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1 AIKENS, Gwladys M. Rees Nurses in Battledress : The World War II story of a member of the Q. A. Reserves. Signed
Cymru Press, Halifax, 1998, ISBN:0968395007 
AIKENS, Gwladys M. Rees. Nurses in Battledress [cover adds subtitle : The World War II story of a member of the Q. A. Reserves]. (Halifax, Nova Scotia) : Cymru Press, (1998). Pp. (8),ix-xv,(3),3-157,(3). With 18 b&w photos and some maps in the text. 8vo, grey photo-illustrated cardcovers, black titles to spine. The World War II story of a member of the Q. A. Reserve - Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service / Reserve, the nurses who often provided the first care for wounded soldiers during the war. She also recounts her journey in 1942 aboard the SS Strathallan, travelling in a convoy from Scotland to the Mediterranean, when their vessel was torpedoed offthe coast of Gibraltar. Sections : U.K. 1941; Convoy; North Africa; Italy; U.K. 1945. The author, a war bride who eventually came to Canada, married a native Nova Scotian, Robert L. Aikens. Very good. Signed by the author onthe title page. 20.00

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Introduction to the History of Medical and Veterinary Mycology. First Edition in dustjacket, AINSWORTH, G. C.
2 AINSWORTH, G. C. Introduction to the History of Medical and Veterinary Mycology. First Edition in dustjacket
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [et al], 1986, ISBN:0521307155 1986 0521307155 / 9780521307154 
AINSWORTH, G. C. Introduction to the History of Medical and Veterinary Mycology. Cambridge [et al] : Cambridge University Press, (1986). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),[1]-228. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Garrison & Morton, Medical Bibliography (5th edition) 5546.10.

"This book is the first to give a well-documented, illustrated survey of the historical background to disease caused by fungi in man and domesticated animals. Medical and veterinary mycology includes the study of infectious diseases caused by actinomycetes and allergic conditions induced by both fungi and actinomycetes, and their history is also described here. The foundations of medical mycology have been laid over the past centuries but have only been completed during recent decades. This is therefore an appropriate moment to write the history of this specialty, which involves the collaboration of medically qualified and non-medically trained workers. Dr Ainsworth's long and varied career in mycology fits him ideally to the task he has undertaken and he has drawn on his experience to provide an invaluable scholarly perspective of the area." (from the dj).

Contents :
1. Introduction.
2. Aetiology: dermatophytes and the taxonomic problem.
3. Names: problems of nomenclature.
4. Problems of pathogenic status with special reference to mycelial yeasts.
5. Epidemiological problems :
1. Effects of the pathogen on the host;
2. Effects of the host on the pathogen;
3. The pathogen and the environment;
4. The 'compromised' patient;
5. Geographical distributionof mycoses.
6. Therapeutic problems.
7. Spores as allergens: a problem of sensitization.
8. Mycetism, mycotoxicoses, and hallucinogenic fungi: toxicological problems.
9. Training mycopathologists: an educational problem.
10.Regional developments.
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3 AINSWORTH, G. C. Introduction to the History of Mycology. First Edition in dustjacket
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge / London / New York / Melbourne, 1976, ISBN:0521210135 
AINSWORTH, G. C. Introduction to the History of Mycology. Cambridge / London / New York / Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, (1976). First Edition. Pp (8),vii-xi,(1),1-359,(5). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to red panel to spine. "Dr Ainsworth gives a straightforward account of the main views held about fungi for the past three millennia and thedevelopment of the study of fungi as a branch of science for the last 250 years. The existing literature is widely scattered and much of it suffers from difficulty of access. In this volume there is documented an outline of the development of the main areas of mycology, with emphasis on the solution of the major problems that have confronted students of fungi and novel discoveries which have given new insights. A number of important themes form the basis of the account, each one being traced from early times to the twentieth century. The themes are arranged in the chronology of their appearance in mycological studies. Most chapters are thus self-contained. [...] Whilst an elementary knowledge of mycology is assumed, technicalities have been kept to a minimum so that not only mycologists but other biologists and historians of science can understand the history of the development of knowledge of an important group of organisms." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The origin and status of fungi. 3. Form and structure. 4. Culture and nutrition. 5. Sexuality, cytology and genetics. 6. Pathogenicity. 7. Poisonous, hallucinogenic and allergenic fungi. 8. Uses of fungi. 9. Distribution of fungi. 10. Classification. 11. Organisation for mycology. Epilogue. Penned page numbers to rear pastedown, related photocopied pages stapled to rear flyleaf, else very good in rubbed and nicked dustjacket. 45.00

