Hardcover. New York, Sully and Kleinteich, 3rd, 1918, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth with gilt, red and white decoration, 342 pages, with frontispiece portrait of Belinda Melnotte by A. O. Scott. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf, minor corner and edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New York NY, Plenum Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 303 pages, tables and diagrams throughout, with b&w photographs. Title printed in gilt on the spine, cloth bound. Minor foxing on upper edge near spine. Dust jacket has minimal edgewear and rubbing. Very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, VCH Publishers, Inc., 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, laminated boards, 337 pages; indexes, appendices, extensive chemical diagramming and tables, with some b&w photographs; bumped bottom corner, previous owner's signature on front endpaper; cover shows minimal wear; "fourteen articles by leading researchers constituting the first book devoted exclusively to the biological utilization of nickel" (from the cover). Very tight, clean copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Clarkson N Potter, 1st, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Dr Michael Wood, cofounder of Kenya's Flying Doctor Service, brings a beautiful and troubled land into sharpe focus in his written account of forty years in Africa. More than 90 brilliant full-color photographs provide a vivid scenic background to this absorbing memoir. Flying from his base in nairobi to tribal lands of the Maasai, the Muslim villages on he coast, and the Ethiopian highlands, Wood established hospitals and conducted clinics, responding to medical emergencies throughout the area. He came to know the land and its peoples intimately. 223 pages, clean copy.
Hardcover. Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers, 1st, 1940, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, INSCRIBED BY THE SUBJECT OF THE BOOK, DR. J.N. ROMIG on the half-title page. Black & white photo plates, 299 pages. Dust jacket badly chipped, light water stain to top edge. Previous owner's book plate opposite half title page.
Hardcover. Norwalk, CT, Easton Press, Reprint, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 226 pages. Bound in leather with gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, textured endpapers, sewn in marker and embossed spine. No dust jacket as issued. Beautiful copy. Like new.
Hardcover. New York, Raven Press, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 316 pages illustrated with b&w diagrams and charts. Tight and clean, review copy with publisher letter laid in.
Hardcover. London, William Pickering, 1st, 1853, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 309 pages. Hardcover. Brown cloth covers w/ faded gilt lettering on spine. Light soiling to covers, rubbing to corners. Water stains to end papers. Rear hinge starting to crack. Spine slightly cocked. Else pages clean and tight.
Hardcover. New York, Bulfinch, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrik-wrap. An inspirational account of the global initiative to eliminate the scourge of polio offers one hundred stunning duotone photographs that capture the campaign in five polio endemic nations--Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Pakistan, Somalia, and Sudan.
Hardcover. New York, Rockefeller Institute Press, 1st, 1960, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, brown cloth stamped in gilt and black, 395 pages. Previous owners name on inside front cover. Clean, tight cover.
Hardcover. Philadelphia , John Dickins, 2nd Ed., 1795, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes bound in one: 100 and 103 pages. The second volume; The Primitive Physic by John Wesley, 24th Edition, revised and corrected. Bound in contemporary calf, front top corner worn, scattered foxing. Early home remedies for all kinds of maladies. Previous owner's signature on title page otherwise clean, solid copy.
Hardcover. New York, Berghahn Books, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 268 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges. Small corner bump on front top right corner. Otherwise tight copy. Black and white images throughout.
Hardcover. St. Louis MO, C.V. Mosby, 3rd Ed., 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 409 pages, revised and enlarged edition. B&w frontispiece, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Honolulu HI, The Institute for Polynesian Studies , 1st, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 250 pages. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf, about 15 pages with light pencil marking.
Hardcover. New York, Robert M. Mc Bride and Company, 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Hardcover, 272 pages, b&w illustrations. Old tape marks on end papers, light staining; else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 208 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Slight fraying at corners of dust jacket and faded spine. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Barcelona SP, FKG. , reprint, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Facsimile edition. Folio. Cloth binding, 191 pages. In 1834 the leading scholars of the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, led by Professor A.L.G. Bayle, compiled a remarkable atlas of exquisite anatomical drawings. It immediately became a benchmark work in international medical and scientific communities, praised not only for its scientific value but also for the artistry of the color plates. This large facsimile volume features 94 color plates, 11 x 15 inches, labeled in English, German, French, and Dutch.
