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History of Medicine

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1 The British Journal of Dental Science Vol. XXXII, Nos 506, 511, 514, 518, 520, 521
London J. P. Segg & Co. 1889 Paperback, stapled Fair Octavo 
Six issues. Staples are rusted and have stained and eroded surrounding paper. Some light water staining to upper and fore edges and into adjacent margins. Covers all worn, some a little torn at corners and along the spine. All pages attached and unmarked. Many illustrated advertisements. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail, Bown, Stephen R.
2 Bown, Stephen R. Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail
Camberwell Vic Viking/Penguin Australia 2003 0670041203 / 9780670041206 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 12mo 
284 pp. A little creasing to upper edge of dustjacket. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. "This is both a history and a detective story; it is about class, wilful ignorance and ludicrous decision-making, and about how a cure for scurvy was found, ignored, lost, and finally implemented to the great benefit of all seafaring nations." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Botanic Guide to Health, and the Natural Pathology of Disease, Coffin, A. I.
3 Coffin, A. I. Botanic Guide to Health, and the Natural Pathology of Disease
Manchester The British Medico-Botanic Press 1850 Nineteenth Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo 
375 pp. General and edgewear to treated cloth boards; corners worn through. Foxing and discolouration to edges of text block. Occasional foxing and stains to otherwise unmarked pages. A few small tears. Binding is solid. General index; index of remedial agents (plants by common names, and medical compounds), index by various forms of diseases. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Curability of Tumours by Medicines, Compton-Burnett, J.
4 Compton-Burnett, J. Curability of Tumours by Medicines
Calcutta M. Bhattacharyya & Co 1967 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo 
384 pp. Maroon cloth boards a little sunned along the spine, but clean and bright. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. A few pages roughly cut at the fore-edge; small tears to the rear endpapers. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Manual of Etheropathy, Containing the Therapeutic Properties of the Twenty-two Specifics, and a list of known Maladies. Also Shewing the means of preventing and healing them., Count Manzetti
5 Count Manzetti Manual of Etheropathy, Containing the Therapeutic Properties of the Twenty-two Specifics, and a list of known Maladies. Also Shewing the means of preventing and healing them.
Berne W. Stamm Risold Card Covers Good No Jacket 16mo 
90 pp. Undated. Light general and edgewear to boards. Foxing to edges of text block; a little internal foxing. First and last pages (not quite endpapers are partially pasted to front and back boards, and torn a little. Otherwise string binding is solid throughout. Internally unmarked. "By Dr. Count Manzetti, (Senator of the Quirites of Rome; Vice-Consul of Haiti, etc.). Authorized English translation from the French." 
Price: 125.00 AUD
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6 Hacking, Ian Mad Travellers: Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses
London Free Association Books 1999 1853434558 / 9781853434556 First British Hard Cover Good + Good + Octavo 
x, 239 pp. Dustwrapper is not price clipped but has a little wrinkling along upper edge. Small coffee stain to upper edge of text block, and small stain to lower edge of front endpapers. Internally bright, clean, and solidly bound. Black-and-white maps and illustrations in the text. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Voices of Madness: Four Pamphlets 1683-1796, Ingram, Allan. Foreword by Roy Porter
7 Ingram, Allan. Foreword by Roy Porter Voices of Madness: Four Pamphlets 1683-1796
Great Britain Sutton Publishing 1997 0750912103 / 9780750912105 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo 
154 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Book as new. Notes; Further reading; Index. "Though different in circumstances and intention, [these writings] provide, as Professor Ingram makes clear in his detailed introduction, insight into the realities of madness in the 18th century and the ways in which language and literary conventions were adapted to address those realities." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Conquest of Disease, Masters, David
8 Masters, David The Conquest of Disease
London John Lane The Bodley Head 1925 First Hard Cover Good Fair Small Octavo 
314 pp. Considerable general and edgewear to dustjacket, which has been pasted to book's endpapers along the flaps, which are covered with strips of heavy paper. Foxing to edges of text block; occasional foxing to margins. Occasional very tidy underlining (with the help of a straightedge) throughout. Attractive but worn bookplate to front free endpaper. With 68 black-and-white photos in plates. "The story of the romance of medicine and of the gradual conquest of disease by the sacrifice and energy of single-minded men -- of Jenner's fight against smallpox, the discovery of anaesthetics, Lister and his antiseptics, Pasteur's great work, the gradual conquest of Malaria and yellow fever, and an account of the most recent medical researches." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Prevention and Cure, Miles, Eustace
9 Miles, Eustace Prevention and Cure
Methuen 1911 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo 
247 pp + 31-pg catalogue of books published by Methuen. Considerable general and edgewear to blue cloth boards. Foxing to edges of text block and throughout, confined mostly to margins. Two or three occurrences of pencilled marginalia. A few pages beginning to split at the gutter, but overall binding is sound. The book contains chapters on the prevention and cure of conditions including (but not limited to) self-slavery, old age, colds, obesity (and thinness), inattention and bad memory, monotony, crankiness, failure, hurry, disease and dis-ease in general. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Mukherjee, Siddhartha
10 Mukherjee, Siddhartha The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
London Fourth Estate 2011 0007367481 / 9780007367481 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
571 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Creases a small section of back cover. Internally as new. Black-and-white plates. "Provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and a brilliant new perspective on the way doctors, scientists, philosophers and lay people have observed and understood the human body for millennia." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine (Allen Lane History), Porter, Roy
11 Porter, Roy Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine (Allen Lane History)
Penguin/Allen Lane 2002 0713996692 / 9780713996692 Third Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Small Octavo 
199 pp. Just a little creasing to upper edge of unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text ("startlingly illustrated"). "This fascinating, witty and often shocking book by Britain's greatest medical historian explores the many ingenious ways in which we have fought disease over the ages in our quest for immortality." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Great Plague, Porter, Stephen
12 Porter, Stephen The Great Plague
Great Britain Sutton Publishing Limited 1999 075091615X / 9780750916158 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Octavo 
213 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Book is as new. Black-and-white illustrations (drawings, photos, maps, charts, diagrams) throughout. Notes, Bibliography, Index. "This enthralling study examines the nature of the disease and 17th-century opinions regarding its cause together with the measures taken by both national and local governments to restrict its spread and to deal with its victims. Well illustrated with contemporary and near-contemporary material, The Great Plague is the ideal detailed study of the most famous killer in British history." 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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A Handbook of Vaccination, Seaton, Edward C.
13 Seaton, Edward C. A Handbook of Vaccination
London Macmillan 1868 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
488 pp. Considerable wear to maroon cloth boards. Foxing to edges of text block. Barring occasional light foxing, internally unmarked; solidly bound. Pages uncut at upper edges. Discusses both medical and public-health policy aspects of smallpox vaccination. Includes the Vaccination Act, 1867, along with commentary and regulations relative to public vaccination. 
Price: 150.00 AUD
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Hypnotism and the Power Within, Van Pelt, S. J.
14 Van Pelt, S. J. Hypnotism and the Power Within
London Skeffington and Son Limited 1951 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
201 pp. plus diagrams ("How hypnotic suggestion cures nervous trouble. Curing the man who was afraid." etc) 21 illustrations and diagrams, including plates of photographs of hypnosis sessions in which all the faces have been whited out. Front eps are split, showing mesh, but binding is still sound.. Owner's inscription and bookshop sticker on ffep. Foxing, especially on edges and endpapers. Pages are unwrinkled, unmarked. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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