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4 ALDRICH, John E. and Brian C. LENTLE, (eds.) New Kind of Ray : The Radiological Sciences in Canada - Les Sciences Radiologiques au Canada 1895-1995, in dustjacket
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1995, ISBN:0969955707 
ALDRICH, John E. and Brian C. LENTLE, (eds.). A New Kind of Ray : The Radiological Sciences in Canada - Les Sciences Radiologiques au Canada 1895-1995. Vancouver, Canada : University of British Columbia, (1995). "Published inVancouver, British Columbia, Canada for The Canadian Association of Radiol ogists, Suite 510, 5101 rue Buchan, Montréal, Quebec, H4P 2R9, Canada". Pp (16),xvii-xxvii,(2),2-469,(3). Illustrated. Index. Double Column. 4to, bluecloth, silver lettering to front board and spine. Roland & Bernier, Second ary Sources in the History of Canadian Medicine: A Bibliography, Volume 2, pp.118 & 141. "The story of the serendipitous discovery or x-rays is almostlegendary, but it bears retelling in this volume. Although Rontgen was a r emarkable man, he likely did not foresee just how far his discovery would lead the next century. Despite its small population, Canada has played a full part in the early uses of radiation: the discovery of alpha particles, cobalt-60 treatment for cancer, Alexander Graham Bell's experiments, and one of the very first uses of a raadiograph in helping a surgeon to operate successfully, for example. [...] With more than 60 contributors and over 100 chapters, A New Kind of Ray brings together in one volume the story of Canadian achievements over the past 100 years in the fields of radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection." (from the dj). Contents : Part One: Origins. Part Two: The Pioneers. Part Three: Progress byProvince. Part Four: Regions and the Canadian Academic Departments of Radi ology. Part Five: People. (a) The Founders. (b) The Builders. (c) Teachers.Part Six: Organizations of those Specialty Groups Working in the Radiologi cal Sciences. Part Seven: Groups, Programs and Activities. Part Eight: Radiological Sciences and the Graphic Arts. Part Nine: Postscript. Part Ten: Annexes, References and Notes. Appendices. Chapters of local interest include: Alexander Graham Bell (by John Aldrich, pp 20-23); Radiology in Newfound land (by Patrick J. McManamon, pp 72-75); History of the Use of X-rays in Nova Scotia (by John Aldrich, pp 76-85); Memories of Early Radiology in New Brunswick (by A.S. Kirkland, pp 86-91); A New Era in Nova Scotia Radiology (by David B. Fraser, pp 193-194). ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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5 ALLISON, R.S. DUDLEY, Sheldon, foreword. DOVER, Thomas) Sea Diseases: The Story of a Great Natural Experiment in Preventive Medicine in the Royal Navy. First Edition
John Bale Medical Publications, London, 1943, 
ALLISON, R.S. Sea Diseases : The Story of a Great Natural Experiment in Preventive Medicine in the Royal Navy. Foreword by Sheldon Dudley. London : John Bale Medical Publications Limited, (May 1943). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xxiii,(1),[1]-218. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. Notin Garrison & Morton, Medical Bibliography (5th edition). Contents include : 1. The Health of Seamen in Ancient Times; 2. The Rise of the Sea Diseases; 3. Pioneers of Naval Medicine [Dr William Gilbert, (1544-1603), John Woodall (1569-1643, author of The Surgeon's Mate), William Cockburn (1669-1739)]; 4. Conditions in the Royal Navy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; 5. Doctor Thomas Dover (1662-1742, pp.70-87); 6. The Sea Diseases in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; 7. The Sea Surgeons [with mentionsof Tobias Smollett's Adventures of Roderick Random]; 8. The Beginnings of Reform; 9. The Naval Hospitals; 10. The Decline of the Sea Diseases; 11. The Nineteenth Century. With bibliography and index. Light shelfwear, penned 1945 acquistion note on flyleaf, else very good, clean & tight. 85.00

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6 ARNOLD, David, (ed.) Studies in Imperialism series Imperial Medicine and Indigenous Societies. in dustjacket
Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York, 1988, ISBN:0719024951 
ARNOLD, David (ed.). Imperial Medicine and Indigenous Societies. Manchesterand New York : Manchester University Press, (1988). Pp (4),v-viii,1-231,(1 ). Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. In the Studies in Imperialism series. Contents : 1. Introduction : disease, medicine and empire (byDavid Arnold). 2. The European insane in British India, 1800-1858 : A case study in psychiatry and colonial rule (by Waltraud Ernst). 3. Smallpox and colonial medicine in nineteenth-century India (by David Arnold). 4. Medici ne and racial politics : Changing Images of the New Zealand Maori in the Nineteenth Century (by Malcolm Nicolson). 5. Sleeping Sickness Epidemics and Public Health in the Belgian Congo (by Maryinez Lyons). 6. Cholera and the Origins of the American Sanitary Order in the Philippines (by Reynaldo C. Ileto). 7. Plague and the Tensions of Empire : India, 1896-1918 (by I.J. Catanach). 8. The Influenza Pandemic in Southern Rhodesia : A crisis of comprehension (by Terence Ranger)/ 9. Bilharzia : A problem of 'native health' : 1900-1950 (by John Farley). 10. The Discovery of Colonial Malnutrition between the wars (by Michael Worboys). Personal inkstamp, else very good in dustjacket. 275.00

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7 ATLEE, H.B.). OXORN, Harry Harold Benge Atlee, M.D. : A Biography. First Edition
Lancelot, 1983, ISBN:0889991901 
(ATLEE, H.B.). OXORN, Harry. Harold Benge Atlee, M.D. : A Biography. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1983). First Printing. Pp (3),4-352. With a 16-page central section of b&w photos. 8vo, white photo-illustrated cardcovers. The cover shortens the title to H.B. Atlee, M.D. : A Biography. Roland, Secondary Sources in the History of Canadian Medicine: A Bibliography, Volume 1, pp.2 & 169. Atlee (b. November 24, 1890 in Pictou County, raised in Annapolis Royal - d. November 5, 1978, Halifax). "When he was 16 years old, he entered Dalhousie Medical School, and was its youngest medical graduate, at 20 years of age, in 1911." Chapters : 1. f irst Journey, First Meeting; 2. Childhood 3. Medical School, Medical Student, Young Doctor; 4. War: 1914 to 1918; 5. The New Professor; 6. Marriage: Margaret Ross; 7. iBedford ; 8. Health and Welfare; 9. Recreation; 10. God and Religion; 11. Economics and Politics; 12. Socialized Medicine; 13. The Obstetrician; 14. The Gynecologist; 15. The Gynecological Surgeon ; 16. Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine; 17. Women, Patients, Practice ; 18. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 19. Grace Maternity Hospital; 20. Nurses and Nursing; 21. Margaret Ferguson, R.N.; 22. General Education; 23. Medical Education: The Teacher; 24. Internes and Residents; 25. Medical Textbooks; 26. The Author ; 27. Kent Power: Scientific Investigator [Atlee was the author of the Kent Power detective stories published between 1930 and 1941 in Maclean's Magazine] ; 28. The Gadfly; 29. Last Visit; 30. Ecce Homo; 31. Autobiography. With bibliography. Corner of first page clipped, some toning to covers, else very good.. 15.00

