An Introduction to the HISTORY OF MEDICINE with Medical Chronology, Suggestions for Study and Bibliographic Data
W.B.Saunders Company, 1924 Third Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Size: 9.5" x 6.5" approx . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.25 -2 kilos. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 0036797. (Book ref. 0036797) £12.00
A VAST SEA OF MISERY A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July1 - November 20, 1863
Thomas Publications, 1988 First Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine Condition. Size: 11" x 8.5" approx. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; United States; 19th century; Medicine & Health. ISBN: 0939631881. Inventory No: 0033920. (Book ref. 0033920) £18.00
The Charge of the Parasols: Women's Entry to the Medical Profession
Womens Press, 1990 First Edition. Book Condition: Good. All books held by me, for immediate despatch. Packed weight 260g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 300 grams. Category: History; ISBN: 0704342391. Inventory No: 0024866. (Book ref. 0024866) £9.00
Earthly Remains: The History and Science of Preserved Human Bodies
London: Oxford University Press, 2001. First Thus. Cloth. New/New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0195218523 The preserved remains of other human beings hold a special fascination for the living. "Earthly Remains" explores the science and history behind such phenomena and examines cases ranging from ancient Egyptian mummies to 20th-century politicians, from Iron Age bog bodies to the extraordinary finds at Pompeii. After explaining the scientific processes of decay, the authors move on to discuss the bog bodies of northern Europe, including the famous Lindow Man and several Danish examples, many of which were found mutilated or handicapped. How and why these bodies ended up in bogs is discussed by the authors, the possibilities ranging from accident to murder to ancient sacrificial rituals. They then turn their attention to one of the oldest methods of preservation - mummification - looking not only at famous ancient Egyptian examples, but also at the earliest known mummies of the Chinchorro people from South America. The preservation of bodies as a result of environmental factors such as freezing is also addressed. The authors examine examples such as the astonishing 5000-year-old Tyrolean ice man, frozen together with his clothing, food and tools, and with the tattoo marks on his skin still visible. They also describe the discovery of bodies preserved in outline form, such as those of Pompeii and Sutton Hoo, and the painstaking scientific processes involved in unearthing and interpreting such finds. Finally, this study would not be complete without a look at modern preservation methods and humanity's perennial search for immortality through techniques such as cryonics, cloning, DNA and suspended animation. Extensively illustrated with the haunting images of many of the cases discussed, "Earthly Remains" is a compelling book that should appeal to everyone's sense of mystery in the history and origins of our ancestors. (Book ref. 039013) £8.00
Vegetable Materia Medica of the United States; or Medical Botany: Containing A Botanical, General, and Medical History, of Medicinal Plants Indigenous to the United States. 2 volume set
Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1817. First Edition. Half-leather board cover. Cover rubbed with edge and corner wear. Spine worn with outer spine split to volume I. Some offsetting and scattered foxing. Several plates becoming loose. Library stamp to titles and a few text leaves. Overall contents G and illustrations bright and G+. 273pp; 243pp :: 50 hand-coloured plates including one fold-out :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Volume II published in 1818. Includes list of subscribers (Book ref. e1794) £2100.00
A HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN THE EARLY U.S. NAVY.
John Hopkins Univ. Press 1995. 1st Ed. xix + 435pp. Numerous ills., 7 maps. D/w. lightly rubbed to extremities, front inner flap lightly creased. US$31 (Book ref. 211197) £20.00
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
HISTORISK-FILOLOGISKE MEDDELELSER Udgivne af Det Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. Volumes 1-37.
København Hivedkommission Ær: Andr. Fred. Høst & Søn, Kgl. Hof-Boghandel Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri 1917-60. 37 vols. Articles in Danish, English, French and German. 343 plates including several folding and 1 in rear pocket, numerous ills. Marginal browning, ex.-lib. with bookplates and ink stamps to prelims., rebound in lib. cloth with gilt lettered labels to spines, accession nos. to tails of spines, minor soiling. Continues in part: Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskab. Oversigt over selskabets virksomhed; Absorbed: Arkæologisk-kunsthistoriske meddelelser; Absorbed: Filosofiske meddelelser (Kongelige Danske videnskabernes selskab); Continued by: Historisk-filosofiske meddelelser. US$936 (Book ref. 185960) £600.00
HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
(Pharmaceutical Press 1964) Demy 8vo xv, 165pp. bw iolls. VG in G dustwrapper. (Book ref. 10873) £5.00
THE LURE OF SURGERY
(Faber & Faber 1950 1st edn) 8vo 286pp Good sound copy. (Book ref. 3074) £5.00
A HISTORY OF COMPARATIVE ANATOMY FROM ARISTOTLE TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
(MacMillan 1944 1st edn) 8vo Green cloth. 524pp. bw ills. A little bumped and rubbed, buta Good clean sound copy (Book ref. 2735) £35.00
The Diseases of Childhood with Therapeutic Indications
New York, A.L.Chatterton 1882 first edition. 8vo., bound in green cloth gilt, with decorative blind stamped upper and lower covers, 216pp, indexed. Occasional signature across text (in 3 cases). Some wear to top and base of spine, else VG. (Shelf 200) ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** Our shop is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. - Credit and (UK) Debit cards welcome.- Books posted Worldwide. - For any queries please contact us direct. (Book ref. 34235) £25.00
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
Letting Go and Living, The Story of St Columba's Hospice
Edinburgh: St Columba's Hospice, 1991 First edition. Paperback, bw photos Pagination: 128. The history of the celebrated St Columba's Hospice at Challenger Lodge, in Trinity, a hospice which provides help and care to people with terminal illnesses.. Book: hint of bumping to extremities of covers, Near-Fine, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 2941) £8.00
Medeval Medicus: A Social History of Anglo-Norman Medicine
Johns Hopkins, 1981 1st edition, fine copy in v.g. d.w. AUTHOR SIGNED and inscribed (Book ref. 81900) £15.00
History of the Epidemic Spasmodic Cholera of Russia
London: John Murray, 1831. First Edition. Cloth spine over paper-covered boards. G- : in Good condition minus without dust jacket. Hinges weak. Ex-library from Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. Minimal markings. x, 306pp :: With fold-out map printed on India paper :: 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5") :: including a copious account of the disease which has prevailed in India, and which has travelled, under that name, from Asia into Europe (Book ref. h1925) £40.00
A POX ON THE PROVINCES - Proceedings of the 12th Annual Congress of the British Society for the History of Medicine.
Bath. Bath University Press. 1990. lst edn. Hardback. 222 pages. B.w. illustrations. Fine in navy boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a fine d.w. Unread book from new stock. This book should be of interest not only to medical historians, but to anyone interested in British social or literary history. ISBN:0-86197-112-4. (Book ref. 3171) £14.95
The Stork and the Syringe: A Political History of Reproductive Medicine
Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993. 1st Edition. Softcover. First Edition. 235 pp. Inscr. to front endpage. Light rubbing to cover tips. Overall GOOD+ (Book ref. 03530) £8.00
''The History of the Glasgow Eye Infirmary, 1824-1962''.
John Smith & Son Ltd (Glasgow) 1963. 102pp; 9 illustrations. blue cloth. Fine in dustwrapper. (Book ref. 3979) £12.00
''The Life and Teaching of Sir William Macewen. A Chapter in the History of Surgery''.
William Hodge and Company (London) 1942. x +425pp; frontispiece. Red cloth. VG. [Macewen, 1848-1924, the pioneer of neurosurgery, was born and educated in Glasgow, where he worked throughout his life]. (Book ref. 3978) £15.00