DR WILLIAM BUDD Bristol's Most Famous Physician: Pioneer of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology
Redcliffe Press, 2006 First Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Size: 9.5" x 6.5" approx . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Medicine & Health; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1904537480. Inventory No: 0034798. (Book ref. 0034798) £10.00
CURIOSITIES FOR THE INGENIOUS: Selected From The most Authentic Treasures of Nature, Science and Art, Biography, History, and General Literature.
Printed for Thomas Boys 1822. 2nd Ed. with Improvements. 12mo. 192pp. 12 plates. Prelims. chipped with marginal loss affecting frontis. and t.p., some light browning, rebound in paper backed boards with title label to spine. US$94 (Book ref. 210453) £60.00
Doctors Monro, A Medical Saga
London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1964 First edition. Red cloth, gilt, 8 bw plates, family tree, index Pagination: xiii, 190. In 1694 John Monro, surgeon son of Sir Alexander Monro, returned to his native Scotland from Leyden inspired with the idea of establishing a great medical school and teaching hospital in Edinburgh on the Leyden pattern. Although he himself never attained public position he must be regarded as the real founder of the Edinburgh medical school, for much of the success of the whole scheme depended upon his planning and unceasing efforts. He lived to see his project a complete success when, with his son Alexander installed in 1725 as first Professor of Anatomy, Edinburgh was becoming recognised as one of the leading centres of medical teaching in the world.<P>Dr Wright-St Clair traces the record of Sir Alexander Monro’s medical descendants who, besides John and the three Alexanders who reigned supreme for 126 years as Professors of Anatomy in the University of Edinburgh, include eleven doctors in the direct line. The fifth generation was represented by Dr David Monro, who emigrated to New Zealand and was knighted for his services as the first Speaker of the House of Assembly. Dr David’s descendants continue to produce doctors down to the eighth generation.<P>The story is based on unpublished material from the main Monro collections of documents in Edinburgh, Dunedin (where they were deposited by Sir David’s descendants) and in private hands. In addition Dr Wright St Clair has used extracts from the minutes of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons and Physicians of Edinburgh, and of the Edinburgh Town Council, to illuminate the devious political machinations and bitter personal rivalries which inevitably centred around so powerful a family monopoly.. Book: head sl bumped, Near-Fine, Jacket: clipped, a little edge wear with short tear to upper edge, rear cover a little dusty, VG- (Book ref. 3154) £18.00
Will Pickles of Wensleydale: The Life of a Country Doctor
Newton Abbot: Country Book Club, 1972. Reprint. Brown hardback cloth cover. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. 224pp :: b&w photographs :: 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6") (Book ref. r2953b) £7.60
THE DRESSING STATION - A surgeon's chronicle of war and medicine.
New York. Grove Press. 2001. lst American edn. Hardback. 407 pages. Fine in terracotta boards with red lettering to black spine, illustrated end-papers, in a fine d.w. ISBN: 0-8021-1707-4. (Book ref. 3877) £4.00
MEDICINE, MARRIAGE AND MOUNTAINS. The Life and Times of a Birmingham Consultant Physician.
Litchfield. Page One. 2002. Hardback. 240 pages. Fine in black boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a fine unclipped d.w. Dedication signed by author on front fly-leaf. No.138 in same hand written beneath front flap of d.w. (Book ref. 8178) £12.00
JOSEPH LISTER 1827-1912 - The great surgeon who pioneered antiseptics and revolutionized 19th-century medicine.
London. Macdonald & Jane's. 1977. lst edn. Hardback. 351 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine, in a v.g. price-clipped d.w. ISBN: 0-354-04145-2. (Book ref. 7350) £4.95
''Alexander Gordon, M.D., of Aberdeen 1752-1799''.
Oliver & Boyd (Edinburgh) 1958. xii + 92pp; 7 plates. Maroon cloth/gilt decor. VG in worn and slightly torn dustwrapper. [the Aberdeen obstetrician Alexander Gordon in his book "Treatise on the Epidemic Puerperal Fever of Aberdeen" (1795) was the first to give the medical world evidence of the contagious nature of puerperal fever and to suggest preventive methods]. (Book ref. 561) £15.00
''Granville Sharp Pattison. Anatomist and Antagonist, 1791-1851''.
