and describing the climates of the major European summer residences. A table of climates is added. James Clark (1788-1870) developed an interest in meteorology when shipwrecked several times in the Caribbean as a naval officer; his studies on the Gulf Stream stem from that period. In 1818 Clark accompanied a phthisical patient to Switzerland and accumulated observations on the healing effects of certain climates. He later settled down as a physician, gaining considerable influence as the doctor of Prince Leopold, the later King of Belgium, the Duchess of Kent, and Prince Albert. The text was first published in 1820 and followed by a similar book, The Influence of Climate in the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases (1829). Wellcome II, 353, noting the second ed. NUC: 4 copies.

 

COCCHI, Antonio. DEL VITTO PITAGORICO per uso dellsa medicina. Discourso. Florence: Francesco Moück e, 1743. 8vo, 84pp, title in red & black with engraved vignette of Pythagoras, extremely generous margins, fine historiated initial letter, tailpiece. Stiched wrappers. Light wear to spine, contemp. signature to title, endpaper & p.13 rubber-stamped, otherwise fine. $1250. ¶ First Edition of one of the earliest works to advocate a vegetarian diet. Written as a paean to Pythagoras and a proof of the efficacy of his diet, the work’s purpose is to show "that the first founder of the vegetable regimen was at once a very great physicist and a very great physician… His motive in commending and introducing the new mode of living was derived not from any extravagant superstition, but from the desire to improve the health and the morals of men." The work is of particular interest because the author quotes the firm opinion of Bachstrom (Observationes circa scorbutum, 1734) that scurvy is caused by the absence of fresh vegetables in the diet. Cocchi cites this lack of vegetables as the primary cause of the plague at Athens in 430 B.C. and as a participating cause in all subsequent plagues. He condemns dried fruits and eggs and recommends milk and honey.

Born to a family of Tuscan doctors, Antonio Cocchi (1695-1758) took a European tour while completing his scientifc studies. While abroad, he accompanied Lord Hastings, who picked him for his knowledge of English, to London, where he became friendly with Newton and Boërhaave, with whom he corresponded until the end of their lives. Upon his return to Italy, he was appointed professor of medicince at Pisa and of anatomy at Florence, but he was consulted on many topics: he was picked by Francis I as the court antiquarian, he helped found Florence’s famous botanical society, he drew up regulations forthe hospital in Florence, and his report on tuberculosis convinced Tuscan authorities to forbid the sale or exportation of anything belonging to consumptives without proper disinfection. He was a fervent vegetarian and wasroficient in many languages. He wrote as his first publication a translation of the Greek novel by Xenophon of Ephesus, The Loves of Anthias and Abrocoma and later prepared the first manuscript of Benevenuto Cellini’s Vita Then followed the medical, anatomical, and scientific works which made him famous. After the publication of Lind’s Treatise in 1753, Cocchi edited a new edition of Bachstrom’s book (1757). Vicaire 185. Wellcome II, 362. Westbury 48. Cf. Castiglioni p.645. Not in Garrison-Morton, Osler, Cushing; Waller lists French translation only.

 

COCCHI, Antonio. THE PYTHAGOREAN DIET OF VEGETABLES ONLY, Conducive to the Preservation of Health, And the Cure of Diseases. A Discourse delivered at Florence, in the Month of August, 1743. Translated from the Italian. London: R. Dodsley, 1745. Sm. 8vo, (4), 91pp, with an engraved vignette of Pythagoras on the title-page. Modern tree calf, ruled in gilt, expertly rebacked with new endpapers, gilt morocco label to spine. Slightest dustsoiling to title, slight occasional foxing & penciled notes, very good. In a silk-lined cloth slipcase. $1000. ¶ First Edition in English of the celebrated treatise focusing on the Pythagorean diet and one of the earliest books to advocate a vegetarian diet. Written as a paean to Pythagoras and a history of the efficacy of his diet, the work’s purpose is to show "that the first founder of the vegetable regimen was at once a very great physicist and a very great physician… His motive in commending and introducing the new mode of living was derived not from any extravagant superstition, but from the desire to improve the health and the morals of men." The author cites this lack of vegetables as the primary cause of plague in Athens in 430 and as a contributing cause of all subsequent plagues. Most importantly, the work quotes Bachstrom’s opinion (Observationes circa scorbutum, 1734), that scurvy was caused by the absence of fresh vegetables in the diet. The topic interested Cocchi so much that, in light of Lind’s Treatise (1753), he published a new edition of Bachstrom (1757) at the end of his life.

Born to a family of Tuscan doctors, Antonio Cocchi (1695-1758) took a European tour while completing his scientifc studies. While abroad, he accompanied Lord Hastings, who picked him for his knowledge of English, to London, where he became friendly with Newton and Boërhaave, with whom he corresponded until the end of their lives. Upon his return to Italy, he was appointed professor of medicince at Pisa and of anatomy at Florence, but he was consulted on many topics: he was picked by Francis I as the court antiquarian, he helped found Florence’s famous botanical society, he drew up regulations forthe hospital in Florence, and his report on tuberculosis convinced Tuscan authorities to forbid the sale or exportation of anything belonging to consumptives without proper disinfection. He was a fervent vegetarian, and his work on Pythagoras quotes the firm opinion of Bachstrom (1734) that scurvy is caused by insufficient eating of vegetables. Proficient in many languages, he wrote as his first publication a translation of the Greek novel by Xenophon of Ephesus, The Loves of Anthias and Abrocoma. Then followed the medical, anatomical, and scientific works which made him famous.Wellcome III, p.362. Blake p.91. McLean p.29. Oxford p.76. Straus p.328 Not in Simon or Bitting; Vicaire 185 cites the Italian edition only.

 

COHEN, Morris and I.E. Drabkin. A SOURCE BOOK IN GREEK SCIENCE. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958. 8vo, xxi, 581pp, text illus. throughout. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, owner’s stamp, dustjacket, fine in sunned otherwise very good dj. $85. ¶ Second printing, with corrections.

 

CRICHTON-MILLER, Hugh. HYPNOTISM AND DISEASE. A Plea for Rational Psychotherapy. With an Introduction by Charles Lloyd Tuckey. Boston: Richard G. Badger [at] the Gorham Press, [ca. 1913]. 8vo, (3), 252pp. Orig. cloth, spine ends deeply chipped, front joint repaired, library markings, an excellent scholar’s copy. $45. ¶ Second American Edition? "Dr. Miller has made the daring innovation in England of Collective hypnotization which he found distinctly helpful in many cases. Another of his innovations was the systematic employment of bromides and other sedative drugs as an aid to hypnosis and preparation for suggestion, to be used especially in the treatment of alcoholism and drug habits" (Tinterow, Foundations of Hypnosis). Crabtree 1677 (1912 London edition). Tinterow p.38. Tinterow, Foundations of Hypnosis, p. 582 (1912 American edition, published by the Gordon Press).

 

(Crummer). A CATALOGUE. MANUSCRIPTS AND MEDICAL BOOKS PRINTED BEFORE 1640 IN THE LIBRARY OF LEROY CRUMMER. Omaha: Privately Printed, 1927. 8vo, iv, 95pp, frontis. Orig. cloth, a very good copy. $175. ¶ One of an edition limited to 100 copies singed by Mryte Crummer, this copy 100 with the signature of Nathan van Patten. Crummer’s amazing collection included two important editions of De Motu Cordis (Frankfurt, 1628 & Leiden, 1639) as well as Hippocrates’ Prognosticon (Venice, 1485), de Abano’s Conciliator de Venenis (Venice, 1496), and other masterpieces.

 

CULPEPER, Nicholas. THE ENGLISH PHYSICIAN ENLARGED, With Three Hundred and Sixty Nine Medicines, made of English Herbs, That were not in any Impression until This. Being An Astrologo-Physical Discourse on the Vulgar Herbs. Gainsborough: Printed by and for Henry Mozley, 1813. 8vo, 332pp. Contemp. calf, portion of foot of spine lacking, light wear, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ A later, revised edition of one of the most popular herbals ever printed. Culpeper believed that disease was caused by planetary influence, and that to effect a cure, a plant belonging to an opposing planet should be used. He also believed that cures could be effected by the doctrine of sympathy, that is by use of herbs under the dominion of the planet which caused the disease. Culpeper’s English Physitian was originally printed in 1652. This unusual provincial printing appears to be rare.

 

(Cushing). FULTON, John. HARVEY CUSHING. A Biography. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1946. 8vo, xii, 754, (1)pp, hundreds of illus. Orig. cloth, somewhat dusty but sound. $40. ¶ First Edition of Fulton’s biography of the well known physiologist. Courville Collection 789.

 

(Cushing, Harvey). A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF HARVEY CUSHING. Prepared on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday April 8, 1939 by the Harvey Cushing Society. Park Ridge, Ill.: American Assoc. of Neurological Surgeons, 1993. 8vo, xv, 108pp, frontisportrait & 30 plates. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. $85. ¶ Third Edition, differing from the second essentially only in its inclusion of 30 photographs, an introduction by Richard Light, and several posthumous publications. The bibliography is thought to be John Fulton’s work, but speculation continues.

 

CUSHING, Harvey. " Medicine at the Crossroads" in THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Vol. 100, No. 20. Chicago: (A.M.A.), May 20, 1933. 8vo, pp.1567-1575 amidst 1567-1652pp. Disbound, text clean. $40. ¶ This extract, a call for physicians trained in humanities, is the text of the Presidential Address, read befor the XVth Congress of Physicians and Surgeons. Cushing Society 309.

 

CUSHING, Harvey. PAPERS RELATING TO THE PITUITARY BODY, HYPOTHALAMUS AND PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1932. 8vo, ix, 235pp. Orig. cloth, dust jacket split at backstrip and with a few chips, otherwise fine. From the library of Smith Ely Jelliffe, with his signature and bookplate laid in. $450. ¶ First Edition, one of 1775 copies. The volume contains Cushing’s four major contributions on pituitary-hypothalamic interrelationships. Cushing Society 20. Garrison-Morton 3552.

 

CUSHING, Harvey. THE PITUITARY BODY AND ITS DISORDERS. Clinical States Produced by Disorders of the Hypophysis Cerebri. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, (1912). 8vo, x, 341pp, 319 illus., incl. frontis. Orig. cloth, wear to spine ends. A very good copy with the ownership stamps of eminent American neurosurgeon Sidney Gross who worked closely with Cushing in his last years. $600. ¶ First Edition, first issue (only 2000 printed) with the integral title describing Cushing as "Associate Professor of Surgery the Johns Hopkins University Professor of Surgery (elect) Harvard University." This first book on the pituitary body and Cushing’s first book, this volume is a landmark of surgery and modern endocrinology. Fulton notes, "One cannot dismiss the pituitary monograph without brief mention of Cushing’s surgical contribution for, unitl his work appeared, there were few in the surgical world who had the courage to tackle a pituitary operation. After Cushing had shown the way the operation became a routine affair" (Fulton p.322). Cushing Society 1. Garrison-Morton 3896 & 4833.1. Grolier Club, 100 Books Famous in Medicine, 93. Heirs of Hippocrates 2269. Medvei pp.509-11. Waller 2252.

 

CUTLER, Jr. M. D., Condict W. THE HAND. Its Disabilities and Diseases. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders, 1942. 8vo, x, 572pp, 274 b&w illus. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $75. ¶ First Edition. Scarce.

 

DESPARD, L.L. TEXT-BOOK OF MASSAGE. London: Oxford University Press, 1911. 8vo, xix, 290pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, ruled borders, corners bumped, light wear, otherwise very good. $40. ¶ First Edition of a fine text on the subject with, as Palmer in Lessons On Massage, extensive devotion to anatomy and physiology, and body systems. Of note is an entire chapter on electrical methods in conjunction with massage, as well as chapters on massage for diseases of the nerves, bandaging, massage for insomnia. Rare.

 

DIERBACH, Johnann Heinrich. FLORA APICIANA. Ein Beitrag zur näheren Kenntniß der Nahrungsmittel der alten Römer; mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Bücher des Caelius Apicius de Opsoniis et Condimentis sive Arte Coquinaria. Heidelberg: Neue akademische Buchhandlung von Karl Goos, 1831. 8vo, viii, 76, (4, ads)pp. Orig. printed wrappers Text detached, light browning & foxing, otherwise very good. $250. ¶ First Edition, a marvelous treatment of the Roman diet, focusing on Roman consumption of vegetables, herbs and spices, and their sources, as well as on the works of the Roman epicure, Marcus Gavius Apicius. Vicaire p.277

 

DIGBY, Kenelm. TWO TREATISES: In the One of Which, The Nature of Bodies; In the Other, The Nature of Mans Soule, is Looked into: In Wy of Discovery of the Immortality of Reasonable Soules. London: John Williams, 1645. Sm 4to, 24ff, 429, (1, blank), (10), 143, (1, blank), (1)pp, frontisportrait. Contemp. speckled calf, rebacked, gilt rules & morocco label. With the bookplate of Sir John Anstruther to the verso of the title, the signature of William Anstruther to the title. Very nice copy. $750 ¶ Second edition (first London) of Digby’s "earliest scientific work and his most important" (Honeyman). Issued in response to a number of conversations which Digby had conducted with Descartes, the volume contains two parts. Especially famed is the first treatise, The Nature of Bodies, in which Digby corroborates the theories of Harvey with experiments conducted at Gresham College and presents the first fully developed atomistic system of the seventeenth century, in which he posits divisible atoms and adopts Galileo’s dynamic principle of matter. The first part also discusses magnets, color, memory and the generation of animals. William Anstruther (d.1711) the Scottish judge and supporter of the Prince of Orange, was the uncle of Sir John Anstruther (1753-1811), the Anglo-Indian judge who managed the impeachment of Warren Hastings. Duveen p.172. Huston p.5. Wing D1449.

 

DUGDALE, R.L. " THE JUKES," A Study in Crime, Pauperism, Disease and Heredity. Also Further Studies of Criminals…With an Introduction by Elisha Harris. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1877. 8vo, 120, (1)pp, 4 large foldout plates. Orig. green cloth, ruled and lettered in black. Light rubbing to boards, 2nd plate with some tears, previous owner’s signature to prelim. blank, very good. $250. ¶ Third Edition of Dugdale’s classic on a crime-ridden family, published in the same year as the first and second editions. The so-called "Jukes," a family of Upstate New York stock, were notorious larcenists, rapists, thiefs, prostitutes, murderers, and so on, whose infamy made their family name a term of reproach. The Prison Association of New York hired Dugdale to do a study of New York State and County prisons, wherein he found six persons under four different family names and all related. He then initiated perhaps the first thorough study of the causes of recurrent crime in families, suggesting genetic factors (to which credibility had recently brought by the work of Cesare Lombroso) but leaning toward "euthenistic" (i.e. "environmental) factors. Dugdale concludes with what were at the time radical suggestions on the prevention of crime and pauperism. Cf. Sturtevant, History of Genetics, pp.128-30 & Goddard, The Kallikak Family, p.51-54.

 

DUPUYTREN, [Guillaume]. CLINICAL LECTURES ON SURGERY, Delivered at Hotel Dieu, in 1832… Translated from the French by A. Sidney Doane. Philadelphia: De Silver, Jr, & Thomas, Publishers, 1833. 8vo, 312pp. Publisher’s cloth, spine ends restored, text foxed as usual, otherwise very good. $1000. ¶ First American Edition of Dupuytren’s Lecons Orales de Clinique Chirurgicale, tome 1 (Paris, 1832). "This work is considered to be the publication which most clearly reflects Dupuytren’s wide-ranging interests and skills. Volume I contains his description of ‘Dupuytren’s contracture,’ one of the most firmly entrenched mnemonic expressions in modern surgical texts. In the description of this condition, the author insists that the understanding of the clinical condition must begin with a knowledge of the underlying pathology. It was his contributions to surgical pathology, as well as his clinical skills, which brought Dupuytren his rightly earned fame. The clinical lectures were compiled by J. A. Buet (fl. 1830) and Alexandre Jacques Francois Brierre de Boismont" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1324). Born into poverty and at death a millionaire, Baron Guillaume Duputyren (1777-1835) was the greatest surgeon of his day. While "a shrewd diagnostician, an operator of unrivaled aplomb, a wonderful clinical teacher, and a good experimental physiologist and pathologist," he was cold, hard, contemptuous, unscrupulous, and overbearing, and more respected than beloved. Percy called him the first of surgeons and the least of men. Lisfranc dubbed him ‘the brigand of the Hôtel Dieu’" (Garrison pp.489-90). Not in Cordasco, who lists Boston & New York editions of the same year (30-0292). GM 2247 (& 5590 for the French ed.). Peltier, Orthopedics: A history and Iconography, p.32.

 

EHRENFEST, Hugo. BIRTH INJURIES OF THE CHILD. Gynecological and Obstetrical Monographs. New York - London: D. Appleton, 1922. 8vo, xiv, (2), 221pp. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, blindstamped ruled borders, very good. $65. ¶ First Edition. Grulee Catalogue 4260.  

 

ELLIOTSON, John. HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY $75.

 

ELLIOTSON, John. NUMEROUS CASES OF SURGICAL OPERATIONS WITHOUT PAIN IN THE MESMERIC STATE with Remarks upon the Opposition of Many Members of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society and Others to the Reception of the Inestimable Blessings of Mesmerism. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1843. 8vo, 56pp. Disbound, previous owners signature on top of title page. Very good. $1750. ¶ First American Edition, published in London in the same year. Elliotson was one of the first in England to perform surgery with the aid of hypnotism. "An important document in the history of animal magnetism. Elliotson describes the case history of an amputation of a leg above the knee while the patient was mesmerized and experienced no pain. The magnetizer was William Topham, the surgeon was W. Squire Ward. Elliotson also writes about the negative reactions to the operation by the medical establsiht. He was indigant that wsuch a beneficail tool could be met with what he considered to be incredible obtuseness" (Crabtree 474). Eliotson (1791-1868) was a close friend of Dickens and Thackeray but his views on hypntoism were bitterly opposed by Thomas Wakley, editor of the Lancet. Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia 1.14. G-M 5650.2. Norman Library 702.

 

ELLIOTSON, John (ed). THE ZOIST: A Journal of Cerebral Physiology & Mesmerism, and their Applications to Human Welfare. London: Hippolyte Baillière; Paris: J.B. Bailliere; Leipzig: T.O. Weigel; London: Arthur Hall, (volume 13), 1843-56. 13 vols, 8vo, over 6200pp, 16 plates, 1 folding table, several text diagrams throughout. Quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, red & black morocco spine labels. Lacks frontisportrait to volume I, unobtrusive library stamps on titles, extensive colour pencil underlining in text; slight outer wear overall, a few joints tender, others rehinged. Very good. $5000. ¶ First Edition of the most important and influential journal on mesmerism. The Zoist provided an unprecedented range of contributions from doctors, priests and practitioners of animal magnetism, and discussed with scientific fervor such phenomena as surgery under hypnosis, psychology, cures for insanity and neuroses, neurology and phrenology. Documenting the developments of the mesmerist movement for over a decade, the journal enjoyed immense popularity among intellectual circles, and among such figures as Thackeray and Dickens.

John Elliotson, an English surgeon, had achieved eminence in his field as professor of clinical medicine at the University of London, Lumleian lecturer and Harveian orator. However, his practice of mesmerism during surgery prompted the staffs of various London hospitals and elsewhere to refuse him appointments. Undeterred, Elliotson opened a hospital dedicated to the practice of animal magnetism. Further warned by the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society to cease his practice of magnetism, he continued until his membership was terminated. The Zoist was put into circulation shortly after his expulsion. Crabtree 490. Gartrell 1242. LeFanu 162. Tinterow p.110. Tinterow, Foundations of Hypnosis, p.576-77. Cf.Garrison-Morton 4994, 4995.

 

ESDAILE, James. MESMERISM IN INDIA and Its Practical Application in Surgery and Medicine. Chicago: Psychic Research Company, (1902). 8vo, 165, (3, ads)pp. Orig. purple cloth, front board lettered in gilt, decorative endpapers. Spine somewhat faded, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ Reprinting of the one of the greatest classics on hypnotism, first published in 1846. The author lists at the outset 73 painless surgical operations (including the removal of an 80-pound scrotal tumor) performed in the previous eight months while patients were in mesmeric trances, and cites eighteen cases of cures brought about by animal magnetic passes. He describes many of his surgical procedures, the null mortality rate he effected, and the modes in which "Mesmeric fluid" may be transmitted. "Although this work, along with Elliotson’s Numerous Cases of Surgical Operations Without Pain… was briefly influential, experimentation of the kind Esdaile carried out was cut short by the discovery of an effective chemical anaesthesia the very year Mesmerism in India was published" (Crabtree p.141).

Esdaile (1808-1859), a Scottish surgeon who was appointed Surgeon to Government of India, performed at least 291 painless operations in India using hypnotism. Aroused by his success, the Indian government soon established a mesmeric hospital for him. Tinterow (p.577) claims that Esdaile’s success with Europeans was not as pronounced as with Hindu subjects. Cf. G-M 5650.3; Tinterow p.48; Gartrell 1169; Norman 709 & Crabtree 536 (first editions).

