AGNEW, Anna - KING, Lucy Jane. From under the Cloud at Seven Gables, 1878-1885.
2002First 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£75.00
Stock Code: 39421
ALEXANDER III. Graficheskoe izobrazhenie zabolevaemosti i smertnosti v Voenno-uchebnykh zavedeniyakh
St. Petersburg, : 1886First edition, one of perhaps a handful of copies made to inform the Alexander III (1845-1894) and his closest advisers of important and sensitive statistics relating to his empire's military colleges. Printed at the typo-lithographic press at the headquarters of Izmaylovsky Regiment of the Imperial Guard in Saint-Petersburg, the book offers an overview... Learn More£8,250.00
Stock Code: 144320
AMBLER, Richard Penry. Structural Studies on Bacterial Proteins.
Cambridge : 1960The 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 Xs to mark specific points, as well as a few small corrections and short notes about the content.
Ambler obtained his doctoral degree under Sanger at Cambridge... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 114798
BELLEW, Henry Walter. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881
London : 1885First edition thus of this important contribution to the literature of the disease. The conclusions of this substantial work, based on painstaking statistical surveys, are considered among the best-judged of the period, and remain epidemiologically sound.
"The almost invariable validity of Bellew's general statements on locality and climate... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 82407
BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
Dublin : 1744First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135077
BLONDLOT, Nicolas. Trattato Analitico della Digestione
Naples : 1845First edition in Italian of this important work on the digestive system, originally published as Traité analytique de la digestion considérée particulièrement dans l'homme et dans les animaux vertébrés (Paris,1843). Very scarce: not on Library Hub, which lists only Royal College of Surgeons and Wellcome for the Paris first; for this Italian edition... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 122254
BOISEN, Anton. T. The Exploration of the Inner World.
New York : 1962First 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 experiences of the world's saints"... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 39451
BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy,
Philadelphia : 1836First US edition, uncommon in the publisher's cloth. First published in 1621, the title page indicated that this is the "first American edition, from the thirteenth English edition, corrected". The Anatomy "was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there.... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 122454
CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
Moscow : 1959First edition, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper verso, "To big Misha for good memory. Prof. A.L. Chizhevskii. May 8, 1960". This was one of the last publications of Alexander Chizhevskii (1897-1964), the eminent Soviet interdisciplinary scientist and the founder of heliobiology and aero-ionization, and widely considered to be his magnum... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 137282
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First 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 placed at the Hospital school... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 85988
CRIPPEN, Hawley Harvey - YELLON, Evan. Surdus in Search of his Hearing:
London : 1906First edition of this extremely uncommon account of an encounter with Dr Crippen in his guise as a homoeopathic ear doctor. Evan Yellon, resident in 1906 at Eton Wick and in 1910 in St Albans, had made it his business to expose quacks who tried to con money from people with deafness or hearing problems with the lure of "cures". Yellon was himself deaf,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135206
DIX, Dorothea L. - KENNARD, Caroline A. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.
[No place] : 1888Sole edition of a brief account of the woman who almost single-handedly created the first generation of mental asylums in America, written by the pioneering American scientist and women's rights campaigner Caroline A. Kennard.
"In her lifetime, Dorothea Dix brought about significant changes in the care of the mentally ill in North America and... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139643
EDDY, Mary Baker. Science and Health.
Boston : 1875First edition of the founding text of Christian Science, an especially nice copy of a fragile volume usually found worn or restored.
"She has proved a difficult figure to view with objectivity, and she remains among the most controversial in this volume... The essence of Mary Baker Eddy's philosophy is that the Eternal Mind is the source of all... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 146748
ELLIS, Havelock. My Life.
Boston, : 1939First 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£175.00
Stock Code: 82383
ESQUIROL, Jean-Étienne Dominique. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.
Paris : 1838First edition of "the first modern textbook of psychiatry" (Norman); this copy of especial interest as including, bound into the first volume, a fine original pencil drawing (dated 1836) of a psychiatric patient, ascribed by a later hand to the engraver Ambroise Tardieu, along with a suite of 19 proof engravings. Tardieu appears to have been responsible... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 128843
ESQUIROL, Jean-Étienne Dominique. Mental Maladies.
Philadelphia : 1845First 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 of psychiatry. Esquirol's... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 39419
GUY, Thomas. A Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy Esq; [bound with:] An Act for Incorporating the Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy,
London : 1725An attractive copy, in a binding funerary in style, of the will of the bookseller turned South Sea speculator Thomas Guy (1645-1724), who, selling his stock before the crash, was able to fund various good causes, most notably the foundation of Guy's Hospital, which still operates to this day. His will makes provisions for the maintenance and expansion... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 134326
HODGKIN, Thomas. "On Some Morbid Appearances of the Absorbent Glands and the Spleen."