Canongate Publishing Limited (Edinburgh) 1987. xiv + 284pp; 31 illustrations. Grey boards. VG in dustwrapper. [born and educated in Glasgow, Pattison was admired as an anatomist, surgeon and teacher, and disdained as a grave-robber, adulterer, duellist and inveterate wrangler]. (Book ref. 1851) £12.00
How to Win the Nobel Prize : An Unexpected Life in Science
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2003. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0674008804 No previous ownership marks, x + 271 pages, 35 illustrations, index; a lucid explanation of how science has been harnessed to fight the human afflictions of cancer and infectious disease; Nobel Prize winner Bishop's perspective will be valued by anyone interested in biomedical research and the battle against cancer. (Book ref. 6766) £7.25
Dr.Jenner of Berkeley
London: Heinemann, 1959. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Red cloth, viii + 288 pages, 10 b/w illustrations of prints and caricatures of the period, list of sources, index; no previous owner markings, dustjacket wear to edges. The world owes a great deal to a quiet and obstinate country doctor of Gloucestershire, who, over 200 years ago, insisted upon the highly-suspected practice of vaccination. Absorbing biography of a brilliant man; the author has also provided a richly informed background of 18th century England. (Book ref. 6517) £8.50
A Slight and Delicate Creature: The Memoirs of Margaret Cook
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0297842935 x & 307 pages, 48 photo illustrations in colour & b/w, index. No previous owner marks. A brave and no-holds-barred account of Margaret Cook's marriage that suddenly came to a dramatic and very public end. Margaret Cook writes of her childhood, her life with Robin Cook, how she juggled her own successful career in medicine with bringing up two sons and being the wife of a rising Labour politician. She looks ahead to a new, fulfilled, but very different life from what she expected when New Labour first came to power. (Book ref. 5145) £4.00
Bitter Blue: Tranquillisers, Creativity, Breakdown (Signed Holograph Edition)
London: Peter Owen, 1995. Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0720608929 Holograph Edition # 22 of 26 copies only, signed with a paragraph of the book hand-written by the author on the title page; the book is dated 1995 and was orignally sold by Waterstones Signed Editions; bright dustjacket, blue binding, silver lettering, 136 pages, endpaper photo from an image by Andre Breton. Reed recounts his personal experience of long-term tranquilliser dependency, traumatic breakdown and withdrawal, at the same time exploring the hallucinated topography which has come to represent his own highly individual poetic territory. Jeremy Reed had a ten-year addiction and in this tell-all book he discusses his addiction and his inner terrors of withdrawal. Reed managed to withdraw without hospitalization: his account will be valuable to other patients, social workers, and doctors. He also delves into the literature of Anna Kavan, Rimbaud, Baudelaire and other authors relating to drug addiction experiences (Book ref. 1934) £40.00
Any Hope Doctor?
London: Blandford, 1954. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. G : in good condition with dust jacket. 192pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") (Book ref. bggates) £6.60
One Man's Medicine
Toronto: Collins, 1981. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. VG : in very good condition with small closed nicks and closed tears to dust jacket. 218pp :: 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6") (Book ref. bggibsonm) £6.60
Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform ( 1811 - 1870);
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1897; 1st edition. Masters of Medicine series edited by Ernest Hart. Good+/ No dj. xii, 233pp with portrait frontis. & black/red motif on front pastedown. Light foxing to prelims. Foredges untrimmed, few uncut at the back. Green covers with gilt decoration on the front & spine. The story of another great Scotsman born in Bathgate. An eminent Professor and Physician he specialised as an obstetrician, and was also well known as an archaeologist. (Book ref. 13189) £30.00
A Doctor's Pilgrimage;
London, Harrap, 1952; 1st UK edition. Hardback. Very good/ Dust jacket good. 223pp. Red covers with gilt title on spine. Protected dust jacket. "A warm-hearted, humorous story of a courageous young doctor in Nova Scotia. Edmund Brasset wanted to be a brain surgeon but he agreed to go to Casno, Nova Scotia as sole doctor for 2,000 people.." (Book ref. 17870) £15.00
Men of Mark A Gallery of Contemporary Portraits of Men Distinguished in the Senate, the Church, in Science Literature and Art, the Army, Navy, Law, Medicine Etc.
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1876. First Series. 4to.Pp. 36 full page portraits of woodbury type photographs with facing brief biographical notes. Bound in original half leather with maroon grained cloth boards and with gilt titles and marbled endpapers. Photographs include those of William Burton, Traveller and Explorer, Samuel Plimsoll of the Plimsoll line. Very good. (Book ref. 16185) £120.00
A Doctor Alone. A Biography of Elizabeth Blackwell: The First Woman Doctor 1821-1910
London: The Bodley Head, 1956. Illustrated by Biro ( Dustwrapper ). 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo Some fox spots on the closed page edges otherwise a clean unmarked book firmly bound in grey hard covers 8" tall. The clipped dust wrapper has light wear along the top edge & is darked on the back section. (Book ref. 038074) £6.00
Thomas Willis 1621-1675 : His Life and Work
Dorset: Dorset Press, 1991. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 1853151629 Signed by the Author 8vo. 151 pp. signed by the author, very good in very good original blue cloth and very good dustwrapper, spine of dustwrapper a little sun faded. (Book ref. 20836) £95.00