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  • IT'S A SISTAH THING: A Guide to Understanding and Dealing with Fibroids for African American Women. by Brown, Monique R.
    Brown, Monique R.
    IT'S A SISTAH THING: A Guide to Understanding and Dealing with Fibroids for African American Women.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, (2002.). First edition - Foreword by by Ifeanyi C. O. Obiakor, M.D. Written by a woman who herself had surgery for her fibroids, this is packed full of good advice - not just for black women with fibroids, but for all women - on exercise, diet, taking control of your health and health care and more. Monique Brown's name and phone number handwritten on first page. Resources, notes. 283 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed orange wrappers (crease to back cover.)

    Book ID: 39906
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  • Caster, Andrew I., M.D., F.A. C.S.
    THE EYE LASER MIRACLE: The Complete Guide to Better Vision.

    Edition: 1st revised trade paperback printing.

    New York: Ballantine, 1999. SIGNED - All the facts about the new treatment for nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness, by one of the leading surgeons in this area. SIGNED by the author on the half title page, bookplate with 'compliments of the author' inside the front cover. ISBN: 0-345-409515.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 26291
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  • MY FIRST EIGHTY YEARS: The Life Story of a California Surgeon. by Chaffee, Burns, M.D.
    Chaffee, Burns, M.D.
    MY FIRST EIGHTY YEARS: The Life Story of a California Surgeon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1960. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the early life of a doctor who came to California with his family in 1881 when he was just one year old, who grew up in Garden Grove in southern California, attended Stanford and Johns Hopkins Medical School, served in both World War I and World War II, and practised medicine for most of his life in the Long Beach area, Includes early history of the area, an account of the earthquake of 1906 which hit was he was at Stanford, his training at Johns Hopkins, and service during the first World War and more. Illustrated with many photographs .Foreword by Merton E. Hill, Ed.D. SIGNED on the half title page. 264 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 42420
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  • Conley, Frances K.. M.D.
    WALKING OUT ON THE BOYS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - Memoir by the the first female tenured full professor of neurosurgery in the country, who, in May 1991, "made headlines news when she resigned from her position at Stanford University to protest the medical school's overt and long-engrained gender discrimination. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-374-286213.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34628
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  • FIVE PATIENTS: The Hospital Explained. by Crichton, Michael.
    Crichton, Michael.
    FIVE PATIENTS: The Hospital Explained.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book under his own name, and the first work of nonfiction by the author of The Andromeda Strain. Glossary, bibliography. 231 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 57406
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  • FIVE PATIENTS: The Hospital Explained. by Crichton, Michael.
    Crichton, Michael.
    FIVE PATIENTS: The Hospital Explained.

    Edition: 2nd printing before publication

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. dj. Hardcover - The second book under his own name, and the first work of nonfiction by the author of The Andromeda Strain. Glossary, bibliography. 231 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, corner of front endpaper clipped.)

    Book ID: 57584
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  • THE AMERICAN PLAGUE: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History. by Crosby, Molly Caldwell.
    Crosby, Molly Caldwell.
    THE AMERICAN PLAGUE: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Berkley, (2006). First edition - Although most U.S. cities in both the North and the South suffered through yellow fever outbreaks for 200 years, the worst in the history of the U.S. was in Memphis Tennessee in 1878, when Memphis became a 'city of corpses.' The federal government to finally determined to find the cause of these debilitating outbreaks. Work that took twenty years but led to one of our greatest successes in medical history: Walter Reed's work in Cuba that finally proved mosquitoes, not "miasma" or filth, brought on a yellow fever season. His work led to later development of a vaccine, the same one still in use today. Notes, selected bibliography. 296 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77892
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  • ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH MIDWIFERY. by Dewees, Wm. P. (1768-1841)
    Dewees, Wm. P. (1768-1841)
    ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH MIDWIFERY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1823. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays by this noted Philadelphia physician, who is considered as changing the history of obstetrics in the US; he was among the first to contend with professional prejudice against doctors delivering babies, and his work helped to make it a respected branch of medicine. Topics include blood-letting; premature birth; rupture, inversion, haemorrhage and retroversion of the uterus; a reply to Dr. Peachy Harrison re impregnation; observation on Burns' "History of the Gravid Uterus;" sudden alteration of the color of the hair; use of volatile tincture of guaiacum in Catamenia; puerperal convulsions; dysmenorrhoea; suppression of menses; Bell's paper on the muscularity of the uterus and much more. iv, 9-479 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in the original tan leather with black and gilt spine labels - foxing and browning throughout, rubbing and wear to the edges of the boards, and a bit of fraying on ends of spine - but overall a sturdy and tightly bound copy.

