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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. Mescal.

    Mescal.

    London: 1928

    First edition, first impression. Highly significant presentation copy of the author's breakthrough study of mescaline-induced hallucinations, handsomely inscribed "To Professor W. R. Miles, with compliments of the author Heinrich Kl Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 112683

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  2. Un souvenir de Solferino.
    First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a blank before the half-title: "Monsieur Albert Dunant de la part de l'auteur", apparently in a secretarial hand. An excellent familial association: Albert Dunant was a state councillor for the canton of Geneva; this copy also carries his attractive etched bookplate... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 110889

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  3. The Practice of The Most Successful Physitian Paul Barbette, Doctour of Physick.
    First edition in English, an English translation of Praxis Barbettiana, Dekkers's Latin edition, which was first published in Leyden in 1669. Barbette (16201666?) was a celebrated Dutch physician. He was relatively unusual for his time in that he disapproved of bloodletting. The attractive frontispiece shows him taking the... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 109779

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  4. Die Freigabe der Vernichtung lebensunwerten Lebens.
    First edition, a superb copy of this rare and influential work, in which the psychiatrist Hoche (1865-1943) and the lawyer Binding (1841-1920) for the first time explicitly asserted that the killing of people with disabilities, including wounded veterans from the First World War (the care of whom was creating a strain on... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 106733

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  5. On the Geographical Distribution of Some Tropical Diseases, and their Relation to Physical Phenomena.
    First edition, scarce. Robert William Felkin ()1853-1926) was a medical missionary, a prolific author on Uganda and Central Africa, an early anthropologist with an interest in ethnomedicine and tropical diseases, and a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. "An interesting example [of the use of medical maps] is... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 102181

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  6. Medical Scene
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100797

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  7. Essays on Physiognomy.
    Reprint of the defence by Lavater - "the last of the descriptive physiognomists" (Garrison & Morton) - of the pseudo-science of physiognomy, more correctly pathognomy, "the age old quest for the art how to know men" (Hunter & MacAlpine). Lavater's work was first published in German in 1772 and enjoyed widespread success... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100644

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  8. The Lepers of Our Indian Empire:
    First edition. Wellesley C. Bailey (1846-1937) was an Irish missionary who, in 1874, founded the Mission to Lepers, an international organisation to establish leper asylums around the world. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 97756

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  9. Trait de la gangrne.
    First edition. An early work by the French Enlightenment economist Fran Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96589

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  10. Trait Mdico-Philosophique sur l Alination Mentale, ou la Manie
    First edition, first impression. "In October 1793, while serving as m Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 91493

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  11. 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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  12. Observations chiefly on Pulmonary Disease in India and an Essay on the Use of the Stethoscope.
    First edition, uncommon early British Malay imprint - the Dutch ceded Malacca to Britain in 1824 - just five copies on COPAC - Cambridge, Edinburgh, Imperial, RCS, and Wellcome - and five on OCLC, BnF, three in Germany, one in Switzerland. The first work mentioning the use of the stethocope to be published in Asia. Conwell... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 88738

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  13. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.
    First 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 Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 88469

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  14. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
    First 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... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 85988

    Out of stock

  15. Some Observations on the Contamination of Water by the Poison of Lead:
    Second edition, originally published in 1850. This volume discusses the effects of lead poisoning from contaminated water, which the author admits he at first believed was a limited problem, but during his researches came to realise was actually widespread and under-diagnosed. Harrison was a physician in Manchester and a... Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 82694

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  16. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881
    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

    Stock Code: 82407

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  17. An Essay on the Epidemic Cholera of India.
    First published 1820; "This work was published eleven years ago, in a very unprepossessing form, at Madras; where not a sheet of printing paper was to be procured, and at a press which had scarcely ever been occupied but on the Chinese straw-paper sheets of a weekly journal Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 82406

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  18. De re metallica, libri XII:
    First edition. "The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times" (PMM). The book is extensively illustrated with a fine series of almost 300 woodcuts, some signed with the monogram "RMD", generally attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (fl. 15251572) or,... Learn More
    £45,000

    Stock Code: 80925

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