 

ESDAILE, James. NATURAL AND MESMERIC CLAIRVOYANCE, with the Practical Application of Mesmerism in Surgery and Medicine. London: Hippolyte Bailliêre, 1852. 8vo, 4 (ads), xix, 272pp. Orig. cloth, hinges cracked, bookplate. Good. $500. ¶ First Edition. Esdaile (1808-1859), a Scottish surgeon who was appointed Surgeon to Government of India, performed at least 291 painless operations in India using hypnotism. Aroused by his success, the Indian government soon established a mesmeric hospital for him. Tinterow (p.577) claims that Esdaile’s success with Europeans was not as pronounced as with Hindu subjects. Crabtree 637. Norman 712. Cf.Tinterow pp.250-6; Cf. G-M 5650.3, Gartrell 1169-71.

 

EUSTACHIUS, Bartholomaeus. ANATOMICI SUMMI Romanae Archetypae Tabulae Anatomicae. Novis Explicationibus Illustratae ab Andrea Maximino. Rome: Typographia Pauli Junchi, 1783. Folio, lx, 130pp, 47 engraved plates, errata leaf at end. Some damp staining to prelims, a few plates evenly browned, otherwise a remarkable uncut copy bound in vellum backed decorative boards, gilt morocco label. $2000. ¶ Eustachius had completed the drawings for his great anatomy by 1552 but only 8 were printed within his lifetime and all 47 plates were not issued until 1714. It was several times reprinted; this edition adds commentary by And. Maximinus. "Although from an artistic standpoint they are not as well done as the antaomical plates of Vesalius, from the point of view of anatomy they are sometimes more accurate than Vesalius’. Had the plates been published at the time they were exectued, Eustachi would undoubtedly have ranked with Vesalius as a founder of modern anatomical studies. Indeed… a splendid anatomical atlas, with few peers and fewer superiors." Choulant-Frank p.200-202. Osler 2545. Waller 134. Cf. G-M 391.

 

EVANS, Herbert McLean & Katherine Scott Bishop. EXISTENCE OF A HITHERTO UNKNOWN DIETARY FACTOR Essential for Reproduction. Reprinted from JAMA 81, pp. 389-392, 15 Sept. 1923. 8vo, 8pp. Orig. printed wrappers, stapled. $35. ¶ Important follow-up to the discovery of Vitamin E. Garrison & Morton 1055 (note).

 

EVANS, Herbert McLean, Oliver H. & Gladys A. Emerson. THE ISOLATION FROM WHEAT-GERM OIL OF AN ALCOHOL, a-tocopherol, having the properties of vitamin E. 1936. 12mo. Orig. printed wrappers, stapled. $100. ¶ The isolation of vitamin E. Reprinted from J. Biol. Chem., 113, no.1, pp.319-32, feb. 1936. Garrison & Morton 1071.

 

EVANS, Herbert McLean, S. Lepkovsky & Elizabeth Murphy. VITAL NEED OF THE BODY FOR CERTAIN UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS. IV. Reproduction and Lactation upon Fat-Free Diets. 1934. 12mo. Orig. printed wrappers, stapled. $75. ¶ The isolation of vitamin F. Reprinted from J. Biol. Chem., 106, no.2, pp.431-440., Sept. l934. Garrison & Morton 1070.

 

FABRE, Pierre Jean. MYROTHECIUM SPAGYRICUM: Sive Pharmacopoea Chymica, Occultis Naturae Arcanis, ex Hermeticorum Medicorum scrinius depromtis abunde illustrata. Item: Insignes Curationes Variorum Morborum, qui Medicamentis chymicis, jucundissma methodo curati fuere. Cum Chirugia Spagyrica, in qua de Morbis Cutaneis Omnibus, Spagyrice & Methodice agitur, & Curatio corom cita, tuta, & jucunda tractur. Strasbourg: Heirs of Lazari Zetzneri, 1632. 8vo, (4), 380, (18); (10), 326, (16), 157, (4)pp, separate title pages to the 2nd & 3rd parts. Contemp. vellum, soiled. $1250. ¶ The second editions of all three parts: the first was originally published at Toulouse in 1628; the second, Palladium Spagyricum (not mentioned on the title-page) was originally published in 1624 and is the author’s first work; and the third, Chirurgia Spagyrica, was first printed at Toulouse in 1626. Pierre Jean Fabre (d.1650), celebrated physician of Montpellier, to whom chemistry is indebted for some steps in its progress, published several works on spagyrical medicine and acquired a brilliant reputation. A rare work, mentioned by Ferguson, but not present in the Young collection. Duveen p.202. cf. Ferguson I, p.260. Not in Bolton, Caillet or Bibliotheca Esoterica. NUC: Wisconsin & Nat. Library Medicine only.

 

(FABRICIUS, Hieronymus). K.J. Franklin, translator. DE VENARUM OSTIOLIS 1603 of Hieronymus Fabricius of Aquapendente (1533?-1619). Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1933. 8vo, illus. Orig. blue cloth in lightly chipped dust jacket, very good. $50. ¶ Facsimile of the Latin first edition, with English translation & extensive notes by Franklin. G-M 757. Cushing F6.

 

FALTA, Wilhelm. DIE ERKRANKUNGEN DER BLUTDRÜSEN. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1913. 8vo, xii, 550, (2, ads)pp,103 illus. Orig. half black calf over charcoal cloth, spine in gilt. Joints cracked but tight, text clean, very good. $250. ¶ First Edition of the first attempt to organize and synthesize glandular diseases with internal secretion into one system. The work also reports for the first time on the rise of bodily heat production with acromegaly. Garrison-Morton 3795. Waller 2944.

 

(Fernel, Jean). SHERRINGTON, Sir Charles O.M. THE ENDEAVORS OF JEAN FERNEL, with a list of the editions of his writings. Cambridge: Cambridge Univesity, 1946. 8vo, 233pp. Green cloth, in dust jacket. Tace of bookplate removed, corner bumped, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ First Edition, including a thorough bibliography of Fernel. Cf. G-M 572.

 

FISCHER, Johann Leonhard. DESCRIPTIO ANATOMICA NERVORUM LUMBALIUM SACRALIUM ET EXTREMITATUM INFERIORUM. Cum Quatuor Tabulis Linearibus et Quatuor Adumbratis. Leipzig: Apud Siegfried Lebrecht Crusium, 1791. Large folio, (4), 56, (1)p misprinted as 75, 8 engraved plates. Printed wrappers, limp calf backstrip damaged, moderate spotting and edgewear to wrappers, tear to titlepage at fore edge, corners bumped, overall good. $1750. ¶ First (and only) Edition of an early tract describing and illustrating the lumbar-sacral nerves by Fischer (1760-1833), a professor of anatomy at Anstalt and Kiel, and a hospital and sanitarium director. Fischer wrote six books on medical subjects, human and otherwise, including tracts on intestinal vermin, tapeworm in hogs, estrus in sheep and cows, and a guide to dissection. Waller 3062. Blake p.147.

 

FOWLER, John T. THE PILING OF TOPHET AND THE TRESPASS-OFFERING; a True Life-Story. New York: Henry T. Cornett, 1879. 8vo, 134, (l)pp. Printed wrappers, front cover detached, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ Only Edition, inscribed by author. John Fowler (b.1843) wrote his autobiography while hospitalized at the Hudson River State Hospital in Poughkeepsie because of violent attacks. He describes his dreams and visions "as a lunatic’s defense of his position," hoping to make visible their inherent logic; numerous visions and reasonings relate to religious questions. NUC: 2 copies.

 

FRACASTORO, Girolamo. HANDLIST OF EDITIONS OF THE POEM SYPHILIS. Sive Morbvs Gallicvs by Girolamo Fracastoro of Verona. Oxford: Privately printed at the University Press, 1933. 12mo, 19pp. Orig. taupe wrappers, fore-edge untrimmed, a nearly fine, unopened copy. $35 ¶ First Edition, the printer’s copy with library bookplate & withdrawn stamps. This pamphlet issued in preparation for a forthcoming bibliography lists all known editions of Fracastoro’s poem.

 

FRANZ, Shepherd Ivory. THE EVOLUTION OF AN IDEA HOW THE BRAIN WORKS. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 1929. Lg 8vo, 35pp, with 16 b&w figures. Original grey wrappers, covers lightly age-toned, very good. $75. ¶ First Printing, signed by the author on the front wrapper, of noted pyschologist Franz’s UCLA Faculty Research Lecture delivered May 19, 1926. Franz greatly advanced our understanding of the brain’s mental processes and functions of the frontal lobes.

 

FREUD, Anna. INTRODUCTION TO THE TECHNIC OF CHILD ANALYSIS. New York: Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing, 1928. 8vo, iii, (3), 58, (4)pp. Contemp. cloth, library plate, very good. $45. ¶ First Edition in English, translated by L. Pierce Clark. First German in 1927. Grinstein 10308.

 

FREUD, Sigm[und]. GROUP PSYCHOLOGY AND THE ANALYSIS OF THE EGO. Authorized Translation by James Strachey. London: International Psycho-Analytical Press, 1922. 8vo, (8), 134, (2, incl. ads)pp. Orig. cloth, inked writing "printed in Germany" to foot of title, barest of browning, light marginal pencil notes, otherwise nearly fine. $125. ¶ First Edition in English, printed by the Hogarth Press. Here Freud stresses "the central role of the leader of the group and shows that cohesiveness in groups derives from the fact that the members have a common ego-ideal, or superego" (Fine, A History of Psychoanalysis, p.66). In 1923 Freud dropped the differentiation between the ego-ideal and the superego, and began to use the term ‘superego’ more consistently. Grinstein, SF’s Writings, 147. Grinstein 10530. Woolmer 22.

 

FREUD, Sigmund. DAS ICH UND DAS ES. Leipzig: Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1923. 8vo, 77pp. Half green cloth over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, speckled edges. Light wear to extremities & spine, ink stamp to half-title, several pages underlined with red pencil & brown pen, very good. $275. ¶ First Edition of Freud’s last major theoretical work. It "offered a new picture of a the structure of the mind, introducing the threefold division of the ego, superego and id, broadening the concept of the unconscious mind to include more than just repressed material, distinguishing between unconscious and preconscious, and recognizing the unconscious portions of the ego and superego" (Norman Library F105). Grinstein 121. Cf. Jones III, pp.302-8.

 

FREUD, Sigmund. TOTEM UND TABU. Einige Übereinstimmungen im Seelenleben der Wilden und der Neurotiker. Leipzig: Hugo Heller, 1913. 8vo, (6), 149pp. Orig. green cloth, front board & spine lettered in black. Light soiling to boards, otherwise fine. $500. ¶ First Edition of Freud’s "first attempt to analyze some of the unsolved problems of social psychology from a psychiatric standpoint" (Norman Library F85), by which primitive societies may be understood to be subject to the same influences as individuals. Freud is also responding here to Jung’s renunciation of the Oedipus complex by attempting to show that the very possibility of civilization requires it. These themes were later elaborated by Lévi-Straus and Lacan. The volume, comprised of essays first published in Imago, remains one of Freud’s more controversial works, and is "considered by many to be second in importance only to Die Traumdeutung… The first edition of this classic is particularly scarce" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1126).

Grinstein 221. Heirs of Hippocrates 2180. Norman Library F85. Van de Kemp 955. Cf. Jones II, pp.392-404.

 

FREUD, Sigmund. WIT AND ITS RELATION TO THE UNCONSCIOUS… London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, [1922]. 8vo, vii, (3), 388pp. Publisher’s cloth, gilt, edges slightly rubbed, hinges cracked but holding, library plate, otherwise very good. $25. ¶ Third edition in English. Translated & with an introduction by Brill. First English in 1916, first German in 1905. Grinstein, Sigmund Freud’s Writings, 256. Grinstein 10652. NUC: 3 copies at NN, NcD, PSC.

 

FUNK, Casimir. DIE VITAMINE Ihre Bedeutung fur die Physiologie und Patholgie mit Besonderer Berucksichtigung der Avitaminosen (Beriberi, Skorbut, Pellagra, Rachitis) Wiesbade: J.F. Bergmann, 1914. 8vo, viii, 193pp, 238 illus in the text plus 2 color plates. Later marbled boards, cloth backstrip, paper label, library stamp on title and on rectos of color plates, light soiling to title, otherwise very good. $750. ¶ First Edition. The eminent Polish biochemist Funk coined the term vitamin (for vital amine) and discovered thiamine, the first vitamin to be isolated. In examining the link between nutrional deficiency and disease in this work Funk opened the door for many advances in therapeutic and preventive medicine. "A pioneer work in the study of vitamins. Much of the previous literature is reviewed. Funk introduced the term ‘vitamine.’ later changed to Vitamin. In 1912 he postulated his theory of the existence of unknown but essential factors in diet" (G-M 1051). Heirs of Hippocrates 2322 citing the 1922 second edition. Cushing F375. Lilly p.263.

 

FURNARI, Salvatore. TRAITE PRATIQUE DES MALADIES DES YEUX… Paris: A. Gardembas, 1841. 8vo, (2), viii, 440pp, 4 engraved plates (3 folding). Quarter calf, marbled boards, edges worn, dampstain affecting upper margins of a good part of the book, otherwise good. $300. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "A ses bons amis M.M. Carraby, freres, l’Auteur." Furnari (1808-1866) studied medicine in Palermo and achieved a reputation for the treatment of eye diseases in Paris where he founded a clinic with Carron du Villards. He returned to Sicily in 1848 to accept the chair of ophthalmology at Palermo which he held until his death. He invented tools and techniques for the treatment of cataracts. The dedication of this work to Scarpa and Ramazzini reveals the author’s interest in occupational diseases and hygience as they relate to the eye. Becker Collection 96.

 

GAMGEE, Arthur. FOOD & BODILY ENERGY. [N.p., ca. 1880]. 12mo, 111-126pp, disbound. $10. ¶ A lecture on dietetics extracted from an unidentified volume.

 

[GARDETON, César]. DE L’ABSTINENCE DES ALIMENS, Ou du jeune, du carême et du maigre, sous le rapport de la santé. Paris: Guilleminet, 1821. 8vo, (2, ads), xvi, 274pp. Paste-paper wrappers, label. Wrapper repaired, spine & label quite worn, light foxing throughout, otherwise very good. $300. ¶ First Edition, a general treatise on fasting. Gardeton (1786-1831), a physician and author of Bibliographie musicale de la France, discusses the physiological benefits of the practice. He also addresses vegetarianism, which he considers natural for some but viable only when adopted from youth. The last third of the volume is a glossary of the nutritional benefits of various foods. Some have attributed the volume to C.G. Giraudy or C.F.S. Giraudy. Vicaire p.384. Waller 3414. NUC cites two copies (KMK, PPC).

 

GAY, Leslie N. THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA. With a Forward by Warfield Longcope. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1946. 8vo, 334pp, 80 b&w photo-illus., 39 tables. Dark green cloth, gilt lettered, publisher’s vignette, owner’s stamp, spine mildly sunned, otherwise near fine. $30. ¶ First Edition.

 

GEOFFROY SAINT-HILAIRE, Isadore. HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE ET PARTICULIÈRE DES ANOMALIES DE L’ORGANISATION CHEZ L’HOMME ET LES ANIMAUX… Paris: J.J. Baillière, 1832-6. 3 vols & atlas, 8vo, xvi, 746, (1), folding table; (4), 571, 2 folding tables; (4), 618, (1); (8), xx pp, 20 plates. Vols. I-III: quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers; atlas: red cloth. Occasional slight foxing to vols. I-III, dampstain to top margin of vol. II, back joint of atlas splitting, dampstaining & library stamps to plates, otherwise very good. $750. ¶ First Edition of this important teratology. In organizing all known human as well as animal malformations taxonomically, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire pauses to reflect on the meaning of his monsters. "Many principles governing abnormal development were enunciated for the first time in this work. It also introduced hundreds of names for specific malformations, many of which are still in use. For comprehensive coverage of rare anomalies it is still of value as a reference source." (Garrison-Morton). The author (1805-1861) was the son of Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, who coined the word teratology and was the first to systematically experiment on the production of embryological anomalies. Garrison-Morton 534.58. Waller 3474. Wellcome III, 106.

 

GERSDORFF, Hans von. FELDTBUCH DER WUNDERARTZNEY. Strasbourg, 1517 [reprinted ca. 1973]. 4to, (4) & 95 ff, 22 full-page & 2 fold-out woodcut illus. Quarter calf, slipcase. Fine. $75. ¶ Fine facsimile of the first edition of one of the earliest treatises on surgery, containing the first book illustrations of an amputation and trephination. Cf. Garrison-Morton 5560.

 

GIBSON, James E. DR. BODO OTTO And the Medical Background of the American Revolution. Springfield: Charles C Thomas, 1937. 8vo, ix, (1), 345pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Long inscription by the author to inventor Donald Dailey and wife Betty on front free endpaper, letter from the author to the same enclosed and author’s newsprint obituary taped on front endpaper. Very good. $100.

 

GILLIES, H.D. PLASTIC SURGERY OF THE FACE. Based on Selected Cases of War Injuries of the Face, Including Burns. With Original Illustrations by… With a Chapter on the Prosthetic Problems of Plastic Surgery by W. Kelsey Fry…and Remarks on Anaesthesia by R. Wade. London: Henry Frowde, 1920. 4to, xiv, 408pp, 844 illus. Orig. red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, recased with new endpapers, slipcase. Very good. $1250. ¶ First Edition of the modern classic work on plastic surgery, based on cases drawn from World War I. Inspired by Hippolyte Morestin, H.D. Gillies (1882-1960) introduced in 1917, and discusses here, the tubed pedical flap. Garrison-Morton 5758. McDowell 418. Patterson 245.

 

GOLDTHWAIT, Joel E.; Charles Painter, & Robert Osgood. A SERIES OF PAPERS PERTAINING TO ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY. First Series. Boston: Fort Hill Press, [n.d., 1905]. 8vo, 54, 29, 21,,4,15, 22, 12, 20, 10pp, numerous photo-illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, light-moderate wear at extremities, mild rubs to backstrip, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ First Edition, inscribed "With the compliments of the Author." Important series of reprints from The Boston Surgical and Medical Journal 1903-5 featuring Goldthwait’s Consideration of Pelvic Articulations, Infectious Arthritis, Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatoid Disease, Slipping or Recurrent Dislocation of the Patella, Consideration of the "Round Shoulder" or "Stoop Shoulder" Deformity; Painter’s Types of Rheumatoid Disease, Operative Treatment of Bone Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis of the Abdominal Lymph Glands; and Osgood’s Lesions of the Tibial Tubercle in Adolescence, cited in G & M at 4373. Goldthwait was one of the most prominent and innovative orthopedists in 19th century America and was the first to suggest that lumbago and sciatica might be secondary to intervertebral disc injury.

 

(GORDON, W.I.). I SUGGEST. SUGGESTION AND OSTEOPATHY. Cleveland: Progressive Osteopathic and Suggestive Therapeutic Publishing, 1901. 8vo, xii, 3-314, (11, ads)pp, frontis. & 33 plates. Orig. cloth, blocked in black. Light sunning to spine, otherwise very good. $85. ¶ First Edition.

 

GRAHAM, Thomas J[ohn]. A TREATISE ON INDIGESTION; With Observations on Some Painful Complaints Consequent on Indigestion, Especially Nervous Affections. London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1838. 8vo, xii, 198pp. Old half cloth, boards soiled and rubbed, some browning, but very good. $125. ¶ The fourth edition, with important additions. The author also published works on cold water cures, health consciousness and popular medicine.

 

GUARDIA, J[osé] M[iguel] [Magin]. ESSAI SUR L’OUVRAGE DE J. HUARTE: EXAMEN DES APTITUDES DIVERSES Pour les Sciences... Paris: Auguste Durand, 1855. 8vo, (8), 238, (2)pp. Quarter calf with marbled boards, black calf label on spine, lettered in gilt, ocasional foxing, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author on half title. Guardia (1830-1897), a Spanish scholar, wrote on several subjects related to medicine. In this essay he discusses Huarte's most famous work, the treatise on the human wit "Examen de ingenios para las Sciencias", which is still historically interesting as the first attempt to show the connection between psychology and physiology. Huarte y Navarro (ca.1530-1592) is considered one of the earliest psychologists. He tried to determine the connection between the size of the brain and the intelligence of the individual and to discover how one could ascertain at an early age the career a child is best suited for - thereby anticipating aptitude testing. Huarte also observed the connection between genius and madness.

 

GUERINI, Vincenzo. HISTORY OF DENTISTRY From the most Ancient Times Until the End of the Eighteenth Century. Philadelphia & New York: Lea & Febiger, 1909. 4to, x, [17]-355pp, 104 engravings & 20 plates. Orig. green cloth, gilt. Nearly fine. $275. ¶ First Edition of the best work on the early history of dentistry. G-M 3695.