London : 1832First 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 paper, named the disorder Hodgkin's... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 47037
HOLDER, William. Elements of Speech:
1669First 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 on the paper Holder delivered... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 32216
HONIGBERGER, Johann Martin. Thirty-Five Years in the East.
London : 1852First English edition. Fascinating and most attractively illustrated account of day-to-day happenings in the Sikh state by the Romanian-German Punjabi court physician, an unconventional but painstaking observer and exceedingly well-placed. This is a highly appealing curiosity amongst the more established accounts of the Sikh establishment at the time.... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 126394
ITARD, Jean Marc Gaspard. De l'Éducation d'un Homme Sauvage,
Paris : 1801First 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, Victor of Aveyron is probably... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 41810
KEATE, Thomas. Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry.
London : 1808First and only edition of Keate's justification of his conduct against what he considered the unwarranted criticisms of the commission. Uncommon, with less than a dozen copies located institutionally world-wide. An excellent copy with an attractive provenance, coming from the Mount Stewart library of General Charles Stewart, 3rd marquess of Londonderry,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 144132
LAWRENCE, William Richards. Charities of France in 1866.
Boston : 1867First and only edition, printed for private distribution. William Richards Lawrence (1812-1885) was a Boston philanthropist who, after studying medicine at Harvard Medical School, travelled to France and spent several months visiting hospitals and clinics in Paris. This account provides a historical survey of a variety of different hospitals and charities... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 119396
LIEBOW, Averill; Shields Warren; Elbert de Coursey. The Pathology of Atomic Bomb Casualties.
Ann Arbor, MI : 1949First edition, inscribed by Liebow on the bound-in front wrapper, "Inscribed, with pleasure, for Russell Miller, Averill Liebow, June 1954", the inscription just running off the fore edge. Miller was a medical student at Yale, graduating in 1955, where Liebow taught as Professor of Pathology from 1951 until 1968. This seminal study is now uncommon,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141920
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Die Kakomonade, ein Nachlass vom Doktor Panglos, als ein Supplement des Kandide,von Linguet.
Berlin : 1786First edition in German of Linguet's treatise on syphilis, first printed in French in 1766 as La Cacomonade. Linguet chose as his pseudonym Pangloss, the optimistic teacher in Voltaire's Candide who is blighted by syphilis. Linguet presents the book as a supplement to Voltaire's work, although this German edition identifies him as the author. Linguet's... Learn More£725.00
Stock Code: 124540
MACPHERSON, John. Mental Affections. An Introduction to the Study of Insanity.
London : 1899First 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 on the aetiology of insanity,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 115369
MACPHERSON, William Grant. Handbook of the Medical Services of Foreign Armies. Parts I-VI.
London : 1908-11First 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 WorldCat). The individual volumes deal with France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium. They represent a revision of the Handbook of the Medical... Learn More£1,575.00
Stock Code: 67260
MCCORMICK, Richard Cunningham. A Visit to the Camp Before Sevastopol.
New York : 1855First edition, attractive account of the Crimean War with an interesting discussion of hospital conditions at Scutari. The author was a New York-born war correspondent who later became Governor of Arizona, and unlike many correspondents managed to catch a glimpse of Florence Nightingale in person. A fragile book and genuinely uncommon: Library Hub traces... Learn More£185.00
Stock Code: 142750
MILITARY. Report on Manoeuvres for the Training of Royal Army Medical Corps Units
1911]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£275.00
Stock Code: 67257
MILITARY. Report on Manoeuvres held in the Aldershot Command
1913]First edition of this extremely uncommon report, print-run of 400, but no copies found on Library Hub or WorldCat. 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 during field operations."... Learn More£295.00
Stock Code: 67256
MILLAR, John. Hints on Insanity and Signing Certificates.
London : 1877Second 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). "John Millar was medical... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 114973
MOORE, Charles. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.
London : 1790First edition, written to combat Hume's Essay on Suicide (1783) and "one of the fullest surveys of philosophical and religious thought up to that time" (Encyclopedia of philosophy); "the most extensive treatise on the 'natural, social, moral, and religious' aspects of suicide the risk of which the psychiatrist must continually bear in mind. From it... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 88469
NICOL, D. S. H. W. The Biological Activity of Insulin Peptides.
Cambridge : 1958The 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 of Sierra Leone, Freetown".... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 114809
NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not.
London : 1860Second edition, a superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to her fellow instructor at the Nightingale School: "Offered to John Croft Esq. with Florence Nightingale's sincerest joy at finding herself his fellow-worker in the Nurse-training business London 1873". Designated by Nightingale the Library Standard edition, this... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 144140
QUESNAY, François. Traité de la gangrène.
Paris : 1749First 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 of the Traité de la gangrène,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 96589
QUINCY, John. Lexicon Physico-Medicum: or, A New Physical Dictionary,
London : 1719First edition of perhaps the most popular medical dictionary of the 18th and early 19th centuries, reaching a 12th edition by 1802. It is based in part on the medical lexicon of Bartholomew Castellus, published at Basel in 1628. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141338
READE, Charles. Hard Cash.
