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THE LIFE AND WORKINGS OF THE BEAVER
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THE LIFE AND WORKINGS OF THE BEAVER

By Spiegel, Dr. Morris

Albany, N.Y.: Dr. M. Spiegel, 1904. First Edition. Softcover. Good. (16)pp; illustrations in text. More than half of this booklet is an advertising vehicle for Dr. Jones' Beaver Oil as a curative for sciatica, rheumatism, neuralgia, sore throat, bronchitis, back ache, toothache, headache, bruises, sprains, lameness, chilblains, frostbite, etc. Bound in pictorial tan wrappers; smudged throughout, staples rusted. 8.25" x 5.75" Dr. M. Spiegel and his sons were charged in 1915 with violation of the Food & Drugs Act for misbranding and exaggerated claims for the efficacy of Dr. Jones' Beaver Oil. The charge noted in part, "This Liniment has been in use since 1869." [WorldCat finds two holdings of this title: Central Connecticut State and U Rochester Medical Center.].

$50.00

WASH YOUR FAT AWAY WITH HOWARD OBESITY OINTMENT:  Simple, Harmless and Inexpensive External Remedy  [broadside]
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WASH YOUR FAT AWAY WITH HOWARD OBESITY OINTMENT: Simple, Harmless and Inexpensive External Remedy [broadside]

By Howard Company

New York: Howard Co, 1900. Original document. Very Good. Broadside, printed in black ink on pulp stock, lightly tanned. Text in part: "It removes fat from that part of the body to which it is applied--restoring the natural bloom of youth, leaving no wrinkles or flabbiness....You merely apply the ointment to the part you wish reduced....We guarantee results....We will send you our book on obesity, which gives cases and facts of the new discovery--a cure by absorption....Confidential." A full-figured woman in Victorian dress is shown as rather glum. 17" x 11" The Howard Company operated from Suite 40, No. 6 W. 22d St., New York." [Unrecorded by WorldCat.].

$35.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIAN & WRITER DR. J.G. HOLLAND, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIAN & WRITER DR. J.G. HOLLAND, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Holland, Josiah Gilbert

New York: Sarony, 1860. Original document. Fine. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone portrait of Holland in wide-lapel coat, white dickey and collar, and bow tie, facing left and looking slightly to his right. Below the image is printed "Sarony, 680 Broadway, N.Y.", above which is written in ink "Dr. Holland" [not an authentic signature]. Holland (1819-1881), later known by his pseudonym "Timothy Titcomb," earned his M.D. at Berkshire Medical College, tried practicing medicine at Springfield, Massachusetts, did some writing on the side, and eventually gave up medicine in favor of editing and writing, &c. His works include a "History of Western Massachusetts," "Titcomb's Letters to Young People," three novels, three books of poetry, etc.

$125.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIAN & POET, OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN PHYSICIAN & POET, OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS

By Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr

Boston: Warren, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head and shoulders sepiatone image of Holmes in coat, vest, starched collar and bow tie, looking slightly to his left. Printed on the verso: "Warren, Boston and Cambridgeport, Mass." Written in pencil, "OWHolmes" [not an authentic signature]. Holmes (1809-1894) was a New England medical reformer and author, perhaps best known for his "Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table" and related titles.

$150.00

TRADE CARD FOR DR. BICKNELL'S SYRUP, THE GREAT CHOLERA REMEDY ... Prepared only by Edward Sutton, Providence, R.I.  11 month 1865
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TRADE CARD FOR DR. BICKNELL'S SYRUP, THE GREAT CHOLERA REMEDY ... Prepared only by Edward Sutton, Providence, R.I. 11 month 1865

By Sutton, Edward and Abraham Lincoln

New York: Demas Barnes & Co., General Agent, 1865. Original document. Good. Mounted on the recto is an albumen print of a scene at Abraham Lincoln's funeral, showing a casket with the name "Lincoln," a grieving woman, two lighted candles, a Union soldier crying, a scout in buckskin, and a small view of the interior of the church where services were held. On the verso is a detailed promotional text for the cholera remedy, including a long testimonial by one Benjamin Hall, wholesale dealer in flour and groceries. Faint corner stain. Image measures 2" x 3-1/8". Card measures 2.5" x 4" The Huntington Library has a different exploitative card, featuring Lincoln and Tad at the center of a promotion for Dr. Bucknell's Syrup.

