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  1. 120686
    £250

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  2. 47037
    First printing of one of the most influential papers in the history of oncology, the paper that gained its author eponymous fame, in which he described seven cases with an unusual appearance of the lymph glands and spleen. Sir Samuel Wilks made similar observations more than 30 years later, and recalling Hodgkin's earlier... Learn More
    £4,750

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  3. 128870comp
    First edition, first impression, this copy inscribed by the author with initials on the front free endpaper: "In gratitude for your help. C.S.M."; a timely contribution to the literature of the treatment of war neuroses by one of its most sympathetic practitioners. "In 1915 Myers was given a commission in the Royal Army... Learn More
    £500

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  4. 129359
    First edition, of Julia Stephen's discussion of good nursing practice. The work demonstrates "a fine attention to detailand to language: it includes an eloquent and witty passage on the torment of crumbs in bed" (ODNB). Stephen (1846-1895) was Virginia Woolf's mother, and an active philanthropist who "travelled round London... Learn More
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  5. 80925
    First edition. "The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times" (PMM). The book is extensively illustrated with a fine series of almost 300 woodcuts, some signed with the monogram "RMD", generally attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (fl. 1525-1572) or,... Learn More
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  6. 128913
    First edition, wrappers issue of biography of the father of British biochemistry, "a tribute from his friends in the margarine industry to one whose services to nutrition enriched the well-being of mankind." Learn More
    £15

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  7. 125234
    First edition. Botanicum Officinale may "be regarded as the first text-book of vegetable Materia Medica, worthy of the name, in the English language" (American Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 78, 1906, p. 320). "In 1722 was published Joseph Miller's Botanicum officinale. This well-printed octavo volume was sold at five shillings.... Learn More
    £600

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    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Frank - Things we've not made the time to talk about, warm personal regards, Jonas". In Man Unfolding, his first book, Salk examines the implications for biology for humanity and speculates upon the course of humanity's metabiological... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 124859

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  9. 124446
    First edition, first printing. The work recounts the achievements of physically infirm individuals, accounting how, through force of will, they overcome their limitations and master their fate. The author aims, through example, to offer to disabled individuals models of willpower and achievement. The book serves as a strong... Learn More
    £975

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  10. 124667
    First edition, first printing, of this historical study inspired by Clifford Beers's American Foundation for Mental Hygiene. Learn More
    £65

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  11. 115369
    First edition. "The following pages consist of lectures delivered during several sessions to the students attending the class of Mental Diseases in the Royal Colleges' School of Medicine, Edinburgh while it cannot be claimed that they are exhaustive in scope or complete in detail, the author hopes that his general views... Learn More
    £250

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  12. 113541

    Huishoudelyk Woordboek,

    Leiden & Amsterdam: 1743

    First Dutch edition, first published in France in 1709 as the Dictionnaire Oeconomique. Chomel's celebrated work was arguably the most popular household almanac of the 18th century. Ambitious in scope, the encyclopedia covers a broad variety of topics ranging from domestic chores to botany, distilling techiques, fishing,... Learn More
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  13. 115033
    The scarce second edition - first published in 1875 - of this influential work by the physician and author Andrew Wynter (1819-1876), "his only serious and substantial treatment of a medical subject, in which he expressed his firm belief in the importance of treating victims of mental illness without recourse to physical... Learn More
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  14. 122136
    First edition. Both Pearson and McLaughlin had served in Red Cross field hospitals in the Serbian-Ottoman War; this is their account of their experiences. An early piece of Red Cross literature, as well as an interesting account by two distinguished women of Serbia and its people during a turbulent time. Learn More
    £300

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  15. 121987
    First edition, first printing, of this biography of the Copernican Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), one of the great "martyrs of science", with an English translation of his greatest contribution to scientific and philosophical thought. Both Dorothea Waley Singer (1882-1964) and her husband Charles Singer were historians of medicine;... Learn More
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  16. 117640
    First edition of the work which was long considered the first Western history of Arabic science and medicine, and though in fact preceded by an obscure work in French by Pierre Joseph Amoreux, published in 1805, it remains the foundational work on the subject (see Arcadian Library p. 216). The last 16 pages are lithographed... Learn More
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  17. 118469
    Ninth edition, first published 1865. "The Author has endeavoured in the following pages to point out systematically the medical and general treatment of the most frequently occurring derangements peculiar to the female organisation"; chapters cover subjects including menstruation, "incidental diseases", pregnancy and the... Learn More
    £100

