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Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching, Adams, Norman
1 Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching
Adams, Norman
New York Bell Publishing Company 1972 0517135973 / 9780517135976 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (letterline on copyright page begins with "a") in clean dust jacket. Clean gray boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs.152 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The horrible history of body-snatching, which reached its peak at the beginning of the 19th century. Fron Land's End to John o'Groats, people lived and died in terror of the bodysnatchers, for the old saying you are worth more dead than alive was never as true as in those days, when the ressurectionists busied themselves in the graveyards of the land at the dead of night--in search of "things for the surgeon." 026845

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Vegetable Diet - As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and By Experience in All Ages, Alcott, William A.
2 Vegetable Diet - As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and By Experience in All Ages
Alcott, William A.
Andrews McMeel Publishing 2012 1449423140 / 9781449423148 Facsimile Edition Hardback Very Good+ 
Very attractive facsimile edition of William A. Alcott's "Vegetable Diet" originally published in 1838. It was the first American book to advocate a vegetarian diet and the author was a founding member of the first organization to promote vegetarian philosophy, the American Vegetarian Society. Clean dark green cloth boards with gold border, lettering, and a color paste-on decoration. Gilt page edges. No bumping or wear. Green ribbon page marker. Clean marbled endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Introduction by Anna Thomas. 276 pages. 027227

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3 In Africa with Schweitzer
Berman, Dr. Edgar
Far Hills, NJ New Horizon Press 1986 0-88282-025-7 / 9780882820255 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean gold boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light wear at top & bottom of spine and to one corner, very small closed edge tear (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A remarkable memoir by the U.S. surgeon who worked with Schweitzer". "A moving, in-depth portrait of one of this century's most remarkable men and of the provacative writer-physician who sought him out". 8vo. Biography. 007716

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What Men Live By, Cabot, Richard C., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University
4 What Men Live By
Cabot, Richard C., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1914 Leather_bound Very Good+ 
"Published January 1914" on copyright page. Clean brown leather boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. A few very light scuffs to spine, tiny closed tear (1/4") at lower spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Slight browning to outside edges of front and rear free endpaper from leather contact, otherwise clean, no foxing or marks. 341 pp. Author writes on the roles work, play, love and worship in the happiness of humanity. 021011

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Which Doctor?, Candy, Edward
5 Which Doctor?
Candy, Edward
New York Rinehart & Co. 1954 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean mint green cloth boards with black and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 250 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips or tears, hint of slightest edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Mystery. 014089

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Speaking of Operations, Cobb, Irvin S.
6 Speaking of Operations
Cobb, Irvin S.
New York George H. Doran 1915 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Tony Sarg, Illustrator 
Beautiful copy of this decorated binding in original dust jacket. Clean brown paper covered boards with black lettering, black, white and gray illustration on cover in perfect condition. Black lettering and very small decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers (very slight browning, and a name in erasable pencil on front free endpaper). Illustrations by Tony Sarg. 64 pages. Dust jacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine ends, a little wear to corners and a some tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Early printing (no GHD symbol; no additional printings listed). An exceptional copy. 025018

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Clara Maass: A Nurse - A Hospital - A Spirit, Cunningham, John T.
7 Clara Maass: A Nurse - A Hospital - A Spirit
Cunningham, John T.
New Jersey Rae Publishing 1968 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original illustrated dust jacket. Clean color illustrated cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean - clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 96 pages. Illustrated jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The biography of nurse Clara Maass and a history of the hospital that was named after her. 028140

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Sutures In Ancient Surgery, Davis and Geck
8 Sutures In Ancient Surgery
Davis and Geck
Brooklyn Davis & Geck, Inc. 1927 First Very Good+ 
28 beautiful monochrome plates on cream-colored stock depicting historical surgeries and each one is attributed to the performing surgeon, dated 1927-1942, in original softcover portfolio with gilt lettering on cover. All plates are unworn, a few have very faint waterstain to left edge. Brown marbled paper portfolio cover has slight edge wear. Landmark surgeries such as Caesarean sections and repairing skull fractures. 027495

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9 The Experiment
Denker, Henry
New York Simon & Schuster 1976 0-671-22268-6 / 9780671222680 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean dark green cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 256 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, hint of age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Set in a major Midwestern medical research center, this is a powerful novel about brilliant, complex and gifted people caught up in professional jealousies, bitter intrigues and physical passions that threaten to destroy them. 8vo. Fiction. 010205

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Disputed Passage, Douglas, Lloyd C.
10 Disputed Passage
Douglas, Lloyd C.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1939 First Hardcover Very Good good Jacket 
First Edition, with 1939 on copyright page and on title page. Clean rose colored cloth boards with black lettering and horizontal line decoration on cover and spine. Light wear to spine corners, a few small spots of fading to spine. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper and a tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 432 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), shallow chipping at top bottom spine edge, wear to corners and flap folds, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a young doctor and the lessons he learned in patience, fortitude, humility and devotion to his profession. 018069