$100.00

MRS. WINSLOW'S DOMESTIC RECEIPT BOOK FOR 1873
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MRS. WINSLOW'S DOMESTIC RECEIPT BOOK FOR 1873

By Curtis, Jeremiah & John I. Brown

New York: Curtis & Brown, 1873. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. 32pp. Contains many recipes for breakfast and tea cakes, puddings and pies, dessert cakes, side dishes and relishes, pickles and preserves, and home remedies, along with ads and testimonials for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, Brown's Bronchial Troches and Vermifuge Comfits, and The Household Panacea. Bound in printed yellow wrappers. 6.25" x 3.75" "In the 1840s, Charlotte N. Winslow developed a medicine to quiet restless and teething infants and children. Her daughter and son-in-law, Lucy and Jeremiah Curtis, became proprietors of the patent medicine. The syrup had 65 mg morphine per fluid ounce" (WorldCat note).

$30.00

THE GARDEN OF HEALTH:  An Account of Two Herbals,  The Gart der Gesundheit and the Hortus Sanitatis   [leaf book]
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THE GARDEN OF HEALTH: An Account of Two Herbals, The Gart der Gesundheit and the Hortus Sanitatis [leaf book]

By Shaffer, Ellen

San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1957. First Edition. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. Fine/Very Good. Folio. pp: (viii), 41; frontispiece, rubricated title-page with sun device in green, two full-page and a number of text illustrations in black and white + an original leaf from the Hortus Sanitatis of 1499 containing text and four woodcuts. Bound in tan linen and red pictorial boards, acetate dust jacket. 13.25" x 9" One of 300 copies, designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy.

$225.00

ADDRESSES ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE PORTRAIT OF GEORGE B. WOOD, M.D. ... TO THE WISTAR AND HORNER MUSEUM, ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM HIS CHAIR,  MARCH 15, 1860
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ADDRESSES ON THE OCCASION OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE PORTRAIT OF GEORGE B. WOOD, M.D. ... TO THE WISTAR AND HORNER MUSEUM, ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM HIS CHAIR, MARCH 15, 1860

By Shorb, J. Campbell and R. LaRoche

Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 1860. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. 17pp. Bound in printed gray wrappers, sewn. 9" x 5.75" Dr. Wood was Professor of the Practice of Medicine and Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Drs. Shorb and LaRoche authored a number of other papers in their field.

$25.00

TRAITE ZOOLOGIQUE ET PHYSIOLOGIQUE SUR LES VERS INTESTINAUX DE L'HOMME:  ATLAS
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TRAITE ZOOLOGIQUE ET PHYSIOLOGIQUE SUR LES VERS INTESTINAUX DE L'HOMME: ATLAS

By [Bremser, Johann Gottfried]

Paris: Panckoucke, 1824. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. 6pp; 12 b&w plates with tissue guards. Bound in printed salmon wrappers, furled at edges. 10.5" x 8.25" Text in French, describing the plates. [OCLC locates two holdings: San Diego State, College of Physicians of Philadelphia.].