 

(Guide de Santé). LE GUIDE DE SANTÉ, ou l’art de se la conserver par les préceptes qui donnent la vie la plus longue et exempte de maladies…Suivi des Dons de la nature, mis en ordre pour l’usage de la Table suivant les Saisons de l’année; ou Recuil contenant une idée des qualités et propriétés des Alimens, tant animaux que végetaux, servant à la subsistance de l’homme. Paris: F.J. Desoer, 1785. Sm. 8vo, 214pp. Speckled boards, calf spine, marbled edges. Head of spine chipped, light wear to boards, lacks label, otherwise very good, with the bookplate of John Yudkin. $250. ¶ First Edition. This wonderful guide to preventative health addresses the healthful raising of children, the necessity of exercise, the qualities of the excrement, and other topics. The author disputes that man can live healthfully on vegetables alone. In the second title, Dons de la nature, the author discusses the proper management and balance of diet through the various months. He also warns "against the abuse of the abundant charities of Nature, which are paraded in that miscellany of her gifts." Vicaire p.430.

 

GUNDOLF, Friedrich. PARACELSUS. Berlin: Georg Bondi, 1927. 8vo, 135, (1)pp. Orig. green cloth, lettered in gilt. Soiling to boards, front free endpaper marked in pen, gilt flaking from spine, otherwise fine. $75. ¶ First Edition of Gundelfinger’s (Gundolf was a pseudonum) biography of Paracelsus, written for the general reader. Gundelfinger (1880-1931) was a disciple of Stefan George, collaborating with him in Die Blätter für die Kunst and later writing a critical biography of him. He also wrote celebrated biographies of Kleist, Caesar, and Goethe. Appointed to a chair at Heidelberg in 1920, he held almost pontifical authority at that university. His Shakespeare und der deutsche Geist (1911) is recognized as a great contribution to Shakespeare studies.

 

HADDON, John. HEALTH, & HOW TO PRESERVE IT. [N.p., ca. 1880]. 12mo, pp.25-44, disbound. $20. ¶ A lecture delivered by the Manchester & Salford Sanitary Association intended to educate the masses with regard to sanitary laws and the avoidence of diseases.

 

HARTWICH, Carl. DIE MENSCHLICHEN GENUSSMITTEL. Ihre Herkunft, Verbreitung, Geschichte, Anwendung, Bestand teile und Wirkung. Leipzig: Tauchnitz, 1911. Very thick 4to, xiv, (2), 878pp, leaf of ads, with 24 tinted photographic plates and 168 text illustrations. Half calf, gilt title. Very good. $1000. ¶ First Ediiton of a "landmark in the history of pharmacology" (Wasson). Pre-eminent drug historian Bo Holmstedt speaks of "this monumental volume," containing a "gigantic quantity of material...includ[ing] drawings, photographs, observations of his own, and literary notes from the most remote sources." Carl Hartwich (1851-1917), a German pharmacist who published a multitude of papers on narcotics and stimulants, spent a decade putting together this veritable encyclopedia of ethnopharmacology, of which there has never been another edition or translation. Gives a detailed description of all kinds of drugs. i.e. tobacco, opium, cocaine, alcohol, hashish, etc, and includes historical and ethnographical parts. Holmstedt, "Historical Survey" in ESPD, p.10. Wasson, Soma, bibliography no.40. Phantastica 88. GM 1901.2: "A monumental encyclopaedia of ethnopharmacology."

 

HARVEY, William. [Anatomical Studies on the Motion of the Heart and Blood]. EXERCITATIO ANATOMICA DE MOTU CORDIS ET SANGUINIS IN ANIMALIBUS. With an English Translation and Annotations by Chauncey D. Leake. Springfield, Il.: Charles C Thomas, 1928. 8vo, (12), 72, 154pp, frontispiece, 8 b&w plates. Red cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, onlay illus., library stamps and catalogue number, light wear, mild shelf darkenbing to spine otherwise very good+. $100. ¶ First Edition, first issue of a new English translation. Facsimile reprint of the original (1628) edition in Latin with Leake’s (the noted professor of pharmacology at the University of California) translation and notes. Perhaps the most famous medical text ever written, the first edition is also one of the rarest of all books, with only 68 copies extant: poorly bound, it tended to fall apart if you looked at it the wrong way. The present edition, attractively printed and bound, is considered "a highly repected work" (Heirs of Hippocrates). Heirs of Hippocrates 435; Russell 370g.

 

HEAD, Henry. APHASIA AND KINDRED DISORDERS OF SPEECH. New York: Macmillan, 1926. 2 vols, 8vo, xvi, 549; xxxiii, 430pp, illus. in text. Orig. cloth, headcap of vol. one & hinges expertly repaired. $400. ¶ First American Edition of the most important work on the subject in English. "Head defined aphasia as a disturbance in the ability to form and express symbols and recognized four such forms of disturbance: verbal… syntactical… nominal… semantic… He devised a series of tests to determine how speech functions deteriorate in aphasia" (Norman). "The full implications of this work are even yet not generally recognized" (Haymaker & Schiller p.452). "This is certainly the finest monograph on the subject of aphasia in the neurological literature" (Macdonald Critchley, 1964). Cf. Garrison-Morton 4633; Heirs of Hippocrates 2242; Norman 1032.

 

HEBERDEN, William. COMMENTARIES ON THE HISTORY AND CURE OF DISEASES. London: T. Payne, 1803. 8vo, xii, 518pp. Half calf, cloth boards, back decorated in gilt, all edges marbled, light wear. $300. ¶ Second edition of a medical classic. The first edition of this work, Commentarii de morborum historia et curatione (London, 1802), has been called the last important medical treatise written in Latin, and as an indication of the disuse into which Latin had fallen, the work was immediately translated and published in English in the same year. Ralph Major comments that "Heberden’s writings are distinguished by their clarity of diction, their accurate delineation of disease pictures, and their sanity in treatment, all in marked contrast to the vague verbosity which characterizes so many medical works of this period" (A History of Medicine II, p.598). Cf. Cushing H200 (Latin ed., 1802); Garrison and Morton 2207 (Latin ed., 1802); Heirs of Hippocrates 909 (Latin ed., 1802) and 910 (1st Eng. ed., London, 1802); Osler 2914 (4th ed., 1816); Waller 4173 (Latin ed., 1802); Wellcome III, p.230.

 

HIRSCHFELD, Dr. Magnus. SEXUAL PATHOLOGY. Being a Study of the Abnormanlities of the Sexual Functions. An Exhaustive Treatise on Sexual Symbolism, Hypereroticism, Impotence, etc., Based Upon Research, Observations and Recent Clinical Data Gathered at the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin. Authorized translation by Jerome Gibbs. New York: Julian Press (Jack Brussel), 1932. 8vo, 349pp., (1)p. index. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, front board stamped, light wear, otherwise very good. $65. ¶ First Edition in English of Hirschfeld’s Sexualpathologie (1916,1918,1921) originally published in Germany in three volumes, here condensed into one. Bullough states " a considerable advance over what had gone before... on the cutting edge of known research" in regard to Hirschfeld’s assertion of chromosomal and hormonal abnormalities, and ahead of his time - and research - in his belief in the interaction of organic and psychological factors. A cornerstone work of sexual science. Cf. Bullough, Science in the Bedroom, p.314, n21, n22.

 

HIRSCHFELD, Magnus . VERSTAATLICHUNG DES GESUNDHEITSWESENS. Berlin: Berger, 1919. 8vo, (20)pp. Printed wrappers (detached). $60. ¶ First Edition from Flugschriften des Bundes Neues Vaterland (Pamphlets of the New German Union) an organization of German Socialists, Hirschfeld’s plea for a nationalized health service-system. It was Hirschfeld’s association with Socialism as well as his sexual research, Judaism, and homosexuality that brought him into major conflict with the Nazis.

 

 

HIRT, Eduard. DIE TEMPERAMENTE, ihr Wesen, ihre Bedeutung für das Seelische Erleben und ihre besonderen Gestaltungen. Wiesbaden: J.F. Bergman, 1905. 8vo, (5), 54, (4, ads)pp. Orig blue printed wrappers, spine lightly chipped, unopened, very good. $35. ¶ First Edition of this rare work on the relationship of the predisposition of the soul to the effects of experiences on it; from the series Grenzfragen des Nerven- und Seelenlebens, edited by Leopold Loewenfeld. Hirt (b.1875) wrote a variety of psychological and physiological monographs, none of which, not even his valuable works on notating the movement of muscles, were ever translated. Cf. Grinstein 14504-5.

 

HITSCHMANN, Edouard. FREUD’S NEUROSENLEHRE. Nach ihrem gegenwärtigen Stande. Zusammenfassend dargestellt von… Leipzig: Franz Deuticke, 1913. 8vo, vi, 173pp. Orig. yellow printed wrappers, light ink smear to front wrapper, crease to back wrapper, very good. $75. ¶ Second, enlarged edition, the last in German, of "the first definitive text on Freud’s theories… This volume received Freud’s approval and commendation. Hitschmann hoped to enlighten therapists who were antagonistic or indifferenct to psychoanalysis" (Philip Becker, "Edward Hitschmann" in Psychoanalytic Pioneers, p.162). This edition includes much material not found in the first: explanations of paranoia, references to narcissm and to various points of view about the understanding of the unconscious and of the causes of neuroses, and quotations from more recently appearing difficult works by Freud. After being introduced to Freud by Paul Federn, Edouard Hitschmann (1871-1957) joined the Wednesday Society in 1905. His voluminous output included psychoanalytic biographies, among which were studies of Goethe, Swedenborg, Eckermann, Brahms, and Boswell. Despite differing from Freud in his beliefs about the etiology of sexual neuroses, he was one of Freud’s favorite followers. Grinstein, IPL, 14536. Cf. Gay, Freud, p.458. Cf. Alexander et al., Psychoanalytic Pioneers, pp.160-8.

 

HOLDEN, Harold M. NOSES. Cleveland: World Publishing, (1950). 8vo, 252pp, b&w photo. plates & text. illus. Orig. green cloth; fine in a nearly fine green pictorial dust jacket. $30. ¶ First Edition of the first full-length study of the human nose. This scholarly and often unintentionally amusing work includes chapters on psychology, physiology, art, folklore, literature of the nose.

 

HOLLANDER, Bernard. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MISCONDUCT, VICE, AND CRIME. London: George Allen & Unwin, (1922). 8vo, 220, (4, ads). Orig. cloth, spine ends slightly torn, dent to back board, signature to endpaper, a good copy. $45. ¶ First Edition, includes a chapter on sexual perverseness.

 

HOLLÄNDER, Eugen. DIE MEDIZIN IN DER KLASSISCHEN MALEREI. Stuttgard: F. Enke, 1913. 4to, xx, 477pp, 272 illus. Orig. cloth backed boards, head of spine chipped, otherwise very good. $40. ¶ Second edition. A famous study of medicine as it has been depicted in paintings from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, including works by Dürer, Holbein, Rembrandt, Brueghel, Steen etc. Cf. Joseph H. Kiefer Catalog of History of Urology and Medicine 1617 (later edition).

 

HOOPER, Robert. LEXICON-MEDICUM; or Medical Dictionary; Containing an Explanation of the Terms in anatomy, botany, chemistry, materia medica, midwifery, mineralogy, pharmacy, physiology, practice of physic, surgery, and the various branches of natural philosophy connected with medicine. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Borwn, and Green, 1831. Thick 8vo, vi, 1311pp. Old half calf, marbled boards, some rubbing, front hinge cracked, lacking half-title, internally very good. $150. ¶ Sixth Edition, Considerably Improved. Hooper (1773-1835) "was a successful London Physician whose writings included works on botany, anatomy, and epidemiology. His medical dictionary was the most popular of the day, passing through numerous English and American editions" (Eimas). Heirs of Hippocrates 1276 (1st ed., London, 1799); Munk's Roll, III, p. 29; Waller 4877 (5th ed., London, 1835).

 

HUFELAND, Christoph Wilhelm. DIE KUNST DAS MENSCHLICHE LEBEN ZU VERLÄNGERN. Vienna & Prague: Franz Haas, 1797. 2 vols in 1, 8vo, xvi, 212; (2), ii, 237, (1), frontis. engraving. Half calf over speckled boards, calf label. Crease to front board, barest occasional foxing, otherwise fine. $500. ¶ Pirated edition (?), with an imprint citing the same year as what is normally considered the first edition showing an imprint of Jena, 1797. This edition may be pirated, likely preceding the 1798 edition, which is generally considered the true second edition. Later editions are entitled Makrobiotik: oder die Kunst das menschliche Leben zu Verlängern, by which the work is generally remembered. "The greatest exponent of prolongevity hygiene, next to Cornaro, was the illustrious German physician Christopher Hufeland, who set the human life span at two hundred years" (Gruman). Hufeland cites the case of Thomas Parr, "whose body was opened in his 152nd year, [proving] that even at this age, the state of the bowels may be so perfect and sound that one might certainly live some time longer." He then cites von Haller, who had collected statistics on longevity. Haller and Hufeland reason that, as an animal lives eight times as long as its period of growth, so too man, "in his natural state" should be able to live eight times the 25 years it takes him to grow. Temperance was paramount, he insisted, and he suggested that the body is born with a limited amount of "vital power," which may be consumed in accordance with one’s lifestyle. The "hygenic elite" are working people who lives simply in open air.

"One of the the great philanthropic physicians who are true friends of the human race" and "one of the great pioneers of medical journalism in the 18th century" (Garrison p.366), court physician at Weimar and a friend of and doctor to Goethe, Schiller, and Herder, Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (1762-1836) was known in medical circles for introducing Jenner’s smallpox vaccination into Germany. This present work "was read literally throughout the world" (Major II, p.704). Blake, DNLM 18th Cent. p.224. Garrison-Morton 1602 (Jena ed.). Heirs of Hippocrates 1183 (Jena ed.). Bibl. Osleriana 3017-19 (later eds.). Lesky 322 (later ed.). Wellcome III, p.310. (Jena ed.) Cf. Gruman, A History of Ideas about the Prolongation of Life, p.73 & Howard Williams, The Ethics of Diet.

 

HUNT, H. Lyons. PLASTIC SURGERY OF THE HEAD, FACE AND NECK. Philadelphia: Lee & Febiger, 1926. 8vo, 404pp, illus. Orig. green cloth, lacking front free endpaper, small hole in spine, otherwise very good. $200. ¶ First Edition of an important early American contribution to facial plastic surgery.

 

(HUXLEY, Thomas). HUXLEY, Leonard. LIFE AND LETTERS OF THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY, By His Son. New York: Appleton, 1900. 2 vols, 8vo, xii, 539; viii, 541pp, 12 plates of which 6 are photogravueres. Original light brown cloth stamped in gilt, minor short tear to title fore-edge of vol. 1, one corner bumped & very small light red stain to front board of vol. 2, spine ends chipped, very good. $135. ¶ First American Edition, biography of the distinguished evolutionist.

 

(Insanity). SPECTRAL VISITANTS, OR JOURNAL OF A FEVER: By a Convalescent. Portland: S.H. Colesworthy, 1845. Sm. 8vo, 75, (l)pp. Printed wrappers, slightly browned, otherwise very good. $100. ¶ Only Edition. A bizarre series of hallucinations experienced by the author while recovering from a sickness; described in eleven letters to his wife. NUC: 2 copies.

 

IVY, Robert H., et al. MANUAL OF STANDARD PRACTICE OF PLASTIC AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY. Prepared & Edited by the Subcommittee on Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Committee on Surgery of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1942. 8vo, xiii, 432pp, 259 illus. Orig. red cloth. Owner’s rubber stamp on endpaper, otherwise very nice. $25. ¶ First Edition. The first volume in the series Military Surgical Manuals issued in response to the sudden increase in war injuries.

 

JACKSON, John. AMBIDEXTERITY or Two-Handedness and Two-Brainedness. An Argument For Natural Development And Rational Education. With An Introduction By Maj. Gen. R.S.S. Baden-Powell. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1905 8vo, xii, 258pp, 24 b&w illus, 1 foldout. Burgundy cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, light wear to extremities, front hinge just starting, otherwise very good. $80. ¶ First Edition. In theoretical and practical discussion, the author argues for ambidexterity education to facilitate symetrical development as a means to potentiate the brain’s capabilities for intellectual as well as manual development, and the benefits to the individual and society therein. Many of the author’s theories of the brain’s plasticity have since been borne out by modern research.

 

JOHNSTON, James F.W. THE CHEMISTRY OF COMMON LIFE. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, [1853]- 1855. 2 vols, 8vo, viii, 352; vi, 466; with numerous wood-engravings throughout. Orig. brown cloth. A very good, clean set. $300. ¶ First Edition in book form (first appearing in parts between 1853 and 1855). This stands as the first work in English to treat the entire psychoactive plant kingdom and thus bears comparison with Ernst von Bibra's Die Narkotischen Genussmittel und der Mensch, published in Nuremberg the same year. Johnston's work contains very full chapters on the opium poppy, cannabis, coca, hops, betel nut, thorn apple, Amanita muscaria and other drug plants. Johnston (1796-1855), a chemist, "successfully sought to give recent scientific discovery a practical application to agriculture and manufacture. Most of his numerous writings attained great popularity." Bolton I, 558. Phantastica 114.

 

JOSEPH, J[acques]. NASENPLASTIK UND SONSTIGE GESICHTSPLASTIK nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik und einige weitere Operationen aud dem Gebiete der äusseren Körperplastik. Ein Atlas und Lehrbuch. Leipzig: Curt Kabitzsch, 1931. [i.e. Oxford: Willem A. Meeuws, 1974]. 8vo, xxxi, 842, (3)pp, numerous plates, incl. 1718 illustrations. Orig. cloth, neary fine. $250. ¶ Facsimile of "a masterpiece of 20th century plastic surgery, and Joseph’s most comprehensive work" (Garrison-Morton), containing some of the most explicit photographs in medical literature. The commanding figure in turn-of-the-century German plastic surgery, Jacques Joseph (1865-1934) began as an orthopedic surgeon in Berlin but soon became involved in the reduction of protruding ears and eventually in the reduction of large unshapely noses. He formulated his techniqes on the presumption that he would make his patients inconspicuous and was never in favor of vanity procedures. He was accused of secrecy with his techniques, but eventually shared them during enormously expensive lessons. "…a great modern outgrowth of the seeds sown by Tagliacozzi three and a half cneturies earlier" (Gnudi & Webester). Cf. McDowell pp.163-169, Garrison-Morton 5763.01.

 

(JOYCE, James). LYONS, J.B. THRUST SYPHILIS DOWN TO HELL, and Other Rejoyceana. Studies in the Border-Lands of Literature. Dublin: Glendale, (1988). 8vo, illus. Original red cloth in dust jacket, pencil gift inscription, nearly fine. $40. ¶ First Edition. Dr Lyons analyzes the influence of Joyce’s health on his literature.

 

KANAVEL, M.D., Allen B. INFECTIONS OF THE HAND. A Guide To the Surgical Treatment of Acute and Chronic Suppurative Processes in the Fingers, Hand, and Forearm. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1916. 8vo, xv, 499pp, frontispiece, 161 photo-illus. Brown cloth, gilt lettered and decorated with publisher’s vignette, stamped ruled borders and publisher’s vignette, teg, light wear at extremities, otherwise very good. Signed inscription by the author. $100. ¶ Third edition, thoroughly revised, of the first comprehensive treatise on hand surgery, and the classic work on tendon and bursal hand spaces relevant to management of hand infections with two additional chapters not found in the 1912 first issue: Relation of Acute Infective Processes to Industrial Pursuits and Plastic Procedures Instituted for the Correction of Deformities. Cf. G-M 4386; Heirs to Hippocrates 2296.

 

KENNY, Elizabeth. THE TREATMENT OF INFANTILE PARALYSIS IN THE ACUTE STATE. Minneapolis: Bruce Publishing Co., 1941. 8vo, xix, 286pp, photo illus. throughout. Green cloth, gilt, library marks of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. $250. ¶ First Edition, signed and dated by the author, Minneapolis October 5, 1949, with a 1944 news clipping with photo of Kenny and Rosalind Russell who played her in the 1946 movie "Sister Kenny" (Russell was nominated by the Academy for Best Actress for her role). An Australian nurse, Elizabeth Kenny, also known as Sister Kenny, crusaded for the treament of infantile paralysis. She devised new methods for treating poliomyelitis by reeducating the affected muscles rather than immobilizing patients. Without formal medical training, she first succeeded, as a bush country nurse, in treating the early stages of polio. In the 1940s she lectured throughout the U.S., often arousing opposition, but she soon gained the support of the American Medical Association. The Elizabeth Kenny Institute in Minneapolis was set up in 1943 to train nurses and physiotherapists in her methods.

 

KENNY, Elizabeth. THE TREATMENT OF INFANTILE PARALYSIS IN THE ACUTE STATE. Minneapolis: Bruce Publishing Co., 1941. 8vo, xix, 286pp, photo illus. throughout. Green cloth, gilt, library marks of the Los Angeles County Medical Association. $45. ¶ First Edition. An Australian nurse, Elizabeth Kenny, also known as Sister Kenny, crusaded for the treament of infantile paralysis. She devised new methods for treating poliomyelitis by reeducating the affected muscles rather than immobilizing patients. Without formal medical training, she first succeeded, as a bush country nurse, in treating the early stages of polio. In the 1940s she lectured throughout the U.S., often arousing opposition, but she soon gained the support of the American Medical Association. The Elizabeth Kenny Institute in Minneapolis was set up in 1943 to train nurses and physiotherapists in her methods. Rosalind Russell played her in the 1946 movie "Sister Kenny" (Russell was nominated by the Academy for Best Actress for her role).