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8 BARNES, David S. Making of a Social Disease : Tuberculosis in Ninetenth-Century France. First Printing in dustjacket
University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 1995, ISBN:0520087720 
BARNES, David S. The Making of a Social Disease : Tuberculosis in Ninetenth-Century France. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London : University of California Press, (1995). First Printng. Pp (6),vii-xiv,[1]-305,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, brown cloth spine lettered in gilt, orange cloth boards. "Tuberculosis, the leading cause of death throughout the nineteenth century and a continuing killer in less developed countries, has made an alarming comeback inthe United States and Europe over the last decade. This resurgence, compou nded by the AIDS crisis, is forcing society to confront, once again, some very old questions: What facilitates the spread of these diseases and how can they best be controlled? How and why do we assign meanings—especially moral meanings—to deadly diseases? The Making of a Social Disease, the first English-language study of both popular and scientittific responses to tuberculosis in nineteenth-century France, pprovides not only nan illuminating examination of its subject but also a much-needed historical perspective on the current threat to public health. David Barnes chronicles France's struggle to manage tuberculosis medically and to develop effective public health policy. He includes details of official campaigns against alcoholism, slum housing, and spitting and gives a vivid account of the changing perceptionsof tuberculosis, which ranged from the romantic early idea that consumptiv e women were possessed of heightened sensibility to the harsh later view that TB was a national scourge spread by the poor. By 1900, Barnes notes, thewar against tuberculosis had developed into a war against the dirty habits of the working class. He argues provocatively that this conceptual shift o wed more to the power structures of nineteenth-century society than to medical science. Lucidly written and based on extensive research using archivalliterary, political. and medical sources, The Making of a Social Disease d emonstrates how. during the nineteenth century, tuberculosis became a social disease. Then, as now, reactions to the disease reflected the contradictions of a hopeful, fearful, and divided society." (from the dj). Contents : Chronology: tuberculosis in France, 1819-1919. Introduction. 1. Social anxiety, social disease, and the question of contagion. 2. Redemptive sufferingand the patron saint of tuberculosis. 3. "Guerre au bacille!" germ theory and fear of contagion in the war on tuberculosis. 4. Interiors: housing andthe casier sanitaire in the war on tuberculosis. 5. Morality and mortality : alcoholism, syphilis, and the "Rural exodus" in the war on tuberculosis. 6. Le Havre, tuberculosis capital of the nineteenth century. 7. Dissenting voices: left-wing perspectives on tuberculosis in the belle epoque. Conclusion. Bookplate, else very good in dustjacket. 40.00

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9 BEATON, Marilyn WALSH, Jeanette From the Voices of Nurses : An Oral History of Newfoundland Nurses Who Graduated Prior to 1950 First Edition, Signed
Jesperson Publishing, St. John's, 2004, ISBN:1894377109 
BEATON, Marilyn & Jeanette WALSH. From the Voices of Nurses : An Oral History of Newfoundland Nurses Who Graduated Prior to 1950. (St. John's, NL): Jesperson Publishing, (2004). First Edition. Pp. (5),6-154,(6). 8vo, black illustrated card covers. "Thirty-three nurses who graduated before1950 were interviewed about nursing in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Their nursing experiences cover a 60 year period and the stories reflectthe nurses; perceptions and feelings about the nursing school experience, practising nursing in various settings and communities, and the changes in the nursing profession throughout their career." Contents :Part I. Nursing Education. 1. Choosing a Career; 2. On Becoming a Nurse; 3. Affiliations; 4. Life as a Student. Part II. Nursing Practice: Life after Graduation. 5. Getting a Job; 6. Nursing in Rural Newfoundland; 7. Nursing in General Hospitals; 8. Other Agencies Employing Nurses. Part III. The Outside World and Other Influences. 9. Environmental Influences. Part IV. Then and Now 10. Changes in Nursing. Very good. Signed, without inscription, by both authors. 20.00

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10 BEATON, Marilyn. WALSH, Jeanette. From the Voices of Nurses : An Oral History of Newfoundland Nurses Who Graduated Prior to 1950 First Edition.
Jesperson Publishing, St. John's, 2004, ISBN:1894377109 
BEATON, Marilyn & Jeanette WALSH. From the Voices of Nurses : An Oral History of Newfoundland Nurses Who Graduated Prior to 1950. (St. John's, NL): Jesperson Publishing, (2004). First Edition. Pp. (5),6-154,(6). 8vo, black illustrated card covers. "Thirty-three nurses who graduated before1950 were interviewed about nursing in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Their nursing experiences cover a 60 year period and the stories reflectthe nurses; perceptions and feelings about the nursing schol experience, p ractising nursing in various settings and communities, and the changes in the nursing profession throughout their career." Contents :Part I. Nursing Education. 1. Choosing a Career; 2. On Becoming a Nurse; 3. Affiliations; 4.Life as a Student. Part II. Nursing Practice: Life after Graduation. 5. Ge tting a Job; 6. Nursing in Rural Newfoundland; 7. Nursing in General Hospitals; 8. Other Agencies Employing Nurses. Part III. The Outside World and Other Influences. 9. Environmental Influences. Part IV. Then and Now 10. Changes in Nursing. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than was quoted. 15.00