    Book ID: 53387
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  • Ewald, Paul W.
    PLAGUE TIME: How Stealth Infections Cause Cancers, Heart Disease, and Other Deadly Ailments.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Free Press 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition -. ISBN: 0-684-869004.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.( Gift inscription, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 26203
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  • FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. by Fink, Sheri.
    Fink, Sheri.
    FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The culmination of six years of reporting, this book by a Pulitzer Prize winner is a "landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. . .After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths." Winner of many awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith…

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    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The culmination of six years of reporting, this book by a Pulitzer Prize winner is a "landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina - and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. . .After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, several health professionals faced criminal allegations that they deliberately injected numerous patients with drugs to hasten their deaths." Winner of many awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and more. Named an ALA Notable Book and one of the New York Timess Best Ten Books of the Year. INSCRIBED and dated in 2014 on the title page by Fink, and uncommon thus. Notes, index. xviii, 558 pp. Full color illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0307718969.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 70013
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  • Florine, Margaret Helen, R. N.
    SONGS OF A NURSE.

    Edition: Second edition, revised and enlarged.

    San Francisco: Philopolis Press, 1918. Hardcover - Collection of poems originally published in 1917, on different aspects of being a nurse ranging from the short and humorous ("At the Zoo - 'These nurses are trained.'/ said the six year old child; /' now, Mother. please show me / the ones that are wild.') to the more melodramatic - "The Drug Fiend, " "In the Silent Watches," "The Night Nurse," etc. 79 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in cream boards, with gilt lettering and small illustration on front cover (discoloration and wear to the spine, prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 35476
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  • THE TACHYON FIELD: The Vibrational Energy Of The Future. by Galliani, Maddalena.
    Galliani, Maddalena.
    THE TACHYON FIELD: The Vibrational Energy Of The Future.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Milan, Italy: Tecniche Nouve, (2000). Translated from the Italian. The author is involved in alternative and futurist medicine. Illustrated with numerous graphs and color photographs. 121 pp. ISBN: 88-4811167X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74799
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  • 365 DAYS. by Glasser, Ronald J.
    Glasser, Ronald J.
    365 DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (19710 dj, 1968. Hardcover first edition - the author's first book, an account working in Japan, at a US Army hospital, when casualties from the war in Vietnam were averaging eight to ten thousand a month. In 1968 Dr.Glasser, a pediatrician, was sent to Japan to serve children of military dependents, but soon realized that the troops being med evaced to his hospital were only children themselves, and he began talking to them and putting their stories down on paper. A first hand account of how devasting the Vietnam War was. Glossary of medical and military terms. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-807606154.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (blacked over spot on dedication page).

    Book ID: 73046
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  • TIME ON FIRE: My Comedy of Terrors. by Handler, Evan
    Handler, Evan
    TIME ON FIRE: My Comedy of Terrors.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young actor's memoir of his fight against leukemia - including several rounds of chemotherapy, remission and a recurrence treated with an autologous bone marrow transplant. Informative and moving. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-316-344095.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44383
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  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DYING. by Hanlan, Archie.
    Hanlan, Archie.
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - Transcripts of a taped diary begun when Archie Hanlan's doctor told him he had less than three years to live - an account of his courageous fight against ALS - amyotropic lateral sclerosis - Lou Gehrig's disease. Includes a postscript by wife, Mary S. Hanlan. Edited by Muriel S. Nelson. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-385-144814.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48102
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  • I'M A MEDICINE WOMAN, TOO! by Hardin, Jesse Wolf.
    Hardin, Jesse Wolf.
    I'M A MEDICINE WOMAN, TOO!

    Edition: First edition.