 

KEYNES, Geoffrey. THE LIFE OF WILLIAM HARVEY. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. 4to, xviii, 483pp, color frontispiece, 32 fullpage b&w illus. Burgundy cloth, gilt lettered on navy blue faux spine label, dustjacket, occasional foxing to foremargins not affecting text or illus., otherwise near fine in very good dj. $75. ¶ First Edition.

 

KIRBY, Georgia B. TRANSMISSION; Or, Variation of Character through the Mother. New York: S.R.Wells, 1877. 8vo, (4, ads)pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Chipping to spine, light browning & soiling to wrappers, very good. $150. ¶ First Edition of this curious book, in which the author (b.1818) argues that the physical and mental characteristics of children are due in great part to the mother. She disputes the supposition that the mother "merely nourishes the germ given by the father" and the belief that if a child is born dim-witted the mother is to be held responsible." While the book is fascinating as an early attempt to apply Darwin’s ideas, cited throughout, to social behavior, many of the theses in the work were discputed by Darwin himself and are almost unacceptable today: "All variation of character, physical and mental, takes place in foetal life"; "The compass and tone of each individual is absolutely decided before birth"; "The faculties actively used by the mother during pregancy, rather than those lying latent and part of her original character, will be found prominent in her offspring"; "Very much depends on the moment of union which precedes conception" and so on. Not in NUC.

 

KITCHINER, William. THE ART OF INVIGORATION AND PROLONGING LIFE, By Food, Clothes, Air, Exercise, Wine, Sleep, &c. Or, The Invalid’s Oracle… Sixth Edition, Very Greatly Augmented and Improved. London: Geo. B. Whittaker, 1828. 12mo, viii, (2), 337, (4 ads)pp. Orig. boards, old cloth back worn. $150. ¶ A popular manual, with chapters on corpulence, sleep, clothes, wine, etc, and with the addition of a chapter on "The Pleasure of Making a Will." Kitchiner (d.1827) was a wealthy physician who delighted in preparing feasts for his friends. He also wrote Oracles for Cooks, Housekeepers, and Travellers and books on singing and on choosing opera glasses. Simon, Bibliotheca Gastronomica, 912. Not in Oxford.

 

KLEEN, Dr. Emil A.G., et. al. MASSAGE AND MEDICAL GYMNASTICS. With Contributions by Dr. J. Arvedon, Dr. P. Haglund, Dr. E. Zander. Translated by Mina L. Dobbie, M.D. With a Forward by Reginald Cheyne Elmslie. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1921. Tall 8vo, xvi, 564, (16 ads)pp, 182 illustrations. Teal cloth, gilt lettered, light wear, front hinge starting, otherwise very good. $125. ¶ Second edition in English of the acknowledged classic on Swedish massage by the master, whose work was not, at the time of its writing, universally accepted by the medical community. For the uninitiated, medical gymnastics refers to movement therapy which, with time, evolved into Physical Therapy. Translated from the original Swedish. Scarce.

 

KNEIPP, Sebastian. MON TESTAMENT. Conseils aux malades et aux gens bien portants. Traduit de l’allemand par un ancien professeur. Kempten, Bavaria: Jos. Koesel, 1896. 8vo, (10), 494pp, frontisportrait, approx. 13 plates. Orig. cloth, spine gilt. Slight wear to head of front joint, other light external wear, light browning, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ Third edition in French, includes information on the water cure, lotions, flatulence, and diet.

 

KNEIPP, Sebastian. MY WATER-CURE as Tested through More Than Thirty Years and Described for the Healing of Diseases and the Preservation of Health. Translated by A. de F…Preface by E. Gerard. Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1893. 8vo, xxxiv, 282, 32 (ads)pp, frontisportrait, 1 plate, 25 illustrations. Orig. blue cloth, blocked with gilt & black vignette of Kneipp, spine gilt. Once bound over in leather, with slight remains on endpapers, otherwise very good. $60. ¶ Second Edition in English. The eccentric pastor discusses the role of water cure, exercise and naturopathy in his system of healing.

 

KOPETZKY, Samuel J. & Ralph Almour, et al. AN AURAL ATLAS. New York: Auralgan Research Division, (1946). 8vo, unpaginated, with 49 color plates. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, foxing to title & early leaves, otherwise very good. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

KRAFFT-EBING, Dr R[ichard] von. DIE MELANCHOLIE. Eine Klinische Studie. Erlangen: Ferdinand Enke, 1874. 8vo, (2), 69, (2)pp. Contemp. half black cloth over marbled boards, decorative endpapers. Clean & very good. $250. ¶ First Edition of the neurologist, psychiatrist, and sexologist’s work on the causes and treatment of melancholy. Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902) became professor of psychiatry at the German University of Strassbourg at the young age of 29, and he later held for many years the most coveted chair in psychiatry, that at the University of Vienna. While his fame rests mostly, of course, on his Psychopathia Sexualis, he did significant work in fields other than the study of sexual behavior and is known to have had a great influence on Alfred Adler. He was also the first to establish the relationship between syphilis and general paralysis. Cf. Brecher, The Sex Researchers, pp.50-60.

 

KRUKENBERG, H[erman]. ERFAHRUNGEN MIT DER KRUKENBERG-HAND. n.d. 8vo, (16)pp, incl. illus. & printed wrappers, slightly spotted, otherwise very good. $20. ¶ Extract from Archiv für Klinische Chirurgie… edited among others by Ernst Sauerbruch. Kruckenberg (b.1863) established his name in orthopedics. This work deals with an amputation method invented by him known as the Kruckenberg-hand.

 

LA CHAMBRE, [Marin Cureau de]. L’ARTE DEL CONOSCERE GLI UOMINI… Venice: Alvise Pavino, 1700. 12mo, (22), 387, (9)pp, engraved title of the author measuring a bust. Crude modern library cloth, old marbled wrappers preserved. $175. ¶ Only Italian edition of a popular physiognomy, first published in Paris in 1659. La Chambre (1593/4-1669), an adversary of Descartes, was one of the first to write in French on science and philosophy. Bibliotheca Magica 337. This edition not in Caillet or Bibliotheca Esoterica. NUC notes only the DNLM copy (see Krivatsy 3011).

 

LA ROE, M.D., Else K. CARE OF THE BREAST. New York: Froben, 1947. 8vo, 240, (6) as indices, frontispiece, 76 b&w photo-illus. Green cloth, gilt lettered, a few small gnaws along lower board fore edges, otherwise very good. $30. ¶ First Edition of one of the very few volumes on the subject by a female physician. Features chapters on Anatomy, Physiology, Anomalies of Development and Growth, Anomalies of Secretion, Skin Diseases, Examination, Injuries, Tumors, Reconstructive Surgery, etc.

 

LABAT, Gaston. REGIONAL ANESTHEISA, Its Technique and Clinical Application. With a Foreword by William J. Mayo. Philadelphia & London: W.B. Saunders, 1924. 8vo, xv, 496pp, 315 drawings in the text. Orig. red cloth, edges slightly worn, signatuere on endpaper, very good. $100. ¶ First Edition, third printing, of a modern classic of anesthesia. G-M 5704.

 

(LACMA LIBRARY.) THIRTY BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. A Compedium of Medical History. Los Angeles: Friends of the LACMA Library, 1984. 4to, white linen, red paper lable, covers soiled, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ Descriptions of 30 rare medical classics with collations and essays on each by E Crahan, Garth Huston, Robert Moes, Irwin Pincus et al.

 

LANDOIS, L[eonard]. LEHRBUCH DER PHYSIOLOGIE einschliesslich der Histologie und Mikroskopischen Anatomie mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der praktischen Medicin. Vienna: Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1893. 8vo, xvi, 1088pp, 362 woodcuts. Half calf over pebbled boards. Spine deteriorating, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ Early edition of one of the most widely used physiology textbooks of the turn of the century. Among many discoveries in physiology and anatomy, Landois (1837-1902) discovered the haemolysing effect of blood serum of one species when transfused into another. He also invented the test for carbon monoxide in blood. Cf. Garrison pp.569, 582 & Garrison-Morton 2018.

 

LANE, L.C. CREMATION. An Address Delivered in the Ninth course of the Lane Public Lectures in Cooper Medical College. San Francisco: [Pacific Medical Journal, January 1891]. 8vo, 18pp. Brown printed wrappers, spine torn, signatures a little loose in wrappers but holding where sewn; overall very good. $75. ¶ An interesting article propounding the virtues of cremation, citing examples of the practice in ancient civilizations and describing various designs of modern crematoriums around the world. Reprinted from the "Pacific Medical Journal," January 1891.

 

LANGDON-BROWN, Sir Walter. THE BACKGROUND TO HARVEY. The Annual Harveian Oration Delivered Before the Royal College of Physicians on October 19th, 1936. London: Office of the British Medical Association, 1936. 8vo, 21pp. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, fine. $25. ¶ Reprint form the British Medical Journal, October 24th, 1936, vol. ii, p.793.

 

LAWRENCE, W[illiam]. A TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF THE EYE. Washington [D.C.]: The Register & Library of Medical & Chirurgical Science, 1834. 8vo, xii, 582pp. Contemp. full calf, gilt title, some wear to joints, text lightly browned. $300. ¶ First American Edition of a classic of ophthalmology, first published in French in 1830. Lawrence’s treatise was "the dominant work on clinical ophthalmology until after the invention of the ophthalmosocope" (Albert 3). G-M 5849, citing the British translation into English of 1833. Cordasco 30-0552.

 

LE BLOND, Charles. RECHERCHES D’ANATOMIE ET DE PHYSIOLOGIE SUR UN EMBRYON MONSTRUEUX. Paris: Rouvier & Bouvier, 1834. 8vo, 34, (l)pp, 1 lithographed plate. Disbound, prelims. slightly foxed. $125. ¶ Only edition of this monograph on a monster chicken embryo consisting of only a heart. The author was a member of the standard medical societies of France; this is his only published work. Not in BL. NUC: one copy.

 

LE DRAN, Henry-François TRAITE DES OPERATIONS DE CHIRURGIE. Paris: Charles Osmont, 1742. 8vo, (8), 570, (2)pp, 1 foldout engraved plate. Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt lettering to spine label, gilt orn. and dec. compartments, binding worn but tight, internally clean, a good copy. $600. ¶ First Edition of the standard French surgical text of its time by one of France’s most celebrated surgeons, and a teacher who attracted pupils from all over Europe, particularly Germany; Haller was one of Le Dran’s students. While serving as chief army surgeon he wrote a key work on gunshot wounds, and made important advances in the surgical removal of bladder stones, here described, along with material on hernias, cancers, head trauma, etc. Waller 5672.

 

LE DRAN, Henry-François TRAITE DES OPERATIONS DE CHIRURGIE. Paris: Charles Osmont, 1742. 8vo, (8), 570, (2)pp, 1 foldout engraved plate. Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt lettering to spine label, gilt orn. and dec. compartments, binding worn but tight, internally clean, a good copy. $600. ¶ First Edition of the standard French surgical text of its time by one of France’s most celebrated surgeons, and a teacher who attracted pupils from all over Europe, particularly Germany; Haller was one of Le Dran’s students. While serving as chief army surgeon he wrote a key work on gunshot wounds, and made important advances in the surgical removal of bladder stones, here described, along with material on hernias, cancers, head trauma, etc. Waller 5672.

 

LE RENARD, Alf[red] ESSAI SUR LA VALEUR ANTITOXIQUE DE L'ALIMENT COMPLET ET INCOMPLET. Paris: J. Mersch, 1907. 8vo, (6), 211, (3)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, a little faded, slight foxing, otherwise very good. $35. ¶ Only Edition of Le Renard's thesis on penicillum glaucum and other fungi, addressing their resistance to copper and other metals. NUC: 3 copies.

 

LECLERC, Daniel & Jean Jacques Manget. BIBLIOTHECA ANATOMICA, sive recens in anatomia inventorum thesaurus locupletissimus, in quo integra atque absolutissima totius Corporis Humani Descriptio, ejusdemque Oeconomia e Praestantissimorum quorumque Anatomicorum Tractatibus Singularibus…concinnata exhibetur… Geneva: Johan. Anthon. Chouët & David Ritter, 1699. 2 vols, sm. folio, (28), 1072; (2), 1223pp, 120 numbered "plates" (= 117 plates + 3 numbered illustrations in text) & 5 unnumbered plates, titles in red & black with engravings, engravings & woodcuts in text. Contemp. limp vellum, calligraphic lettering to spine, sheepskin ties. Light foxing throughout, slight marginal tear to plate 52, 1 tie torn, otherwise fine. $3500. ¶ Second Edition, greatly enlarged, of the first gathering of any of William Harvey’s works. Among those works of his collected in this magnificent medical anthology are De motu cordis (vol. I, pp.839-865), Exercitationes de generatione animalium (vol I, pp.412-544) and Exercitationes de circulatione sanguinis (vol I pp.865-880), with relevant illustrations on plate 42. Among other authors collected are Swammerdam, Malpighi, Bellini, Ent, Glisson, Derckring, Lower, Mayow, Steno, Wharton, and Willis. Daniel Leclerc (1652-1728) wrote the first large history of medicine and was a pioneer bibliographer of medicine. It is thought that he also aided Jean Jacques Manget (1652-1742) in many of his compilations. Dean of the medical faculty of Geneva, Manget was first physician to the Elector of Brandenburg, who became the King of Prussia. His compilations and reference works were highly regarded, and MacPhail notes that Jung relied heavily on his researches. An excellent critique of the present work is to be found in Morgagni’s Adversaria anatomica. Keynes 45. Russell 882a. Waller 5663. Cf. Ferguson II, p.71; Garrison p.279; Osler 3192 (first ed.); and Thornton, Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors, pp.243-4.

 

LEDERMAN, Ellen. DEVELOPMENTAL TOYS AND EQUIPMENT. A Practical Guide to Selection and Utilization. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1986. 8vo, xi, 252pp. Red cloth, gilt lettered, dustjacket, very fine in slightly soiled dj. $75. ¶ First Edition. Excellent guide for occupational therapists and child development professionals offers photos, a brief description, and physical and mental developmental values for each toy. With an appendix listing toys by skill development.

 

LEES, Frederic R. AN ARGUMENT ON BEHALF OF THE PRIMITIVE DIET OF MAN. An Essay to Which the Vegetarian Society Awarded a Prize. London: F. Pitman, [ca. 1875]. 12mo, 31, (1 ads)pp. Disbound, pencil annotations. $45. ¶ First Edition of this clear argument, addressing mostly chemical evidence for vegetarianism and including a criticism of Justus Liebig’s understanding of creatine.

 

LEWIN, Louis. DIE PFEILGIFTE. Historische und Experimentelle Untersuchungen. Berlin: Reimer, 1894. 8vo, vi, 152pp. Orig. wrappers, foot of spine repaired. Very good. $175. ¶ First Edition of this pioneering study of poisonous arrows and darts, comprehensively dealing with all types on all continents, but most strongly in Africa and Asia. Lewin was the most important psychoactive drug experimenter of his time. In the two decades preceding the present work he authored monographs on kava-kava, coca, and peyote. Garrison & Morton notices the enlarged edition of 1923 but not this first edition. Fisher II, 905/6. See: G-M 2117.

 

LEWIN, Louis. PHANTASTICA. Die Betäubenden und Erregenden Genussmittel für Ärzte und Nichtärzte. Berlin: Georg Stilke, 1924. 8vo, viii, 374, (2)pp. Contemp. half calf over paper boards. A very good copy. $250. ¶ First Edition of the author’s most important work: the modern classic of psychoactive drug classification. Lewin’s categories — Euphorics, Phantastics, Inebriants, Hypnotics and Excitants — to date have not really been superceded by another system. The work has been translated into French, Italian and English. (The 1931 English edition first introduced Aldous Huxley to drug literature.) Garrison-Morton 2086. Phantastica 146.

 

LEWIN, Louis. PHANTASTICA. Die Betäubenden und Erregenden Genussmittel für Ärzte und Nichtärzte. Berlin: Georg Stilke, 1924. 8vo, viii, 374, (2)pp. Contemp. half calf over paper boards, light wear to spine ends. A very good copy. $250. ¶ First Edition of the author’s most important work: the modern classic of psychoactive drug classification. Lewin’s categories — Euphorics, Phantastics, Inebriants, Hypnotics and Excitants — to date have not really been superceded by another system. The work has been translated into French, Italian and English. (The 1931 English edition first introduced Aldous Huxley to drug literature.) Garrison-Morton 2086. Phantastica 146.

 

LINCOLN, Jackson Steward.

THE DREAM IN PRIMITIVE CULTURES. With an Introduction by Professor C.G. Seligman. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1935. 8vo, xiii, 358, (1)pp, frontispiece. Blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, blindstamped rules borders, mild sunning to spine, otherwise near fine. $50. ¶ First American Edition, with canceled title from the London, Cresset Press, 1935 first edition.

 

LUFKIN, Arthur Ward. A HISTORY OF DENTISTRY. Illustated with 90 Engravings. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1938. 8vo, 255pp, 90 b&w illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, discolor to endpaper gutters, otherwise a bright, tight, clean, fine copy. $45. ¶ First Edition. Highlights of dental history from antiquity to modern times.

 

LUSCOMBE, M.D., Edward Thornhill. PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE MEANS OF PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF SOLDIERS IN CAMP AND IN QUARTERS. With Notes on the Medical Treatment of Several of the Most Important Diseases Which Were Found to Prevail in the British Army During the Late War. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1820. 8vo, vii, 132pp. Contemporary quarter calf over patterned boards, gilt lettering, bookplate, nearly very good. $750. ¶ First Edition, a Presentation Copy warmly inscribed by the author to General [Richard] Vyse (1746-1825), who distinguished himself on several occasions, particularly at the battle of Cateau (April 25, 1794) where he materially contributed to the victory, and at the evacuation of Ostend which he superintended. He later became a M.P. for Beverley, Yorkshire, the author’s home. ¶ An uncommon treatise on military health and hygiene, "in which he treats of the predisposing and exciting causes of the diseases of soldiers, and the means these may be avoided or remedied" (p.vi). Luscombe was senior surgeon to the 34th Foot Regiment which saw action during the Peninsular War (1808 - 1814). Only five copies in OCLC holdings. Scarce. Wellcome III, p. 562.

 

MacCORMACK, Henry. JACOBI’S ATLAS OF DERMACHROMES With Entirely New and Original Text. In Two Volumes With Three Hundred and Twenty-Two Coloured Illustrations and Two Half-Tone Figures on One Hundred and Sixty-Nine Plates. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby, 1929. 2 vols, 4to, ix, (1), 100, 79 plates, viii, 101-186pp., 90 plates. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, spines sunned, owner’s stamps, very good. $250. ¶ American Edition of the fourth edition in English of this well-known portfolio of dermatological diseases with added illustrations and new material not found in the earlier issues whose original English text was written by J. J. Pringle. MacCormac was a student of the great British dermatologist and editor of the British Journal of Dermatology, Malcom Morris. This edition not found in the standard references. Cf. Cordasco 00-1727-1729.

 

MACKENZIE, Morell. HAY FEVER. Its Etiology and Treatement. With an Appendix on Rose Cold. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1885. 8vo, 54, (3, ads)pp, frontis. Orig. orange cloth, recased, old library stamp on title. Very good $200. ¶ Third Edition of the English laryngologist’s work, supplemented with material not included in the earlier printings, which were quite limited in number. The book is based on an important lecture he gave at the London Hospital Medical College. Though Mackenzie (1837-92) is unhappily remembered for having misdisgnosed Frederick III’s cancer of the larynx, from which the Emperor would later die, his reputation still earned him the title of "Father of British laryngology." He was one of the first to use the laryngoscope routinely, he founded the Golden Square Throat Hospital in London, and he founded the Journal of Laryngology. Cf. Garrison & Morton 3287 and Castiglioni, History of Medicine, p.866. Cf. Stevenson and Guthrie, History of Oto-Laryngologyk pp.106-7, for a description of Mackenzie’s misdiagnosis of the liberal Crown Prince’s cancer and the reactionary effect that his death had in Germany (It has been speculated that the two World Wars would have been prevented had Mackenzie saved the Crown Prince). Neither this nor the second edition is found in NUC.

 

MALINIAC, Jacques W. PLASTIC SURGERY. Collected Papers. New York: Romaine Pierson, [1938]. 8vo, 24 of 35 reprints of various sizes bound together with title & preface. Orig. cloth, some dampstaining throughout, light external wear, library bookplate & stamps, otherwise very good. $150. ¶ First Collected Edition of these important papers by the famous New York surgeon. He addresses such varied topics as the use of cartilage and ivory in surgery, pendulous breast treatment, and legal issues in plastic surgery.

A little defaced

 

MARCARD, Henri-Mathias. DE LA NATURE ET DE L’USAGE DES BAINS. Traduit de l’Allemand par Michel Parant. Paris: Bossange, Masson et Besson, An IX (1801). 8vo, x, 290, (2)pp. Contemp. calf, worn, a good copy. $150. ¶ First Edition in French. Heinrich Matthias Marcard’s (1747-1817) work, first published in German, comprehensively surveys different types of baths (warm, hot, cold, steambath etc) and their therapeutic effects on certain medical problems, in particular pains, spasm, problems of the respiratory organs and blood vessels, and sleeping disorders. The treatise is full of bibliographical and historical references and descriptions of individual cases. The author previously published a description of the baths of Pyrmont. Blake p.287. Monglond V, 891. Not in NUC.