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11 BLAKELY, Robert L., and Judith M. HARRINGTON (eds.) HARRINGTON, Judith M. Bones in the Basement : Postmortem Racism in Nineteenth-Century Medical Training. First Printing in dustjacket, ex-library
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London, 1997, ISBN:1560987502 
BLAKELY, Robert L., and Judith M. HARRINGTON (eds.). Bones in the Basement : Postmortem Racism in Nineteenth-Century Medical Training. Washington and London : Smithsonian Institution Press, (1997). First Printing. Pp (6),[vi]-xix,(3),3-380. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "In 1989, a cache of some 9800 dissected and amputated human bones - more than 75 percent of them African American - was found in the earthen basement floor of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. To re-create the social context and medical practices that led to the bones' clandestine disposal before 1910, Robert L. Blakely and Judith M. Harrington assembled a team of archaeologists, forensic anthropologists, historians, experimental anatomists, and ethnographers. Together they argue that the procurement of cadavers by American medical schools was part of a racist system that viewed African Americans as expendable not only in life but also after death. Contributors show that notions of a separate "Negro medicine" did not prevent professors from using African American bodies to teach their students how to treat white patients. Other essays shed light on the importance of surgicaltraining at a time when amputation was a primary means of treatment. Still others examine the bony evidence of diet and disease in a nineteenth-centu ry urban black population. Taking a broad approach to the study of a single, well-preserved site, Bones in the Basement presents the work of both African American and Euro-American researchers and includes interviews with residents of Augusta today." (from the dj). Contents : Part One - Bones in thebasement : a unique discovery. 1. A clandestine past : discovery at the Me dical College of Georgia and theoretical foundations (by Robert L. Blakely). 2. Architectural, archaelogical, and historical investigation of the old Medical College of Georgia building (by Mark R. Barnes). 3. Bottles in the basement : artifactual evidence of late nineteenth-century health care fromthe Medical College of Georgia (by Neil A. Duncan). 4. Subsistence and sci ence : faunal analysis of the Medical College of Georgia site (by Kenneth J. Terrell and Shannon C. McFarlin). Part Two - Dissection, race, and class.5. The cutting edge : experimental anatomy and the reconstruction of ninet eenth-century dissection techniques (by Shannon C. McFarlin and Lawrence E.Wineski). 6. Grave consequences : the opportunistic procurement of cadaver s at the Medical College of Georgia (by Robert L. Blakely and Judith M. Harrington). 7. Race and the politics of medicine in nieteenth-century Georgia(by Harold Jackson). 8. Grandison Harris : the Medical College of Georgia' s resurrection man (by Tanya Telfair Sharpe). Part Three - The dissected : their lives, their legacies. 9. Diet in nineteenth-century Augusta : a trace element analysis of the Medical College of Georgia cadaver sample (by Paul C. Dillingham). 10. Death and disease : the paleopathology of the MedicalCollege of Georgia cadaver sample (by Judith M. Harrington). 11. A rip int o the flesh, a tear into the soul : an ethnography of dissection in Georgia(by Maureen McCarthy Capozzoli). 12. Corpses as commodities : the ethnogra phy of covert medical practices in Georgia, circa 1835-1997 (by Mieke M.F. Curtis-Richardearthen). Ex-library (spine label, library sticker, discard stamp), else very good in dustjacket. 50.00

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12 BLISS, Michael Plague : A Story of Smallpox in Montreal. First Edition in dustjacket
HarperCollins , Toronto, 1991, ISBN:0002156938 
BLISS, Michael. Plague : A Story of Smallpox in Montreal. (Toronto) : HarperCollins, (1991). First Edition. Pp (6),7-304, + 16-pages central section of b&w photos. 8vo, red cloth spine, light brown boards, gilt lettering to spine. Roland & Bernier, Secondary Sources in the History of Canadian Medicine: A Bibliography, Volume 2, pp.47 & 154. "In January 1885 the people of Montreal celebrated one of the great winter carnivals of the 19th century. Afew weeks later a railway porter arrived in the city suffering from smallp ox. The mishandling of his case sparked a "carnival of death" in the city, a horrifying smallpox epidemic that killed 3,000 Montrealers in less than four months. Every single death could have been prevented by vaccination. InPlague: A Story of Smallpox in Montreal, historian Michael Bliss has uncov ered one of the most remarkable untold stories in Canadian history. From wonderfully rich sources, he has crafted a "non-fiction novel," recreating Montreal and the holocaust of smallpox in vivid detail. The cast of characters includes quack doctors, French-Canadian strongmen, black-robed priests, crusading journalists, Louis Riel, and the members of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The epidemic in Montreal turned French against English, Protestantagainst Catholic, and the rich against the poor. Troops had to be called o ut to guard smallpox hospitals against anti-vaccination rioters. The whole city of Montreal was quarantined by the rest of North America as a charnel-house of disease and death. This was the last smallpox epidemic to devastate a city in the Western world .Michael Bliss has written a stark history oflife and death, and the Quest for salvation and immortality. Plague is a t hriller, a horror story, possibly a parable about the epidemic diseases of our time, and a Canadian contribution to the world's literature about pestilence and the human condition.'" - from the dj. Very good in spine sunned, lightly worn but unclipped dustjacket. 22.00

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Soviet Psychiatric Abuse : The Shadow over World Psychiatry . First American Edition in dustjacket, BLOCH, Sidney, and Peter REDDAWAY REDDAWAY, Peter
13 BLOCH, Sidney, and Peter REDDAWAY REDDAWAY, Peter Soviet Psychiatric Abuse : The Shadow over World Psychiatry . First American Edition in dustjacket
Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado, 1985, ISBN:0813302099 
BLOCH, Sidney, and Peter REDDAWAY. Soviet Psychiatric Abuse : The Shadow over World Psychiatry. Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press, (1985). First American Edition. Pp (6),[7]-288,+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

"Now, in their new book, these two authors describe the ensuing struggle to alert the world to this outrage against human rights and human dignity, and thus to put pressure upon the Soviet Union to end this odious practice. The struggle has not been an easy one. The World Psychiatric Association (WPA), which links together the many national psychiatric organizations, has been deeply divided. Communist-aligned countries have of course supported the Soviet Union and have denounced the allegations as Cold War propaganda: the authors' own book was branded as "well- composed slander". And many Western psychiatrists took the view that it would be detrimental to the welfare of the WPA to allow political matters to intrude into what was essentiallv a scientific body. The issue came to a head, dramatically, at the WPA's Honolulu Congress, when at the end of a cliff-hanging debate a resolution condemning Soviet practice was passed by a small majority.