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  18. 114798
    The doctoral dissertation of prominent biochemist Richard Penry Ambler. From the library of his supervisor Frederick Sanger, with a large number of Sanger's pencilled annotations, largely x's to mark specific points, as well as a few small corrections and short notes about the content.
    Ambler obtained his doctoral degree... Learn More
    £500

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  19. 114809
    The doctoral dissertation of the eminent physician, polymath, and UN delegate Davidson Nicol. Inscribed from the author to his Cambridge mentor Frederick Sanger on the front free endpaper, "To Fred Sanger, with many thanks for your help and inspiration over this work, from, Davidson Nicol. Return address: University College... Learn More
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  20. 114801
    Brownlee completed this dissertation on sequencing E. coli RNA under Sanger's guidance at the Laboratory of Molecular..."> The doctoral dissertation of distinguished molecular biologist George Gow Brownlee. Inscribed by the author to his supervisor Frederick Sanger on the front free endpaper, "To Fred, from George, May 1967".
    Brownlee completed this dissertation on sequencing E. coli RNA under Sanger's guidance at the Laboratory of Molecular... Learn More
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  21. 114800
    The doctoral dissertation of Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, signed by the author on the preface and with six neat manuscript annotations in her hand, including one of significant length on table 3.II. From the library of Frederick Sanger, with two small pencilled notes in his hand.
    Elizabeth... Learn More
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  22. 114973
    Second edition, expanded and with a new preface, following the first of 1861: "it continues to be a matter of considerable surprise and regret that the special study of insanity should still be so ignored by the various licensing medical bodies, that it forms no necessary part of the curriculum of a medical education" (preface).... Learn More
    £350

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  23. 114951
    First edition of a key work by the American pioneer in nervous and mental disorders William A. Hammond (1828-1900), neurologist and Surgeon-General of the United States Army. Hammond's Treatise on Diseases of the Nervous System (New York: Appleton, 1871) was "the first American treatise on neurology" (Garrison & Morton).... Learn More
    £300

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  24. 118350
    First and only edition, extremely uncommon with a just single copy at the Royal College of Surgeons located by Copac and OCLC. "The work of the Belgian Field Hospital since its establishment at Antwerp early in September and its removal, under the greatest difficulties during the bombardment to Furnes close behind the fighting... Learn More
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  25. 116000
    First editions of both works. In the first work, dedicated to the Neapolitan regent Bernardo Tanucci, the Italian physician Michele Sarcone (1731-1797) describes the devastating gastrointestinal fever that struck Naples in 1764, the grim climax to several years of famine. Sarcone was a firm believer in autopsy to help diagnose... Learn More
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  26. Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.
    Founded in 1834 as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, later renamed the Brattleboro Retreat, and still in operation today as Retreat Healthcare, the asylum was one of the first such institutions established in the United States. The initial funds for its foundation came from a bequest left by Anna Hunt Marsh, the wife of... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 111218

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  27. 111764
    First edition of "the first book to be devoted solely to the subject of exhumation and decomposition" (Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body at US National Library of Medicine online). "Orfila 1787-1853, pioneer toxicologist, was the leading medico-legal expert of his time. He was born in Minorca, studied at Valencia... Learn More
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  28. 102181
    First edition, scarce. Robert William Felkin ()1853-1926) was a medical missionary, a prolific author on Uganda and Central Africa, an early anthropologist with an interest in ethnomedicine and tropical diseases, and a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. "An interesting example of the use of medical maps is... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 102181

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  29. 1
    First edition. Uncommon, particularly so in the jacket. Just four copies on COPAC, OCLC adds five. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "Good wishes from Juliet de Key Whitsed, May 1935". Illuminating and entertaining diaries of "adventure and work" of a VAD in Salonika from June 1917 to June 1919, "lively" (Matthews).... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 93961

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  30. i1
    First edition. An early work by the French Enlightenment economist François Quesnay (1694-1774), intellectual leader of the physiocrats, the first systematic school of political economy. He is best known for his important Tableau économique (1758). Quesnay originally trained as a physician and, at the time of publication... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96589

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  31. Alcohol: One Man's Meat.
    First edition, first printing of this study on alcoholism. The authors consider potential psychological, physiological, and social factors, as well as discuss successful means of treating what they define as the "abnormal drinker". Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 90449

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  32. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
    First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 85988