    Pony, MT: HOPS Press, (2009.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A tale of herbal wisdom and personal empowerment" written and illustrated by Jesse Wolf Hardin and inspired by his young daughter's questions. Includes a 'Name the Herb Game.' SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in 2009. Large format, 43 pp plus 3 pp advertisements. ISBN: 9781892784315.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 50776
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  • CONTROLLED DRINKING by Heather, Nick and Ian Robertson
    Heather, Nick and Ian Robertson
    CONTROLLED DRINKING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Methuen (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive look at the literature on a sometimes controversial alternative to treatment of alcoholism - one which says that total abstinence is not the only answer. Foreword by D. L. Davies. References. Name and subject indexes. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-416-719708.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57077
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  • Set of three facsimile reprints from the Ortho collection of re-created rare books on the practice of obstetrics & gynecology. 1. AN IMPORTANT ADDRESS TO WIVES & MOTHERS ON THE DANGERS AND IMMORALITY OF MAN-MIDWIFERY. 2. A PRESENT TO BE GIVEN TO TEEMING WOMEN BY THEIR HUSBANDS, OR FRIENDS and 3. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF MIDWIFERY: AND A SET OF ANATOMICAL TABLES WITH EXPLANATIONS. by Hodgson, O.; John Oliver; W.Smellie. M.D.
    Hodgson, O.; John Oliver; W.Smellie. M.D.
    Set of three facsimile reprints from the Ortho collection of re-created rare books on the practice of obstetrics & gynecology. 1. AN IMPORTANT ADDRESS TO WIVES & MOTHERS ON THE DANGERS AND IMMORALITY OF MAN-MIDWIFERY. 2. A PRESENT TO BE GIVEN TO TEEMING WOMEN BY THEIR HUSBANDS, OR FRIENDS and 3. AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE PRACTICE OF MIDWIFERY: AND A SET OF ANATOMICAL TABLES WITH EXPLANATIONS.

    Edition: Facsimile edition.

    [Raritan, N.J.] : [Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.] [ca 1969]. The first brochure - "An Important Address to Wives and Mothers" - was originally published by O. Hodgson, London in 1830. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece. 39 pp. The second - "A present to be given to teeming women by their husbands, or friends: containing directions for women with child : how to prepare for the hour of travail : written first for the private use of a gentlewoman of quality, and now published for the common good" by John Oliver was printed and sold by Benjamin Harris in 1694. 28 pp. And the third - "An abridgement of the practice of midwifery and a set of anatomical tables with explanations…

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    [Raritan, N.J.] : [Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.] [ca 1969]. The first brochure - "An Important Address to Wives and Mothers" - was originally published by O. Hodgson, London in 1830. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece. 39 pp. The second - "A present to be given to teeming women by their husbands, or friends: containing directions for women with child : how to prepare for the hour of travail : written first for the private use of a gentlewoman of quality, and now published for the common good" by John Oliver was printed and sold by Benjamin Harris in 1694. 28 pp. And the third - "An abridgement of the practice of midwifery and a set of anatomical tables with explanations collected from the works of the celebrated W.Smellie. M.D." is a facsimile of the Boston 1786 edition. 56 pp plus many full page drawings. None of these facsimiles have any modern publication information except for a small code on the lower left corner of the back cover. All are rather hard to find now

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    Condition: All three are in fine condition in brown or tan stapled wrappers. The cover of the first pamphlet has been die-cut to reproduce the large chips and wear on the original.

    Book ID: 80190
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  • DEATH TO DUST: What Happens to Dead Bodies. by Iserson, Kenneth V., M.D.
    Iserson, Kenneth V., M.D.
    DEATH TO DUST: What Happens to Dead Bodies.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Tucson: Galen Press, Ltd, (1994) dj. Hardcover - A comprehensive book on the physical and cultural aspects of death - from "embalming, cremation, cryogenics, autopsies, organ donation, anatomical dissection, burials, funerals, decay, cannibalism, body snatching, use of corpses in secret rituals and religious ceremonies. This book sheds light on a subject that our society conveniently buries - literally and figuratively." References at the end of each chapter. Illustrated with drawings. Glossary, appendices, index. 705 pp. ISBN: 1-883620074.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80187
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  • PHYSIOLOGY AND LAWS OF HEALTH: For the Use of Schools, Academies, and Colleges. by Jarvis, Edward M. D.
    Jarvis, Edward M. D.
    PHYSIOLOGY AND LAWS OF HEALTH: For the Use of Schools, Academies, and Colleges.

    Edition: Early printing (copyright 1865.)

    New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1867. Hardcover - Illustrated with many small drawings. Includes questions for each chapter. 427 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in original embossed brown cloth with quarter leather (leather spine is very worn and rubbed, title is no longer legible, rubbing to all edges of boards, but binding is still sturdy, book is very easily readable.)

