New York: McGraw-Hill, (1979). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Very good + in Very good white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor browning to edges and spine panel of dust jacket. Minor rubbing to rear panel of dust jacket. Author's inscription to front free end page reads "For Anita and Ernest with Respect and Affection, Barbara Gallatin Anderson." Else is clean and bright. Ms. Anderson is an internationally known specialist on the life cycle. 240 pages. Health. HEA110081. Very Good+ / Very Good.
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New York: Hoeber Medical Division, Harper & Row, 1964. Hardcover. 8vo. Orange cloth covered boards with red and and black title to front board and black title to spine. Light soiling to front board and light bumping to spine ends and corners. Ex libris with stamp to front and rear free end page. Else is clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. Index, includes pages 897-1236. MED/102017. Very Good.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1890. Hardcover. A detailed account of the construction of Johns Hopkins Hospital illustrated with 56 plates. The plates include photographic illustrations of interiors and exteriors (including pipes and boiler rooms), floor plans of each building, and sectional views. The text reprints the addresses given at the opening of the hospital and includes a discussion of the grounds, building arrangement, and plan preparation, as well as a statement about each building and its systems: heating, water, sewage, lighting, telephones, clocks, administration building, kitchen building, nurses' home, amphitheater, bath house, isolating ward, octagon ward, dispensary, etc. Bound in three quarter black leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. While a beautiful production, this book is unfortunately dampstained along the edge of the text-block, which affects about a quarter of each page. Some pages have visible dampstaining and some are just rippled. Luckily, the margins are quite wide and the staining remains in the margins of most pages. The edges of the boards are dampstained as well and the marbled paper is chipped along the edges. The leather covering the spine is heavily worn and chipped. The front hinge is cracked and the front cover is nearly detached. The covers are rubbed and worn. Full marbled edges and marbled endpapers. A scarce title, this is still a good reading / reference copy despite the noted damage. Size: Folio. 116 pages of text plus 56 plates. MED/111419. Good.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1928. Hardcover. General Series No. 141. Inscribed by the author "Prof T.M. Lowry from W.R.B." on the front free endpage. Thomas Martin Lowry (1874 - 1936) was an English physical chemist who developed the Bronsted-Lowry acid theory and was a founding member and president of the Faraday Society. He published a few hundred papers and several books. Red cloth spine with beige paper covered boards. Beige paper title label with red title to spine. Darkening and a few small chips to spine label. Browning and rubbing to covers and spine. Foxing to endpages and a few spots of foxing to interior pages. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpage. 132 pages plus 1 pages of ads. PSYCH/080912. Very Good.
New Haven: Nathan Whiting, 1816. Hardcover. A later edition of Every Man His Own Doctor (previously printed as "Domestic Medicine,") but the first to include the lengthy appendix on horse and livestock care with advice on buying horses. Part of the appendix is also consists of a family directory including recipes for food and household products. Full brown leather boards with black and gilt title label pasted down to spine. Chipping to leather along head of spine and corners. Cracking to leather along spine. Minor rubbing and wear to covers and edges of boards. Bookplate of Susan Benedict Spencer to front pastedown. Spencer graduated from the New York University College of Medicine in 1941. There is also an older penned ownership signature of William H. Pratt to front free endpaper and rear free endpaper. In similar antiquated pen on the second free endpaper is a note stating "Granby, Connecticut. price $4." He notes on the rear free endpaper that the book was purchased in 1819. Pratt is recorded as having been a Revolutionary War pensioner, buried in the Pratt Cemetery in Granby, CT in 1850 at age 99 and 3 months. Pencil markings to front endpapers. Occasional spots of soiling and dampstaining. Minor uniform browning to pages. 464 plus appendix of 144 pages. MED/030719. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1909. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. Dark olive green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to edges and corners. Light damp stain to bottom corner of text block. Else is clean and bright with 195 illustrations in the text and 5 colored plates. This is a heavy book and may require extra shipping charges if shipping priority or international. Index, 1205 pages. MED/101717. Very Good.
New York: The Dental Digest, 1925. Hardcover. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good in brown cloth spine and brown paper covered boards with black titles to white title labels on front board and spine. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Minor foxing to end pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 299 pages. Medicine. MED1/5240. Very Good.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1898. Hardcover. Collins (1866-1950) was an American neurologist and founder of the New York Neurological Institute. Very good in red cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Illustrated with 20 figures. Red "gift" stamp to rear endpage; otherwise, the interior is very clean. 432 pages with appendices. Very Good.
Basel: Benno Schwabe & Co., 1961. Paperback. Heinrich Bircher was a surgeon, demographer, and military doctor. Very good in original tan paper wrappers with black title to front cover. In German. Includes frontispiece, diagrams, and illustrations. Stamp on front free endpage from previous book store. 88 pages. In German. GER/2153. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, (1971). Hardcover. Small 4to. Two volume set. Red cloth covered boards with silver title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Interior is clean and bright. 1,734 pages total + indexes in both volumes. This is a heavy set and may require extra shipping. MED/092817. Very Good.
Moscow: State Medical Editorship, 1933. Paperback. 8vo. White paper wrappers with brown title to front wrapper and to spine. Chipping and soiling to spine. Minor soiling and creasing to wraps. Small closed tear to bottom of front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. 117 pages. Russian History. RUS/011420. Very Good.
