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SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE,: Medical Communications, Volume the First,
First Edition, vi, 456pp., with 9 [of 10] engraved extending plates, large octavo, very good copy in very good modern half calf, marbled boards, London, Joseph Johnson, 1784. The Society published a further second volume and then failed. Includes 31 papers across a wide range including the 1782 influenza epidemic; cardiology; efficacy of opium in the cure of venereal disease and a paper on cutaneous diseases by James Carmichael, "Physician Extraordinary to His Majesty." (Book ref. 20511)   £50.00
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[BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS] NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE:: [BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS] NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE: Report of the Departmental Committee on Sickness Benefit Claims under the National Insurance Act,
NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE: National Health Insurance. Report of the Departmental Committee on Sickness Benefit Claims under the National Insurance Act, vii, 87pp., very good copy in original blue printed wrappers, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, Command 7687, 1914. with: Appendix to the Report of the Departmental Committee on Sickness Benefit Claims under the National Insurance Act, Minutes of Evidence, Volume I, (with: Volume II, and Volume III, and Volume IV (Index), iv, 449; iv, 498; iv, 424; iv, 100pp., folio, all very good copies in original blue printed wrappers, front wrapper to Vol IV a little soiled and with repaired lower corner, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, Command 7688, 7689, 7690, 7691. 1914. * An investigation of the early form of National Insurance which still relied on privately run societies (effectively variations of the old Friendly Societies). The Commission was charged: 'To enquire into and report upon the alleged excessive claims upon and allowances by approved societies in England in respect of sickness benefit, and any special circumstances which may cause any such claims or allowances.' The Committee found that the machinery was working as smoothly as could have been expected, and there was little evidence of fraud or malingering. The 2,608 societies approved varied from great centralized societies and affiliated orders with hundreds of thousands of members to small local clubs. Some were highly centralized, in others the efficiency depended on local administration. The membership of some was a representative sample of the insured population, of others a selected group which might have specially bad health risks. Many of them had given medical certificates not justified by the circumstances. This had been due partly to uncertainty as to whether 'incapacity to work' meant inability to follow the usual occupation, included convalescence, etc., and partly to a desire to do the best for the patient irrespective of incapacity, as well as to a desire to win the goodwill of patients etc. Some millions of the insured persons had already been insured through the friendly societies, and despite the provisions of Section 72 of the Act, large numbers had continued to contribute to the private friendly society side as well as the 'approved' side, and for many the combined private and state benefit was near, or at, full wages. The Committee found that the uncertainty of the meaning of incapacity for work had led both to the admission of improper and refusal of proper claims, and should be replaced by a statutory definition to mean incapacity by disease or bodily or mental disablement from following the usual employment. The scale of benefits often made it an advantage to badly paid women to declare on the funds, a situation which could be remedied only by improvement in their economic conditions. Uniform rules should be made to determine the nature of the household work permissible during the receipt of benefit. There were doubts, which led to great variety of practice, as to whether both women incapacitated by pregnancy and those by pregnancy with other sickness were entitled to benefit. Some societies excluded both, and some women exposed themselves to risk by continuing to work when they should not do so. There should be a new benefit for pregnant women in respect of the last four weeks of pregnancy, financed by a Treasury grant. Inexperience in conducting women's insurance and an under-estimate of the incidence of illness had led to a general excess of claims, which could not be met either by raising contributions or by reducing benefit. A portion of the sums now going to the redemption of reserve values should be diverted to the societies for this purpose. The defects in medical certification should be remedied by greater precision, rigid dating, a clearer understanding by doctors and societies of their respective duties, and by insured persons of their obligation to furnish all necessary information. (Book ref. 20508)   £250.00
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YOUNG, J. Z. [John Zachary]: The Anatomy of the Nervous System of Octopus Vulgaris.
