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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 and Jurassic Park. Glossary, bibliography. 231 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth in a near fine dust jacket. (some light toning, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 86361
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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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  • MOVING BEYOND A.D.D./A.D.H.D.: An Effective, All Natural, Holistic, Mind-Body Approach. by Debroitner, Rita Kirsch and Avery Hart.
    Debroitner, Rita Kirsch and Avery Hart.
    MOVING BEYOND A.D.D./A.D.H.D.: An Effective, All Natural, Holistic, Mind-Body Approach.

    Edition: Second edition, first printing.

    Kill Devil Hills, N.C.: Transpersonal Publishing, (2007). SIGNED - "A book which offers strategic information and hope for parents of A.D.D./A.D.H.D. children by taking a holistic, mind-body approach to the disorder. In this second edition, the authors give up-to-date information about current drug therapies with penetrating insights about their use and abuse, challenging readers to either integrate holistic and conventional medical approaches or abandon alopathics for a natural, effective approach for 'moving beyond'." INSCRIBED on the first page by the author, Rita Kirsch Debroitner. Notes, bibliography, index. xviii, 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1929661190.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83410
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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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  • VIRGIN WIVES: A Study of Unconsummated Marriges. by Friedman, Leonard J.
    Friedman, Leonard J.
    VIRGIN WIVES: A Study of Unconsummated Marriges.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Tavistock Publications. (1962) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of reports by ten doctors associated with Family Planning Association clinics, who participated with a psychoanalyst in a supervisory seminar in which new techniques were developed for dealing with problems of non-consummation. Includes the findings in 100 cases, with a detailed discussion of 16 of these. A title in the Minda and Medicine Monograph series, edited by Michael Balnit, and with a foreword by him. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. Appendix, bibiolography, index, xiii, 161 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering in a near fine dustjacket (upper corner of front board bumped, sunning to spine of dj, and toning to back cover)

    Book ID: 85918
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  • BETTER: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance , by Gawande, Atul,
    Gawande, Atul,
    BETTER: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance ,

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Picador, (2008). An examination of medical failure and triumph, and of how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. "At once unflinching and compassionate, 'Better' is an exhilarating journey, narrated by 'arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around'." Notes on sources. 273 pp. ISBN: 978-0312427658.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 88198
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  • BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End. by Gawande, Atul,
    Gawande, Atul,
    BEING MORTAL: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Metropolitan Books/ Henry Holt, (2014) dj. Hardcover - ,Gawande examines the "ultimate limitations and failures - in his own practices as well as others - as life draws to its close. He follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside-down. He finds people who shows us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about." Notes on sources. 282 pp. ISBN: 978-0805095159.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88199
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  • MR. BURKITT AND AFRICA. by Glemser, Bernard.
    Glemser, Bernard.
    MR. BURKITT AND AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: World Publishing Co., (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the discovery by an Irish doctor working in Uganda of a previously undiagnosed form of cancer which was killing children in Africa - and his search for an effective treatment for it. At the time this book was written the cure rate for Burkitt's lymphoma was greater than 60%; it is now 85-90%. Map, photographs. xii, 236 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a good dj (spine label)

    Book ID: 86588
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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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  • 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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  • 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: 0-071367349.

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

    Book ID: 27158
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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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  • A DIABETIC GUIDE: Written Primarily for the Doctor's Patient and with Suggestions to the Doctor for Assisting Him. by Massengill, Samuel Edward, M.D. (1871-1946)
    Massengill, Samuel Edward, M.D. (1871-1946)
    A DIABETIC GUIDE: Written Primarily for the Doctor's Patient and with Suggestions to the Doctor for Assisting Him.

    Edition: Third edition revised.

    Bristol, Tennessee: The S. E. Massengill Company, 1934. Hardcover - The S.E. Massengill Co, founded in 1897 by Samuel and his brother Norman, was one of the most respected in the country until they made a fatal error in 1937 - "a salesman for the S.E. Massengill Co., in Bristol, Tenn., reported a demand in the southern states for the drug in liquid form. The company's chief chemist and pharmacist, Harold Cole Watkins, experimented and found that sulfanilamide would dissolve in diethylene glycol. The company control lab tested the mixture for flavor, appearance, and fragrance and found it satisfactory. Immediately, the company compounded a quantity of the elixir and sent shipments - 633 of them - all over the…

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    Bristol, Tennessee: The S. E. Massengill Company, 1934. Hardcover - The S.E. Massengill Co, founded in 1897 by Samuel and his brother Norman, was one of the most respected in the country until they made a fatal error in 1937 - "a salesman for the S.E. Massengill Co., in Bristol, Tenn., reported a demand in the southern states for the drug in liquid form. The company's chief chemist and pharmacist, Harold Cole Watkins, experimented and found that sulfanilamide would dissolve in diethylene glycol. The company control lab tested the mixture for flavor, appearance, and fragrance and found it satisfactory. Immediately, the company compounded a quantity of the elixir and sent shipments - 633 of them - all over the country. . . Although there were over 100 known deaths, Massengill, the firm's owner, said: 'My chemists and I deeply regret the fatal results, but there was no error in the manufacture of the product. We have been supplying a legitimate professional demand and not once could have foreseen the unlooked-for results. I do not feel that there was any responsibility on our part.' The firm's chemist apparently did not share this feeling; Harold Watkins committed suicide after learning of the effects of his latest concoction." (fda.gov) Due to the efforts of the FDA, pharmacists and doctors over 234 gallons of the 240 produced were retrieved - and in 1938, the previously stalled Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. was enacted and a New Drug section was added gave the United States a unique new system of drug control. This copy bears an inscription in pencil on the front endpaper noting "compliments of S. E. Massengill Co." Book includes tables, recipes, meal plans, instructions for testing urine with a color plate and more. Index.xv, 214 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in burgundy cloth - some bleaching to the upper edge of the front board, but a sturdy copy.

    Book ID: 87616
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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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  • THE MYSTERIES WITHIN: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths. by Nuland, Sherwin B.
    Nuland, Sherwin B.
    THE MYSTERIES WITHIN: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). Hardcover first edition - A book by this surgeon who is also an award-winning writer on how human have perceived the organs of our bodies over the centuries - he "shows us how we came to understand the organs from which we've derived the strongest and strangest mythology--stomach, liver, heart, spleen, and uterus. After reading this book, you'll be able to smile appreciatively when someone expresses a 'gut feeling'." Index. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-684854864.

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

    Book ID: 75774
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  • THE WISDOM OF THE BODY. by Nuland, Sherwin B.
    Nuland, Sherwin B.
    THE WISDOM OF THE BODY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. Hardcover first edition - A book by this surgeon who is also an award-winning writer - "an inspiring search - within the interior of our bodies - for the biologically elusive quality of life that defines us. . . a portrait of the tumultuous universe within us - and shows how, amazingly, the stability of health rides on these tempests." Glossary, Index. xxiv, 395 pp. ISBN: 0-679444076.

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

    Book ID: 75775
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  • Nuland, Sherwin B.
    THE DOCTORS' PLAGUE: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, nd [2003.]. First edition - From the back cover: 'Ignac Semmelweis is remembered for the now-commonplace notion that doctors must wash their hands before examining patients. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, however, this was a subversive idea. With deaths from childbed fever exploding, Semmelweis discovered that doctors themselves were spreading the disease. While his simple reforms worked immediately, they also threatened the medical establishment and so undid the passionate but self-destructive Semmelweis that he failed to overturn the status quo, leaving it to later medical giants--Pasteur, Lister, and Koch--to establish conclusively the germ theory of disease.' A title in the Great Discoveries series. Bibliographical notes. 189 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37999
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