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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1861.

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Charles van Benthuysen, Printer.: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008695

Condition: Good


First edition. In pencil on front endpaper: 'Compliments of A.E. Larney [?] 1861, Dr. Hemstreet'. Hemstreet is listed as the author of 'Encysted tumor of pelvic origin', included in this volume. Pages lightly stained & foxed throughout, minor loss from spine base, base of boards bumped. 408 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, significant for the inclusion of the short paper 'Amputation of the cervix uteri' by J. Marion Sims, who later released a full-length volume entitled 'Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery...' (Garrison-Morton 6057). The paper includes illustrations of... View more info

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The Eclectic Medical Journal, Vol. XXXIX, Nos. 1-12, January - December 1879 [Volume 39, Complete, Comprising Monthly Issues One - Twelve]

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1879

Seller ID: 2077069

Condition: Good


Rebound with title, date, and owner's name in gilt on spine. Spine heavily toned, 1 inch split to top of front joint, corners rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, light marginal stains to binding edge of first volume. 1879 Half-Leather. vii, 584 pp. 8vo. Red leather spine & corners, pebbled cloth boards, gilt titles. A bound volume of twelve monthly pamphlets for the year 1879, comprising the complete thirty-ninth volume in this serial medical journal, which features transcripts of addresses, articles, editorials, reviews of recently published medical books, etc. Index for the full volum... View more info

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Index to Wood's Library of Standard Medical Authors for the Years 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884. (Thin Paper Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Wood & Company: 1885

Seller ID: 2161043

Condition: Good


Front & end matter lightly foxed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, contemporary insurance pamphlet for The Good Templars' Mutual Benefit Association laid in. 1885 Hard Cover. iv, 250 pp. 8vo. An index detailing which authors have written works about which medical topics, arranged alphabetically by subject. View more info

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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1861.

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Charles van Benthuysen, Printer.: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199731

Condition: Good


First edition. Corners rubbed with some loss from spine head and foot, light stain to top marginal corner of first few pages, light spot on fore-edge of last few pages. 1861 Hard Cover. 408 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, significant for the inclusion of the short paper 'Amputation of the cervix uteri' by J. Marion Sims, who later released a full-length volume entitled 'Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery...' (Garrison-Morton 6057). The paper includes illustrations of a duck-billed speculum, and two figures illustrating a method for applying stitches to close the ampu... View more info

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Facts for the People: or Every One's Book.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: S.N.:

Seller ID: 2266076

Condition: Good


Lightly foxed, last leaf a bit wrinkled. 64, [2] pp. Sewn binding, self wrappers. A domestic guide providing advice on various things. Includes tips on good behavior, personal finance, cookery, care of infants, diseases of the hair, preservation of the sight, warts and corns, canaries, etiquette of courtship and marriage, hydropathy / water cure, the art of conversation, and lists of the wealthy citizens of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. View more info

Image for The Water-Cure Journal and Herald of Reforms; Devoted to Physiology, Hydropathy, and the Laws of Life. Vols. XII., XIII., and XIV., Nos. 1-6 of Each Volume. July 1851 through December 1852.

The Water-Cure Journal and Herald of Reforms; Devoted to Physiology, Hydropathy, and the Laws of Life. Vols. XII., XIII., and XIV., Nos. 1-6 of Each Volume. July 1851 through December 1852.

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Fowlers and Wells, Publishers: 1851

Seller ID: 2291133

Condition: Good


Several spots on boards, foxed throughout. 1851 Half-Leather. iv, 140, 144, 148, iv, [4] pp. Leather spine and corners, olive cloth over boards, gilt titles and rules, pink endpapers. Numbers from three issues of Water-Cure Journal. Three-column format. Engraved illustrations. Hoolihan 3720: The principal organ of the hydropathic movement in America was The Water-Cure Journal. It began publication under the imprint of Campbell & Whitmarsh on 15 November 1844... The journal was published biweekly through v.4, no. 1 (1 July 1847)[, and then] monthly... by Fowlers & Wells, and continued under thi... View more info

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The American Medical and Philosophical Register: or, Annals of Medicine, Natural History, Agriculture, and the Arts. Volume Third [Vol. 3]

By: A Society of Gentlemen

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Published for the Proprietors by C.S. Van Winkle: 1813

Seller ID: 2072359

Condition: Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Foxed throughout with staining to margins of some pages, rebound in library cloth. 1813 Hard Cover. xii, 532 pp. 8vo. A collection of various medical papers and lectures, the third volume in a series. View more info