 

MARTIUS, Friedrich. KONSTITUTION UND VERERBUNG in ihren Berziehungen zur Pathologie. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1914. 8vo, viii, 258pp, 13 illus. Orig. wrappers. Spine & wrappers quite chipped, still good. $100. ¶ First Edition. "In 1914, Martius published his important book on Constitution and Selection.… With the World War, the doctrine of the Constitution took a sudden lear forward, and was further helped out by the development of Mendelian reasoning (genetics) and of endocrinology. Consideration of the soldier as a whole, and of vast outdoor clinics of men en masse, tended to revive the general pathology of Hippocrates… The constitution came to be seen as the summation of ingerited traits which are basic in resistance, susceptibility and predisposition to disease" (Garrison, 4th ed., p.678).

 

MAURICEAU, François. TRAITÉ DES MALADIES DES FEMMES GROSSES, et de celles qui sont accouchées… Tome premier. Paris: Compagnie des Libraires, 1740. 4to, (12), 555, (25)pp, numerous engravings in text. [with the author’s] OBSERVATIONS SUR LA GROSSESSE ET L’ACCOUCHEMENT DES FEMMES, ET SUR LEURS MALADIES, et celle des enfans nouveau-nés… Tome second. Paris: Compagnie des Libraires Associe’s, 1738. 4to, (8), 671pp. Both vols uniformly bound in quarter red calf over morocco boards. Boards worn, joints just starting but secure, slightest occasional browning, otherwise very good. $750. ¶ Mixed set (as often), a seventh edition of the first volume and a fifth edition of the second volume. First published in 1668 as Des Maladies des Femmes grosses et accouchees, with the companion volume, Observations…, appended in 1694, then followed by Dernieres Observations (here included in the Observations…) in 1708, Mauriceau’s work was "the outstanding textbook of the time" (Garrison-Morton), "a milestone in the history of obstetrics" (Speert) and was "without question the most practical, explicit and accurate of the then known treatises on midwifery and contained so many advances over its predecessors that in the hands of English physicians, surgeons and midwives it not only improved the practice of midwifery but paved the way for further advances in the course of the following century" (Hagelin). The dominant figure in obstetrics of the seventeenth century, the French barber-surgeon François Mauriceau (1637-1709) established obstetrics as a specialty. He championed antisyphilitic treatment during pregnancy, amniotomy for placenta previa, primary suture of perineal lacerations, and popularized the so-called Mauriceau maneuver, a method of delivering breach-babies. It was to Mauriceau that Hugh Chamberlen was prepared to sell his family’s secret, the obstetric forceps, for 10,000 livres. Chamberlen had announced that he could deliver the most difficult case in several minutes, but when he failed to deliver within three hours the fetus of one of Mauriceau’s patients, a rachitic dwarf well on in labour, Mauriceau turned down the offer. Chamberlen was nevertheless impressed with Mauriceau and translated his work into English. Cf. Garrison-Morton 6147, Hagelin pp.64-67, Findley pp.125-36, Norman 1461-62, Speert chap. 85. Waller 6346-5.

 

(Medicine). MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE IN TUDOR ENGLAND As Displayed in an Exposition of Books and Manuscripts. San Marino: Henry E. Huntington Library, 1932. 8vo, 31pp. Illus. wrappers, very good. $35. ¶ First Edition. Notes and historical sketch by Dr. Sanford V. Larkey, asst. professor of Medical History and Bibliography at the University of California.

 

MILLARD, C. Killick. EUTHANASIA A Plea for the Legalisation of Voluntary Euthanasia under Certain Conditions… With Text of Proposed Bill… London: Daniel Co., [1931]. 8vo, 44, (4, ads)pp. Orig. wrappers in printed dust jacket, slightly chipped & stained, otherwise a very good clean copy. $25. ¶ Only Edition. Includes a bill legalizing euthanasia, with arguments drawn from numerous historical sources.

 

MITCHELL, S[ilas] Weir. AN ANALYSIS OF 3000 CASES OF MELANCHOLIA. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Association of American Physicians, 1897. 8vo, 10pp, title-wrapper. Orig. wrappers, nearly fine. $85. ¶ A rare offprint. BAL 14180.

 

MITCHELL, S[ilas] Weir. SUSPENSION IN LOCOMOTOR ATAXIA. With a Summary of Twenty-Three Cases from the Clinical Service of Dr. Mitchell, Reported by Dr. Guy Hinsdale from the Tables of the Resident, Dr. Caspar W. Sharples. [Philadelphia]: Reprinted from the University Medical Magazine, 1890. 8vo, 5pp, title-wrapper. Orig. wrappers, chipped, otherwise very good. $60. ¶ Rare offprint. BAL 14142.

 

MITCHELL, S. Weir. INJURIES OF NERVES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1872. 8vo, 377pp. Orig. cloth, spine ends expertly restored, new endpapers, a very good copy. $1000. ¶ First Edition, Blanck’s state B binding (priority undetermined). "Based on his extensive experience during the Civil War at Philadelphia’s Turner’s Lane Hospital, where he treated hundreds of soldiers with peripheral nerve wounds, Mitchell produced this basic and time-honored work on the symptoms, signs, and treatment of nerve injuries. Together with his other major work, Gunshot Wounds (1864), it established fundamental lines of treatment which remained essentially unchanged until World War I" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1956). BAL 14075. Cushing M401. Garrison-Morton 4544. Norman 1520.

 

MOLL, Albert. HYPNOTISM: Including a Study of the Chief Points of Psycho-Therapeutics and Occultism… Translated from the Fourth Enlarged Edition by Arthur F. Hopkirk. London: Walter Scott, 1909. 8vo, xvi, 612, (24)pp. Orig. red cloth, front board lettered in gilt. Very good. $60. ¶ Early edition, enlarged, from the Contemporary Science Series, edited by Havelock Ellis. After expressing thanks to his co-workers, August Forel and Max Dessoir, in the preface, Moll describes history of hypnotism in Germany and France, examines methods of hypnotism, and credits the mesmerists as the discoverers of post-hypnotic suggestion. He also examines the possibility of simulating the hypnotic state and points out errors in experiments that have been cited as confirmation of the existence of a magnetic field. Albert Moll (b.1862) introduced hypnotic psychotherapy into Germany, wrote several works on hypnosis, and was this century’s chief advocate of scientific investigations of the occult. Crabtree 1240 (first Ger. ed.).

 

MOON, William. LIGHT FOR THE BLIND: A History of the Origins and Success of Moon’s System of Reading (Embossed in Various Languages) For the Blind. London: Longmans & Co., 1877. 8vo, xii, 208, viii pp, engraved frontispiece, 3 plates, 2 embossed. Publisher’s original blue cloth, gilt lettered spine, gilt lettering and decoration to front board, aeg, beveled edges, some rubbing at edges, corners, spine head and tail, bookplate, otherwise very good. $650. ¶ Presentation Copy inscribed (in another’s hand) to "Miss Williamson with the best regards of the Author" and signed by Moon, who by this time was totally blind. The Moon System, based upon embossed alphabet type, was a major advance in reading for the blind, supplanting Frere’s method, which was ultimately judged too complicated for the average blind individual to master. Part of Moon’s genius was to recognize that all twenty-six letters of the latin alphabet are merely nine in varying positions, greatly simplifying the learning and reading process. Third edition.

 

MOORE, Anne. ON THE EFFECTS OF SOLUTIONS of Various Electrolytes and Non-Conductors upon Rigor Mortis and Heat Rigor. A Dissertation. Chicago: [American Journal of Physiology, 1902]. 8vo, (2), 24pp. Heavy grey printed wrappers, ink marks above title, remnants of glue along spine, faded library stamps on upper cover & title page. Very good. $65. ¶ Reprinted from the American Journal of Physiology, April, 1902.

 

MORGAN, Anna. AN HOUR WITH DELSARTE. A Study of Expression. Illustrated by Rose Mueller Sprague and Marian Reynolds. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1889. 8vo, 115pp, frontispiece, 22 b&w illus. Gold pictorial cloth, maroon lettered, good. $75. ¶ First Edition. The importance of physical bearing, posture, carriage and poise during verbal expression, and body language as communication medium is the subject of this book based upon the teachings of François Delsarte. Scarce.

 

MORO, Ernst. DIATETIK UND THERAPE DER KINDERKRANKHEITEN.…Separatabdruck aus der Siebenten Auflage von Landesmann Die Therapie an den Wiener Kliniken. Leipzig & Vienna: Franz Dueticke, 1904. 8vo, 69pp. Printed wrappers. Very good. $25. ¶ Descriptions of childhood diseases, with notes on treatment and diet.

 

MRACEK, Prof. Dr. Franz. ATLAS OF SYPHILIS AND THE VENEREAL DISEASES Including a Brief Treatise on the Pathology and Treatment. Authorized Translation from the German. Edited by L. Bolton Bangs, M. D. With 71 Colored Plates. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1898. 8vo, 122, (2), 40 as publisher’s catalogue pp, 71 color lithograph plates, misc. b&w text illus. Green cloth, gilt lettered, extemities rubbed, front hinge starting, otherwise good. $225. ¶ First Edition in English, from the 1897 German first issue, one of the titles in the Saunders Medical Hand-Atlases series, authorized translations of the reknowned Lehmann Medicinische Handatlanten. Not for the squeamish, the color lithos are beautifully executed, faithfully illustrating the horrific consequences of venereal disease in graphic detail. Scarce; NUC lists only four copies in library holdings. Cordasco 90-5808.

 

MULTHAUF, Robert P. THE ORIGINS OF CHEMSTRY. London: Oldbourne, (1966). 8vo, 412pp. Orig blue cloth, lettered in black & gilt. Fine in a creased dust wrapper. $55. ¶ First Edition of this work in the Oldbourne History of Science Library.

 

MUTHU, David C. A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE ANTIQUITY OF HINDU MEDICINE. London: Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, 1927. Sm 8vo, 52, (1)pp, frontispiece. Blue cloth on stiffcard, blue lettering, very good. $30. ¶ Second Edition, Signed by the Author.

 

NIEL, J.G. RECHERCHES ET OBSERVATIONS sur les Effets des Preparations d’Or du Docteur Chrestien dans le Traitement de plusieurs Maladies, et notamment dans celui des Maladies Syphilitiques… Paris: Gabon, 1821. 8vo, (5), iii, xxx, 391, (1, errata)pp. Orig. half red morocco, gilt, uncut, worn, inscribed by the author. Good. $100. ¶ Only Edition of this scarce text on treating syphilis and other diseases with gold. Not in Garrison & Morton.

 

(Norman Library). The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine. Part III (only). New York: Christie’s, 29 October, 1998 4to, orig. boards, 411pp, profusely illus., many in color. Boards. Very good. $75. ¶ Part III: The Modern Age. Landmark auction of the astounding collection assembled by the late SF psychiatrist. Without doubt the most imprtant sale in the fields of science and medicine of this century. With concordance to the Norman Collection Catalogue of 1991, and to Garrison-Morton. The entire sale realized nearly $70,000,000.

 

OLIVER, Thomas (ed.) DANGEROUS TRADES, The Historical, Social, and Legal Aspects of Industrial Occupations as Affecting Health New York: E.P. Dutton; London: John Murray, 1902. Thick 8vo, xxi, 891, (4 ads)pp, illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt. Library stamp of Mass. State Board of Health on endpaper and title, scuffing on spine,otherwise very good. $500. ¶ First Edition of a thorough study of turn-of-the-century industrial medicine, with chapters on child labor, women’s labor in the tin-plate and the aerated water industries, arsenic poisoning, dry cleaning toxins, flour mills, toxic paints, air of mines, quarries, explosives, anthrax, jute manufactures, eye diseases, and miscellaneous trades including cigar manfuacture, domestic servants, barmen, label-lickers, scriveners’ spasm, writers’ palsy, etc etc. G-M 2129.

 

OPPENHEIM, M[oritz]. PRAKTIKUM DER HAUT- UND GESCHLECHTSKRANKHEITEN für Studierende und Ärzte. Leipzig: Franz Deuticke, 1935. 8vo, x, 298pp. Orig. printed wrappers. Spine chipped, still good, with the author’s inscription to the front wrapper. $65. ¶ Sixth improved and expanded edition, inscribed by the author to Albin Oppenheim, the inventor of the orthodontic rubber band. This work is the most influential of all dermatological assessments of venereal diseases. Moritz Oppenheim (1876-1949) developed, with Rudolf Müller, the complement-fixation test for the diagnosis of gonorrhea (known as the Müller Oppenheim reaction) and was the first to describe necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum, more commonly known as Oppenheim-Urbach disease. Cf. Garrison-Morton 5213. NUC cites one copy of this edition in the National library of Medicine.

 

(ORFILA, Mathieu). HOUEL, M. CATALOGUE DU MUSEE ORFILA, Publié sous les Auspices de la Faculte de Medecine de Paris. Paris: Paul Dupont & G. Masson, 1881. 8vo, (4), 524pp. Quarter brown morocco, light wear. With the bookplate of Prince Roland Bonaparte. $450. ¶ First Edition. Descriptions of some 4500 anatomical specimens in the museum, arranged according to class: osteology, dental, muscles, organs of secretion and of digestion, genital organs, sensory organs, etc. Named for Mathieu Orfila, the leading medico-legal expert of his time and one of the founders of the Academie de Medecine, it remains the largest anatomical museum in France (now called the Musée d’Anatomie Delmas- Orfila- Rouviere).

 

ORR, Thomas G. OPERATIONS OF GENERAL SURGERY. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1949. 8vo, x, 890pp, with 1700 step-by-step illus. on 721 figures. Orig. cloth, light wear to spine. $20. ¶ Second edition of a standard work.

 

OSLER, William. BIBLIOTHECA OSLERIANA. A Catalogue of Books Illustrating the History of Medicine and Science. Collected, Arranged, and Annotated by… and Bequeathed to McGill University. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1929. 4to, xxxv, 785pp. Orig. blue cloth, a very good copy. Morocco ex libris of Peter Murray Hill. $450. ¶ First Edition, limited to 761 copies. Edited by W. W. Francis, R. H. Hill, and Archibald Malloch. The unfinished introduction, "The collecting of a library," is considered one of the best of Osler's writings. "This enormous bibliography of over 7500 titles is the catalogue of Osler's magnificent library. It is probably the most complete well-annotated bibliography in the history of medicine. It reveals Osler's character better than any of his writings and stands as a monument to him" (Garrison and Morton 6772). Golden & Roland 1073.  

 

PACKARD, M.D., Francis R. (ed.). ANNALS OF MEDICAL HISTORY. Volume VIII, No. 3. September. Fall Number. Series Number 31. [With] Volume VIII, No. 4. December. Winter Number. Series Number 32. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1926. 4to, pp (4), 213-330, frontispiece; 331-455, (9) as contents and index to vol. VIII, frontispiece. Illus. wrappers with lt.-mod. wear at edges and spine extremities, otherwise very good. $30. ¶ Fascinating articles from two of this august publication include those on paleopathology, ayurvedic medicine in ancient and medieval Ceylon, the worship of Asklepios, Francesco Redi, a history of herpes, pioneer medicine in Pennsylvania, the use of unicorn’s horn, coral and precious stones in medicine, and more.

 

PADGETT, Earl Calvin. SURGICAL DISEASE OF THE MOUTH AND JAWS. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1938. 8vo, 807 pp, 334 illus, index. Orig. cloth. Signature on endpaper, otherwise a very good, tight copy. $50. ¶ First Edition of a classic work.

 

PALMARIUS, Petrus (Le Paulmier de Grentemesnil, Jacques). LAPIS PHILOSOPHICUS DOGMATICORUM. Quo paracelsista Libauius restitutur. Scholae medicae Parisiensis iudicum de chymicis declaratur, censura adulteria & fraudes parachymicorum defenditur, asserto verae alchemiae honore. Adiecta est historia laeprosae mulieris persanatae. Paris: David Doulceur, 1609. 8vo, 16 leaves, 160 pages, 6 leaves. With a woodcut vignette of Mercury on title. Contemp. vellum, early owner’s inscription at the bottom of the title-page (partly pasted over). Very good. $1250. ¶ First Edition. A rare work by the French physician Pierre Le Paulmier (1568-1610), attacking Paracelsus and Libavius and ostensibly supporting the old medicine and pharmacy of the Paris school. However, he favored chemical preparations and the fifth essence. Chapter XI is titled "Alchymiae necessitas in medendo eiusque beneficia." Ferguson gives a detailed account of the reception of this book by the Medical Faculty of Paris. All the authorities quote this 1609 edition only, but Ferguson believed that the book had already been published in 1608. Caillet 8269: "Traité d’Alchimie très rare". Duveen, p.447. Ferguson II, p.163. Partington II, p.269. Thorndike VI, pp.251-52. Verginelli 237. Not in BL or NUC.

 

PALMER, Margaret D. LESSONS ON MASSAGE. London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, 1906. 8vo, xvi, 261pp. 118 text illust.& photos, 2 foldout color charts. Blue cloth gilt lettered, corners bumped, light wear, otherwise very good. $20. ¶ Second Edition (1903) of the original 1901 issue, with additional photos, two color foldout charts, and additional chapters covering the Nauheim or Schott treatment and bandaging. The finest text on the subject then written. Third printing.

 

PARACELSUS, Theophrastus. SAMTLICHE WERKE, Nach der 10Bändigen Huserschen Gesamtlausgabe (1589-1591) zum Erstenmal in Neuzeitliches Deutsch Ubersetzt. Mit Einleitung, Biogtraphie, Literaturangaben und Erlärenden Anmerkungen Versehen von Dr. Bernhard Aschner. Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1926-28. 2 vols, large 8vo, lxiv, 1012; L, 910pp. Orig. gilt stamped blue cloth. Very good set. $150. ¶ First Edition - two further volumes were published by 1932. A commendable anthology of Paracelsean writings, based on the Huser Quarto edition, and brought into modern German. "…intended to bring Paracelsean therapy, unduly forgotten, into the orbit of the modern practitioner. It is a work of considerable value, also for its notes on the herbs and drugs recommnded by Paracelsus" (Pagel, Paracelsus, p.33). The translator, Bernhard Aschner, was a distinguished endocrinologist, the first to keep hypophysectomized dogs indefinitely alive and to demonstrate that they would develop genital hypoplasia. Waller 20084. Cf. Garrison-Morton 1162.

 

(Paré, Ambroise). DOE, Janet. A BIBLIOGRAPHY 1545-1940, OF THE WORKS OF AMBROISE PARE, 1510-1590... Amsterdam: Van Heusden, 1976. 8vo, 275pp. Wrappers. Fine. $100. ¶ Reprint of the 1937 edition.

 

PARIS, John Ayrton A TREATISE ON DIET: With a View to Establish on Practical Grounds a System of Rules for the Prevention and Cure of the Diseases incident to a Disordered State of the Diegestive Functions. New York: E. Duyckinck, Collins, & Co., 1828. 8vo, iv, 210pp. Full tree calf, morocco label, light wear, browned throughout. $150. ¶ American edition of a thorough work on digestion and diet, including chapters on food, cookery, liquor and wine. Paris, a long-time president of the Royal College of Physicians, first issued the book in London in 1826; it went through at least five editions and was translated into German and Danish. Heirs of Hippocrates 1416 (1841 edition). See GM 2073 for the author’s Pharmacologia. Cordasco 20-0458.

 

PAVLOV, I[van] P[etrovitch]. CONDITIONED REFLEXES. An Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex. Translated and edited by G. V. Anrep. (London:) OUP, Humphrey Milford 1927 8vo, xv, 430pp. Orig. cloth. Very good. $250. ¶ First Edition in English. Based on a series of lectures delivered at the Military Medical Academy in Petrograd in 1924. See G-M 1445 citing translation of 1928-41.

 

PENNOCK, Anna M. CREATIVE FORCE IN THE VEGETABLE, ANIMAL AND HUMAN WORLD... Or... Helping Suggestions to Parents and Teachers in Spiritualizing the Creative Force in the Minds of the Children. Toledo: Thought Circle, (1897). 12mo, port. frontis. Orig. white morocco-grain cloth, gilt, nick to spine, otherwise very good. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

PETERS, Hermann. PICTORIAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT PHARMACY; With Sketches of Early Medical Practice. Translated from the German, and Revised, With Numerous Additions by Dr. Peter Netter. Chicago: G.P. Engelhard, 1889. 8vo, xiv, 184pp, frontispiece, 73 b&w illus. Brown cloth, gilt lettered, gilt vignette, teg, wear to extremities, bookplates, otherwise a tight, near very good copy. $100. ¶ First Edition in English of volume one of Peters’ two volume Aus pharmazeutischer Vorzeit in Bild und Wort (1889-1891). Cordasco 80-4891. Cf. Garrison-Morton 2036.

