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THE SCHOOL OF SALERNUM. Regimen Sanitatis Salerni. The English Version by Sir John Harington
Rome: Edizioni Saturnia for Ente Provinciale per il Turismo, Salern, 1959.
92, [4] pp, in cream card covers with flaps. Light glue stain on flaps, soft bump at foot of spine, ink name on first (blank) leaf, near fine otherwise. "The Code of Health of the School of Salernum", original Leonine Latin verses with English translation by the Elizabethan poet (first published 1607). Medical and philosophical aphorisms that arose from the venerable medical school at Salerno. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 23478                          Order / Enquire



CHININUM: Scriptiones Collectae Anno MCMXXIV Editae
Amsterdam: Bureau for Increasing the Use of Quinine, 1925.
Original orange and black cloth. pp xii, (263) + 12 plates + folding map at rear. Map, facsimile holograph and illus. in text. Spine lightly sunned, small soil spots to front cover, bookplate inside front cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Papers on the uses of quinine. Topics covered included malaria, pneumonia, heart disease, surgery, gynecology & obstetrics, dermatology & venerial diseases, odontology, and more. Text is in English
$40.00                          Book Number: 28170                          Order / Enquire



THE CANADA LANCET: A Monthly Journal of Medical and Surgical Science, Criticism, and News
Toronto: The Canada Lancet, 1896.
Volume 28, Aug.1895- July1896. Quarto, bound in contemporary black cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. pp 440, 6, Supplement. Photos, drawings, portraits in text, ads. Front joint has a one inch cloth split at top, endpapers have foxing, pp 320-40 have tan soil spots, with loss of a few words on two pages; else a VG copy. Lead article is "The Economics of Prostitution". 1.5 kg parcel
$60.00                          Book Number: 31709                          Order / Enquire



REGULATIONS FOR THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Knoxville, TN: Bohemian Brigade Bookshop, 1989.
Facsimile reprint of the Washington: GPO, 1861, edition. Octavo, printed green cloth. pp (ii), 89, (5). Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.
$25.00                          Book Number: 37462                          Order / Enquire



McGILL UNIVERSITY MONTREAL. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE FOR THE SESSION 1931-32 (cover title)
Montreal: Gazette Printing Company, for the University, 1931.
Octavo. Buff card covers. pp 82, [2]. Very small chip to lower outer corner of front cover, else fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 45332                          Order / Enquire



EPISTAXIS ( 4 issues for 1936-39)
Toronto: University of Toronto, Medical Society, 1936-39, 1936.
10 inches / 25.5 cm, stapled in illustrated paper covers printed in red and black. Volume 25, 1936; Volume 26, 1937; Volume 27, 1938 and Volume 28, 1939. pp 30, 46, 38, 40 (including rear cover). Toronto ads, verse, articles, jokes, cartoons and illustrations, etc. Vol. 37 has a macabre cover illustration of a skull. Staples a bit rusty, near fine. An annual published by the student Medical Society, University of Toronto. "Epistaxis" means nosebleed. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$60.00                          Book Number: 45382                          Order / Enquire



PRESENT REMEDIES AGAINST THE PLAGUE etc. With an introduction by W. P. Barrett
London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1933.
Octavo, cream card covers. Spine lightly darkened, ink owner name at front, else fine. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles, No. 7. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$18.95                          Book Number: 46027                          Order / Enquire



WORK FOR CHIMNY-SWEEPERS or a warning for tobacconists. With an introduction by S.H. Atkins. 1601
London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1936.
Octavo, cream card covers. Facsimile reprint. Spine lightly darkened, ink owner name at front, else fine. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles, No. 11. Anti-tobacco tract. "Better be chokt with English hemp, / then poisoned with Indian Tobacco." Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.95                          Book Number: 46028                          Order / Enquire



ABBOTT, Maude E.
HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC.
Toronto: Macmillan, 1931.
Quarto, blue cloth. (3)-97, [1] pp. Folding frontispiece and numerous plates inserted. Endpapers slightly tanned, else a fine copy. First published as a section of THE STORIED PROVINCE OF QUEBEC (1931-32, 5 vols.), this separate edition has additions and is somewhat uncommon.
$45.00                          Book Number: 10866                          Order / Enquire



ALDWINCKLE, Jo
OSHAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL: "heart-beat of the community"
Oshawa, ON: The Hospital, 1975.
Octavo, blue cloth, illustrated endpapers. pp (8), (266) + [34] pp photos. Ink presentation inscription at front, else fine in fine jacket.
$18.95                          Book Number: 45563                          Order / Enquire



