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The Young Lady's Friend, A Lady (Farrar, Eliza).
1 A Lady (Farrar, Eliza). The Young Lady's Friend
Boston American Stationer's Company 1836 no First Edition Cloth Fair No Jacket 
First edition. Bluish cloth with faint branchlike decorations. xi, 432 pp. A guide for women on how to dress, act in public, with other women, men, etc. With a short section on nursing, including tending to blisters, lifting a patient, leeches, etc. Another chapter deals with fashion, with another discussing health and ways to maintain it. FAIR condition. Cloth bubbling up on the front cover. Heavy uneven fading and discoloration, with minor soiling, some spotting, minor foxing and staining. Cloth very frayed and worn along the extremities and hinges, being almost entirely split along the rear hinge, as well as chipped at the spine's tail. Front cover weakly attached at the interior hinge, with the rear cover and spine mostly separated from the text block, holding on at the bottom. Front endpaper apparently missing. Scattered moderate foxing throughout. Sabin 106147. 
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2 Andrews, Edward Wyllys M.D. The Reefing Operation for Movable Kidney
No Place No Publisher no Wraps Good 
No publisher or place. States 'Reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association October 6, 1900,' at the foot of the last page. Presumed to be circa 1901. Orange printed wraps, with an ad for the journal on the rear cover. 11 pages. With a few illustrations of a surgical procedure. A discussion of nephrorrhaphy or nephropexy, an operation to treat floating kidneys, mentioning the procedure and techniques, as well as discussing potential remedies for relapse. Dr. Edward Wyllys Andrews was one of the founders of the Institute of Medicine in Chicago, as well as serving on various surgical societies. He was also noted for his "Andrews' imbrication operation" for inguinal hernia repair (American College of Surgeons website). GOOD+ condition. Uneven fading to the wraps, heavier along the extremities. Minor soiling. Faint date stamp to the lower left front cover. Minor creasing and tearing along the extremities, with splitting to the head of the spine. Light toning to the text block. 
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3 Andrews, R.H. (editor). The Medical Summary. A Monthly Journal of Practical Medicine, New Preparations, Etc. August, 1903
No Place R.H. Andrews, Publisher 1903 no Wraps Good 
161-192 pp., plus 40 pp. of ads. An issue of this journal devoted to medicine and medical practices, containing essays by various doctors and others regarding treatment for different ailments, use of medicine, etc. Also included are a few formulas for medicines to treat asthma, a liniment to treat pain, incontinence of urine, a formula for epilepsy, and a formula for rheumatism. GOOD condition. Some foxing, minor soiling and staining to the covers. Wrappers chipped, with loss, at the head of the spine. 
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4 Boring, Edwin G. Cutaneous Sensation After Nerve Division in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Physiology Vol. X. No. I. 1916
London Charles Griffin and Company 1916 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 95 pp. With a few figures and one photo plate. A discussion of sensation recovery in the skin, and experiments conducted on human participants, also discussing the previous experiments by H. Head, W.H.R. Rivers and J. Sherren. GOOD+ condition. Wrappers browned along the extremities. Some curling along the edges. Some browning to the paper. 
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5 Catalani, Vincenzo L'Ami du Beau Sexe, ou Nouvelles Reflexions sur L'Influence des Femmes dans le Societe, et sur leur Education. Tome Trois. Catechisme de Medecine Domestique, relative aux enfans.
A Bourg en Bresse De L'Imprimerie de Janinet 1805 no Half-Leather Fair No Jacket Ex-Library 
Dark blue paper covered boards with a leather spine. 365 pp. ALL TEXT IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN, with Italian on the left side and French on the right. A single volume of this three volume work (this being volume 3). While the whole work is apparently devoted to contemplating women and their role and influence on society, this particular volume is devoted to the health and medical issues of infants and children, as well as how these relate to the mother. Set up in a question and answer format, the work looks at the basic body functions in infants and children, as well as potential health issues and medical treatments. Of note is a 'digression' on vaccines and vaccinations, arguing in favor of vaccines. Vincenzo Catalani was an Italian jurist and reformer, living from 1769 to 1843. FAIR/GOOD condition, ex-library. Several library stamps on the inside front cover and first endpaper, with call numbers in pencil on the title page. Previous owner's bookplate and signature. Backstrip completely MISSING. Moderate scuffing to the boards, with heavier bumping and scuffing along the extremities. Minor soiling and uneven darkening. Interior clean and solid. 