 

PFEIFFER, Dr. Ludwig. HANDBUCH DER ANGEWANDTEN ANATOMIE Genaue Beschreibung Der Gestalt und der Wuchsfehler des Menschen Leipzig: Otto Spamer, 1899. 4to, viii, 502, (2)pp, 11 b&w plates, 419 text illus. 340 drawings. Illus. cloth, beveled edges, good. $75. ¶ First Edition.

 

PHILIP, Alexander Philip Wilson. AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF SLEEP AND DEATH, with a View to Ascertain the More Immediate Causes of Death, and the Better Regulation of the Means of Obviating Them. Republished by Permission of the President and Council of the Royal Society, from the Philosophical Transactions for 1827-29-31-33 and -34. Being the Concluding Part of the Author’s experimental inquiry into the Laws of the Vital Functions. London: Henry Renshaw, 1834. 8vo, xix, 254, (2) as adv. pp. Cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, some rubbing, glue stain from removed bookplate, otherwise fine. $300. ¶ First Collected Edition. An early attempt to discern the powers of the nervous and muscular systems and how they relate to one another, including Philip’s experimental inquiries into the laws of the vital functions. These papers originally appeared in the Philosophical Transactions, 1827-34 and include Philip’s early experiments with applying an electrical current to to nerves of the lungs. Philip (1770-1847), a popular physician in Worcester wrote extensively on various medical topics including works on the therapeutic value of mercury and the notable Experimental Essay on the Manner in which Opium Acts (1795). Quite scarce. Osler 3673. Heirs of Hippocrates 1253. Munk’s Roll III, pp.227-28.

 

PLATEN, M. THE NEW CURATIVE TREATMENT OF DISEASE. London: Bong & Co. & New York: Alexander Buncker (H. von Carnap), [n.d., ca. 1890]. 2 vols, thick 8vo, 1579pp, 432 text illus, 7 colored plates, portrait frontispiece, 6 superimposed anatomical plates. Original cloth, stamped in art nouveau style with colored panel depicting female with pitcher of water. Light browning throughout. $250.

 

PLEASANTON, Gen. A.J. et al. THE INFLUENCE OF THE BLUE RAY OF THE SUNLIGHT and of the Blue Colour of the Sky, in Developing Animal and Vegetable Life; in Arresting Disease; and in Restoring Health in Acute and Chronic Disorders to Human and Domestic Animals. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1877. 8vo, (2), iv, [3]-185pp, frontispiece. Orig. blue cloth, gilt. Very good. $150. ¶ Printed in blue ink entirely on blue paper. Pleasanton had previously published On the Influence of the Blue Colour of the Sky in Developing Animal and Vegetable Life.

 

PLENCK, Joseph Jacob von. DE’ MORBI VENEREI DOTTRINA. Venice: Francesco di Noccolo’ Pezzana, 1793. 12mo, 235pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards, spine blocked in gilt. Boards scuffed, repairs to A12-13 (affecting text), otherwise very good. $200. ¶ Third edition in Italian, first published in Latin in 1779. This thorough classification of venereal diseases offers dozens of cures, and the last third of the work is specifically on the application of mercury. Joseph Jacob von Plenck (1738-1807) was professor of anatomy and surgery at the University of Turnau. His writings were generally compendiums of medical knowledge, but his Doctrina de morbis cutaneis (1776) was, until the time of Willan, "the greatest authority on dermatology" (Garrison-Morton 3982). Kiefer 448 (second ed.). NUC cites four copies of the first edition and no others.

 

POGGENDORF, J.C. BIOGRAPHISCH-LITERARISCHES HANDWORTERBUCH ZUR GESCHICHTE DER EXACTEN WISSENSCHAFTEN, unter Mitwirkung der Akademien des Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Gottingen, Heidelberg, Muchen und Wien… Band 7a. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1956-62. 5 vols, 8vo, red cloth. Very good. $400. ¶ A supplement to Poggendorff’s main work. "This series includes supplementary material for names mentioned in earlier volumes as well as new biographical sketches. Bd.71 contains bio-bibliogreaphies of scientisits, technologists, and doctors from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland from 1932 to 1953" (Sheahy EA231). Further volumes are in progress. G-M 6579.

 

POGGENDORF, J.C. BIOGRAPHISCH-LITERARISCHES HANDWORTERBUCH ZUR GESCHICHTE DER EXACTEN WISSENSCHAFTEN... Amsterdam: B.M. Israel, 1970. 4 vols, 8vo. Red cloth. Fine $500. ¶ A fundamental bio-bibliogrpahy covering physicians, chemists, geologists, astronomers, mathematicians and other scientists from all coutnries. Each brief biography is followed by a detailed bibliography. Sheahy EA230: "Standard and indispensible work…"

 

PORTAL, Antoine. OBSERVATIONS SUR LA NATURE ET LE TRAITEMENT DES MALADIES DU FOIE. Paris: Chez Caille & Ravier, 1813. 8vo, xx, 646pp. Half-calf, marbled boards, spine blind tooled, with gilt label, light rubbing, contemp. ms. ex libris on title of Edinburgh Meidcal Society. $200. ¶ First Edition. Antoine Portal (1742-1832), surgeon, physician, wrote several medical treatises, including a six volume history of anatomy and surgery (Paris, 1770-73) noted by G-M.

 

PRAAG, H.M. van PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS. A Guide for the Practitioner. New York: Brunner/ Mazel, 1978. 8vo, xxii, 466pp. Red cloth, black lettered, dust jacket, fine in very good dj. $50. ¶ First Edition in English.

 

PRICHARD, James Cowles. A TREATISE ON INSANITY and other Disorders Affecting the Mind. Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington & Haswell, 1837. 8vo, 337pp. Recent red pebbled cloth, morocco label. Some browning as usual, owner’s stamp on title. Very good. $400. ¶ First American Edition (first British 1835) of one of the most famous works on mental illness, written by James Prichard (1786-1848), an authority in the fields of anthropology, natural history, medicine and mental diseases. He was the first English psychiatrist who separated from the omnibus "insanity" a new group of mental disorders which he called "moral insanity", and so added a new term to psychiatric nosography. He here presents this vastly influential concept for the first time, although he had described it briefly in an article in The Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine in 1833-35. This work remained the standard British psychiatric text until Bucknell and Tuke published their Manual in 1858. It was also the first extensive description of psychopathy. Modern descriptions vary little from Prichard’s, while his term "moral insanity" is more descriptive than its replacement "psychopathy". His work became the subject of controversy because of its novelty, yet at the same time Prichard followed the traditional classification of Heinroth, dividing mental diseases into three classes, according to the three divisions of mental faculties of philosophers - sentiment, understanding, & will - and each further into states of exaltation and depression. First British edition 1835; see: Garrison-Morton 4928. Hunter & MacAlpine p.836-42. Alexander & Selesnick, The History of Psychiatry, p.162.

 

(Priessnitz, Vincent). METCALFE, Richard. LIFE OF VINCENT PRIESSNITZ, Founder of Hydropathy. Richmond Hill: Metcalfe’s London Hydro., Ltd, 1898. 8vo, xii, 211pp, 28 plates. Orig. green cloth, gilt. Fine. $100. ¶ First Edition. "Hydropathy was popularized by Max Joseph Oertel and the Silesian farmer, Vincenz Kriessnitz, whose cold packs and barefoot promenades through dewy meadows were followed up by the Bavarian pastor Kneipp" (Garrison p.657).

 

PROSSER, Edith M. MANUAL OF MASSAGE AND MOVEMENTS. London: Faber & Faber, 1953. 8vo, 446pp. Blue cloth gilt lettered, light wear and soiling, otherwise very good. $20. ¶ Fourth Edition of the original 1938 textbook emphasizking a return to what was becoming a lost, undervalued art as the massage and movement profession evolved into Physical Therapy with its focus on biomechanical modalities of rehabilitative treatment. Illustrated throughout with matchstick figures, and, despite the author’s intent, devotes much space to active and passive physiotherapeutic exercise. Rare.

 

QUINCY, John. PHARMACOPOEIA OFFICINALIS & EXTEMPORANEA. Or, Compleat English Dispensatory, in Four Parts… London: A. Bell, W. Taylor, J. Osborn, 1719. 8vo, xvi, 618, (54)pp. Contemp. blind-panelled boards, expertly rebacked, red morocco label. Extensive notes to endpapers, very good. $400. ¶ Second Edition of this once popular and esteemed dispensatory, containing a complete account of the day’s materia medica. Many of the therapeutics which Quincy suggests were long popular.Several pages are devoted to the properties and employment of opium, including a discussion of its effect on Maniacks. John Qunicy (d.1722) apprenticed to an apothecary before practicing medicine on his own. He translated Nathaniel Hodges’ famous book on the Great Plague of 1665 and was a brutal critic of Woodward. Waller 7712 (later ed.). Not in Waring.

 

REICHENBACH, [Karl Ludwig] von. ABSTRACT OF "RESEARCHES ON MAGNETISM AND ON CERTAIN ALLIED SUBJECTS," Including a Supposed New Imponderable. Translated and Abridged from the German by William Gregory. London: Taylor and Walton, 1846. 8vo, iv, iii-x, 112pp, 2 folding plates. Disbound. Very good. $250. ¶ First Edition, extremely rare. This abstract is based on a supplement to the 1845 volume of Annalen der Chemie und Pharmacie, and includes Reichenbach’s proof that magnets act on the human body, restoring "to the statements of the early magnetisers on this point the credit of which they had been unjustly deprived." Reichenbach argues that there are two forces in magnets: one which acts on iron and one which acts on the nervous system and which may be found in crystals as well. The ideas in this book anticipate Reichenbach’s Physikalisch-physiologische Untersuchingen über die Dynamide des Magnetismus (1849). Wheeler Gift 1104. Not in Caillet or Crabtree (but cf. 583). Not in Ronalds Catalogue.

 

REINHEIMER, Hermann. SYMBIOGENESIS. The Universal Law of Progressive Evolution. Westminster: Knapp, Drewett and Sons, 1915. 8vo, xxiii, 425pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, stamped ruled borders, light wear at spine head/foot and corners, light foxing on three front and rear leaves, extensive notes in pencil on front endpapers, penciled highlighting and marginalia, otherwise very good. Signed by owner, J. Stuart. $200. ¶ First Edition of an important yet apparently forgotten book whose central thesis is that "natural cooperation" is as strong a force in evolution as Darwinian natural selection. It is only fairly recently that biologists have accepted cooperation to be an important partner to competition in evolutionary processes. The author, whose other books include Nutrition And Evolution, Evolution and Cooperation, and Survival And Reproduction, was clearly ahead of his time; no information about the author or the present volume is found in the usual sources. The original owner of this copy, Mr. J. Stuart, has provided penetrating notes to the text and is clearly sophisticated in his knowledge of the subject. Rare.

 

RETZIUS, Gustaf. DAS MENSCHENHIRN. Studien in der makroscopischen Morphologie. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Söner [for] Königliche Buchdruckerei, 1896. 2 vols, folio, (6), viii, 167; (6), 96 collotype plates & facing letterpress, 13 illus. in text. Orig. half cloth over blue cloth, calf labels to spine. Light external wear & bumping to corners, ink mark to vol. I’s front free endpaper, otherwise fine. $1450. ¶ Only edition. "Retzius studied a large series of subprimate, simian, and human brains, and clarified some of the more difficult problems of cerebral morphology" (Garrison-Morton). Retzius’s detailed embryological approach was also novel to the study of brain localization, and, "as with other works of Retzius, this massive set is an example of scholarship, accuracy, and fine printing" (Heirs of Hippocrates). In addition to the discoveries made here, Magnus Gustav Retzius (1842-1919), one of the most eminent of modern histologists, helped to establish the neuron doctrine by comparing the nerve cells in a wide variety of invertebrates and vertebrates. He also studied prehistoric craniology and the brains of highly endowed people in order to isolate special gifts in separate areas of the brain. In addition to his 333 scientific titles, one must also recognize his many sketches of scientists, volumes of poems, and many cantatas. His brain is now in the collection of elite brains in the Museum of Pathology of the Caroline Institute. Choulant-Frank p.409. Cushing R117. Garrison-Morton 1426. Norman 1825. Cf. Haymaker & Schiller pp.69-73. Not in Waller.

 

RIBOT, Th[éodule Armand]. HEREDITY: A Psychological Study of Its Phenomena, Laws, Causes, and Consequenses. From the French. London: Henry S. King, 1875. 8vo, x, 393pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, gilt publisher’s vignette, black decoration, beveled edges, moderate wear to spine head/foot and corners, hinges starting, light foxing to fore edge not affecting text, occasional penciling in margins. Good. $75. ¶ First Edition in English. Ribot (1839-1916), "the elder statesman of French psychology" (Thompson, Pelican History of Psychology p.190), was a prolific writer whose many books went through many editions in many translations, established the first laboratory in France for experimental psychology under Binet, and was a champion of British associationism. In the present volume he examines heredity in all its aspects but with particular attention to psychological heredity, heredity and evolution, and the psychological, moral, and social consequences of heredity. From a pioneer of 19th century psychology, an uncommon book rare in first edition.

 

RING, Malvin E. DENTISTRY. An Illustrated History. New York: Harry N. Abrams; St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, 1985. Folio, 319, (1)pp, frontispiece, 300 illus., 80 color plates. Gray linen, silver lettered, blindstamped dec., dust jacket, top and bottom edge of front board sunned, otherwise near fine in fine dj. $65. ¶ First Edition. The history of the 5000 year old practice of dentistry.

 

ROSS, James. ON PROTOPLASM: Being an Examination of Dr. James Hutchinson Stirling’s Criticism of Professor Huxley’s Views. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1874. 8vo, (4), 125, (1, blank), (1, ad). Orig. red cloth, gilt. Light wear, library marks to cloth, library stamp on front paste-down & title page. $125. ¶ First Edition, presentation copy, inscribed "with the author’s compliments." This work reflects a controversy that raged in philosophical circles in Edinburgh in the late 1860s and 1870s. As there were a number of personalities involved in this dispute, including the Archbishop of York, this book reflects a variety of opinions held in the philosophical community on the nature of life and matter. James Ross (1837-1892), member of the Royal College of Physicians, published a number of ingenious works the nervous system, Darwin’s theory of pangenesis, a famous classification of nervous diseases that was the first large textbook of its kind. He was known for his "endearing absentmindedness caused by his preoccupation with philosophical problems" (Munk’s Roll (1955) IV, p.290).

 

ROUECHE, Berton. CURIOSITIES OF MEDICINE. An Assembly of Medical Diversions 1552-1962. Boston-Toronto: Little, Brown, 1963. 8vo, x, 338pp. Green cloth, gilt lettered, some mild spotting, otherwise fine. $25. ¶ First Edition.

 

ROUSSEL, [Pierre]. SYSTEME PHYSIQUE ET MORAL DE LA FEMME, Our Tableau Philosophique de la Constitution, de l’Etat organique du Tempérament, des Moeurs, & des Fonctions propres au Sexe. Paris: Vincent, 1775. 12mo, xxxvi, 381pp. Contemp. mottled calf, red morocco label, spine tooled in gilt, edges marbled. Miniscule wormhole to each joint, wear to corners, marginal browning & marginal tear to title, a very good copy in an attractive French binding. $400. ¶ First Edition of Dr. Roussel’s chief work, a witty and perceptive natural history and description of female physiology and psychology. In addition to frankly discussing menstration, childbirth, morning-after sickness, as well as comparing male and female psychology, Roussel attempts to verify the influence of pregnant women’s imagination on their children. Pierre Roussel (1742-1802) studied medicine at Montpellier but moved on to Paris to broaden his knowledge. Rapidly progressing in his art, he attracted the attention and intimacy of Bordeu, but on the latter’s death, Roussel melancholically groped around for a subject to distract him from his sorrow. Recalling a great amour of his youth, he found his distraction in the study of women. "The result of his meditation," writes Michaud, "was the Système physique et moral de la femme, a work no less remarkable for its elegance and warmth of style than for the finesse of its perceptions. Its success was as prompt as it was brilliant." However, Roussel was not moved by his success and refused generous offers from the King of Prussia. He spent his last years writing a less successful Système physique et moral de l’homme and travelling widely. Quérard VIII, p.237.

 

RUYSCH, Frederick.

 

RUYSCH, Frederick. THESAURUS ANIMALIUM PRIMUS. Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters, 1710. Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters, 1710. 4to, (56), 42pp, 7 engraved plates (nos. 6 & 7 signed by Joseph Mulder). Disbound. Provenance: Watson Collection, Kings County Medical Society, with discrete stamp on title. $500. ¶ First Edition of the first part of Ruysch’s cabinet of curiosities, a major attraction for foreign visitors to Amsterdam. In 1717 he sold his anatomical collections to Peter the Great but supposedly the sailors destroyed the specimens after drinking the embalming fluid. Ruysch perfected a method of injecting specimens to prepare wonderfully lifelike and durable anatomical specimens; the method remained a secret and was lost with his death. "Ruysch’s skills in preparing anatomical specimens remains unsurpassed even today" (Norman). In the course of his researches "he gave the first demonstration of bronchial blood vessels and vascular plexuses of the heart, demonstrated the valves of the lymphatics, and made a great number of other important discoveries in anatomy" (Garrison-Morton). See: G-M 389; Nissen ZBI 3541; Norman Catalogue 1875.

 

RUYSCH, Frederick. THESAURUS ANIMALIUM PRIMUS. Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters, 1710. [with] THESAURUS ANATOMICUS. Parts 1-4, 6-10. Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters & Jansson-Waeberg, 1701 -1716. [and with] CURAE POSTERIORIES, Seu Thesaurus Anatomomicus. Amsterdam: Janssonio-Waebergios, 1724. 4to, 11 parts bound in 2 vols, 42 engraved plates, many folding, most engraved by Cornelis Huyberts. Marbled boards with vellum backs stained red, bindings worn, vol. one uncut, contents very good. $4850. ¶ First Edition of Ruysch’s great cabinet of curiosities, a major attraction for foreign visitors to Amsterdam. In 1717 he sold his anatomical collections to the Czar Peter the Great but supposedly the sailors destroyed the specimens after drinking the embalming fluid. Ruysch perfected a method of injecting specimens to prepare wonderfully lifelike and durable anatomical specimens; the method remained a secret and was lost with his death. "Ruysch’s skills in preparing anatomical specimens remains unsurpassed even today" (Norman). In the course of his researches "he gave the first demonstration of bronchial blood vessels and vascular plexuses of the heart, demonstrated the valves of the lymphatics, and made a great number of other important discoveries in anatomy" (Garrison-Morton). Published over a number of years, even incomplete sets are very rare. G-M 389. Nissen ZBI 3541. Norman Catalogue 1875.

 

RUYSCH, FREDERICK. THESAURUS ANIMALIUM PRIMUS. Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters, 1710. [with] THESAURUS ANATOMICUS [parts 2-4, 7-8]. Amsterdam: Joannes Wolters & Jansson-Waeberg, 1702-1709. 7 parts bound in one vol., 28 plates, most engraved by Cornelis Huyberts. Contemp. half calf, marbled boards. Very good copy. $4000. ¶ First Edition of Ruysch’s great cabinet of curiosities, a major attraction for foreign visitors to Amsterdam. In 1717 he sold his anatomical collections to Peter the Great but supposedly the sailors destroyed the specimens after drinking the embalming fluid. Ruysch perfected a method of injecting specimens to prepare wonderfully lifelike and durable anatomical specimens; the method remained a secret and was lost with his death. "Ruysch’s skills in preparing anatomical specimens remains unsurpassed even today" (Norman). In the course of his researches "he gave the first demonstration of bronchial blood vessels and vascular plexuses of the heart, demonstrated the valves of the lymphatics, and made a great number of other important discoveries in anatomy" (Garrison-Morton). Published over a number of years, even incomplete sets are very rare. G-M 389. Nissen ZBI 3541. Norman Catalogue 1875.

 

SACKS, Oliver. AWAKENINGS. London: Duckworth, 1973. 8vo, 255pp, photographic frontis. Original black cloth in dust jacket, nearly fine. $200. ¶ True First Edition, published a year before the American. Dr. Sacks’s remarkable account of his clinical treatment of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The book was later adapted into the film directed by Penny Marshall and starring Robert Deniro.

 

SALK, Jonas & Jonathan Salk. WORLD POPULATION: A New Reality. New York: Harper & Row, (1981). 4to, original cloth in brown dust jacket, very good. $100. ¶ First Edition, signed & inscribed by author Jonas Salk, the renowned biologist physician who developed the polio vaccine.

 

SARRA, A. CONSIDERAZIONI SULL’USO DEL CURARO E DEI MIOLITICI IN ANESTESIA.

Estratto da Acta Anaesthesiologica Rivista di Anestesia E Cure Pre e Post Operatorie. Volume 3 - Numero 6. Padova: Editrice La Garangola, 1952. 8vo, pp 430-438. Printed wrappers, staple-bound, mildly soiled otherwise fine $15. ¶ In one of the first research papers on the subject, Sarra considers the use of the indian arrow poison curare as a muscle relaxant during anesthesia.