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  33. 82407
    First edition thus, Bellew had previously published two portions of his work; that relating to the Punjab, where he had been sanitary commissioner, in Lahore,1881, and a study of Bengal, Calcutta, 1884. An important contribution to the literature of the disease. Bellew had an extremely distinguished career; "served in the... Learn More
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  34. My Life.
    First edition, first printing of Ellis's autobiography, the central subject of which is Ellis's marriage and open relationship with the lesbian and women's rights activist Edith Lees. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 82383

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  35. Handbook of the Medical Services of Foreign Armies. Parts I-VI.
    First editions of these uncommon official publications. Print-runs were 2,000 for each part, but there are just a scatter of complete sets institutionally (10 recorded on OCLC). The individual volumes deal with France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium. They represent a revision of the... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 67260

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  36. Report on Manoeuvres for the Training of Royal Army Medical Corps Units
    First edition. Extremely uncommon report, print-run of 400 copies, but no copies located. This copy with the ink-stains and accession docketing of the Royal Army Medical College Library. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 67257

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  37. Report on Manoeuvres held in the Aldershot Command
    First edition of this extremely uncommon report, print-run of 400, but no copies found on COPAC or OCLC. It seems that apart from providing exercise for the medical units involved, the manoeuvres were intended to test "the capabilities of the divisional train and supply column (mechanical transport) in evacuating wounded... Learn More
    £295

    Stock Code: 67256

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  38. Idiocy: and its Treatment by the Physiological Method.
    First edition of the first book published in America dealing with the care and institutional management of those with learning disabilities. Under the influence of the teachings of Itard and Esquirol, both of whom he studied under, which stressed the humane treatment of the insane, Seguin developed methods for managing intellectual... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 50412

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  39. 24098
    An attractive collection of uncoloured lithographs of medicinal baths in the Pyrenees, by Victor Petit (1820?-1874). The series of plates, printed by the Thierry brothers at Paris, were issued in various formats and numbers. The Morgan Library copy has 29 unnumbered leaves of plates and a Pau imprint, with the suggested... Learn More
    £600

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  40. 39479
    First Edition. Revealing account of the Trade in Lunacy in the C19th. Learn More
    £95

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  41. From under the Cloud at Seven Gables, 1878-1885.
    First Edition. Current diagnosis of Agnew and historical and therapeutic contextualization of her Under a Cloud by the Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 39421

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  42. Hard Cash.
    First edition of this highly successful and immensely scurrilous best-seller exposing the abuses of the "trade in lunacy", the hero, Alfred Hardie, being improperly confined in a series of private mad-houses. In the fairly transparent guise of Dr. Wycherley, Reade savagely burlesques Dr. John Conolly, whose conduct had been... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 39735

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  43. Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles.
    First edition. "An imposing book full of detail, historical perspective,and humanistic inspiration" (Zilboorg.) Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 39636

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  44. 39546
    First Edition. Scholarly analysis of the genre, such classics as Packard, Agnew, Marian, also more recent examples Kate Millett and Janet Frame. Learn More
    £85

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  45. 39447
    First Edition. Author was Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown, and Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 39447

  46. The Exploration of the Inner World.
    First Edition thus. "A classic After having been violently disturbed for short intervals, he recovered and later became the second man to be employed as a chaplain to a U.S. mental hospital. Ever since he has devoted his life to studying, as did Willima James, the resemblances between psychosis and many of the religious... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 39451

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  47. Mental Maladies.
    First edition in English. "Hunt's translation includes all but the section on 'statistics and hygiene of establishments for the insane, together with the medico-legal relations of the subject' (translator's preface). The translation does not reproduce the plates from the French edition" (Norman). "The first modern textbook... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 39419

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  48. A Diagnostic Analysis of the Casebooks of Ticehurst House Asylum, 1845-1890.
    First Edition. Important study applying modern operational diagnoses to over 600 cases from the archives of one of the England's leading C19th private asylums. Published as Monograph Supplement 21 of Psychological Medicine. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 39633

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  49. 32216comp
    First Edition. Holder (1615/6-1698) was a clergyman and natural philosopher, one of the first members of the Royal Society. "In 1660 at Bletchingdon he achieved considerable fame by teaching a deaf mute, Alexander Popham, to speak 'plainly and distinctly, and with a good and graceful tone'" (ODNB). This publication was based... Learn More
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  50. 41810
    First edition of Itard's first account of his attempted education of Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Itard was a French physician noted for his work with deaf-mutes, but his attempts to educate Victor were a failure. Some have considered this to be the first documented case of autism. Though that diagnosis is controversial,... Learn More
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