Softcover. Uppsala Sweden, ACTA Universitatis Upsaliensis, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, blue paper wraps, SIGNED note from the author laid in. Unpaginated, a collection of papers on the subject. Very clean and bright copy. Light wear to covers.
Hardcover. St. Louis, C.V. Mosby, 6th pr., 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 452 pages. Illustrated with b&w photographs & line drawings, previous owner's stamp on endpapers and bottom edge. Otherwise clean, tight copy. This book is truly a classic, beloved by plastic surgeons throughout the world. Its strength lies in its simple, elegant approach to solving common reconstructive problems encountered by plastic surgeons at all levels of training. Its appeal transcends specialty interests, with aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons alike finding this book to be an invaluable resource for daily practice.
Hardcover. London, Trubner & Co., 1st, 1874, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 361 pages. Hardcover. Fold-out diagram attached to title page. Brown cloth covers w/ edge wear, chipping to top of spine. Marking on title page. Foxing to fly leaves. Hinges cracking. Else pages clean and tight.
Hardcover. Burlington, VT, Board of Directors, 1st, 1941, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 68 pages. Hardcover with NO dust jacket. Plans for New Construction at the Mary Fletcher Hospital laid in. Fading and fraying on top spie, otherwise, clean, tight copy throughout. Black and white pictures.
Hardcover. E. & S. Livingstone, 1st, 1964, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dustjacket, 174 pages including index. 45 b&w illustrations. Medical anthropology mostly based on the author's experience of the Shona, and a series of lectures to students. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Washington DC, Smithsonian Institution Press , 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 257 pages, index, bibliography, notes, glossary, b&w illustrations. In precolonial Rwandan culture, the body and the organization of the universe were thought of in terms of the flow and blockage of fluids. Operating in a "gift economy," the king and ritual specialists regulated these fluids--milk, honey, rain, blood--thereby ensuring the health of the people and the fertility of their land and cattle. Today, much of same imagery suffuses popular healing, and many sicknesses are depicted as perturbations in the flow of bodily humors. However, not all healers adhere to the precolonial symbolic forms.Identifying a primary image schema in Rwandan popular concepts of the body and cosmology, Milk, Honey, and Money explains how specifically Rwandan forms have been affected by the culture's capitalist transformation. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Williams and Norgate, 1st, 1897, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardbound edition of the four journals for 1897. 584 pages. Half leather with marbled boards, spine with raised bands, fading. Short closed tear at top of spine. Clean, unmarked pages.
Hardcover. New York, Orange Judd , reprint, 1865, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 432 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w illustrations throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Blind stamp decoration on front cover. Small portion of top dust jacket edge missing. Previous owners stamp on front paste down. Water stain to bottom and fore edge, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Santa Fe, Twin Palms, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. Illustrated with 127 black & white medical photographs. Content focuses on the unusual - not for the timid. Red remainder mark on bottom edge at spine. Dust jacket in clear plastic protective cover. Clean, bright copy.
Softcover. Washington DC, National Geographic Society, 1st, 1919, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, illustrated with b&w photos, maps, advertisements. Original yellow and black wrappers, spine with light wear, good to very good. Articles include: Chicago Today and Tomorrow, The League of Nations, Medicine Fakes and Fakers of All Ages.
Hardcover. New York, Academic Press, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 366 pages, b&w illustrations. Gray cloth with silver lettering on spine, in a bright dust jacket. Previous owner's signature on inside front cover, otherwise clean and tight.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Thomas, Cowpertwait and Company, 1st, 1851, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 396 pages, tan calf covers with black leather spine label with gilt title. B&W illustrations and charts throughout. Peeling on cover and short crack along spine edge. Light foxing to pages. Pencil signature of previous owner on front flyleaf. Clean internally.
Softcover. New York, Perigee Books, Reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 446 pages. Softcover with only light shelf wear to covers. Light marginal foxing to top edge. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Johnson and Warner etc., reprint, 1818, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 344 pages, full leather binding with spine label. With improvements and notes by Thomas C. James. A nice copy with only faint foxing. Volume two only of a two volume set.