Now the battle was joined. The Russians proposed to defy the resolution. The WPA set up a Review Committee to investigate and publicize all further cases of psychiatric abuse. The Russians suppressed a remarkable pressure group set up by dissidents inside the Soviet Union, which for four years (1977-81) had documented the abuses in great detail and addressed many appeals to the West - all its members were arrested, psychiatrist Anatoly Koryagin drawing the longest sentence—of 12 years. The book contains the first systematic account of this group's heroic work. Within the WPA, the Russians stalled and prevaricateited, but none-the-less some Western psychiatrists were able to visit the Soviet Union and assess some 'ex-patients' for themmselves. Finally, with the approach of the next WPA Congress (Vienna, 1983), and the strong possibility of expulsion, the Russians chose to antricipate this move and resigned from the world organization. The Congress was confused, but the vote condemning psychiatric abuse was overwhelming this time." (from the dj).

Contents :
1. Political Abuse: What Is It?
2. The Honolulu Congress: The First Great Clash.
3. Resistance at Home: Growth and Suppression.
4. The Review Committee: An Attempt to Investigate.
5. Honolulu to Vienna: The Opposition Intensifies.
6. Dialogue or Confrontation — The Movement to Expel.
7. The Resignation: The Russians Retreat.
8. Vienna and Bevond.

Appendices :
I. The Declaration of Hawaii, 1983.
II. How Can Foreigners Help the Victims of Soviet Psychiatric Abuse? (V. Bakhmin).
III. Open Letter to World Psychiatrists from Dr Anatoly Koryagin.
IV. The Psychiatric Internments of Alexander Shatravka.
V. Letter of Resignation from the All-Union Soviet Society of Neuropathologists and Psychiatrists.
VI. List of Victims of Psychiatric Abuse, 1977-1983.
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14 BOWMAN, William BURDON-SANDERSON, J. HULKE, J. W. Collected Papers of Sir W. Bowman, Bart., F.R.S. Edited for the Committee of the Bowman Testimonial Fund by J. Burdon-Sanderson, M.D., F.R.S., and J. W. Hulke, F..R.S. In Two Volumes. Vol. II
Classics of Ophthalmology Library, Birmingham, Alabama, 1984, 
BOWMAN, William. The Collected Papers of Sir W. Bowman, Bart., F.R.S. Edited for the Committee of the "Bowman Testimonial Fund" by J. Burdon-Sanderson, M.D., F.R.S., and J. W. Hulke, F..R.S. In Two Volumes. Vol. II. (Birmingham, Alabama : The Classics of Ophthalmology Library, 1984). Pp (4),[iii]-xxx,[1]-422,(2), frontispiece + 1 plate. Some text illustrations. 4to, "boundin genuine top-grain cowhile by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Endleaves a re a specially commissoned original marbled design of Richard J. Wolfe. Edges are gilded and covers are brass-die stamped in 22-karat gold." This special edition of Surgical and Ophthalmological Papers of Sir William Bowman is a facsimile of Volume II of The Collected Papers o f Sir W. Bowman, Bart., F.R.S. Contents : I. — Note on Influenza as it Occurred in Birmingham in 1833. II. — On Spinal Paraplegia. III. — On Haemorrhage from External Injury. IV. — Diseases and Injuries of the Larynx and Trachea. V. — Observationson the Minute Anatomy of Fatty Degeneration of the Liver. VI. — On the Dis secting-room, with Reference to the Diseases it Occasions. VII. — Thoughts for the Medical Student. Introductory Address delivered at King's College, London, October 1st, 1851. VIII. — The Address in Surgery delivered at Chester, at Meeting of British Medical Association, August 9th, 1866. IX. — Lectures on the Anatomy of the Parts concerned in the Operations on the Eye, &c. X. — On a New Method of Treatment Applicable to Certain Cases of Epiphora. XI. — Observations on Artificial Pupil. XII— On Canula Scissors for the Eye. XIII. — On the Use of Two Needles at Once in certain Operations on theEye. XIV. — On the Treatment of Lacrymal Obstructions. XV. — On Conical Co rnea and its Treatment by Operation. XVI. — Iridectomy in Glaucoma. XVII. —On Glaucomatous Affections, and their Treatment by Iridectomy. XVIII. — Fu rther Remarks on Glaucoma and the Results of Iridectomy. By Professor A. von Graefe, with Notes by Mr. William Bowman. XIX. — On Needle Operations in Cases of Detached Retina. XX. — On Extraction of Cataract by a Traction Instrument. XXI. — Ophthalmic Miscellanies (Lenses). XXII. — Ophthalmic Miscellanies (Herpes Frontalis, &c.). XXIII. — Temporary Ankyloblepharon. XXIV. —Observations on various Practical Points of Ophthalmology. XXV. — Discussi on on Glaucoma, at British Medical Association, 1880. XXVI. — A Case of Severe Sympathetic Ophthalmia, completely recovered from. XXVII. — Discussion on Colour-Blindness, at British Medical Association, 1880. XXVIII. — Inaugural Address in Section of Ophthalmology, International Medical Congress, London, 1881. XXIX. — Inaugural Address at First Meeting of Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom/ XXX. — President's Address, at First Annual Meeting of the Ophthalmological Society, 6th July, 1881. XXXI. — President's Opening Address, at Ophthalmological Society, 13th October, 1881. XXXII. — President's Address, at the Third Annual Meeting of the Ophthalmological Society, 6th July, 1883. Very good, with a gilt bookplate stating that thisis copy no. 93 of 5,000 and the small publisher's pamphlet. 60.00