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The Fifth Avenue Hospital Clinics: First Series, Based on the Material from the Semi-Monthly Staff Meetings, Editorial Board (Joseph Fobes; D. S. D. Jessup, Milton J. Raisbeck; Charles Tenney)
11 The Fifth Avenue Hospital Clinics: First Series, Based on the Material from the Semi-Monthly Staff Meetings
Editorial Board (Joseph Fobes; D. S. D. Jessup, Milton J. Raisbeck; Charles Tenney)
New York Paul B. Hoeber, Inc. 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean burgundy ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering on spine (somewhat dimmed), blind-stamped insignia on front and rear board. Very light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names or bookplates. Frontis photograph "Entrance view of Fifth Avenue Hospital". Well illustrated throughout with photographs and charts. 336 pgs. with index. 8vo. Non-fiction. 006260

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The Beetle of Aphrodite and Other Medical Mysteries, Ford, Michael; Peter Howell
12 The Beetle of Aphrodite and Other Medical Mysteries
Ford, Michael; Peter Howell
New York Random House 1985 0394547977 / 9780394547978 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale gray boards with blue cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 359 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a couple of short closed edge tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Authors of "The True History of the Elephant Man", Michael Howell and Peter Ford, vividly re-create twelve medical mysteries and provide their provocative solutions in this book. With doctors as sleuths, and sometimes even culprits, these skillfully drawn histories encompass the fields of exploration and epidemiology, as well as history and anthropology. 025606

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Triumph Over Pain, Fulop-Miller, Rene
13 Triumph Over Pain
Fulop-Miller, Rene
Indianapolis / New York Bobbs Merrill 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front pastedown; brief previous owner inscription dated December 25th, 1941 on front free endpaper. Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul. Illustrated with black and white plates. 438 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, very slightly age-toned and a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of mankind's age-old struggle with the problem of physical suffering, from beyond the dawn of history to that that astonishing day when a Boston dentist made the use of ether practical. The story of anesthesia is often overlooked, but has been so important to the warfare on the physical agony of man. 027930

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Doctor at Sea, Gordon, Richard
14 Doctor at Sea
Gordon, Richard
London Michael Joseph 1954 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Later printing in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with white decoration, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small old book store ticket at top edge of front free endpaper. 219 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, no fading or chips, slightest edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hilarious sequel to that medical mirthquake, "Doctor in the House", this is the good doctor's medical misadventures on a cruise ship. 025749

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Don't Fence Me In - Leprosy in Modern Times, Gould, Tony
15 Don't Fence Me In - Leprosy in Modern Times
Gould, Tony
London Bloomsbury Publishing 2005 074757510X / 9780747575108 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with black lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 420 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (L20.00 on front inside flap), slightest hint of edge wear, no chips or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A superb and enlightened book to throw light into the shadows of a still-feared disease. 023341

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16 Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies
Hawkins, Cora Frear
Ames, IA The Iowa State University Press 1971 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with old photographs. CLean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005273

Price: 15.00 USD
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An Elephant's Ear: The Diary of an American Housewife in Africa, Hicks, Beverly R.
17 An Elephant's Ear: The Diary of an American Housewife in Africa
Hicks, Beverly R.
New York Vantage Press 1973 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author and with a letter signed by the author laid in. Green boards with unchipped silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed in upper left corner of front free endpaper by the author: "Best Wishes - I hope you enjoy it. - Beverly Hicks." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 108 pages. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, one short closed edge tear; nice photo and brief bio of the author on rear panel, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A delightful and honest picture of what life was like for a woman who went to Kenya with her husband to live in the 1970's. Bob Hicks, her husband, was a surgeon in the "Flying Doctors' Service" and assigned to Nairobi on a fellowship sponsored by the African Medical and Research Foundation. 028024

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Medical History of Contraception, Himes, Norman E., Ph.D.
18 Medical History of Contraception
Himes, Norman E., Ph.D.
Baltlimore The Williams & Wilkins Co. 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates, slight offset (browning) to front free endpaper where small bookplate fell off. Pages and edges are clean. 521 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Large 8vo. Medical. 007770

Price: 25.00 USD
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19 A Guide to Kenya and Northern Tanzania
Horrobin, David F.
New York Scribners 1971 684-12629-X Hardbound Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
304 pgs. Nr Fine in VG+ DJ - archival quality mylar cover Very clean tight book with no names or writing inside. Illustrated with beautiful color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped. Author is professor of Medical Physiology at University of Nairobi, Kenya. A beautiful book.Africa. 002191

Price: 10.00 USD
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Bad Blood: The Scandalous Story of the Tuskegee experiment--when Government Doctors Played God and Science Went Mad, Jones, James H.
20 Bad Blood: The Scandalous Story of the Tuskegee experiment--when Government Doctors Played God and Science Went Mad
Jones, James H.
Free Press 1981 0-02-916670-5 / 9780029166703 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 272 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small edge nicks and very short closed edge tears, slight vertical surface wrinkle due to manufacturing on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Authentic and appalling study of government syphilis medical research on 400 African American men from 1932 to 1972. 8vo. Black History. 015492

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