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6 Chadwick, James R. Peristalsis of the Genital Tract, and a New Theory to Explain Relaxation of the Vaginal Outlet during Labor. Reprint from Volume X Gynecological Transactions.
No Place No Publisher no Original Wraps Good 
Circa 1895. Wraps. 8 pp. A reprint work extracted from volume X of Gynecological Transactions, providing a short and technical explanation of the author's theory on the relation between the womb and vagina, which would cause the muscles in the vagina to relax and allow the baby out. Chadwick was a noted Boston based gynecologist, helping to found the gynecological department at Boston City Hospital, as well as the American Gynecological Society. He was also noted for supporting women in the practice of medicine (Wikipedia). GOOD condition. Some soiling and minor pencil notation to the front wrap. Light creasing and toning to the pamphlet. Small inch piece missing from the lower right corner of the piece. Interior solid and clean. 
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7 Combe, Andrew The Principles of Physiology applied to the Preservation of Health, and to the Improvement of Physical and Mental Education
New York Harper and Brothers 1845 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Black cloth with black leather spine. Printed from the seventh Edinburgh edition. 396 pp., plus index. With six woodcut illustrations of the body. A guide to the various parts and systems of the body, with tips for maintaining general health, both through physical and mental exercises. With chapters on the skin, the bones and muscles, the lungs, the nervous system, a chapter on the moral treatment of nervous disease and insanity, etc. Andrew Combe was a Scottish physician, known for his research and support of phrenology. This was his most popular work. GOOD condition. General fading, minor to moderate scuffing and some soiling. Minor insect damage to the leather at the head and tail of the spine, with general scuffing, some flaking and wear to the leather. Previous owner's signature present. Moderate foxing to the endpapers, with minor scattered foxing throughout. 
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8 Cutter, Calvin MD Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene
Boston Benjamin B. Mussey and Co 1852 no Full-Leather Fair No Jacket 
Bound in light brown leather. With 150 engravings. This book covers all aspects of anatomy and physiology, with ways to care for the human body including posture recommendations, etc. In FAIR condition. White paint type spotting on the front cover and lower spine. Light soiling. Some scuffing and fading. Moderate to heavy edgewear. Corners bumped and scuffed. Spine pulled with minor loss of binding at the top. Front hinge starting to split with the back hinge split about halfway up. They are still well attached and the text block is tight. Dampstaining to the lower first and last endpage. Text is clean and solid. Writing in faint pencil on the last endpage. Solid copy of this work in FAIR condition. 
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9 Dammann, Gordon; Bollet, Alfred Jay Images of Civil War Medicine. A Photographic History.
New York Demos Medical Publishing 2008 no Trade Paperback Very Good 
Trade paperback. Quarto. 204 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A visual history of the role of medicine in the Civil War, documenting medical facilities, surgeons, equipment, etc. With sections on Confederate medicine, Civil War hospitals and field hospitals, wounds and diseases, nursing and role of women, etc. With explanatory text throughout. VERY GOOD condition. A hint of wear to the exterior, with a large gift inscription on the half title, which has transferred through a little to the title page. 
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10 Estes, J. Worth; Goodman, David M. The Changing Humors of Portsmouth. The Medical Biography of an American Town 1623-1983
Boston Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine 1986 no First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
363 pages including index. With a few black and white photos throughout. A history of the practice of medicine in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from 1623 to the 1980's demonstrating not only the influence of changing medical practices, but also the influence of social and economic forces. In VERY GOOD condition with minor fading to the jacket, moderate to the spine. Minor scuffing and bumping to the jacket extremities with minor loss the the upper rear corner. General fading to the book covers. Minor foxing to the page edges, not affecting text. Interior clean and solid. 