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15 BROCK, Thomas D. KOCH, Robert Scientific Revolutionaries : A Biographical Series. Robert Koch : A Life in Medicine and Bacteriology. First Printing in dustjacket
Science Tech Publishers / Springer-Verlag, Madison, WI / Berlin [[et al], 1988, ISBN:0910239193 
BROCK, Thomas D. Robert Koch : A Life in Medicine and Bacteriology. Madison, WI : Science Tech Publishers / Berlin [et al] : Springer-Verlag, (1988). First Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,(1),1-364,(2). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, letttered in orange. Scientific Revolutionaries : A Biographical Series. "For anyone interested in the origin of the fields of experimental medicine and bacteriology, this book will prove of great value. Robert Koch's story is a stirring example of how a lone country doctor can rise above all odds to become a true scientific revolutionary. Koch was the founder ofthe discipline of bacteriology, and his work formed the basis for all mode rn ideas of hygiene and public health. Given the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the cause of tuberculosis, Robert Koch made major contributions to tropical medicine, immunology, and veterinary medicine. He was also a world traveler and made numerous, important research expeditions to India (where he discovered the cause of cholera), Africa, and New Guinea." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Koch's Early Years. 3. The Young Doctor and Husband. 4. Steps toward Maturity: Koch in Wollstein. 5. The Lone Scientist: The Work on Anthrax. 6. First Recognition: Koch and Cohn. 7. Koch's Role in the Microscope Revolutio. 8. Studies on Wound Infections: TheLater Wollstein Years. 9. On to Berlin. 10. Koch at the Crossroads: From L one Doctor to Group Leader. 11. Simple Gifts: The Plate Technique. 12. Sterilization, Disinfection, and other Techniques. 13. The London Meeting: Koch, Lister, and Pasteur. 14. World Fame: The Discovery of the Tuburcle Bacillus. 15. The World Traveler: To Egypt and India in Search of Cholera. 16. The Pasteur/Koch Controversy. 17. The Berlin Professor. 18. At the Center of a Storm: Koch's Work on Tuburculin. 19. Consolidation and Transition. 20. Africa Years: Robert Koch's Research in Tropical Medicine. 21. The World Tour: Koch in America and Japan. 22. As Assessment of Koch and His Work. Chronology. Bibliography of Koch's Writings. Notes. Very good in dustjacket. 60.00

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16 BURCHILL, Dora Elizabeth Labrador Memories
1947, 
BURCHILL, Dora Elizabeth. Labrador Memories. (1947). "Wholly set up and printed in Australia by 'The Shepparton News' Publishing Coy., Shepparton, Victoria." Pp (4),v-x,[11]-129,(1) + portrait frontispiece + 7 plates. Small 8vo, pictorial card wrappers with yapp edges. Cover adds: "With Foreword by Rev. R. Wilson Macaulay, B.A., D.D., Ex-Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Australia". O'Dea 2644, Cooke & Caron p.64, Arctic Bibliography 21028.Dora Elizabeth Burchill SRN, RM, TC, OAM (January 4. 1904 – December 3, 20 03) was an Australian nurse, philanthropist and author. In 1937 she joined Wilfred Grenfell's mission on the coast of Labrador. Chapters : 1. The Labrador Doctor; 2. ; 3. Labrador Bound; 4. St. Anthony; 5. Aboard Cluett [an auxiliary schooner]; 6. Labrador - Its People and Industries; 7. Indian Harbour; 8. ; 9. John of Labrador; 10. ; 11. ; 12. In the Role of Dentist; 13. ; 14. The Labrador Dog; 15. ; 16. ; 17. I Learn of Seal Fishery; 18. Good-bye to Labrador; 19. Lovely Halifax (pp.105-); 20. New York Reached; 21. We Meet Sir Wilfred Grenfell; 22. Many Important Changes. Top and bottom inch of paper spine gone, some nicks to cover edges, light soil to rear cover, else very good. Scarce. With a Sept. 1947 acquisition note Signed by Burchill on the title page, Shepparton, 1975. 150.00

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Dramatic Life of a Country Doctor : Fifty Years of Disasters and Diagnoses : First Nimbus Edition, BURDEN, Arnold SAFER, Andrew SULLIVAN, Ed DONAHOE, Terence
17 BURDEN, Arnold SAFER, Andrew SULLIVAN, Ed DONAHOE, Terence Dramatic Life of a Country Doctor : Fifty Years of Disasters and Diagnoses : First Nimbus Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, NS, 2011, ISBN:9781551098722 2011 
BURDEN, Arnold, with Andrew SAFER. The Dramatic Life of a Country Doctor : Fifty Years of Disasters and Diagnoses. (Halifax, NS] : Nimbus Publishing Ltd., (2011). First Nimbus Printing. Pp (4),1-184,(4). 8vo, photo-illustrated cardcovers.

Dr. Arnold Burden's career began unintentionally when he performed his first surgery in the woods following a hunting accident at age fourteen. As a twenty-year-old hospital clerk, he handed battle casualties after D-Day in France and Germany. His early years as a doctor began in ruralPrince Edward Island, where he served in the combined role of doctor and c oroner. Back home in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Dr. Burden was the first medic to enter the mines after the deadly No. 4 mine explosion in 1956 and the No. 2 mine bump, the most severe bump ever recorded in North America, in 1958. In both cases he risked his life alongside the underground rescue teamsto bring the gassed and trapped miners to the surface.