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Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War

By: Adams, George Worthington

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Press of Morningside: 1985

Seller ID: 2208435

Condition: Very Good


Facsimile with a printed reproduction of the author's signature. Spine lightly toned. 1985 Trade Paperback. xii, 253 pp. The Civil War has been the subject of an extensive literature, yet its medical aspects have not received any adequate historical attention. In part, however, this lack has now been remedied by Doctors in Blue which offers a comprehensive picture of health and medical care in the Union Armies. Mr. Adams, who is professor of history at Colorado College, discusses the medical confusion, administrative and professional, which prevailed at the outbreak of the war, and goes on to ... View more info

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A Contribution to the Physiological Study of Veratrum Viride and Veratria, (With Experiments on Lower Animals, Made at La Grange St. Laboratory, 1869).

By: Amory, R.; Webber, S.G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: David Clapp & Son: 1869

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1999581

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to top page margin, minor loss from spine head. 1869 Hard Cover. 66, [1] pp. 8vo. Original purple pebbled cloth, gilt titles. First appearance in book form - originally printed in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. An account of experiments by the authors with the poisonous plant and its extracts, along with a historical survey of its use to treat rheumatism, neuralgia, and hypertension. Tables throughout, single illustration, bibliography follows text. Rather scarce, with no copies available on the market at the time of our research, and only 7 copies listed i... View more info

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Medical Clinic: Diseases of the Chest. Condensed and Translated, with Observations

By: Andral, G. [Gabriel]; Spillan, D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ed. Barrington & Geo. D. Haswell.: 1843

Seller ID: 1999548

Condition: Good


Joints cracked but holding, boards rubbed, front free endpaper absent, ink gift note on title page. 1843 Full-Leather. 408 p. 8vo. Original full calf, black morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. A treatise on cardiopulmonary disease by the French physician who also wrote the first monography on haematology. View more info

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A Treatise on Pathological Anatomy, in Two Volumes

By: Andral, G. [Gabriel]; Townsend, Richard; West, William

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Samuel Wood & Sons: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008666

Condition: Good


First American edition, and the second English translation (preceded by an 1829 Irish imprint). Former library copy, usual marks. Spine labels absent, joints cracked with minor loss from spine head of volume 1, more significant loss from spine of vol. 2, ink owner information on endpapers, lightly foxed. 1832 Full-Leather. viii, 424; xviii,507 pp. 8vo. Original full calf, gilt titles & rules. A treatise on pathological anatomy by the French physician who also wrote the first monography on haematology. Heirs of Hippocrates 1582: Andral asked an Irish physician, Richard Townsend (fl. 1795), to t... View more info

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The Doctor's Experiment: The Adventures and Experiences of One of Dr. Reade's Pupils as Narrated by Himself

By: Anonymous

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society: 1894

Seller ID: 2202015

Condition: Very Good


Undated, ink gift note on front endpaper dated 1894. Three small light spots on back panel. vii, 360 pp. 7 3/8 x 5 5/8. Original grey cloth, beveled edges, gilt, black & red design, fore-edges gilt, floral endpapers. View more info

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Medical and Surgical Monographs (Dunglison's American Medical Library.)

By: Ashwell, Samuel; Carpenter, William B.; Graves, Robert J.; Henry, William Charles; Hughes, H.M.; Key, Charles Aston; Scoutetten, H.; Stokes, William; Taylor, Alfred S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: A. Waldie: 1840

Seller ID: 2026804

Condition: Fair


Former copy of Genesee County Medical Library, only a few marks. Boards rubbed, front joint cracked, pages faintly stained. 1840 Full-Leather. 345 pp. 8vo. Includes six fold-out maps. A collection of medical and surgical monographs by various specialists. Topics included: Asiatic cholera; club foot; the heart; fibrinous concretions of the nervous system; perforations of the stomach; syphilis; typhus fever; incisions of the uterus. View more info

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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1865.

