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Plattsburgh: Allen, 1833. 3 illustrations. 280 pages. 8vo, original beige boards with blue cloth spine; covers detached, ownership signature excised from top of title page, scattered foxing throughout. Plattsburgh: F.P. Allen, 1833. First edition. A good copy of this uncommon title. A pioneering work on digestion, based on experiments with patient Alexis St. Martin, whose stomach was exposed by a gunshot wound. Beaumont (1785-1853), a United States Army surgeon, was the first to study digestion and the movements of the.....
Birmingham: Classics of Medicine, 1980. 280pp, 8vo, full gilt- decorated grey leather, a.e.g. Birmingham: Privately Printed for the Classics of Medicine Library, 1980. A Fine Copy . Facsimile of the original 1833 edition. "Beaumont was the first to study digestion and the movements of the stomach in vivo." GM989.
New York: Schuman, 1946. Notes and Introduction by Genevieve Miller. Illustrated, 87pp. 8vo, cloth. New York: Henry Schuman, 1946. First Edition. A very good (+) copy. Beaumont, a surgeon in the U.S. Army, "was the first to study digestion and the movements of the stomach in vivo." GM p. 164. First reproduction of his two ms. notebooks, which were kept simultaneously, one containing his medical observations, the other personal reflections of a non-medical character.
155 pages. 12mo, original green printed wrappers; soiled and worn. Paris: E. Garnot, 1855. "Contient la relation de faits de somnambulisme dont la lecture fit sourire les journaux serieux, l'auteur ayant laisse au langage de ses sujets, toute leur...pittoresque expression (faire, caca, etc..)" Caillet 891.
X-ray illus. 2 pages (pp. 202-203) IN: Deutsche Medicinische Wochenschrift vol. 22, no. 13. 4to, modern wrappers. Leipzig, 1896. First Edition. Whole number offered entire. Becher introduced a solution of lead into the stomach of a guinea-pig, making it opaque to x-rays; he thus showed the possibility of radiological diagnosis of gastric disease. GM 3516.
2 pages (pp. 1768-1769) IN: Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 54, no. 22. Tall 4to, modern wrappers. Chicago, 1910. First Edition. Whole number offered entire. Beer's method of transurethral fulguration of bladder tumours, from which arose the operation of transurethral prostatectomy.
Ed. by Charles H. Weller. Transl. by George C. Monteath. 5 plates, 4 in color. 2 vols. in one, thick 8vo, full leather, a.e.g. (Birmingham: Privately Printed for the Classics of Ophthalmology, 1986). Limited Edition. "Beer is remembered for his textbook; the doctrines in it dominated practice for many years...He also presented for the first time the general principles of treating post-traumatic inflammations, including penetrating and perforating injuries as well as injuries to the orbit." GM 5842. Facsimile of the.....
Leipzig: Lipsius & Tischer, 1894. Ein neuer experimenteller phylogenetischer Forschungsweg. 60pp. 8vo, stitched, new wrappers. Kiel und Leipzig, 1894. Very good. A proposal to test Darwin's theory of natural selection, by a German physician who is best known for Die Carcinomlitteratur, his important contribution to history of oncology (G-M 2661).
Berlin: Karger, 1936. Mit 26 Abbildungenauf, 14 Tafeln. 8vo, modern 1/2 green cloth with original paper label; corners bumped. 23 microphotographs at end. Berlin: Karger, 1936. Very good (+). First Edition. A microphotographic study of certain pathologic states of the eye, including Tabes dorsalis, Lues cerebrospinalis, and multiple sclerosis. Behr (1874-1943) wrote a number of works dealing with diseases of the eye, including diseases of the ocular nerves, of the central visual pathway, of the chiasma and the optic tract.....
Birmingham: Classics of Surgery, 1987. Twenty full-pages plates, most in color. viii + 134 pages, large, oblong 8vo, gilt-decorated, red leather, a.e.g.; leather bookplates with limitation number and owner's name inside front cover. Birmingham: The Classics of Surgery Library, (1987). A fine copy. Facsimile of the London, 1821 edition. With separately printed publisher's notes.
Birmingham: Classics of Medicine, 1984. Illustrated. 186pp. 4to, full brown leather, a.e.g. (Birmingham: Privately Printed for the Classics of Medicine, 1984). Fine. "Bell's artistic and literary skills combines with his knowledge of anatomy and physiology to make the work a tour de force of art history and the anatomical and physiological basis of facial expression." GM 6604.92. Facsimile of the 1806 edition.
Philadelphia: 1832. 8vo, cloth-backed boards; foxing, ex-lib, slight tears to t.p., not affecting text. Philadelphia, 1832. First Edition. A comprehensive treatment, and, according to Kelly and Burrage, among Bell's finest works. This book was believed to have contained "a fuller and more impartial digest of the medical practice of cholera ... from the first appearance of the diseases in Bengal in 1817, down to the present time, than any one work hitherto published." (Preface). Bell (1796-1872) and Condie (1796-1875) were.....