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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to medicine and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

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  1. 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

    Stock Code: 47037

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  2. 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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  3. 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
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 113541

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  4. 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
    £200

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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
    £850

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  9. 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
    £1,575

    Stock Code: 67260

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 39479
    First Edition. Revealing account of the Trade in Lunacy in the C19th. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 39479

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  14. 39421
    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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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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
    £150

    Stock Code: 39451

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  18. 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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