 

SAUVAGES DE LA CROIX, Pierre Augustin Boissier de. MEMOIRES SUR L’EDUCATION DES VERS A SOIE. [together with] De La Culture des Muriers. [and with:] Observations sur l'Origine du Miel. [and with] Catalogue des Auteurs qui ont écrit sur les Vers à Soie et sur les Muriers. [all] Nismes: Gaude, 1763. 4 parts in 2 vols, 8vo, xvi, 132, (1), (2), 148, (1); (2), 192, (1), 128, 38, 8pp. Modern marbled boards, morocco labels, library stamps, a very good copy complete with all the errata. $250. ¶ First Edition of a significant contribution to the field. Sauvages (1710-1795) was brother to François, the eminent botanist and physician. He also published a Dictionnaire Languedocien (1753) with the intent to preserve that language from the encroachment of Gallicisms. The 3 other pamphlets, all in volume I, are on honey and mulberries. Not in NUC.

 

SCHROECK, Lucas. HISTORIA MOSCHI ad Normam Academiae Naturae Curiosorum. Augsburg: Gobel, 1682. Sm. 4to, (12) 224 (6)pp, frontispiece & 3 copper plates. Contemp. vellum; light foxing and wear otherwise very good. $1200. ¶ First Edition of a rare treatise on musk and its use in medicine and perfumery, with illustrations of the musk deer. Schröck (1646-1730) was presiden to the Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher. Krivatsky 10661. Cole 970. Hirsch/H. V, 139.  

 

SEMELAIGNE, Rene. LES PIONNIERS DE LA PSYCHIATRIE FRANÇAISE avant et apres Pinel. Paris: Baillière, 1930-32. 2 vols, 8vo, 356, (4); 284, (4)pp. Printed wrappers, a very good uncut and unopened copy. $300. ¶ First Edition of this comprehensive history of psychiatry in France, with biographical notes on its most important contributors, among them Esquirol, Fernel, Bayle, Morel, etc. Semelaigne was Pinel's great-grandnephew & author of a study of the Pinels and the Tukes. Norman Library 1924.

 

SENN, N[icholas]. THE SURGERY OF THE PANCREAS, As Based upon Experiments and Clinical Researches… Reprinted from the Transactions of the American Surgical Association, April 29, 1886. Philadelphia: Wm. J. Dornan, 1886. 8vo, 129pp. Orig. wrappers laminated, library stamp to front wrapper & title page, wrappers curling, still very good. $125. ¶ First Edition of the great surgeon’s monograph on pancreatic surgery. Senn reviews the world literature on pancreatic surgery and reports on experiments with animals. Senn conlcudes that "complete extirpation of the pancreas was invariably followed by death, but that partial excision was feasible and justifiable" (Garrison-Morton 3629).

Nicholas Senn (1844-1908), one of the most prolific surgical writers, followed his parents from Buchs, Switzerland to Wisconsin when he was seven. While lecturing on and practicing surgery at several hospitals in Chicago, he pioneered a number of surgical techniques: he introduced the use of decalcified bone-plates in intestinal anastomosis, "devised a method of detecting intestinal perforation by means of inflation with hydrogen gas (1988), and was the first to use the Roentgen rays in the treatment of leukemia (1903)" (Garrison, 4th ed., p.600). Not in Cordasco, Norman, or Osler. Cf. Heirs of Hippocrates 2062-5.

 

SHELDON, William H. ATLAS OF MEN. A Guide For Somatotyping the Adult Male at All Ages. With the Collaboration of C. Wesley Dupertuis and Eugene McDermott. New York: Harper & Bros., 1954. 4to, xvi, 357pp, 19 tables, 5 figures, b&w photos throughout. Tan cloth over maroon paper boards, black lettered, dust jacket, very good in good dj. $80. ¶ First Edition.

 

SHEW, Joel. CONSUMPTION: Its Prevention and Cure by the Water Treatment… New York: Fowlers & Wells, 1851. 8vo, 288, (4, ads)pp, illustrations in text. Full calf, gilt title and ownership stamp of N.D. Thompson MD on front cover. Foxing, otherwise very good. $45. ¶ Reprint, first published two years earlier, by one of the most famous practitioners of hydropathy and the first to open an establishment to practice the water-cure in America. Shew initiates the volume with a critique of the assumption that man is naturally omnivorous and recommends a diet of vegetables, especially for the feeble. He continues with specific remedies, including ones requiring excercise. This edition not in Cordasco, but cf. 50-1643.

 

SHURTLEFF, G. A., president. ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA at Its Annual Session, April, 1873. Sacramento: Springer, 1873. 8vo, 22, (2)pp. Orig. printed wrappers, library stamp on upper cover, very good. $30. ¶ A call for reform of the law concerning trials of criminal cases in which the mental condition of the accused was involved.

 

SMITH, John. FRUITS AND FARINACEA. The Proper Food of Man; Being an Attempt to Prove from History, Anatomy, Physiology, and Chemistry, That the Original, Natural, and Best Diet of Man is Derived from the Vegetable Kingdom. With Notes and Illustrations, by R.T. Trall. New York: Fowler and Wells, [after] (1854). 8vo, 314, 4(ads)pp, approx. 34 engravings in text. Orig. green cloth, blocked in blind, slight occasional foxing, very good. $65. ¶ Reprint of the first American edition. Frequently reprinted, Fruits and Farinacea, first published in London, 1845, was a widely-read general defense of vegetarianism Bitting p.439 (later edition). Simon 1395 (British edition).

 

SOBOTKA, Harry. PHYSIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY OF THE BILE. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1937. 8vo, xii, 202pp. Orig. cloth. Library bookplate & stamps, library card envelope, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ First Edition. Not in Garrison-Morton.

 

SPURZHEIM, J[ohann] G[aspar]. OBSERVATIONS ON THE DERANGED MANIFESTATIONS OF THE MIND OR INSANITY. London: Baldwin, Craddock & Joy, 1817. 8vo, viii, 512pp, 4 engraved plates. Old calf, front board loose, corner torn from title just affecting imprint, otherwise very good. $200. ¶ First Edition. Spurzheim (1776-1832) completed his medical studies in Vienna in 1804 where he was formally awarded his medical degree in 1813, after his professional and personal break with Gall, with whom he had collaborated on neuroanatomical research for thirteen yars. He developed Gall’s theories into a complete system of phrenology and taught it widely and he prepared the way for the pathologico-anatomical theory in psychiatry, interpreting also mental disturbances as diseases of the brain. "In 1817 Spurzheim published Observations…, in which he elaborated on the application of phrenological principles to the understanding, classificiation, treatment and prevention of insanity. Thereafter a literally vast and not yet fully charted literature sprang up, to which Spurzheim himself added numerous articles and books" (Hunter & Macalpine pp.715-6). Cooter 1065.6. Heirs of Hippocrates 1316 (later ed.). See Davies chap. I. Not in the Norman Cat. Cooter 1065.6.

 

STACK, H. Graham, et al. (ed.). THE HAND. Journal of the British Society For Surgery of the Hand. Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone, 1972. 8vo, iv, 209-290, ixpp. Printed wrappers, near fine. $20. ¶ Volume 4, Number 3.

 

STARK, Karl Wilhelm. PATHOLOGISCHE FRAGMENTE. Weimar: Landes Industrie Comptoir, 1824-25. 2 vols, 8vo, xii, 402, (2, ads); xii, 340pp, 3 folding charts in vol. II. Orig. green boards, slightly worn, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ Only Edition. The author examines the process of sickness, the borderline between health and sickness in humans and in other life forms, the deviations from assumed normal states that constitute disease, and the structural and functional changes wrought by illness. The second volume deals with emotional or psychological illness. Stark also published a Latin text on obstetrics. NUC: 3 copies.

 

STILLER, B[erthold]. GRUNDZÜGE DER ASTHENIE. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1916. 8vo, (4), 82, (6, ads)pp. Spine chipped, back wrapper with sm. tear, otherwise fine & unopened. $100. ¶ First Edition of this description of asthenia, "Stiller’s disease," or asthenia habitus, was first described by the author in 1907. Cf. Garrison-Morton 2233. NUC cites one copy at the National Library of Medicine. Not in BMC

 

STILLER, Berthold. DIE ASTHENISCHE KONSTITUTIONSKRANKHEIT. (Asthenia Universalis Congenita) Stuttgart: Fredinand Enke, 1907. 8vo, (8), 228pp. Orig. yellow printed wrappers. Dustsoiling, lightest wear, otherwise fine & unopened. $100. ¶ First Edition of this work, in which habitus asthenicus, now known as "Stiller’s disease," is first described. Garrison-Morton 2233.

 

TAYLOR, Robert William. A CLINICAL ATLAS OF VENEREAL & SKIN DISEASES INCLUDING DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS & TREATMENT. Philadelphia: Lea Brothers, 1889. Folio, 427pp, 213 figures, many on 58 life-size chromolithographic plates. Later red cloth, black leather spine label, teg, pp245-248 ink-stained, bottom edge stained, right lower corner water-stained, last 20 leaves damaged at corner not affecting text, otherwise very good. $1500. ¶ First Edition. "This magnificent atlas was the major work of Taylor, a prominent dermatologist and professor of genitourinary and venereal diseases at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. The starkly realistic colored plates, together with a lucid text, mark the worl as one of the finest atlases of its kind" (Heirs to Hippocrates). Scarce.Cordasco 80-6164. Heirs to Hippocrates 2043. Pusey, History of and Epidemiology of Syphilis p.63. Pusey, History of Dermatology p.148.

 

THACHER, James. AMERICAN MEDICAL BIOGRAPHY; Or, Memoirs of Eminent Physicians Who Have Flourished in America. To Which is Prefixed a Succinct History of Medical Science in the United States from the First Settlement of the Country. New York: Milford House, 1967. 8vo, (8), vi, 436, 280, (34)pp, approx. 5 plates. Orig. blue cloth, blocked in gilt, fine. [with] $75. WILLIAMS, Stephen W. AMERCIAN MEDICAL BIOGRAPHY; Or, Memoirs of Eminent Physicians. Embracing Principally Those Who Have Died Since the Publication of Dr. Thacher’s Initial Work in 1828 on the Same Subject. New York: Milford House, 1967. 8vo, 644pp, approx. 5 plates. Orig. blue cloth, stamped in gilt, fine. ¶ Originally published in 1828 and 1845, these volumes are a treasurey of biographies, written in the anecdotal style of Plutarch. The fifty-page biography of Benjamin Rush in the second volume is particularly moving. The modern publishers have supplemented the works with thorough indexes. Garrison-Morton notes that Thacher was the first American medical historian and that this work "is a valuable source of information on the early medical history of the United States." Garrison-Morton 6710, 6711.1.

 

THOMAS, M.D., T. Gaillard. ABORTION and Its Treatment, From the Stand-Point of Practical Experience. A Special Course of Lectures Delivered at The College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York Session of 1889-’90. From Notes by P. Brynberg Porter, M.D. Revised by the Author. New York: D. Appleton, 1890. 8vo, (2), 112, (6) as adv. Maroon cloth, gilt lettered, stamped ruled borders, mild-light wear at extremities, front board lightly rubbed along fore-edge, minor dappling along top edges, otherwise very good. $60. ¶ First Edition. Thomas (1831-1903), a reknowned OB/GYN who at one time held the obstetrics and gynecology chairs at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and was founder and president of the New York Obstetrical Society, made varied contributions to the field, not the least of which was his Practical Treatise on Diseases of Women (1868) which Garrison & Morton calls "the most complete and systematic treatise on the subject of its day;" "a classic of its kind" (Dictionary of American Biography). He invented many surgical instruments and surgical methods, was a pioneer of antiseptic surgery, the first to remove an ovarian tumor by cutting through the vagina, the first to distinguish the cervix and body of the uterus as different organs, and was noted for his "fluent yet exact" (DAB) writing. The present volume concerns itself with spontaneous abortion, the natural expelling of the foetus that can occur up to the forth month of pregnancy which Thomas distinguishes from "criminal abortion," the willful termination of pregnancy. Now commonly known as miscarriage, Thomas discusses causes, prevention and post-treatment. Of note is the doctor’s treatment if an "abortion" appears imminent: "absolute rest" in a room "darkened and in perfect silence," with "a full dose of opium" in combination with bromide of sodium and chloral hydrate: the bomide as a sedative, the chloral for sleep and the opium for "that happy influence, which we all know so well, of robbing life of its cares." A very popular book, the present volume went through nine editions over the next ten years. Cordasco 90-8921;

 

THOMPSON, C.J.S. MAGIC AND HEALING. London: Rider & Co., 1946. 8vo, 176pp, frontispiece, 13 half-tones, 6 line illus. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, owner’s signature, wear to extremeties, otherwise very good. $35. ¶ First Edition.

 

THUDICHUM, J[ohn] L[ouis] W[illiam]. A TREATISE ON GALL-STONES: Their Chemistry, Pathology, and Treatment. London: John Churchill & Sons, 1863. 8vo, xvi, 323, (32 ads)pp, plus 2 color plates. Orig. cloth, back a little faded, small crack to front board, stains to plates, otherwise a very good, tight copy. $875. ¶ First Edition. "A classic in the field; contains a remarkable 48-page history of the subject, and also the chemical history… he was the first to propose the nidus hypothesis for the origin of these concretions: The stones were built up layer on layer by the precipitation of cholesterol and bile pigments concentrically around debris matter, such as the cast of a bile duct. The process was essentially similar to the formation of geodes in nature. A more satisfactory or plausible explanation of the formation of gallstones has not appeared in the entervening span of nearly a century, but it may be safely stated that there are very few who know that Thudichum is the originator of this idea" (Drabkin). Drabkin 44.

 

(Tibetan Thangka). TIBETAN THANGKA OF THE FOUR MEDICAL TANTRAS. Translator and Compiler of the Original Edition: Byams-pa Phrin-las, Wang Lei; English translator and Annotator: Cai Jingfeng. People’s Publishing House of Tibet, (1987). Oblong folio, (8), 499, (1)pp, frontispiece, 40 color plates, profuse b&w text illus. Brick cloth, gilt lettering, blindstamped dec., in slipcase. Fine. $375. ¶ First Edition in English, a beautifully produced volume in an exquisite slipcase of the classical Tibetan medical work.

 

TIEDEMANN, Friedrich. DAS HIRN DES NEGERS mit dem des Europäers und Orang-Outangs verglichen von… Heidelberg: Karl Winter, 1837. 8vo, (2, ads), (8), 84pp, 6 lithographic plates. Orig. boards, waterstained & foxed throughout, otherwise very good & unopened. $750. ¶ First Edition in German, "one of the earliest works of physical anthropology" (DSB), the most famous criticism of racist cranioscopy. Tiedemann claims in his introduction that his study of cranial capacity was sparked by the British Parliament’s debates over the slave trade. He sought to investigate, beyond what his predecessors were able to, whether "Negros were a human race, which in organization and soul-capabilities (Seelen-Vermögen), stood far below the peoples of the Caucasus and other races, and were nearly related to apes." Tiedemann’s results surprised his contemporaries: not only did he show that the cranioscopic methods of Camper, Blumenbach and Gall, which relied on external measurements, were inconclusive; but he suggested that a far better method was to fill the empty skulls up with millet kernels. Doing such,Tiedemann did not conclude that the brain of blacks was smaller, as "superficial and biased observations," based on external measurements, have suggested, but that, even though the crania of blacks he studied were smaller than those of Europeans, their brains were as large and as heavy. Moreover, even if differences were found, no conclusions could be drawn since the cranial capacities of apes were smaller than those of cows and hippopotami. He suggests that blacks are as capable as Europeans in all realms, and cites many blacks who were able to distinguish themselves despite the conditions under which they have had to live in many cases; praises their languages, dances and personalities; and criticizes Europeans by suggesting that "Negros of the high African mountains by no means have the base, tainted characters and lusts of the coastal Negros who have been depraved by Europeans." Of his conclusions, Michaud writes that while "Buffon and Blumenbach had proved the unity of the human species, … Tiedemann proved the physical equality of all races." The work was first published a year earlier in English. Quite prolific, Tiedemann (1781-1861) was the first to confirm Prout’s demonstration that acid of the gastric juice was hydrochloric acid and was the first to describe the calcified cysts of trichinosis in human muscle. Cf. Poggendorff II, p.1106; Garrison-Morton 988 & 5336.4; & Michaud XLI, pp.526-9; & DSB pp.402-4.

 

TRALL, R[ussell] T[hatcher]. DIGESTION AND DYSPEPSIA. A Complete Explanation of the Physiology of the Digestive Processes, with the Symptoms and Treatment of Dyspepsia and Other Disorders of the Digestive Organs. New York: S.R. Wells, 1874. 8vo, (2), 8-160, (4, ads)pp., incl. 2 plates, 50 illustrations. Orig. green cloth panelled with blind geometric ornaments, wear to extremities endpaper rubber-stamped, otherwise very good. $50. ¶ Trall’s classic on the causes of indigestion and ulcer. Meat, corsets, tobacco, lack of exercise and insufficient mastication are all condemned. In addition to having been the one who inspired J.H. Kellogg and "who succeeded Shew late in the 1840s as the most prominent hydropathic physician in America, (Nissenbaum p.149), Trall came the water-cure from the temperance movement. He and Samuel Wells, the publisher, organized the American Anti-Tobacco Society. The book, frequently reprinted, is found in several variant bindings and was issued in wrappers as well (at least by 1892). This edition not in Cordasco, but cf. 70-3669.

 

TUSON, Edward William. MYOLOGY, Illustrated by Plates. In Four Parts. Part I. Muscles of… the Thigh, Leg, & Foot. Part II. Muscles of… the Arm and Hand. Part III. Muscles of the Abdomen and Back. Part IV. Muscles of the Face and Eye… The Neck… The Perineum Completing the Whole of the Muscles of the Human Body. London: Callow & Wilson, 1825. Atlas folio (21 1/2 x 14 in.), 8 b&w lithographic plates each with moveable flaps. Original brown cloth-backed boards with printed paper label on upper cover rubbed with a few letters lost, backstrip lacking, boards somewhat soiled and scuffed with moderate edgewear, a few loose leaves with moderate edgewear, some light soiling and wrinkling to a few leaves but over all a very good copy of a work which, because it was produced for instructional purposes and copies were subjected to heavy use, the delicate construction would rarely have survived so well with all movable overlays wholly intact and operative. $4000. ¶ Rare First Edition of this "unusual teaching atlas by the English anatomist, Tuson, depicting the somatic musculature, in color lithographs, printed on flaps and mounted in layers on the figures of the skeleton. It is unusual to find the moving part intact and preserved" (Heirs of Hippocrates). The author, son of well-known London physician John Tuson, was one of the original 300 fellows of the Royal College of Physicians. In this work he revived the old technique used in Veslaius’ time of anatomical representation by use of sumperimposed layers or movable overlays to build up the muscular formations of the human body. Choulant mentions Tuson’s works, which are the only ones he treats in the modern period. "At the early age of 22 Tuson came prominently before the medical world by the publication of his great work, Myology. The importance of this work can scarcely be estimated… for subjects for dissection were only to be obtained… through the agency of the resurrection men" (Plarr’s Lives II, pp.448-49). A Supplement appeared in 1828. Cushing T196 (Supplement only). Choulant p.234. Heirs of Hippocrates 913. Not in Osler, Waller, Norman, or Reynolds.

 

(Vegetarianism). A LETTER TO A FRIEND, IN REPLY TO THE QUESTION, WHAT IS VEGETARIANISM ? London: William Horsell, 1849. Sm. 8vo, 47pp. Orig. printed wrappers, back wrapper gone, otherwise very good. $125. ¶ Only Edition. In this curious booklet the author discusses religious, ethical, economical, and physiological reasons for the abstainment from meat. Not in NUC nor BMC.

 

(VESALIUS). SAUNDERS, J. B. deC. M. & Charles D. O’Malley. THE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE WORK OF ANDREAS VESALIUS OF BRUSSELS. With Annotations and Translations, a Discussion of the Plates and Their Background, Authorship and Influence, and a Biographical Sketch of Vesalius by … Cleveland: World Publishing, 1950. 4to, 248, (4)pp, frontispiece, 96 plates. Red buckram, gilt lettered, dust jacket, near fine in very good dj. $100. ¶ First Edition. An attractive volume featuring all the anatomical illustrations from Vesalius’ Tabulae Sex, Epitome, and the seven books of De Humani Corporis Fabrica. Second printing. See GM 375; Cushing-Vesalius VI.A.-17.

 

VIEUSSENS, Raymond. NEUROGRPAHIA UNIVERSALIS. Lyon: Joannem Certe, 1685. Folio, (16), 252pp, eng. frontsipiece portrait, 22 eng. plates (most folding) & 8 text engravings, numbered I-XXX. Contemp. full vellum, lightly soiled, text lightly browned. $15,000. ¶ First Edition (second issue, the first issue is dated 1684; both carry the phrase "Editio Nova" on the title). "After ten years of study, during which he dissected 500 cadavers, V. published his Neurographia Universalis, the best-illustrated neurological monograph of the seventeenth century. V. was first to make good use of Stensen’s suggestion that the intracerebral white matter should be studied by tracing the paths of its fibers, and the first to describe the olivary nucleus, the centrum semiovale ("ovale of Vieussens"), the pyramids and the semilunar ganglion. He showed the spinal cord to be an independent structure, and his elucidation of the fine structure of the cerebellum... surpassed all previous descriptions of the paths of the peripheral nerves, which forms the most original part of his work" (Norman). Norman Catalogue 2153. G-M 1379. Lilly p.95. En Francais dans le Texte 120.

