Paris. Illustrated with wood engravings and lithographs throughout, most of urological instruments. Very thick 8vo, half morocco, joints reinforced. V.p., v.d., mostly printed in Paris, 1820s - 1870. Very good. Articles by J.-Z. Amussat, Alphonse Amussat, Lucien Boyer, Filhos, and others. J.-Z. AMUSSAT's articles include his doctoral thesis, several works in the field of urology, eg. Tableau Synoptique de la Lithothrypsie... (1832); Quelques Considerations Pratique sur le Broiement de la Pierre (1853). Also included are some of his writings on.....
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1910. 9.75 x 7.25 inches, heavy stock deckle-edged black-and-white portrait, no place, no date, circa 1910, signed "S. Baruch" -- a distinguished shoulder-up image with his trademark small rimmed glasses and Van Dyke beard. Outstanding contrast as Baruch has signed on the white border below his image. Near fine condition. Jewish physician and pioneer of hydrotherapy in the United States but best known as the father of financier Bernard Baruch. He began his career as a surgeon in the Confederate.....
Madrid: Antonio Cruzado, 1794. Protrait, 56pp. 4to, cont. calf, somewhat worn, spine wormed; hinges cracked, some waterstaining. Madrid: Antonio Cruzado, 1794. Very good (-). Advocates the treatment of sunstroke by the application of pure fresh water to the head. With bookplate of Dr. Joseph Recamier.
Zaragoza: 1753. 70 pages. Small 4to, old marbled wrappers; pagination irregular. Zaragoza, 1753. A very good copy. Perez was the first practitioner in Spain to derive a lucrative practice from hydrotherapy. This ed. not in Blake, who notes that some attribute the work to Vicente Ferrer y Beaumont. Hirsch 4, 557. Not in Palau. No copies of this edition in NUC.
New York: Fowlers and Wells, 1851. 282 pages + 6 pages of advertisements, 8vo, original brown blind stamped cloth (somewhat edgeworn and with neat repairs at extremities; pages foxed). New York: Fowlers and Wells, 1851. Very good(-) One of the first American advocates of scientific hydrotherapy, Shew introduced Priessnitz' system of water-cure into the U.S.