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Opera Omnia Medica

By Freind, Joannis., M.D. (1675-1728)

Paris: Guillelmum Cavelier, 1735. Second Edition . Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Pagination: lvi, 232, 388, (4); bound in full mottled calf (re-backed preserving the original spine), spine has six compartments with five raised bands and red leather label; marbled end pages; old water stain in lower fore corner in the margin (not affecting text), most visible up to page 18 of the first work and the last hundred pages of the last work. Text in Latin. End pages contain several penned and penciled notations from previous owners and booksellers including an inscription "W.A. Greenhill / Sept. 16, 1839 / from Rev. Edw. Marshall". This is a reprint of the first collected Latin edition published in London in 1733. Freind is best known for his History of Physick from the Time of Galen to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century (Historiae Medicinae), which comprises the last section of Opera Omnia Medica. Also included in this collection are Freind's Chemistry Lectures at Oxford University in which he sought to apply Newtonian physics to chemistry, Emmenologia (on gynecological matters), writings on fevers, his translation of the writings of Hippocrates into Latin, and his correspondence with Dr. Richard Mead on various medical matters. According to Garrison and Morton, "Freind was the first English historian of medicine. His work The History of Physick (originally published in 1725) is the best English work on the period of which it treats. Freind dabbled in politics and planned the above work (History of Physick) while committed to the Tower of London on a charge of high treason, a charge of which he was innocent. Legend has it that Sir Robert Walpole, Prime minister at the time, suffered much from renal calculi and called in Mead, a great friend of Freind. Mead refused to treat Walpole until Freind was released, and this was speedily arranged!

$600.00

Dissertation on the Chemical and Medical Properties of the Bristol Hotwell Water to which are added Practical Observations on the Prevention & Treatment of Pulmonary Consumption

By Carrick , A. ( Andrew ), M.D. (1767-1837)

Bristol: N. Biggs, 1797. First Edition . Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bound in speckled boards with paper label on spine, 167 pp., title page slightly darkened and foxed and has 1" closed tear at inner margin, text pages are bright. A nice copy.

$250.00

On Rest and Pain: A Course in Lectures on the Influence of Mechanical and Physiological Rest in the Treatment of Accidents and Surgical Diseases and the Diagnostic Value of Pain

By Hilton, John

New York: William Wood & Co., 1879. Second Edition . Brown Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 299 pp., b&w illustrations, top and bottom of spine worn. This is a work from Wood's Library of Standard Medical Authors; a nice, bright copy.

$25.00

The Internal Secretions of the Sex Glands: The Problem of the "Puberty Gland

By Lipschutz, Alexander

England & America: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd. & Williams & Wilkins Co., 1924. Apparent First Edition . Green Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 513 pp., b&w illustrations, very nice tight bright copy.

$25.00

The Physiognomical System of Drs. Gall and Spurzheim Founded on an Antomical and Physiological Examination of the Nervous System in General and the Brain in Particular...

By Spurzheim, J. G.

London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1815. Second Edition . 1/4 Leather/Marbled Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 581 pp., frontispiece plus 18 plates in rear, front joint split but not broken, top and bottom of spine have some chipping, red ink stamp on title indicates this had been in the library of the Steevens Hospital (Dublin?) - no other library indications. Front pastedown has old bookseller's engraved label - Grant Bolton & Co., 4 Dame Street, Dublin. Pages are bright and nearly free of foxing.

$350.00

Principles and Practices of Refraction: An Elementary Treatise on the Science of Refraction as Applied to "Sight Testing" Including Retinoscopy, Astigmatism, Ophthalmoscopy, Asthenopia, Frame Fitting and Muscular Deficiencies, etc.

By Amsden, Lionel G.

Toronto: The Canadian Optician, 1903. Apparent First Edition . Blue Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 224 pp., b&w illustrations, minor wear.

$45.00

A Practice of Physic: Comprising Most of the Diseases not Treated of in "Diseases of Females" and "Diseases of Children

By Dewees, William P.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. Second Edition . Full Calf. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 819 pp., bottom of spine has three-quarter inch chip, two leaves (pp. 479 - 482) have a semi-circular diagonal slice through them, nearly detaching half of each leaf, though still readable. Binding somewhat scuffed, light foxing throughout.

$45.00