First Edition, xxxi, 690pp thick folio, colour photograph frontispiece, extensively illustrated throughout, a fine copy, PHOTOGRAPH SENT ON REQUEST, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. "One of the most influential biologists of the 20th century.. He had a huge presence, imposing stature and enormous energy and enthusiasm for his research and for the imaginative understanding and interpretation of the nervous system and brain function" (Wikipedia). (Book ref. 20482)   £150.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: HEALTH (MENTAL HEALTH)
8 volumes large folio. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This set traces the evolution of parliamentary policy on mental health in the nineteenth century. The early Select Committees (see IUP volumes 1 and 2) were more intent on eradicating cruelty and abuses in already existing asylums. By 1828, however, the inquiries had strongly emphasised the need for a system of asylums erected and administered from public funds. Thus from 1828 to 1849 a series of bills provided for the construction, maintenance and regulation of public mental hospitals. During this period the eradication of abuses went on apace so that by 1859 (see IUP volumes 3 and 4) cruelty to patients had been all but eliminated. The law on insanity was consolidated in the late fifties. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather with the exception of 2 volumes which are bound in the publisher's matching green buckram. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20062)   £350.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: HEALTH (Medical Profession)
5 volumes large folio. Contains five volumes of Select Committee reports issued between 1828 and 1882. These provide a thorough documentation of the facts and thinking which led to major policy decisions on medical education and practice. Included in the set are reports and evidence on the manner of obtaining subjects for dissection, the laws, regulations and usages at the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in London and medical qualifications, degrees and registration. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20063)   £260.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: HEALTH (INFECTIOUS DISEASES)
13 volumes large folio. This set contains the official reports surrounding the cholera epidemics of 1848-49 and 1854 (volumes 1-3); the Contagious Diseases Act 1866-69 (volumes 4-7). Reports in volume 8 deal with rabies in animals, hydrophobia, British reaction to Pasteur's treatment and the influenza epidemic of 1889-92. The findings of the Royal Commission on Vaccination (against smallpox) originally published in 1889-97, are reproduced in volumes 9-13. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20061)   £650.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: HEALTH (FOOD & DRUGS)
5 volumes large folio. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. By the year 1850 the rapid expansion of British domestic trade in consumer goods was creating new problems for the legislature and demanding new solutions. Stricter government control was urgently required particularly over trade in food, drinks and substances, then loosely referred to as drugs. The first major inquiries came between the years 1852 and 1857 and were responsible for new and updated legislation on the adulteration of foods, drinks and drugs, on the control of the pharmacy trade and on the sale of poisons. The Select Committee Report of 1874 on food adulteration was highly influential and a great body of legislation appeared on the subject. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20060)   £220.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITIES PRESS: HEALTH (General)
17 volumes large folio. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This set includes many papers dealing with the administration of public health and local government services, including a detailed survey of public health facilities in every town in Britain. The report of the Royal Commission on Sanitary Laws (1868) contains the first major survey of British local government administration and provides detailed information on the system before it was completely reorganized later in the century. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20059)   £800.00
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"By a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons": an Address to the Shareholders of the intended New College,
11 [1]pp octavo, disbound, good copy, Bristol, John Wansbrough, [1829]. (Book ref. 19987)   £125.00
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HOBHOUSE (R. W.) Hahnemann: Christian Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homoeopathy, A Short Biography,
First Edition, 55pp tall octavo, original wrappers, a little wear but a good copy,library stamp on title, Ashingford, Daniel, 1961 (Book ref. 19941)   £10.00
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Griffiths, Anthony J.F.; Gelbart, William M.; Miller, Jeffrey H.; Lewontin, Richard C: Modern Genetic Analysis,
First Edition, 675pp quarto, a very good copy in original printed boards, New York, Freeman, 1998. (Book ref. 19917)   £30.00
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[British Parliamentary Papers] MADHOUSES IN ENGLAND: [British Parliamentary Papers] MADHOUSES IN ENGLAND: Report [-Fourth Report / Minutes of Evidence] from the Committee on Madhouses in England.