$75.00

CHICAGO MEDICAL JOURNAL ADVERTISER:  Embracing Notices of Only First Class Houses in the Various Branches of Business Represented
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CHICAGO MEDICAL JOURNAL ADVERTISER: Embracing Notices of Only First Class Houses in the Various Branches of Business Represented

By Chicago Medical Journal

Chicago: Medical Journal, 1873. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp; illustrated adverts. Advertisers include: publishers of medical books; wholesale druggists; Garratt's Electric Disk; Lanoix Vaccine; Rush Medical College; Dr. Kidder's Electrical Apparatus; Harvard U Medical Department; Savory & Moore's Pancreatic Emulsion; French Brandies, West India Rum, California Wines & Brandies; Fougera's Cod Liver Oil; Kirkwood's Fumigating Inhaler; &c. Printed self-wrappers, neatly removed from a bound volume of pamphlets. 9.5" x 6"

$25.00

THE LADIES BIRTHDAY ALMANAC, 1935:  Thedford's Black-Draught [and] Cardui for Women
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THE LADIES BIRTHDAY ALMANAC, 1935: Thedford's Black-Draught [and] Cardui for Women

By Chattanooga Medicine Company

Chattanooga, Tennessee: Chattanooga Medicine Co, 1935. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. (32)pp; illustrations in text (products and testimonial portraits). Bound in pale green wrappers, printed in black. Text block tanned as usual, otherwise clean and tight. 7.5" x 5" Contains an astronomical calendar and many testimonials to the efficacy and uses of Cardui and Black-Draught. [WorldCat records this title but finds no holdings.].

$25.00

ARREST WARRANT--PRACTICING MEDICINE WITHOUT A LICENSE:; State of Kansas, Plaintiff vs. J. Bazan,  29 June 1911
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ARREST WARRANT--PRACTICING MEDICINE WITHOUT A LICENSE:; State of Kansas, Plaintiff vs. J. Bazan, 29 June 1911

By Kansas, Wyandotte County

Kansas City, Kansas, 1911. Original document. Very Good. (2)pp, folio. Complaint filed by James M. Meeks, Assistant County Attorney. Signed by: R. McFarland, Clerk; C.S. Thomas, Deputy; and J.H. Brady, Deputy Sheriff. Docketed on verso, with pencil notation of $200 bail. Printed forms, filled in by hand. 14" x 8.5"

$25.00

AUGUST FLOWER AND GERMAN SYRUP ALMANAC, 1889
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AUGUST FLOWER AND GERMAN SYRUP ALMANAC, 1889

By Green, G.G.

Woodbury, NJ: L.M. Green Co, 1888. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. 32pp; engraved illustrations of the Green headquarters and grounds, including two full-page views of the Laboratory. Includes weather-diary pages (unused) for each month, along with promotional text regarding Green's curatives and testimonials by ecstatic users. Bound in gilt-stamped brown wrappers, made to resemble a leather book with clasps. 9" x 6.75" Briefly, here are some of Green's elaborate claims. "German Syrup cures Consumption ... German Syrup cures Bronchitis ... Asthma ... Tuberculosis ... Pneumonia ... Pleurisy ... Colds .... It cures all diseases of the respiratory organs .... August Flower cures Piles ... Liver and Kidney complaints ... Dyspepsia ... Dizziness or Vertigo ... Sick Headache ... Bad Breath ... Debility and Tired Feeling ... Epilepsy or Fits ... Neuralgia ... Diseases of Women .... Ague Conqueror cures Chills and Fever ... Ague Cake ... Bilious Fever ... Dengue or Break Bone Fever ... Typhoid Fever ...," &c., &c. The descriptions are lengthy and assertive. [WorldCat records holdings of Green's 1890 almanac, but not this 1889 one.].

$45.00

MEMORIAL TO MAURICE HOWE RICHARDSON,  December 31st, 1851 to July 31st, 1912
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MEMORIAL TO MAURICE HOWE RICHARDSON, December 31st, 1851 to July 31st, 1912

By Fitz, R.H. and others

Boston: Published by the author, 1913. First Edition. Printed Stiff Wrappers. Very Good. 30pp. 9" x 6" Richardson was Surgeon-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. [WorldCat locates only the Columbia U and Harvard U copies.].

$25.00

INTENSIVE RURAL HYGIENE WORK IN THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES:; With an introduction by Professor J. Snapper
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INTENSIVE RURAL HYGIENE WORK IN THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES:; With an introduction by Professor J. Snapper

By Hydrick, J.L.