Maureen Cummins, 2016. Hardcover. Number 34 of 40 copies. Signed the artist. In this powerful work, noted book artist Maureen Cummins investigates the dark side of the history of psychosurgery, as exemplified by the career of Doctor Walter Freeman (1895-1972), a professor of neurology who became known as the father of lobotomy by single-handedly popularizing the pre-frontal lobotomy in America. Although he had no formal training in either surgery or psychology, Freeman modified the traditional procedure for lobotomies by driving ice picks through his patients’ eye sockets rather than drilling into the skull to sever nerve connections in the prefrontal cortex to treat mental illness. Despite his championing of his procedure he admitted that lobotomies often created childlike behavior or a vegetative state in patients. Hundreds of patients died. The controversial procedure also raised numerous questions about patients’ rights, the abuse of institutional power, and the disproportionate targeting of women. Of the more than 3000 patients that Freeman operated on, two-thirds were women. Cummins uses physical rape as an analogy for neurological penetration, a form of sexualized violence that was perpetuated for decades in the name of medical progress. She visualizes this by a series of laser cut holes that bore through each page, becoming smaller page by page.The holes penetrate reproduced images of lobotomy patients’ heads and on the last page the title “The Rapist” becomes “Therapist?” The images of women are from 'before-and-after” photos used in Freeman’s textbook, which are re-contextualized, with lines of typography serving as blindfolds, reclaiming for these women a measure of dignity, humanity, and anonymity. The pages of the book are laser-cut aluminum with silkscreen-printed text and imagery. The covers are also laser-cut aluminum with a large hole that reveals the subsequent holes and "The" and "rapist" on either side of the cover's hole. The pages are attached to the cover by two ring binders. Housed in an aluminum box with a metal title label affixed to the top. In fine condition. 16 pages. 24” x 9” x 1” open 12” x 9” x 1 closed. ARTISTSB/100419. Fine.
John DeAmicis, 1987. Number 49 of 150 copies, signed by the artist. "John’s drawings and illustrations have been compared to Charles Bragg and Daumier. He depicts his unusual interpretations of common situations and clichés creating complex and sophisticated satirical art pieces. Fanciful lines flow from his pens and pencils in an antic parade. A keen observer of life, John tends to zero-in on society’s idiosyncratic elements in practicing his brand of work. A member of the National Cartoonists Society, John has had work in galleries around the world. He has also been commissioned by many corporations and individuals to apply his unique style of artwork and creating to their needs. He is barely able to accommodate the ever-growing demand for his work. Some of the more notable owners of John’s work include Elton John, Shirley Maclaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Luciano Pavarotti and Henry Kissinger" (artist statement). This is a silly cartoon about malpractice featuring Dr. B. Careful. The skin tone of the doctor has been handcolored. Minor browning to edges of print. In a grey mat with black metal frame. Perfect for a doctors office! Image size: 8 x 7 inches. Frame size: 14 x 11 inches. Very Good.
John DeAmicis, 1987. Number 45 of 150 copies, signed and dated by the artist. "John’s drawings and illustrations have been compared to Charles Bragg and Daumier. He depicts his unusual interpretations of common situations and clichés creating complex and sophisticated satirical art pieces. Fanciful lines flow from his pens and pencils in an antic parade. A keen observer of life, John tends to zero-in on society’s idiosyncratic elements in practicing his brand of work. A member of the National Cartoonists Society, John has had work in galleries around the world. He has also been commissioned by many corporations and individuals to apply his unique style of artwork and creating to their needs. He is barely able to accommodate the ever-growing demand for his work. Some of the more notable owners of John’s work include Elton John, Shirley Maclaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Luciano Pavarotti and Henry Kissinger" (artist statement). This is a silly cartoon about long waits at the doctors office with patients sprouting cobwebs and a skeleton at the end of the bench. Minor browning to edges of print. In a grey mat with black metal frame. Perfect for a doctors office! Image size is about: 11 x 5.5 inches. Frame size: 14 x 11 inches. Very Good.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co, 1960. Paperback. Warmly inscribed on front free endpaper by the author to neurosurgeon Lester Mount. First edition. Very good in orange and green paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. A few smudges to cover; clean interior. 224 pages. MED/071312. Very Good.
New York: William Wood and Co., 1886. Hardcover. Scarce. Revised edition; first Wood edition of the revision of the 1875 second edition, expanded with eight additional lectures, of the six lectures originally published in 1866 as “On Railway and Other Injuries of the Nervous System.” This is the standard English book on “railway spine,” spinal injuries resulting from new high-speed trains; malingering and real injuries needed to be distinguished for legal and insurance reasons. Very good in black cloth with gilt title to front cover. Light wear to edges of boards. Ex-library with small call number hand written on spine, embossed stamps of The Hartford Retreat to several leaves, and gold library seal on title page. Asside from the library stamps, the interior is very clean. 163 pages. Very Good.
London: Printed for C. Dilly in the Poultry; and J. Phillips, 1788. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. William Falconer (1744-1824) was an English physician who was a frequent contributor of papers to learned societies on a range of medical subjects. He wrote on such topics as bath waters, nephritis, fevers, gout, and the influence of climate. This work was the first psychiatric prize essay awarded the Fothergillian Medal in 1787 by the Medical Society of London. Bound in contemporary mottled goatskin, with gilt ruled panels, raised spine bands, and embossed compartmental fleurons, with red leather spine label. Embossed library stamp to the title page and one internal page. There is light foxing throughout, and a few pages are neatly repaired at the gutters, else a handsome copy. 105 pages plus advertisements. MED/032520. Very Good.