New York: Gryphon Editions, 1991. Illustrated. ix + 300pp, Small 8vo, full gilt-decorated leather, small dampstain lower foredge. Birmingham: Privately printed for The Classics of Cardiology Library, Gryphon Editions 1991. A near fine copy. Balfour (1823-1903) was physician to the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh; he wrote especially about the diseases of the vascular system and of the heart. Facsimile of the 1894 first edition.
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Birmingham: Classics of Cardiology, 1989. Edited by J. Bouillaud and Translated from the French by Charles W. Chauncy. LIII + 449 pages. 8vo, full gilt-decorated grey leather, a.e.g. Birmingham: Privately Printed for The Classics of Cardiology Library, 1989. A Fine Copy. Facsimile of the 1833 First American Edition.
Birmingham: Classics of Cardiology, 1988. Together with: Auenbrugger, Leopold. On Percussion of the Chest. 2 volumes. in one. 8vo, full gilt-decorated leather, a.e.g. Birmingham: Privately Printed for the Classics of Cardiology Library, 1988. A Fine Copy. "Corvisart really created cardiac symptomatology and made possible the differentiation between cardiac and pulmonary disorders. He was the first to explain heart failure mechanically and to describe the dyspnoea of effort. His translation of Auenbrugger's book on percussion resulted in the universal adoption of.....
Birmingham: Classics of Cardiology Library, 1993. 483pp, 8vo, full gilt-decorated leather. Birmingham: Privately Printed for the Classics of Cardiology Library, 1993. A Fine Copy. "Samuel Johnson called Heberden 'the last of our learned physicians'". Facsimile of the first english edition, 1802. GM 2207.
Birmingham: Classics of Cardiology, 1986. 612pp + folding reference table. 8vo, gilt-decorated green leather. Birmingham: Privately Printed for the Classics of Cardiology Library, 1986. Facsimile of the 1832 first edition. "Hope did much to advance the knowledge of heart murmurs, valvular disease, and aneurysm..." GM 2747.
Rochester, MN: 1964. 3.75 x 6.5-inch First Day Cover commemorating the Mayo Brothers, postmarked Rochester, Minnesota on September 11, 1964, with an embossed metallic cachet depicting a physician working in a laboratory. Boldly signed "Richard R. Lower" and "Louis B. Russell" (Heart Surgeon and Transplant Recipient). Near fine condition. American surgeon and pioneer in heart transplants. He created the Shumway-Lower approach and taught the procedure to Dr. Christian Bernard in 1966, setting the stage for the latter's first successful human.....