In this updated edition Dr. Burden gives his account of an active life, candidly describing his dealing with patients, the unusual cases, and the many brave efforts madeunder difficult conditions. As the author states: The real satisfaction in life has come from helping people." - from rear cover.

Chapters :
1. The Bay Ice Story
2. The Dirty Thirties;
3. A Close Call at Sea;
4. Heavy Casualties;
5. Sandbostel Concentration Camp;
6. Veteran, Student, Miner, and Doctor;
7. Reviving a Dead Man and the Interminable Maternity;
8. Surgery on a Horsehair Sofa, A Mysterious Suicide, and Murder by Mistake;
9. The Mine Explosion: Rescuing the Trapped Men (pp.119-134);
10.The Fire that Gobbled Up Main Street;
11. The Bump: Burial or Nightmare (pp.141-157);
12. More Rescues and the Ed Sullivan Show;
13. Wringing Urine from Diapers and Other Rewards.
Foreword by Terence Donahoe.

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18 BURKE, Clara Heintz COMANDINI, Adele Doctor Hap. First Edition in dustjacket
Coward-McCann, Inc., New York, 1961, 
BURKE, Clara Heintz, as told to Adele COMANDINI. Doctor Hap. New York : Coward-McCann, Inc., (1961). First Edition. Pp (8),9-319,(1). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Tourville, Alaska, A bibliography 734. "After all, it would only be for a year — she certainly would be in good hands. And so, in 1907, Clara Heintz' mother permitted her gentle, 19-year-old daughter to accompany Archdeaconess Carter to the primitive mission outpost of St.Jonns-in-the-Wilderness, above the Arctic Circle in Alaska. After an adven turesome trip via steamboat from Seattle, the two ladies, incongruously clad in their city dresses, arrived at their destination. The little mission was operated by lone deacon who administered to tribe ot Eskimos and Indianswho had never before seen white women. These simple people were half-ruiii ined by disease and occasionally stupefied by moonshine sold to tnem by unscrupulous trappers. They were a people who slashed their children's tonguesfor lying and burned their hands for petty thievery, and who were ruled by witch doctors and magic. Life was hard for a young white girl, gracefully reared in Los Angeles, and she was lonely... Then Grafton Burke arrived. The handsome young doctor had just completed his internsmp in New York and was dedicating his life to work as a medical missionary. Clara fell in love in short order — but without a romantic word having passed between them . Dr. Hap soon set off for Fort Yukon where he dreamed of setting up a hospital. This is the heartwarming and exciting story of how Clara and Hap met again by chance and were married. It is Clara Heintz Burke's tribute to a tine,selfless man who unhesitatingly dogsledded miles through 30- below weather to aid sick Eskimos and trappers, and who, despite lack of funds, shatteri ng calamities and the vicious belligerence of renegade whites (including so-called men of law), set up a fine modern hospital in the wilderness, and brought health, civilization and the realization of God to a depressed, ignorant people. Through it shines the courage of a lovely, lively woman who gave up the joys of her children's company so that they might be educated in the United States, and devoted herself to tfle man she loved, the alleviation of misery and the service of God." (from the dj). Very good in slightly nicked, spine-sunned, unclipped dustjacket. 50.00

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19 BURROW, James G. Organized Medicine in the Progressive Era : The Move Toward Monopoly. FirstEdition in dustjacket
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1977, ISBN:0801819180 
BURROW, James G. Organized Medicine in the Progressive Era : The Move Toward Monopoly.. Baltimore and London : The Johns Hpkins University Press, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-ix,(3),[[3]-218,(4). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, metallic green lettering to spine. "The social and political power of organized medicine In our time is a direct legacy of the fierce struggle wagedby the medical profession in the early years of this century—the so-called Progressive Era. James G. Burrow examines the strategies by which a dishea rtened profession moved In those years from virtual political impotence to gain a monopolistic control of medical practice at the crucial state level.In the early 1900s the average general practitioner hardly inspired respec t. Professionai standards ranged from a few American physicians who had achieved world renown to an Arkansas pnysician who wrote of a "pashunt whose physical sines shose that the windpipe hav ulcerated and his lungs hav dropped into his stumick." Another disciple of Hippocrates in Kansas so closely combined hog-raising with medical practice that he did not allow even a simple hand-washing ritual to separate the two. But visitations of disaster atthe beginning of the century—outbreaks of malaria, bubonic plague, smallpo x, typhoid, yellow fever, hookworm, infantile paralysis, and pellagra - often overshadowed advances in preventive medicine. The Flexner report on the state of medicai education struck citadels of instruction with the force ofa tornado and lett many educators stunned and shocked. A typical instance of the deplorable conditions cited by Flexner was that thp dissecting room of the Kansas Medical College also served as a chickenyard and was "indescribably filthy." The Progressive Era, however, established a substantially different order. Huckstering medical schools, which existed for private profit, were forced to reform or close down; standards of admission were raised; and the quality of instruction was improved. Under the dynamic leadershipof Joseph N. McCormack, who conducted a whistle-stop crusade for reform, t he American Medical Association expanded into a powerful professional body.The AMA, Burrow claims, can be regarded as a pioneer in the field of publi c relations for it developed a publicity program that no other organizationhad ever before remotely matched. The proliferation of rival healing sects —Christian Science, homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, and even optometry -- had made the medical profession's bid for control at the state level through licensing boards all the more urgent. The era witnessed a series of spectacular court battles between members of the Profession and the practitioners of the sects. Burrow also unravels the complex issues of contract practice and workmen's compensation, which largely determined the profession's growing opposition to compulsory health insurance. "Many ot the ablest leaders of the Progressive Period," he writes, "deploring the rejection of a genuine social insurance plan, accurately predicted the plight that this generation would face in health and medical care." (from the dj). Smal smudgeto top edge, else very good in spine-sunned, nicked and edgeworn dustjacke t. 30.00