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11 Flower, Dr. R.C. Youth, Health and Happiness
Boston Dr. R.C. Flower, presumed Publisher no Original Wraps Fair 
no date, but believed circa 1890's to early 1900's. Printed wraps. 57 pages with a photo of Dr. R.C. Flower and A.H. Flower. A self-published work discussing the keys to health and happiness, asserting that most diseases and problems can be cured through the use of the mind but also advocating proper sleep and nutrition. Flower also advertises for his services as a metaphysical healer, using "Christian science" to treat his patients. Many pages of testimonials from the press, individuals and other sources are included, as well as an interview with Flower. Richard C. Flower advertised as a clairvoyant and hypnotic healer, establishing a business in Boston, Massachusetts selling patent medicines. He also was involved in various mining interests, paying dividends to his investors from sale of stock. It appears Flowers was involved in many schemes surrounding medicinal practices and other pursuits, and was arrested several times, jumping bail and assuming disguises to avoid authorities in Canada, the United States, Mexico and South America. He served a little time in 1914, eventually dying in 1916. Some of his hypnotic healing and belief in the mental origin of disease may have been inspired by Mary Baker Eddy, also in Boston at the same time as Flower (information from An Annotated Catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform). FAIR/GOOD condition. LACKING rear wrap, with front wrap DETACHED but present. Heavy chipping and tearing to the front wrapper extremities, with loss to the lower corners. Minor soiling and fading to the wrap. The booklet is solid with a faint dampstain affecting the lower left portion of the first 6 pages. Slight curling/creasing to the upper right corner. 
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12 Gorter, Robt. W. M.D. Iscador. Mistletoe Preparations Used in Anthroposophically Extended Cancer Treatment
Berlin Germany Verlag Fur ganzheitsMedizin 1998 3905436027 / 9783905436020 Trade Paperback Good 
82 pp. Illustrations throughout. An English language translation of this work examining the properties of mistletoe, including its cultivation and preparation, for its uses in potential cancer treatments. GOOD condition. Small area of soiling/staining to the front cover. Minor toning. 
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13 Houck, Peter W. A Prototype of a Confederate Hospital Center in Lynchburg, Virginia
Lynchburg, VA Warwick House Publishing no Trade Paperback Very Good 
: no date, circa 1986. Trade paperback. 228. Black and white illustrations throughout. A history of the large hospital complex built by the Confederacy in Lynchburg, Virginia during the Civil War, discussing its layout, day to day operations and featuring biographies of many men and women who were instrumental in its running. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling, with a few small stains to the upper rear cover. Minor scuffing to the extremities. 
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14 Hutchison, Joseph C. A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene
Clark and Maynard, Publishers 1876 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Illustrated. With a color frontis of the viscera in position. GOOD condition. Moderate scuffing to the boards. Minor soiling. Edges rubbed with heavy bumping and fraying to the corners and heavy fraying/pulling to the spine top and bottom. Slight fabric loss in these parts. Inner text is clean and well bound. This book, with many black and white illustrations, discusses the body framework (skeleton), the muscles, the skin, the chemistry of food, digestion, circulation, respiration, the nervous system, etc. Solid, charming copy in GOOD condition. 
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15 Lamb, Albert Richard The 2nd General Hospital. World War II 1942 to 1945. An account of the army-affiliated unit of the Presbyterian Hospital in the city of New York in the European Theater of Operations
New York Columbia University 1997 no First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
First edition. Hard cover in unclipped jacket. 192 pages including index. With black and white photos throughout. A history of the participation of the 2nd General Hospital in World War II, chronicling the units movements in various European theaters of war. VERY GOOD+ jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Moderate scuffing to the extremities of the jacket. Minor fading and a hint of soiling. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Interior clean and solid. 