First Edition, 7, (1), 214, + subtitles to each of the four Reports, and 8 engraved plates (6 double-page) of designs for the West Riding, Bethlem, and other asylums, original boards, rebacked, an excellent copy, London, Parliament, House of Commons, Cmd. 296, 1815. * First edition of one of the most important documents in the history of psychiatry, bringing the distressing circumstances of the insane in asylums to public attention.. The actual Report comprises the first 7 pages and the four Reports themselves consist of the Minutes of Evidence. The Reports "were a survey of the conditions and treatment of the insane wherever they were confined. A revelation to all but a few when they appeared, they are today a historical source of the first importance containing information nowhere else to be found about how the insane actually fared as opposed to what was written about insanity in books, a disparity between theory and practice which emerges glaringly. [This] is a monumental documentary with plans of asylums, covering all aspects of asylum life." (Hunter & Macalpine 696-703). A key report on the subject, the first of its kind making a real breakthrough in the humane treatment of the insane, calling as witnesses many of the most important medical men working in the field, including William Tuke and John Haslam. (Book ref. 19816)   £350.00
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SUNDBY (Per): Alcoholism and Mortality, in the series: Alcohol Research in the Northern Countries,
First Edition, 207pp tall octavo, library bookplate, shelf mark label on spine, good copy in original boards, Oslo, Universitetsforlaget,1967. (Book ref. 19757)   £16.00
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MOORE (Keith L., with others): Color Atlas of Clinical Embryology,
First Edition, 252pp folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library marks but a very good copy in original boards, Philadelphia, Saunders, 1994. (Book ref. 19738)   £12.00
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McAUSLANE (J. A. Neil, editor, with others): The Carcinogenicity Debate: Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK, April 1992 [CMR / Centre for Medicines Research Workshop Series]
First Edition, 286pp large octavo, a very good copy in original boards, Quay Publishing,1992. (Book ref. 19748)   £18.00
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LYALL (F.); EL HAJ (A. J. editors): Biomechanics and Cells
First Edition, 287pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, Cambridge University Press, 1994. "Although the effects of exercise and mechanical forces on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems have been well documented, the actual mechanisms by which mechanical forces act at the cellular level are not well understood. This volume draws together apparently disparate studies of the interaction of mechanical forces with a range of cell types derived from skeletal muscle, bone and cardiovascular tissue to provide a comprehensive synthesis and review of recent work in this exciting new field. The volume will be of interest to all those working in musculoskeletal and cardiovascular biology, as well as those taking courses in exercise and sport science, biomechanics and orthopaedics. " Preface; Part I. Soft Tissue: 1. Signal transduction in vascular cells exposed to cyclic strain; 2. Effects of pressure overload on vascular smooth muscle cells; 3. Effect of increased flow on release of vasoactive substances from vascular endothelial cells; 4. Modulation of endothelium derived relaxing factor activity by flow; 5. Stretch, overload and gene expression in muscle; 6. Stretch sensitivity in stretch receptor muscles; 7. Mechanical interactions with plant cells - a selective overview; 8. Mechanical tensing of cells and chromosome arrangement; 9. Alterations in gene expression induced by low-frequency, low-intensity electromagnetic fields; Part II. Hard Tissue: 10. Cellular modelling of mechanical interactions with the skeleton; 11. Mechanical and hormonal influences in vivo cause regional differences in bone remodelling; 12. Mechanically sensitive cells in bone; 13. Mechanical stress and bone development; 14. Applications of homogenous, defined strains to cell cultures; 15. The role of prostaglandin in bone cells as mediators of mechanical strain; 16. Effects of mechanical stretch on actin polymerisation in fibroblasts of the periodontium; 17. Modulation of cartilage extracellular matrix turnover by pulsed electromagnetic fields; Index. (Book ref. 19795)   £18.00
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FRASER (David M.): Biosensors in the Body; continuous in vivo monitoring,
First Edition, 258pp large octavo, a very good copy in original glazed boards, Chichester, New York &c., John Wiley, 1997. (Book ref. 19747)   £18.00
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BERRY (C. L.); POSWILLO (D. E. editors): Teratology: Trends and Applications,
First Edition, 238pp large octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, Berlin, Springer, 1975. (Book ref. 19776)   £15.00
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DYER (Clare): Doctors, Patients and the Law,
First Edition, 216pp large octavo, from the House of Common Library with bookplate, label and cancel stamp, laminated original paperback, good copy, Oxford, Blackwell, 1992 (Book ref. 19732)   £12.00
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BRUSICK (David J. editor): Methods for Genetic Risk Assessment,
First Edition, 250pp tall octavo, single library stamp verso title, very good copy in original boards, Boca Rata Florida, 1994. (Book ref. 19720)   £12.00
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