    Book ID: 51116
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  • A NOT ENTIRELY BENIGN PROCEDURE: Four Years As A Medical Student. by Klass, Perri.
    Klass, Perri.
    A NOT ENTIRELY BENIGN PROCEDURE: Four Years As A Medical Student.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays written while the author was in medical school, and while most are light in mood, she also reveals just how hard it can be - especially since she had a baby in the middle of it all. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-399132236.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages, and spine of dj, small chip to upper edge back cover)

    Book ID: 78593
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  • FEEBLEMINDEDNESS IN CHILDREN OF SCHOOL AGE with an Appendix on Treatment and Training by Mary Dendy. by Lapage, C. Paget
    Lapage, C. Paget
    FEEBLEMINDEDNESS IN CHILDREN OF SCHOOL AGE with an Appendix on Treatment and Training by Mary Dendy.

    Edition: First edition.

    Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1911. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. A comprehensive study that does serve to reinforce just how far we have come. With an appendix on Treatment and Training by Mary Dendy. Glossay, bibliography, index. 359 pp plus 20 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in sienna cloth with gold lettering on the spine (prev owner's name, some fraying to the edges of the boards and ends of the spine.)

    Book ID: 57367
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  • Linde, Paul R.
    OF SPIRITS AND MADNESS: An American Psychiatrist in Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by author on title page. The story of an emergency room psychiatrist who traveled to Zimbabwe to take the helm at a hospital there - a story of medicine at the crossroads of two cultures, where mental illness is often considered a sign of witchcraft or a contagious illness to be shunned. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-07-1367349.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 27158
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL PRACTICIONER, SEPTEMBER 1910, vol XXV, No 9. by Lindley, Dr. Walter, editor.
    Lindley, Dr. Walter, editor.
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL PRACTICIONER, SEPTEMBER 1910, vol XXV, No 9.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Southern California Medical Society, 1910. First edition - A single issue of this magazine which described itself as "the official organ of the Southern California Medical Society and of the Arizona Territorial Medical Association. Although it was published for the medical community with several factual articles (on the nature and treatment of hysteria, the care of the ears of infants and children, and even a short report of skunk hydrophobia - rabies) as well as a list of new licentiates, perhaps the most fascinating part of this now more than a century old periodical is the advertisements. A full page ad under the heading "Going East This Year?" offers reduced fare excursions. A few - like Listerine…

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    Los Angeles: Southern California Medical Society, 1910. First edition - A single issue of this magazine which described itself as "the official organ of the Southern California Medical Society and of the Arizona Territorial Medical Association. Although it was published for the medical community with several factual articles (on the nature and treatment of hysteria, the care of the ears of infants and children, and even a short report of skunk hydrophobia - rabies) as well as a list of new licentiates, perhaps the most fascinating part of this now more than a century old periodical is the advertisements. A full page ad under the heading "Going East This Year?" offers reduced fare excursions. A few - like Listerine - are for products still familiar to us, but most are for treatments long discarded. To cite just one example, this issue contains an ad for The Antikamnia Chemical Company. The message is simple "if there is pain, that's enough" but the history behind this company is fascinating. In 1910, when this issue came out, the company was embroiled in a lawsuit with the FDA because its painkiller contained a derivitive of acetinalid, which had been shown to be extremely dangerous and even fatal, and this was not disclosed - a case which went all the way to the Supreme Court. It was apparently an effective painkiller though, and 40 years later it was discovered that it metabolized to paracetamol (acetaminophen) - or Tylenol. Bound in printed tan wrappers. The actual content is on pp 402 to 444. preceded by 20 pages and followed by 14 pages of advertisements.

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    Condition: Fair condition only with significant chipping to the covers, but still flexible and easily readable.

    Book ID: 80278
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  • MacFadden, Bernarr.
    MACFADDEN'S NEW HAIR CULTURE: Rational, Natural Methods for Cultivating Strength and Luxuriance of Hair.

    New York: Physical Culture Publishing, c, 1899. Hardcover - Advice on caring for your hair for both men and women from one of the leading proponents of physical fitness of his time. Photographs. 140 pp. A small volume measuring just 4 3/4 by 6 3/4 inches.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth (spine slightly slanted.)

    Book ID: 48292
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  • COCA ERYTHROXYLON: (Vin Mariani) Its Uses in the Treatment of Disease (Cocaine) with Notes and Comments by Prominent Physicians. by [Mariani & Co]
    [Mariani & Co]
    COCA ERYTHROXYLON: (Vin Mariani) Its Uses in the Treatment of Disease (Cocaine) with Notes and Comments by Prominent Physicians.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    New York & Paris: Mariani & Co, 1886. Hardcover - Includes the history, chemistry, physiological effects, and therapeutical uses of this elixir, made from Peruvian Coca (Cocaine) leaves, which was originally translated from the French in 1864, but in this edition it is supplemented by many 1870s and 188's case studies and statements by doctors about the efficacy of coca. As noted in the preface, this book was available for free to doctors. Much of the focus is not just on coca, but specifically on the formula used in wine by Mariani, so it also includes a warning against pharmacists concocting their own coca preparations (which are bitter, cause negative side effects, and are less efficacious.) An interesting example…