NY: Netherlands Information Bureau, 1942. First book edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. 83pp; 14illus from photographs, 2 charts. 9.25" x 6"

$30.00

ANGL-SALVE -- The New Discovery...  [broadside]:; In the Treatment of Colds, Sore Throat, Pneumonia, Croup, Catarrh, Whooping-Cough, Cold in the Head or Chest, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Hay Fever, Bronchitis, Headache...
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ANGL-SALVE -- The New Discovery... [broadside]:; In the Treatment of Colds, Sore Throat, Pneumonia, Croup, Catarrh, Whooping-Cough, Cold in the Head or Chest, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Hay Fever, Bronchitis, Headache...

By Angl-Salve

Morgantown, WV: A.R.G. Remedy Co, 1900. Original edition. Very Good. Broadside, printed in black ink on tan paper. Text continues: "...Being an external treatment it is more effective and less troublesome than plasters or poultices [?]. It contains no harmful drugs or chemicals...." 12.25" x 9" Drawings of two Native Americans flank the display type at the top of this broadside.

$35.00

WILLIAM A. WEBSTER CO. ETHICAL PHARMACEUTICAL SPECIALTIES:; Small collection of sales literature
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WILLIAM A. WEBSTER CO. ETHICAL PHARMACEUTICAL SPECIALTIES:; Small collection of sales literature

By Webster, William A.

Memphis, Tennessee: William A. Webster Co, 1929. Original editions. Very Good. Includes: 4-page, illustrated brochure of tablets, tonics and ointments, 11" x 8.5"; November Flyer of Special Offers, one page, brown ink on yellow stock, 14" x 8.5"; promotional letter to a physician in West Virginia regarding Good Character, Panodynes and Cathartones, signed by W.A. Crenshaw, 10.5" x 7.25"; two used envelopes from the Webster Company, one with a birdseye view of their plant.

$30.00

KORRECT OPTHALMIC CABINET  [broadside]:; Wholesale, Manufacturing and Jobbing Opticians
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KORRECT OPTHALMIC CABINET [broadside]:; Wholesale, Manufacturing and Jobbing Opticians

By McIntire, Magee and Brown

Philadelphia: McIntire, Magee & Brown, 1910. Original edition. Very Good. Printed black ink on white stock, text and illustration of opthalmic cabinet. In part: "A compact cabinet offering the conveniences that are necessary for efficient diagnosis and prescription...." Explains the design features and practicality of the cabinet, with dimensions and prices. Doctor's name written at top. 10" x 6"

$25.00

SACCHARATED EXTRACT COTO BARK:; Small collection of sales literature
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SACCHARATED EXTRACT COTO BARK:; Small collection of sales literature

By Wheeler Chemical Works

Chicago: Wheeler Chemical, 1898. Original editions. Very Good. Includes: 4-page brochure on this new "Bolivian Drug," 7.75" x 4"; promotional letter re three sizes of Noitol samples, 5.5" x 8.5"; handwritten form for ordering Noitol samples, 5.5" x 8.5"; original mailing envelope, torn open at the end.

$35.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) ON LETTERHEAD OF THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN:  Detroit, Oct 5th, 1899 to a Dovesville, Virginia physician
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) ON LETTERHEAD OF THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN: Detroit, Oct 5th, 1899 to a Dovesville, Virginia physician

By McGregor, William H.

Detroit, 1899. Original manuscript. Very Good. One page, quarto, handwritten on pictorial letterhead with a view of the county office building in Detroit. Encloses a handwritten postcard asking the recipient, a physician, "What college are you a graduate of?" The letter states that the form must be filled in and sworn to before a Notary Public, and returned with 75 cents, or $1.35 for a certificate of registration. 11" x 8.25" Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, torn open at the end. McGregor was County Clerk at the time.

$20.00

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