Arcos, Joseph C., editor
Chemical Induction of Cancer: Modulation and Combination Effects an Inventory of the Many Factors which Influence Carcinogenesis
Boston: Birkhäuser, 1995.
Octavo, printed boards, pp 709. Fine copy, no owner marks. 2 kg parcel.
$95.00                          Book Number: 47298                          Order / Enquire



Berman, Elaine R.
Biochemistry of the Eye
New York: Plenum Press, 1991.
Glossy boards. pp 475, indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks. In print at CAD 289.00 (2017). 1.5 kg parcel.
$95.00                          Book Number: 47430                          Order / Enquire



BLISS, Michael
THE DISCOVERY OF INSULIN
Toronto: McCelland and Stewart, 1982.
Brown boards. pp 304 + plates. Notes, bibliography, index. Fine copy, with a compliments of Eli Lilly Canada card attached to front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a sticker scar to front panel, VG+ otherwise. An authoritative account of this life saver invented at the University of Toronto.
$19.95                          Book Number: 45112                          Order / Enquire



BOUSFIELD, Leonard, M.D.
SUDAN DOCTOR
London: Christopher Johnson, 1954.
Tan boards. 201, [3] pp + plates. Small soft bruise to outer corners of covers, else fine in fine jacket. Experiences of a doctor working a lifetime in the Sudan Government Medical Service. He was appointed to the Sudan in 1906 and his service corresponded with the years of the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium. Much on the fauna and flora of the Sudan.
$22.00                          Book Number: 15548                          Order / Enquire



BROWN-SÉQUARD, Charles-Édouard, 1817-94
"Injection dans le sang d'extraits liquides du pancréas du foie, du cerveau et de quelques autres organes" [with] "Faits montrant combien est grande et variée l'influence du système nerveux sur la nutrition et les sécrétions"
Paris: G, Masson, 1892, 1891, 1891.
Two extracts from ARCHIVES DE PHYSIOLOGIE NORMALE ET PATHOLOGIQUE, both edited by Brown-Séquard. Octavo, pp 10, [2]; 747-61, sewn in light green wrappers of the periodical. The first paper is number 4 of the Oct., 1891, issue, and the second paper is number 1 of the Jan., 1891, issue. Both issues have the bookplate of Prince Roland Bonaparte (1858-1924) tipped inside the front cover, as well as ink notes that they were received from the author 21 Feb, 1892. There is also a small gilt bordered paper label with an "L" affixed to the lower inner corner of the front covers. Both issues have nicks to fore edges but are otherwise VG+. The second pamphlet, "Faits montrant..." has a printed label with the title pasted on the front cover. It's title continues "Influence curative du liquide testiculaire dans un grand nombre d'affections locales ou générales, organiques ou fonctionnelles." The last page, the beginning text of another article I expect, has a sheet of blank paper pasted over it.>>>"Brown-Sequard: An Improbable Genius Who Transformed Medicine traces the strange career of an eccentric, restless, widely admired, nineteenth-century physician-scientist who eventually came to be scorned by antivivisectionists for his work on animals, by churchgoers who believed that he encouraged licentious behavior, and by other scientists for his unorthodox views and for claims that, in fact, he never made. An improbable genius whose colorful life was characterized by dramatic reversals of fortune, he was a founder-physician of England's premier neurological hospital and held important professorships in America and France. Brown-Sequard identified the sensory pathways in the spinal cord and emphasized functional processes in the integrative actions of the nervous system, thereby anticipating modern concepts of how the brain operates. He also discovered the function of the nerves that supply the blood vessels and thereby control their caliber, and the associated reflexes that adjust the circulation to bodily needs. He was the first to show that the adrenal glands are essential to life and suggested that other organs have internal secretions. He injected himself with ground-up animal testicles, claiming an invigorating effect, and this approach led to the development of modern hormone replacement therapy. Charles-Edouard Brown-Sequard was reportedly 'one of the greatest discover of facts that the world has ever seen'. It has also been suggested that 'if his reasoning power had equaled his power of observation he might have done for physiology what Newton did for physics.' In fact, scientific advances in the years since his death have provided increasing support for many of his once-ridiculed beliefs." - blurb for Michael J. Aminoff's Brown-Sequard: An Improbable Genius Who Transformed Medicine (Oxford 2010). Brown-Séquard was born in Mauritius to an American father and French mother. He studied in Paris and taught in America (Medical College of Virginia, Harvard), London, and Paris. He was the originator of the theory that eating monkey glands (testes) could make you virile (not true), but it was enough to "sufficient to set the field of endocrinology off and running." - John C.M. Brust. "Brown-Séquard was a keen observer and experimentalist. He contributed largely to our knowledge of the blood and animal heat, as well as many facts of the highest importance on the nervous system. He was the first scientist to work out the physiology of the spinal cord, demonstrating that the decussation of the fibres carrying pain and temperature sensation occurs in the cord itself. His name was immortalized in the history of medicine with the description of a syndrome which bears his name (Brown-Séquard syndrome) due to the hemisection of the spinal cord, which he described after observing accidental injury of the spinal cord in farmers cutting sugar cane in Mauritius. Far more important is that he was one of the first to postulate the existence of substances, now known as hormones, secreted into the bloodstream to affect distant organs. In particular, he demonstrated (in 1856) that removal of the adrenal glands resulted in death, due to lack of essential hormones. At age 72, at a meeting of the Societie de Biologie in Paris, Brown-Séquard reported that hypodermic injection of a fluid prepared from the testicles of guinea pigs and dogs leads to rejuvenation and prolonged human life. It was known, among scientists, derisively, as the Brown-Séquard Elixir. Brown-Séquard's research, published in about 500 essays and papers, especially in the Archives de Physiologie, which he helped to found in 1868 along with Jean-Martin Charcot and Alfred Vulpian, cover a very wide range of physiological and pathological subjects." - Wikipedia.
$350.00                          Book Number: 43341                          Order / Enquire