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    New York & Paris: Mariani & Co, 1886. Hardcover - Includes the history, chemistry, physiological effects, and therapeutical uses of this elixir, made from Peruvian Coca (Cocaine) leaves, which was originally translated from the French in 1864, but in this edition it is supplemented by many 1870s and 188's case studies and statements by doctors about the efficacy of coca. As noted in the preface, this book was available for free to doctors. Much of the focus is not just on coca, but specifically on the formula used in wine by Mariani, so it also includes a warning against pharmacists concocting their own coca preparations (which are bitter, cause negative side effects, and are less efficacious.) An interesting example of early promotion of a 'brand' name in the pharmaceutical industry as well as comments on what was seen by the medical establishment as a 'wonder drug.' Illustrated with one botanical plate. iii, 52 pp. plus a final full page advertisement which not only states that this is "well-adapted for children" but that it "sustains life for a long period and nourishes without any other food or drink."

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    Condition: Very good in pebbled dark green cloth with gold lettering on the front cover (some soiling to the margins of a few pages).

    Book ID: 80191
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  • THE FAMILY THAT COULDN'T SLEEP: A Medical Mystery. by Max, D.T.
    Max, D.T.
    THE FAMILY THAT COULDN'T SLEEP: A Medical Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A riveting detective story that plumbs one of the deepest mysteries of biology. The story takes the reader from the torments of an Italian family cursed with sleeplessness to the mad cows of England(and, now America), following an unlikely trail of misfolded proteins." Index, Notes. xxxi, 299 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-62454.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (short closed tear to dj at top of spine) .

    Book ID: 59886
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  • McCormick, Joseph B., MD & Fisher-Hoch, Susan, MD with Leslie Allen Horvitz.
    LEVEL 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta: Turner Publishing, Inc. (1996.) dj. First edition - "An intense personal account of more than a quarter-century on the front lines - in the ultra high-tech "hot zone" lab that the author createdat the Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta, as well as in the most primitive places on the planet. . . in the villages of Zaire and Sudan, the ghettoes and rain forests of Brazil, the nomadic settlements of Northern Pakistan." Photographs, maps, index. 379 pp. ISBN: 1-57036-2777.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30916
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  • MISSION TO SHANGHAI: The Life of Medical Service of Dr. Josiah C. McCracken. by [McCracken, Dr. Josiah C., 1874 -1962 ] Fulcher, Helen McCracken
    [McCracken, Dr. Josiah C., 1874 -1962 ] Fulcher, Helen McCracken
    MISSION TO SHANGHAI: The Life of Medical Service of Dr. Josiah C. McCracken.

    Edition: First printing.

    New London, New Hampshire: Tiffin Press, (1995.). Hardcover first edition - Biography (by his eldest daughter) of this doctor, a college and Olympic athlete, and a deeply religious man, who spent most of his life serving in China - from 1907 to 1912 and in Shanghai from 1914 to 1942, including under the Japanese occupation, and following repatriation to the U.S. during World War II, he returned to China after the war, " helping in the monumental task of revitalizing the St. John's University medical department, coping with wartime devastation, shortages of money, fuel, food, supplies, and the vagaries of an emerging communist government." Photographs. List of graduates of St John's Medical College, Notes. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-9646018-18.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 44413
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  • FEMINA: A Work for Every Woman, Illustrated. by Miller, Dr. John Alexander.
    Miller, Dr. John Alexander.
    FEMINA: A Work for Every Woman, Illustrated.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: The Femina Company, 1893. Hardcover first edition - The author was a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of California who also held credentials from the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg. The prefatory note indicates that this work, deals mainly with inflammatory diseases in women and while imparting strictly scientific information, uses familiar language, avoiding technical terms where possible, to make it accessible to the general reader. For example, in a chapter entitled "Delusions on the Curative Powers of Drugs" Miller emphasizes the body's ability to heal itself. There is also an occasional reference to patent medicines like the "gentle Femina laxative syrup." Frontispiece portrait, illustrated with several full page drawings. Index. 422 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in embossed dark brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine and front cover. Missing front endpaper, rear hinge cracked, and usual toning to the pages, but despite the flaws this is still a very sturdy copy on a hard to find book.

    Book ID: 79634
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