By: Bailey, Wm. H.; Hyde, Frederick; Robertson, C.A.; Taylor, Charles Fayette; Hough, Franklin B.; Gay, Chas. C.F.; West, Henry S.; Burr, Charles; Eastman, H.N.; Doctor Armsby; Vanderpoel, S.O.; Taylor, Isaac E.; Smith, Wm. Manlius; Ramsay, Cyrus; Richardson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: C. Wendell, Printer.: 1865

Seller ID: 2275125

Condition: Good


Margins stained, some loss along spine edges, front free endpaper removed. 1865 Hard Cover. vii, [1], 375, [3] pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, with discussions of: phlegmonoid erysipelas; meningitis; quinine; ligature of the subclavian artery; pneumonia; placenta previa; smallpox and vaccinations; opium; remedial inhalation; the insane poor and asylums; the ophthalmoscope; epithelial cancer; diploteratology; Chautauqua County physicians; Mason F. Cogswell, M.D.; Thomas Goodsell, M.D.; Pelatiah Brooks, M.D.; James Stewart, M.D. Illustrated with color and black-and-wh... View more info

Image for Baunscheidtismus or The New Curing Method, Improved by Dr. J. Firmenich, to which is added a Treatise on the Eye, its Diseases and Cure.

Baunscheidtismus or The New Curing Method, Improved by Dr. J. Firmenich, to which is added a Treatise on the Eye, its Diseases and Cure.

By: Baunscheidt, Charles; Firmenich, J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: J. Firmenich & Co.: 1862

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2011432

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Light stain to page edges, bookplate on front endpaper reads 'Library of Allison J. Coover', one section of pages slightly dog-eared. 1862 Hard Cover. xv, 274 pp. 8vo. Black blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Hoolihan 236/237 (describing the German original and the first English translation) together with Baunscheidt's treatise on the eye (Hoolihan 238): [Baunscheidt's] interest in medicine followed a moment of enlightenment described in the 1859 English translation of this treatise... In this treatise Baunscheidt outlines his peculiar theories of life and disease, the i... View more info

Image for The American Practice of Medicine, Revised, Enlarged, and Improved: Being a Practical Exposition of Pathology, Therapeutics, Surgery, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy, on Reformed Principles; Embracing the Mose Useful Portions of the Former Work, with Corrections, Additions, New Remedies, and Improvements; and Exhibiting the Results of the Author's Investigations in Medicine in This Country, and in a Year's Tour in Europe., in Three Volumes.

The American Practice of Medicine, Revised, Enlarged, and Improved: Being a Practical Exposition of Pathology, Therapeutics, Surgery, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy, on Reformed Principles; Embracing the Mose Useful Portions of the Former Work, with Corrections, Additions, New Remedies, and Improvements; and Exhibiting the Results of the Author's Investigations in Medicine in This Country, and in a Year's Tour in Europe., in Three Volumes.

By: Beach, W.

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Published by the Author. For Sale by Charles Scribner, 145 Nassau St.: 1852

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2161360

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Appears to include 174 of the 181 plates called for. Professionally rebacked with original backstrips laid down, nearly invisibly, though new endpapers were added which are obviously newer paper stock. Minor damage still evident to spines, front & end matter lightly foxed. 1852 Full-Leather. lviii, 720; vii, 584; 592 pp. 8vo. Full leather, black morocco spine labels, gilt titles & rules. Includes numerous color plates, including a fold-out frontispiece in volume 2. We found no complete sets offered in the trade or at auction. Hoolihan 245: 'The first edition of Beach's three-vo... View more info

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Medical and Botanical Dictionary, Giving a Definition of the Terms Used in the Various Branches of Medical Science.

By: Beach, W. [Wooster]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Baker & Scribner: 1848

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161379

Condition: Good


First edition. Professionally rebacked with new endpapers, though evidence of a previous crude repair attempt remains on front board. Pencil note on flyleaf reads 'Compliments of W.W. Kendall', front & end matter lightly foxed. 1848 Full-Leather. 258 pp. 8vo. An alphabetical guide to various medical terms, including those associated with botanical and other alternative cures. By the author of 'American Practice', 'Physiology', 'Midwifery', etc. Not in Hoolihan. View more info

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Cotton Mather: First Significant Figure in American Medicine (Publications of the Institute of the History of Medicine, First Series: Monographs, Volume V [5])

By: Beall, Otho T.; Shryock, Richard H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005526

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1954 Hard Cover. ix, 241 pp. 8vo. A new perspective on the life of the prominent Puritan minister, focusing on his contributions to early American medicine, and providing the historical context of the medical world during his lifetime. Mather is remembered as among the first Americans to advocate inoculation against disease. View more info

Image for Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion: Facsimile of the Original Edition of 1833, together with a Biographical Essay, 'A Pioneer American Physiologist' (Dover Books on Science S527)

Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion: Facsimile of the Original Edition of 1833, together with a Biographical Essay, 'A Pioneer American Physiologist' (Dover Books on Science S527)

By: Beaumont, William; Osler, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2077078

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned, small sticker remnant on front corner. 1959 Trade Paperback. xl, 280, 16 pp. A facsimile edition of the 1833 medical treatise on digestion by a U.S. Army surgeon, with a biographical essay by William Osler. Garrison Morton 989: Alexis St. Martin, a Canadian half breed who had sustained a gastric fistula, was treated and investigated by Beaumont. With his human medium, Beaumont was the first to study digestion and the movements of the stomach in vivo. His work on the subject was the most important before Pavlov. Referenced in Hoolihan 1393. View more info

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Letters to the People on Health and Happiness.

By: Beecher, Catharine E.; [Gleason, Rachel Brooks]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1855

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2012766

Condition: Good


1856 2nd printing. Boards a bit rubbed with minor loss from spine head & foot, hinges just starting, ink name (Henry Hardwicke) on title page. 1855 Hard Cover. vi, 192, [1], 29 pp. 8vo. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Hoolihan 276. In reference to the original edition, Hoolihan states, Beecher expresses anxieties reflective of a nation in the midst of unpredictable economic, social and religious change... Like Sylvester Graham and other health reform authors, Beecher harkens to a simpler and more pure era in American life, when children did not have 'sallow or pale complexions, or look... View more info

Image for Practical Hand-Book of Toilet Preparations and Their Uses. Also Recipes for the Household. Formulas That Have Been Tested by the Author in a Long Professional Career, Which Will Enable the Reader to Make, at a Small Price, a Class of Preparations That Are in Universal Demand, and Are Positively Harmless. [Handbook]

Practical Hand-Book of Toilet Preparations and Their Uses. Also Recipes for the Household. Formulas That Have Been Tested by the Author in a Long Professional Career, Which Will Enable the Reader to Make, at a Small Price, a Class of Preparations That Are in Universal Demand, and Are Positively Harmless. [Handbook]

By: Begy, Joseph A.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Wm. L. Allison: 1889

Seller ID: 2072371

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed and faded, minimal loss from spine foot, pencil name on verso of front endpaper. 1889 Hard Cover. 258, 1-13, 16 pp. (fourteen pages of terminal ads, paginated incorrectly). 8vo. A collection of recipes for the creation of various toiletries such as toothpaste, skin cream, tonics for baldness, perfumes and colognes, remedies for burns and other injuries, and household cleaners. Quite scarce - five in OCLC, no auction records. Hoolihan 287. View more info

Image for The Sources of Health and Disease in Communities; or, Elementary Views of 'Hygiene,' Illustrating its Importance to Legislators, Heads of Families, &c.

The Sources of Health and Disease in Communities; or, Elementary Views of 'Hygiene,' Illustrating its Importance to Legislators, Heads of Families, &c.

By: Belinaye, Henry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Allen and Ticknor: 1833

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2072620

Condition: Good


First American edition. Rebound with new endpapers. First two gatherings stained. 1833 Hard Cover. vii, 160 pp. 12mo. A medical treatise by the surgeon to the Duchess of Kent, offering some theories about possible causes of the spread of disease. View more info

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Minnesota; Its Character and Climate. Likewise Sketches of Other Resorts Favorable to Invalids; together with Copious Notes on Health; also Hints to Tourists and Emigrants.

By: Bill, Ledyard

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Wood & Holbrook: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2012770

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge faintly stained, boards lightly rubbed. 1871 Hard Cover. 205, [9] pp. 12mo. Brown pebbled cloth, gilt titles. Woodcut frontispiece of 'Minnehaha, Laughing Water'. Hoolihan 323: 'By general consent,' Bill informs us, 'Minnesota has enjoyed a superior reputation for climate, soil, and scenery beyond that of any other state in the Union, with, perhaps, a single exception [i.e., Florida]'. Bill gives particular attention to Minnesota's reputation as a resort for consumptives. He attributes the salubrious effect of the state's climate on those suffering from pulmonary tuberc... View more info

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A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine (DHEW Publication No. (NIH) 79-104)

By: Blake, John B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland / U.S. Government Printing Office: 1979

Seller ID: 2077044

Condition: Near Fine


Spine base faintly bumped. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 501 pp. 4to. A bibliography of roughly 25,000 titles printed on the subject of medical science during the 1700s, arranged alphabetically by author. View more info