BRUCE, Herbert A.
VARIED OPERATIONS: an autobiography
Toronto: Longmans, Green, 1958.
Red cloth. pp (xviii), (368) + plates. Index. Spine lightly sunned, ink owner name at front, VG unworn jacketless copy otherwise. Dr Bruce was an important Canadian surgeon, founder of the Wellesley Hospital, served as Lt.-Gov. of Ontario and an M.P. in Ottawa. Note: a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$13.95                          Book Number: 44274                          Order / Enquire



BRUCE, Herbert A.
VARIED OPERATIONS: an autobiography
Toronto: Longmans, Green, 1958.
Red cloth. pp (xviii), (368) + plates. Index. VG in worn and taped jacket. Dr Bruce was an important Canadian surgeon, founder of the Wellesley Hospital, served as Lt.-Gov. of Ontario and an M.P. in Ottawa. Note: a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$16.95                          Book Number: 45197                          Order / Enquire



CANNIFF, Wm. (Dr. William Canniff, 1830-1910)
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IN UPPER CANADA 1783-1850. An Historical Narrative, with Original Documents Relating to the Profession, Including Some Brief Biographies.
Toronto: William Briggs, 1894.
Thick octavo, original brown cloth stamped in black and gilt, cream endpapers. pp (2), xii, (9)-688, (2) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 19 other plates inserted. Slight shelf rubbing to foot of spine, lower edges of covers; mild wear to outer corners; text paper lightly yellowed, as always; else a VG+ bright and tight copy, no previous owner marks. An essential reference for the history of medicine in Ontario (Upper Canada), with biographical sketches of nearly 300 physicians. Dr. Canniff, R.C.S., a professor of surgery and pathology at Victoria College, was also (1883-91) the first medical health officer in the city of Toronto. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$150.00                          Book Number: 14269                          Order / Enquire



CHAPPELL, F., and others
THE HOSPITAL AND THE LAMP
Oshawa, ON: Oshawa General Hospital, 1956.
Octavo, pp 90, [2], stapled in buff card covers. Soiling and soft creases to the covers, VG otherwise. History of the hospital since 1910. Scarce. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$24.95                          Book Number: 45564                          Order / Enquire



CLUTE, Kenneth F.
THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER: A Study of Medical Education and Practice in Ontario and Nova Scotia
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1963.
Black cloth. xvi, 566 pp., 104 tables, appendices, index, glossary, Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has small chips and short tears, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author to one who is mentioned in the thanks on p. x. An account of a detailed study of 86 general medical practices, carried out at the University of Toronto at the behestof the College of General Practice of Canada. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$19.95                          Book Number: 45164                          Order / Enquire



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