Softcover. Cambridge MA, The MIT Press, reprint, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 638 pages. Translated by E. Horne Craigie with the assistance of Juan Cano. Must-read for any student in natural sciences or history of science. More than the father of Neuroscience, Cajal's autobiography shows the breadth of his scientific curiosity and relates the lessons this early Nobel laureate took from his many and varied experiences as a boxer, soldier, physician and inventor. His narrative explains not just what he did that established his reputation, but what motivated him to do it and how he overcame obstacles along the way.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Lindsay & Blakiston, 2nd, 1868, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Vol I 927 pages plus publishers ads. Vol II 1079 pages. Full leather binding with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Edge wear, rubbing and scuffs to covers. Both volumes rear hinge cracked, but bindings still tight and strong. Pages clean and bright. previous owner's embossed stamp to front and rear end papers. Musty odor.
Hardcover. Boston, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1st, 1918, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, Green boards,gilt title box and title on front cover and spine. 151 pages plus ads, rough cut foredges. The effects and treatment of traumatic shock after World War I written by s physician who was there. Bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, C. M. Saxon & Co, 1st, 1856, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 384 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w illustrations throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Blind stamp decoration on covers. Includes appendix of books available from the publisher. Edge wear and tearing to spine. Shelf wear to covers. Foxing to top edge and preliminary pages. Otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 416 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations throughout. Bright, clean, unclipped dust jacket. Tight binding, sharp corners, clean & unmarked.
Softcover. Sanbornton, Sant Bani Press, First Edition, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 333 pages. Softcover. Full page, full color illustrations and a few in bw. Interviews & reflections with Kirpal Singh, Baba Sawan & Sant Ajaib. Light wear to spine edges, light sunfading to lower spine. Discolored smudge to top edge. Previous owner's signature to preliminary pages. Otherwise, clean & unmarked copy.
Softcover. Kansas City, Andrews McMeel, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 128 pages. Softcover with light wear to paper wrappers. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Tight copy. Cartoons by Cullum.
Hardcover. DA Information Services, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 431 pages, with charts and illustrations throughout. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper, minor edge wear, otherwise, very clean and bright copy.
Softcover. Manchester UK, Manchester University Press, reprint, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 364 pages. From 1348 to 1350 Europe was devastated by an epidemic that left between a third and one half of the population dead. This source book traces, through contemporary writings, the calamitous impact of the Black Death in Europe, with a particular emphasis on its spread across England from 1348 to 1349. Rosemary Horrox surveys contemporary attempts to explain the plague, which was universally regarded as an expression of divine vengeance for the sins of humankind. Moralists all had their particular targets for criticism. However, this emphasis on divine chastisement did not preclude attempts to explain the plague in medical or scientific terms. Also, there was a widespread belief that human agencies had been involved, and such scapegoats as foreigners, the poor and Jews were all accused of poisoning wells. The final section of the book charts the social and psychological impact of the plague, and its effect on the late-medieval economy. Bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, lightly worn dust jacket. "The Great Epidemic" by A. A. Hoehling is a dramatic documentary about the worst plague in history, the flu epidemic of 1918. Between March and December five hundred thousand Americans perished, and nearly twenty million sickened.
Hardcover. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press , 2nd pr., 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 380 pages. Black & white illustrations. Clean, tight copy. Author of an earlier groundbreaking work on Nazi medical horrors, Proctor began this book after discovering documents showing that the Nazis conducted the most aggressive antismoking campaign in modern history. Further research revealed that Hitler's government passed a wide range of public health measures, including restrictions on asbestos, radiation, pesticides, and food dyes. Nazi health officials introduced strict occupational health and safety standards, and promoted such foods as whole-grain bread and soybeans. These policies went hand in hand with health propaganda that, for example, idealized the Fuhrer's body and his nonsmoking, vegetarian lifestyle. Proctor shows that cancer also became an important social metaphor, as the Nazis portrayed Jews and other "enemies of the Volk" as tumors that must be eliminated from the German body politic.