London : 1853First 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 exposed in several court cases... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 39735
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
Warm Springs, GA, & New York : 1940 & 1941First editions, first printings of two separate titles, each present in two copies. The copy of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (GWSF) annual report in blue boards has Roosevelt's presentation inscription to the front blank: "To Basil O'Connorthe motor-power that turned the wheels from Franklin D. Roosevelt 6/30/41 Hyde Park". Below, O'Connor has... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 97193
ROUPPE, Louis. [NAVAL MEDICINE.] De morbis navigantium, liberus unus.
Leiden : 1764First edition of this work on the diseases incidental to seamen, a considerably expanded edition of author's thesis published at Leiden in 1762. Louis Rouppe (1729-1780) travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician aboard the Princess Carolina vessel for the Dutch West Indische Companie. This work, published in Latin, is often considered the... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 132861
RYLE, Andrew Peter. Chemical Studies on some Disulphides of Biological Interest.
Cambridge : 1955Dissertation from the library of two-time Nobel Prize winner Frederick Sanger, who supervised the author's PhD research. Signed by the author at the end of the acknowledgements. This is likely one of the earliest theses that Sanger oversaw, as he had only obtained his own PhD in 1943, about ten years earlier than Ryle would have joined his lab. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 114810
SARCONE, Michele. Istoria ragionata de' mali osservati in Napoli nell'intero corso dell'anno 1764;
Naples : 1765 & 1770First 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 the nature of such plagues.... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 116000
SEGUIN, Edward. Idiocy: and its Treatment by the Physiological Method.
New York : 1866First 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 disabilities that... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 50412
SHALER, Sophia Penn. The Masters of Fate.
New York : 1906First 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 defence of the value of the... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 124446
SPOCK, Benjamin. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.
1967Three-page autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War by the American paediatrician Benjamin Spock, sent for publication to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star Weekly, and himself a peace campaigner and sometime Chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council; together with an autograph and three typed letters signed... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 141434
STEPHEN, Mrs Leslie Julia. Notes From Sick Rooms.
London : 1883First edition of Julia Stephen's discussion of good nursing practice. The work demonstrates "a fine attention to detail - and 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 by bus visiting hospitals... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129359
STOPES, Marie Carmichael. Married Love.
London : Signed limited edition, number 9 of 540 copies signed by the author on the frontispiece; this additionally a presentation copy, inscribed by its infamous author to her son's nurse using her affectionate nickname, "To dear Niss, with the Author's love. Xmas 1925", on the front free endpaper.
Sister Phyllis Jones, or "Niss", was nurse to the young... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124621
TAGLIACOZZI, Gaspare. De Curtorum Chirurgia per insitionem.
Venice : 1597First edition of "the first book devoted entirely to plastic surgery" (Norman), second issue on ordinary paper, with the licence printed on the title page verso. Hook & Norman note the existence of a very few copies which they term the first issue, printed on large and thick paper, without the licence, and suggest that these were intended for presentation.
Gaspare... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 135968
WALD, George. Autograph letter signed, thanking a journalist for a cartoon.
31 April 1969Autograph letter signed from the 1967 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, George Wald, to the journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, thanking him for a cartoon. "Dear Mr Gardner, At last I know whom to thank for that wonderful cartoon. It is just perfect for my second talk, the one at Chicago. I've given... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 141430
WILLIAMS, John. A Study of Some Egg Proteins.
Cambridge : 1962Dissertation from the library of Frederick Sanger, who supervised the author's PhD research. Signed and dated by the author at the end of the acknowledgements. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 114814
WINTER, A. Trichologia.
London : 1869First and only known edition of this unusual and uncommon book on hair, including its physiology, diseases, and cultural significance. An ad at the rear reports that the author, Mr. Winter, "may be consulted on Diseases of the Hair at his Residence, 205 Oxford Street, London, between the Hours of 10 and 4." For those unable to visit in person, a questionnaire... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 120113
WOLFF, Charlotte. The Human Hand.
New York : 1943First US edition, first printing. This work provides an academic expansion of Wolff's 1936 work Studies in Hand Reading, in which she examined the possibility of "a close correlation between the detailed configuration of the hand and the outstanding traits forming the personality complex of the owner of the hands" (Schultz, p. 479). Wolff, who was affiliated... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131433
WORLD WAR I. The Belgian Field Hospital.
London : 1915First and only edition, extremely uncommon with a just single copy at the Royal College of Surgeons located by Library Hub and WorldCat. "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 line is described... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 118350
WÜSTENFELD, Ferdinand. Geschichte der Arabischen Aerzte und Naturforscher.
Göttingen : 1840First 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 extracts from three Arabic... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 117640