Image for Proceedings and Debates of the Third National Quarantine and Sanitary Convention, Held in the City of New York, April 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1859. (Board of Councilmen, September 19, 1859, Document No. 9)

Proceedings and Debates of the Third National Quarantine and Sanitary Convention, Held in the City of New York, April 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1859. (Board of Councilmen, September 19, 1859, Document No. 9)

By: Board of Councilmen; Collar, Chas.; Anderson, Wm.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: Edmund Jones & Co., Printers to Board of Councilmen: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2034952

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small light spot on front board, pencil name on front blanks. 1859 Hard Cover. 728 pp. 8vo. Original blind-stamped brown pebbled cloth, gilt titles. The proceedings of a 19th century conference designed to establish protocols for quarantine and other efforts associated with public sanitation and disease prevention. View more info

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Proceedings and Debates of the Third National Quarantine and Sanitary Convention, Held in the City of New York, April 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th, 1859. (Board of Councilmen, September 19, 1859, Document No. 9)

By: Board of Councilmen; Collar, Chas.; Anderson, Wm.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York: Edmund Jones & Co., Printers to Board of Councilmen: 1859

Seller ID: 2072335

Condition: Good


Former library copy with marks on spine & front endpaper. Spine head & foot rubbed, front hinge just starting. 1859 Hard Cover. 728 pp. 8vo. Original blind-stamped brown pebbled cloth, gilt titles. The proceedings of a 19th century conference designed to establish protocols for quarantine and other efforts associated with public sanitation and disease prevention. View more info

Image for An Inquiry into the Cause of Natural Death, or Death from Old Age. Developing a New and Certain Method of Preventing the Consolidation or Ossification of the Body, and of Thus Indefinitely Prolonging Vigorous, Elastic, and Buoyant Health; and of Rendering Parturition Easy and Safe.

An Inquiry into the Cause of Natural Death, or Death from Old Age. Developing a New and Certain Method of Preventing the Consolidation or Ossification of the Body, and of Thus Indefinitely Prolonging Vigorous, Elastic, and Buoyant Health; and of Rendering Parturition Easy and Safe.

By: Bostwick, Homer

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Stringer and Townsend: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2012774

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards stained along fore-edge, ink name on front endpapers. 1851 Hard Cover. viii, 152 pp. 12mo. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Bostwick attributes aging's deleterious effects on the body to 'calcareous earthy matter' derived from food and drink that virtually hardens the tendons, ligaments, heart, muscles, blood vessels, etc. until the entire body, 'once elastic, healthy, active and lively... becomes rigid, diseased, feeble'. 'Life is extinguished by successive gradations,' Bostwick observes, 'and death is the last term in the succession.' Bostwick maintains that phos... View more info

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Remarks on the Influence of Mental Cultivation and Mental Excitement upon Health.

By: Brigham, Amariah

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Lea and Blanchard: 1845

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2039743

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Corners rubbed, rear board lightly soiled, lightly foxed. 1845 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxviii, 204 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Black cloth, gilt titles. A work discussing the physical and mental education of females. Hoolihan 411: The third American edition includes the notes added to the Glasgow and London editions by their editors Robert Macnish and James Simpson. From Hoolihan's description of the 1833 original: In Sections V-VIII Brigham extends his study of mental overstimulation to the population as a whole, and adds heart disease and dyspeps... View more info

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Mr Guy's Hospital, 1726-1948 [Thomas Guy]

By: Cameron, H.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275145

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Two ink names on front endpaper, one crossed out. 1954 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 520 pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece of Thomas Guy by John Vanderbank. A Guy's Hospital of London, originally established to treat 'incurables' from St Thomas'. View more info

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Principles of Human Physiology, with Their Chief Applications to Psychology, Pathology, Therapeutics, Hygiene, and Forensic Medicine.

By: Carpenter, William B.; Smith, Francis Gurney

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Blanchard and Lea: 1858

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2286495

Condition: Very Good


'A New American Edition, from the Last London Edition.' Edges rubbed, ink name and pencil gift note on front endpaper. 1858 Full-Leather. Edited, with additions, by Francis Gurney Smith. 261 engraved illustrations, including two plates. A treatise on human physiology by the examiner in physiology and comparative anatomy in the University of London, who was also Professor of Medical Jurisprudence in University College and President of the Microscopical Society of London. Carpenter was a staunch advocate of temperance, and wrote several works about the dangers of using and abusing alcohol, in wh... View more info