 

VIRCHOW, Rudolf GESAMMELTE ABHANDLUNGEN ZUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN MEDICIN. Frankfurt: Verlag von Meidinger Sohn, 1856. Thick 8vo, xiv, 1024pp, woodengraved illus in the text plus 3 folding plates (2 in color). Modern red library calf, gilt title, some staining and foxing. $1000. ¶ First Edition of a collection of Virchow’s papers issued between 1845-1853. "The series of papers grouped under the chapter ‘Thrombose und Embolie’ provided the first clea description of thrombosis and embolism. The collection also includes ‘Weisses Blut,’ in which Virchow gave leukemia its present name" (Norman). G-M 3006. Willius & Dry, History of the Heart & Circulation, p.152. Norman Library Catalogue 2155

 

VOGEL, Virgil J. AMERICAN INDIAN MEDICINE. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1970). 8vo, xx, 583pp. Cloth, dust jacket, near fine in like dj. $60. ¶ First Edition, with the publisher’s review slip laid in.

 

VOLK, R. and F. Winter. LEXICON DER KOSMETISCHEN PRAXIS. Wien: Julius Springer, 1936. 4to, 705, (2)pp as publisher’s adv. Blue-green cloth, gilt lettered, mild shelf darkening to spine, mild soiling, otherwise near fine. $350. ¶ First Edition of this rare lexicon of cosmetic surgical procedures.

 

WADD, William. COMMENTS ON CORPULENCY. Lineaments of Leanness. Mems on Diet and Dietetic. London: John Ebers, 1829. 8vo in 12s, (6), 170pp, frontis. & five etched plates. Orig. boards, new cloth spine with modern label, very good, with armorial bookplate. $300. ¶ First edition of this title and the first illustrated by the author, a greatly expanded edition of the brief Cursory Remarks on Corpulence (1810). "The etchings in this volume remind one of Cruikshank" (DNB). William Wadd (1776-1829), surgeon extraordinary to George IV, is best remembered for his Nugae Chirurgicae, a biographical miscellany illustrating portraits of famous physicians. An able draughtman and writer, "he had a rich fund of anecdote" (DNB), which works its way into this amusing but clinical ramble through the history and lore of obesity and leanness. Cf. Osler 4181.

 

WAGNER VON JAUREGG, Julius, et al. LEHRBUCH DER ORGANOTHERAPIE. Mit Berücksichtigung ihrer anatomischen und physiologischen Grundlagen. Bearbeitet von Karl Basch (Prag), Gustav Bayer (Innsbruck)… Herausgegeben von Wagner v. Jauregg und Gustav Bayer. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1914. Large 8vo, xii, 516pp, 82 illus. Green boards over green cloth, spine gilt. Book warped, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ Only edition of this textbook on organ therapy, edited by and with a contribution by Julius Wagner von Jauregg (or "Wagner-Jauregg), the Austrian psychiatrist who later received a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in "fever therapy." Wagner von Jauregg (1857-1940) used tertian malaria and other artificially induced fevers to treat dementia paralytica, which had previously been regarded as incurable. His article in this volume is on the thyroid gland, something else on which he was an expert. He was the first to treat cretinism with a thyroid gland preparation and to treat another thyroid disorder, goiter, with iodine. An article by (Samuel Siegfried) Karl von Basch (1837-1905), another distinguished physician, on the thymus gland, is also present. Basch was the inventor of the sphygmomanometer, the first practical instrument for measurement of blood pressure. Cf. Garrison-Morton 2784, 3846, 4806, 4946.

 

WALSH, E.H.C. THE TIBETAN ANATOMICAL SYSTEM. From the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, October, 1916. 8vo, (30)pp plus very large fold-out anatomical plate. Printed wrappers, staples rusted, otherwise very good. $75. ¶ Description and translation of the anatomical chart kept in the Temple of Medicine at the college of medicine in Lhasa. Every Tibetan doctor was taught his anatomy from this chart.

 

WALSH, J. Francis. THE ANATOMY AND FUNCTIONS OF THE MUSCLES OF THE HAND AND OF THE EXTENSOR TENDONS OF THE THUMB. Philadelphia: Charles H. Walsh, 1897. 8vo, 551pp, 10 b&w illus. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered, medical library bookplate with offset, very mild wear and soiling, overall near fine. $125 ¶ First Edition, a signed presentation copy. Winner of the 1897 Boylston Prize. Cordasco 90-9456.

 

WALTER, Johannis Gottlieb. OBSERVATIONES ANATOMICAE. Historia Monstri Bicorporis Duobus Capitibus, Tribus Pedibus, Pectore Pelvique Concreti. Curae Renovatae de Anastomosi Tubulorum Lactiferorum Mammae Muliebris. Concrementa Terrestria. Venae Capitis et Colli. Berolini: Gottlieb Augustum Lange, 1775. Folio, (8), 88, 13 engraved plates, 2 folding. Contemporary boards, loss at spine head and tail, wear to backstrip, edges, some toning, occasional foxing, otherwise a tight, fairly good copy. $1750. ¶ First Edition. Walter (1734-1818), a skilled anatomist and dissectionist, held the chair of anatomy at Frankfort am Main, and founded a huge anatomical museum. "The present work deals with developmental anomalies, such as cojoined twins, supernumerary limbs, and abnormalities in blood vessels and viscera" (Eimas). With 4 engravings not called for by Eimas. Heirs of Hippocrates 1015. Blake p.480. G-M cites Walter’s Krankheiten des Bauchfells for the description of peritonitis.

 

WEDEL, Georg Wolfgang. SPECIMEN EXPERIMENTI CHIMICI NOVI, DE SALE VOLATILI PLANTARUM [bound with] EXPERIMENTUM CHIMICUM NOVUM DE SALE VOLATILI PLANTARUM QUO LATIUS EXPONUNTUR. Jena: Johannes Bielcke, 1682. 2 vols in 1, 12mo, (24), 96 + (22), 96, (17, index), (13, blank)pp, copperplate engraving of retorts inserted in the second work. Title of first work in red & black. 18th-century vellum, leather labels. Occasional browning, library stamps on title & title-verso, book-plate at back, but a very good copy. $450. ¶ First Collected Edition of works originally published in 1672 and 1675 respectively. The Swiss-born author was professor of medicine at Jena, royal physician to several houses. He published numerous works on medicine and pharmacology, a few translated into English. "As a chemist, he introduced into practice certain medicines which bear his name, and he was a strong supporter of the iatro-chemical principles. He was also a staunch believer in alchemy, assigning to it great antiquity" (Ferguson II, 535-36). Heirs of Hippocrates describes Wedel as "a well-known clinician and chemist whose many publications included medical history." Bolton I, 908. Duveen pp.613-14.

 

WEININGER, Otto. GESCHLECHT UND CHARAKTER. Eine Prinzipielle Untersuchung von… Vienna: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1918. 8vo, xxvi, 608pp, frontisportrait. Orig. printed boards. General wear, slightly overopened but hinges still strong, very good. $125. ¶ One of many editions of the most widely read mysogynistic book of the 20th century. Sex and Character, first published in 1903, was the most controversial psychological work of its time. It purports to be the outline of a metaphysical system centered around the fundamental bisexuality of the living being and of each of its cells. Weininger "considers every man or woman a combination in various proportion of two ‘substances,’ a male one (the arrhenoplama) and a female one (the thelyplasma). Not only does the proportion differ in every cell and organ of each individual, but it oscillates in the same individual and may change in the course of his life. The basic law of sexual attraction is that any individual is attracted to another of complementary proportion (thus a 3/4 M. + 1/4 F. man would seek a 3/4 F. and 1/4 M. woman). Homosexuals are intersexual beings whose love objects also fulfill this law of complementarity… According to Weininger, the whole individual is present in every one of his acts, utterances, feelings, or thoughts, at every moment of his life… Bisexuality and the opposition of the male and female type… will be reflected in every possible sector of psychic life. The essential difference between man and woman is that in woman the sexual sphere extends to the whole personality: ‘Woman is nothing but sexuality, man is sexuality plus something else… Woman is only sexual, man is also sexual’… [In woman] perception and feeling are undifferentiated…In a man [they are] distinct, hence a greater clarity of thought" (Ellenberger, The Discovery of the Unsconscious, pp.788-9). Extremely mysogynistic and also anti-semitic (Jews have a greater proportion of the unwellcome female principle in them), the work was extremely popular throughout Europe, was the rage of Vienna, and won the praise of Strindberg in Sweden. Its success was enhanced by the fact the twenty-three-year-old author committed suicide in Vienna’s Beethoven house in the year of publication. The volume also occasioned a fight between Freud and Wilhelm Fliess, the latter of whom thought that the ideas on bisexuality in the book had been transmitted from himself to Freud, and that Freud had somehow transmitted them to Weininger. Cf. Garrison, pp.701, 804, Gay, Freud, pp.154-6, Ellenberger, p.293, & Jones, Freud I, pp315-6.

 

WELLS, Samuel R. NEW PHYSIOGNOMY, Or, Signs of Character, As Manifested through Temperament and External Forms, and Especially in "The Human Face Divine." New York: Samuel R. Wells, 1868. Thick 8vo, 768pp, with woodcuts throughout, lithographic frontis. printed in red. Publisher’s full morocco, gilt ruled, with gilt illus. on covers, a.e.g. $300. ¶ A deluxe edition of Well’s magnum opus. Samuel Roberts Wells (1820-1875) was an extensive writer on phrenology, physiognomy and agriculture. He wrote a respected history of Salem witchcraft.

 

WHITE, Charles. A TREATISE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PREGNANT AND LYING-IN WOMEN. And the Means of Curing, but More Especially of Preventing the Principal Disorders to Which They are Liable. Together with Some New Directions Concerning the Delivery of the Child and Placenta in Natural Births. Illustrated with Cases. London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1773. 8vo, xx, 353, (1)pp, 2 plates. Contemp. calf, morocco label, expert repair to foot of spine. Expertly recased, browning to margins of title, a very good copy. $1500. ¶ First Edition, inscribed by the author, of "a classic work in aseptic midwifery… [by] an important precursor of Semmelweis" (Hagelin). "White was the first writer on obstetrics since Hippocrates to make a significant contribution to the solution of the etiology and prevention of purerperal fever. He stressed the resorptive characteristic of the disease, pointing out that the lochia often became foul when retained in the uterus, and introduced the method of uterine drainage by having his patients assume a sitting position shortly after delivery (for this practice, he used a bed with adjustable back-rest, illustrated in one of the plates of the Treatise). White was also the first to relate puerperal fever to uncleanliness, and insisted on the necessity for absolute cleanliness in the delivery room, the isolation of infected patients and proper ventilation. His Treatise enjoyed a wide circulation, going through three more English editions as well as an American one, and appearing in both French and German translations" (Norman 2232). Born in Manchester, Charles White (1728-1813) studied at Edinburg and London, where he fell under the influence of John and William Hunter. At the early age of 24 he became a founder of the celebrated Manchester Infirmary (1752) and served as its chief surgeon until 1790. At the same time he founded the Lying-in Charity Hospital (now St. Mary’s). Cushing W164. Garrison-Morton 6270. Hagelin pp.126-7. Heirs of Hippocrates 981.Waller 10268. Cf. Cutter & Viets, pp.100-105 (illustrating both plates), Graham pp.378-84 & Speert p.291.

 

WHITE, James W. TAKING IMPRESSIONS OF THE MOUTH. To Which is Appended a Chapter on "Porcelain Teeth," From the New Edition of Harris’s Principles and Practice of Dentistry. Philadelphia: Samuel S. White, 1871. 8vo, 96, (2) as publisher’s adver., 27 b&w figures. Original green cloth, gilt lettered and decorated, stamped ruled and decorated borders, beveled edges, light wear to edges, rubbed spot on front free-endpaper, stain to recto of rear free-endpaper, overall very good. $175. ¶ First Edition. White (1826-1891) wrote three other important dentistry texts. It is unclear whether he was related to the publisher and dental supply house owner S.S. White. Cordasco 70-3927; Univ. of Chi. LHS catalogue 101.

 

WHITNEY, David D. FAMILY TREASURES, A Study of the Inheritance of Normal Characteristis in Man. Lancaster, Penn.: Jaques Cattell Press, (1942). 8vo, 299pp illustrated, index, glossary. Orig. cloth. Very good. $30. ¶ First Edition of a work on the inheritance of family traits, focussing on the hair, eyes, nose, ears, hands, and birthmarks.

 

WIELER, Adolf. UBER DIE INJEKTIONSTHERAPIE DER ISCHIAS. Inaugural-Dissertation der medizinischen Fakultät der Kaiser Wilhelms-Universität zu Strassburg… Strassburg: Müh & Cie., 1910. 8vo, (2), 54pp. Printed wrappers, slightly faded, otherwise fine. $25. ¶ Doctoral thesis on injection therapy of sciatica. With a bibliography.

 

WILLIS, Thomas. DE ANIMA BRUTORUM quae Hominis Vitalis ac Sensitiva est, Exercitations Duae, Prior Physiologica… Amsterdam: Joannem Blaue, 1672. Sm. 8vo, (48), 400, (16)pp, 8 folding engraved plates. Old calf, rebacked with gilt title & tooling. Very good. $2000. ¶ Willis considered De Anima Brutorum to be his greatest work. Divided into two parts, the first is is physiological, "showing the nature, powers and afections of the soul," and the second part is pathological, "unfolding the diseases which affect the soul and its primary seat, namely, the brain and nervous stock." Willis argues that there is a soul of the same nature in both man and beast, but that man is endowed with another and distinct soul, called the mind, or rational soul. The plates are devoted to comparative anatomy and illustrate dissections of silk-worms, oyster, lobster, earth-worm, as well as sections of the brain. Willis, "the father of modern cerebral physiology," introduced the term neurology. He attributed a wide range of disease to neurological distrubences but made a distinction between organic diseases and mental illness. The work was first publsihed at Oxford in quarto in the the same year as this Amsterdam edition and the plates are the same. Wing, Bibliography of Thomas Willis, 31. G-M 1544. Krivatsy 13018 (NLM copy imperfect). Cf. Norman 2244-46; Hunter & McAlpine pp.187-92; Sena, Bibliography of Melancholy, 103.

 

WILLIS, Thomas. DIATRIBE MEDICO-PHILOSOPHICAE: De Fermentatione...de Febribus... De Urinis. Editio Tertia. The Hague: Adriani Ulacq, 1662. 12mo, (44 inc. eng. frontispiece), 376pp. Contemp. full vellum, two chips out of backstrip, stamps of the British Medical Association Library, internatlly very good. $750. ¶ Third edition, the first issued on the continent, of Willis’s first book; this edition is the first to contain Willis’s Sedleian professorship in the title and the first to contain a dedication to Dr Gilbert Sheldon, Bishop of London and later Archibishop of Canterbury. First issued in London in 1659, this was the first description of epidemic typhoid (see G-M 5020). Also, "Contains the earliest suggestion that fermentation is an intestinal or internal motion of particles; the anology between putrefaction and fermentation is also noted" (G-M 2464). Willis suggests that fermentation is an activity of the intestines, and notes that urine has a sweet taste in diabetes mellitus. Wing, Bibliography of Willis, 4. Cushing W-212. Heirs of Hippocrates (1663 ed.), Waller 10326 (1669 ed.).

 

WINSLOW, Forbes. ON THE OBSCURE DISEASES OF THE BRAIN, And Disorders of the Mind. London: John Churchill, 1868. 8vo, xxii, 616pp. Publisher’s original green cloth, gilt lettered, beveled edges, light spotting, wear to extremities, otherwise very good. $175. ¶ Fourth Edition, Revised. An early neuropathology text originally published in 1860, the author, one of the leading authorities in psychological medicine in Victorian England, founded the first British journal devoted solely to psychiatry (The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology), owned two private madhouses at Hammersmith, helped establish the insanity plea in criminal cases, and here offers detailed accounts of topics hardly mentioned by others, e.g., a chapter devoted to the confessions of patients recovering from insanity. Surveying the symptomology of early cerebral and mental disease, Winslow makes the common Victorian observation that women are at the mercy of their feelings; lacking an outlet for their emotions they will become physically or mentally ill. He also advocates the use of opium, morphia, belladonna, chloroform, ether, and Indian hemp as cures for chronic insanity and depression. Garrison’s History of Neurology considers this volume one of the early noteworthy works on the pathology of the nervous system (p.267). Oppenheim, Shattered Nerves, p.24. Cf. Hunter & McAlpine.

 

WODEHOUSE, Roger P. HAYFEVER PLANTS. Their Appearance, Distribution, Time of Flowering, and Their Role in Hayfever, With Special Reference To North America. Waltham, Mass.: Chronica Botanica, 1945. 8vo, xix, 245, vi pp as publisher’s catalogue, 72 figures. Blue cloth, gilt lettered, ruled borders, owner’s stamp, mild wear and spotting. Near fine. $25. ¶ First Edition. All the plants known to cause hayfever, most of those reasonably suspected of doing so, and many which have been mentioned, perhaps wrongly, in hayfever literature are described in this definitive volume whose intent is to interpret the botanical facts of hayfever in terms of their clinical significance.

 

WYCKOFF, James. FRANZ ANTON MESMER. Between God and Devil. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1975. 8vo, xi, 148pp, 8 plates. Orig. cloth, fine in fine dust jacket. $30. ¶ First Edition of this readible biography by the Reichian adherent.

 

YATES, William & Charles MacLean. A VIEW OF EHE [i.e. THE] SCIENCE OF LIFE; On the Principles Established in the Elements of Medicine, of the Late Celebrated John Brown, M.D.… to Which is Subjoined, A Treatise on the Action of Mercury upon Living Bodies, and its Application for the Cure of Diseases of Indirect Debility. And a Dissertation on the Source of Epidemic and Pestilential Diseases… by Charles MacLean Philadelphia: Whitehall, 1797. 8vo, (8), ivpp, pp.17-232, individual title-pages before each section. Old marbled boards, rebacked. Extremities worn, occasional light discoloration, a very good uncut copy. $300. ¶ First American edition, with contents same as true first edition published in Calcutta in the same year. In the initial, principle work, Yates (fl. 1797) and Maclean, doctors at the General Hospital in Calcutta, advocate the Brunonian system of medicine, founded by John Brown (1735-1788) and somewhat later promulgated by Benjamin Rush in America. Brown held that living tissues were "excitable," that life itself was "non-existent, except as a resultant of the action of external stimuli upon an organized body. Diseases are then ‘sthenic’ or ‘asthenic,’" and "the essentials of diagnosis are simply whether a disease… is sthenic or asthenic… and the treatment consists in either stimulating or depressing the given condition" (Garrison, pp.314-5). Brown also discouraged blood-letting, which had taken a hold of medicine in the 18th century and was particularly utilized by Rush in treating yellow fever. In their jointly written tract, Yates and Maclean describe patients whose fevers, hepatitis, typhus, and dysentery is cured with Brunonian methods. In the second treatise, Maclean demonstrates, in Brunonian fashion, that mercury produces "no other effect upon living bodies, than to increase or diminish the power, with which they perform their proper functions; — in other words, to increase or diminish their excitement." In the last treatise, Maclean argues, in correction of Rush, that plagues are due not to contagion, but to "atmospheric vicissitudes." The topic of epidemics had become important in 1793, when yellow fever vitiated Philadelphia’s population. Austin 2099. Blake p.497. Evans 33254. Waring II, p.476. Not in Norman, Osler, or Waller.

 

YOUNG, George. A TREATISE ON OPIUM, Founded Upon Practical Observations. London: A. Millar, 1753. 8vo, xv, (1 errata), 182, (2 ads)pp. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards, 18th cent. signature of a George J. Gordon on title, bookplate, slight browning to outer edges of a few leaves, otherwise fine. $1750. ¶ Only Edition and apparently the author’s only book. Young (1691-1757), a physician of Edinburgh, was the first to recommend opium as a tranquilizing agent in severe psychiatric disorders, in opposition to the views of Blackmore who was the first to systematically recommend it for minor disturbances in 1725. In thirty years of practice Young occassionally had witnessed dramatic improvement in cases which he attributed to to opium’s hypnotic effect which "rested the agitated particles of the nervous fluid." The use of opium as a remedy for insanity continued well into the nineteenth century. Hunter & Macalpine pp.395-98. Blake p.497. Waring 587.

 

ZUCKERMAN, S[olly]. FUNCTIONAL AFFINITIES OF MAN, MONKEYS, AND APES. A Study of the Bearings of Physiology and Behaviour on the Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Lemurs, Monkeys, Apes, and Man. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1933. 8vo, xviii, 203pp, 24 plates, incl. frontis.. Orig blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, very good. $75. ¶ First Edition of this "study of the relationship of Man to the other primates, from the physiological and biochemical standpoint. Zuckerman’s work is considered the first adequate interpretation of simian society" (Garrison-Morton 351, 2nd ed.). Sir Solly Zuckerman (b.1904) made numerous contributions to anatomy, zoology, and endocrinology. This volume and The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes are landmarks in the history of biological anthropology.