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16 Naboru Muramoto Healing Ourselves: A Book to Serve As a Companion in Time of Illness and Health : Based on the Lectures and Teaching of Naboru Muramoto
New York Avon Books 1977 0380009005 / 9780380009008 Trade Paperback Good Quarto 
150 pp. A work drawing on Oriental or Eastern medicine and homeopathic treatments, providing a guide to preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases with food, herbs and other natural remedies. This includes medicines and teas, etc. GOOD condition. Heavy creasing to the covers. Uneven fading and some soiling. Paper toned in the interior. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Esoteric Anthropology, Nichols, T. L.
17 Nichols, T. L. Esoteric Anthropology
New York Published by the Author 1854 no Cloth Fair 
Brown cloth decorated in blind. 482 pp. With a few illustrations throughout. A work studying the various systems, organs and function of the human body, while discussing at length procreation and pregnancy. Short sections discuss marriage and prostitution, with Nichols arguing for divorce when desired. In discussing prostitution, Nichols asserts it is a phenomenon that cannot be stopped due to supply and demand, and as such, efforts should be focused on the health and welfare of the prostitute. Health and disease are covered, as well as the use and principles of the water cure. Thomas Low Nichols was a dietician and author, promoting free love, spiritualism and healthy eating (see Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography). FAIR condition. Pages 217-226 DETACHED and laid in. Heavy fading, general discoloration, some spotting, soiling and staining to the covers. Cloth very worn along the extremities. Text block weak but intact. Scattered foxing and minor dampstaining throughout. 
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Handwritten letter detailing the medical procedures undertaken to heal an 'ununited fracture of the humerus.', No author Given
18 No author Given Handwritten letter detailing the medical procedures undertaken to heal an 'ununited fracture of the humerus.'
No Place No Publisher no Unbound Fair 
Handwritten letter detailing the medical procedures undertaken to heal an 'ununited fracture of the humerus.' No author, date or location, although dates in the text indicate the treatment took place around 1851-1852, perhaps in Massachusetts. Single sheet, folded into four pages, all full of writing. The author documents his encounter with a 28 year old male who had broken his humerus in a carriage fall. It had not healed correctly, despite attempts by other doctors. The doctor/author of this letter recalls his efforts to reset the bones, including removing callouses and other treatments that eventually led to an apparent somewhat successful outcome. FAIR/GOOD condition. A one by two inch area of loss present at the upper left corner, resulting in small amounts of MISSING text in that location on the first two pages. Dark browning present in this area, with other small spots of browning and staining to the paper. Small hole at the center fore edge, with a few letters missing because of this. Another tiny hole present in the last page. Horizontal fold creases present. A few tiny tears along the extremities. Light fading. 
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19 No Author Given Nineteenth Annual Report of The Rainbow Cottage for the Year ending December thirtieth 1909
South Euclid, OH The Rainbow Cottage, Publisher 1909 no Original Wraps Good 
Wraps. 45 pages. With several black and white photos of staff and children. A report for the Rainbow Cottage a convalescing home for children, then affiliated with the Lakeside Hospital. The report includes comments from doctors and nurses on various treatments for "crippled children" including specific success stories. Also included is a general report on funding, contributions, etc., as well as a brief comment on the lack of electricity, despite repeated promises that it would be supplied to South Euclid, Ohio. GOOD condition with heavy chipping along the upper front wraps. Two tears at the upper front wrap fore edge with some splitting along the spine. Uneven darkening, with minor soiling. Small area of staining to the upper rear cover with faint dampstaining affecting the upper margin and fore edge margin of the pages. Interior clean and solid with some toning to the paper. 
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20 No author Given Scientific Happiness. Health and Prosperity within your Reach
Rochester, NH The Scientific Happiness Association 1931 no Wraps Very Good 
Plain brown wraps. Unpaginated, 16 pp. 8 by 4 inches. A booklet offering short quotes from various sources, including the Bible, medical papers and other sources on various topics. This includes several pages on sex and sexuality, advocating moderation, as well as discussing sources of various diseases and the causes and treatment of nervous exhaustion and sexual impotency. This last section is attributed to John D. Quackenbos in a speech before the New Hampshire Medical Society. Other sections relate to moderation of tobacco use and alcohol, as well as biblical predictions of World War I. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and edgewear to the covers. 
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