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20 BUSVINE, James R. Disease Transmission bv Insects : Its Discovery and 90 Years of Effort to Prevent it. softcover
Springer-Verlag, Berlin [et al], 1993, ISBN:3540554572 
BUSVINE, James R. Disease Transmission bv Insects : Its Discovery and 90 Years of Effort to Prevent it. With 31 Figures. Berlin [et al] : Springer-Verlag, (1993). Pp (8),[ix]-xii,[1]-361,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, green card coversm lettered in yellow and white. Contents : Part 1: The Discovery of Unsuspected Dangers.- Prologue: How Arthropods Came to Transmit Human Diseases.-Section 1: The Insect Vectors.- From Speculation to Certainty: The Incrimi nation of the Disease Carriers.- Early Indications Based on Circumstantial Evidence.- Experimental Proof of Insect Transmission.- Discovery of Pathogens and Their Association with Some Insects.- The Elucidation of Particular Diseases.- Diseases Transmitted by Mosquitoes.- Filariasis.- Malaria.- Yellow Fever.- Dengue.- Haemorrhagic Dengue.- Miscellaneous Mosquito-Borne Arboviruses.- Diseases Spread by Higher Diptera.- Sleeping Sickness.- Diseases Spread by Houseflies.- Diseases Spread by Eye Flies.- Diseases Transmitted by Biting Midges.- Sandfly-Borne Diseases.- Disease Transmitted by Blackflies.- Diseases Transmitted by Insects Other than Diptera.- Plague.- Louse-Borne Typhus.- The Brill-Zinsser Disease.- Louse-Borne Relapsing Fever.- Flea-Borne Murine Typhus.- Chagas’ Disease.- Section 2: Diseases Transmitted byMites and Ticks.- Some Differences.- Diseases Due to Spirochaetes.- Tick-B orne Relapsing Fever.- Lyme Disease.- Diseases Due to Rickettsia.- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.- Fievre Bouteneuse and Tick Typhus.- Tsutsugamushi (Scrub Typhus).- Rickettsial Pox.- Q Fever.- Diseases Due to Viruses.- Colorado Tick Fever.- Tick-Borne Encephalitides.- Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever.- Kyasanur Forest Disease.- A Tick-Borne Bacterial Disease.- Tularaemia.-Some Concluding Remarks Regarding the Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Dise ases.- A Tribute to the Pioneers.- The Possibility of the Emergence of New Arthropod-Borne Diseases. Part 2: Control Measures Pre-DDT.- Early Responses to New Opportunities.- Control Measures During the Inter-War Period.- TheControl of Various Insect-Borne Diseases.- Diseases Transmitted by Mosquit oes.- Malaria Control up to the First World War.- Anti-Malarial Measures During the Inter-War Period.- Yellow Fever: Control Measures Prior to the First World War.- Measures Against Yellow Fever in the Inter-War Period.- Control of Dengue.- Control of Filariasis.- Control of Diseases Spread by Higher Diptera.- Sleeping Sickness: Control up to the First World War.- Control of Sleeping Sickness in the Inter-War Period.- Control of Housefly-Borne Diseases up to the First World War.- Housefly Control During the Inter-War Years.- Control of Diseases Due to Eye Flies.- Diseases Spread by Biting Midges.- Control of Sandfly-Borne Diseases.- Control of Onchocerciasis.- Diseases Transmitted by Insects Other than Diptera.- Plague Control Prior to the First World War.- Measures Against Plague in the Inter-War Years.- Chagas’ Disease.- Typhus Epidemics and Attempts to Control Them During the First World War.- Typhus Control up to and During the Second World War. Part 3: TheImpact of the new Pesticides.- New Kinds of Insecticide.- Common Names of the New Insecticides.- DDT: The Pioneer.- Other Synthetic Chlorinated Insecticides.- Anti-Cholinesterase Insecticides.- Synthetic Pyrethroids.- Formulation and Application Methods.- Formulation.- Dissemination of Liquid Formulations.- Insecticide Application Methods in Relation to Vector Control.- Major Problems Arising from the Use of the New Insecticides.- Insecticide Resistance.- Toxic Hazards of Insecticides.- Advances in the Control of Various Insect-Borne Diseases.- Diseases Transmitted by Mosquitoes.- Malaria.- Mosquito-Transmitted Virus Diseases.- Yellow Fever.- Various Mosquito-Borne Arboviruses.- Control of Filariasis.- Control of Diseases Spread by Higher Diptera.- Sleeping Sickness.- Control of Diseases Spread by Houseflies.- Control of Diseases Spread by Other Non-Biting Flies.- Diseases Transmitted by Biting Midges.- Control of Onchocerciasis.- Control of Diseases Spread bySandflies: Leishmaniasis, Sandfly Fever, Bartonellosis.- Diseases Transmit ted by Insects Other than Diptera.- Chagas’ Disease.- Flea-Borne Diseases: Plague and Murine Typhus.- Louse-Borne Diseases: Typhus and Relapsing Fever.- Some General Conclusions. Part 4: Modern Problems and Possibilities.- The Present Predicament.- The Present Situation Regarding Arthropod-Borne Diseases.- Meeting the Challenge.- Current Options for Vector Control.- The Search for New Insecticides.- Control by Altering Vector Behaviour.- Biological Control.- Insect Growth Regulators.- Physical and Chemical Genetic Control Techniques.- Genetic Control by Biological Techniques.- The Sterile Insect Release Method.- Environmental Sanitation.- Human Factors in Vector Control.- Population Pressure.- The Human Factor in the Organisation of ControlMeasures Locally.- Central Organisation of Vector Control. Personal inksta mp, short note on last blank, else very good. 50.00

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