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The Young Stethoscopist; or the Student’s Aid to Auscultation.

BOWDITCH, Henry I. x, 9-303, [1, errata] pp; 42 figs. Original full sheep, with original black leather spine label. Spine darkened at top 1" of spine. Foxed. Very Good. Second Edition (originally published in 1846). In his Preface to the second edition (p. ix ), Bowditch writes: "I have made some additions to the original Work, in order to bring it up to the present state of knowledge; and I have corrected some inaccuracies that accidentally crept into the former edition. My thanks are due to Drs. Fisher and Putnam, and Mr. Francis S. Williams, of this city, for the assistance which they have cheerfully given me during the preparation of this edition." Bowditch's book "played an important role in the acceptance of physical diagnosis in the United States. . . . Bowditch carefully describes and illustrates how the patient should be positioned for examination and explains how the patient's trunk should be measured and physically examined. He discusses auscultation, percussion, and the common pathological conditions of the respiratory organs. Other sections of the book include those on obstetric auscultation, auscultation of the head and fractures, and a lengthy section on veterinary auscultation" (Heirs of Hippocrates 1713). Bowditch's book "was probably the best and most detailed description of early pulmonary tuberculosis that had appeared in America or indeed in any country. In fact it is so good that many textbooks today could better use it to replace their paragraphs upon this subject. . . . It is questionable whether a better description of the methods of physical exploration in the diagnosis of early pulmonary tuberculosis has ever been written. The message to the 'Young Stethoscopist' still stands as a masterpiece in the literature of clinical pulmonary tuberculosis" (Brown, Story of Clinical Pulmonary Tuberculosis, pp. 185 and 190). Bedford 483 [citing facsimile reprint ed. only].
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The Culture of Organs. SIGNED BY ALEXIS CARREL.

CARREL, Alexis & Charles A. LINDBERGH xix, 1 leaf, 221, [1] pp; 38 plates. Original cloth. IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTE: Covers bowed. Musty odor. First Edition. Signed by Alexis Carrel (on dedication leaf): "to Dr. Spafford Ackerly/ amical homage/ of/ Alexis Carrel/ June 20, 1938." Ackerly was a psychiatrist in Louisville Kentucky. "Fate intervened in Carrel's behalf at this unfortunate stage in the form of Charles A. Lindbergh, who volunteered his assistance. A relative of Lindbergh's, following a bout with pneumonia, developed 'lesions of the heart. ' Lindbergh asked physician friends if such lesions could be removed surgically and was informed that an operation on the heart was impossible. He knew little about the biological aspects of the problem, but being keenly interested in mechanical developments, he considered whether it would be possible to construct an artificial heart which could maintain circulation so that surgeons could stop the heart while operating on it. One physician friend with whom he discussed this possibility introduced him to Carrel. Upon learning of the difficulties Carrel was having with his perfusion pump, Lindbergh agreed to try to design an improved pump and became a volunteer assistant in Carrel's laboratory" (Edwards & Edwards, Alexis Carrel, pp. 90-95). Heirs of Hippocrates 2294. See Garrison-Morton 858.1 for Lindbergh's 1935 article on the culture of whole organs, which is revised and reprinted in chapter 2 of this book. Alexis Carrel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1912 "in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood vessels and organs."
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De l’éducation d’un homme sauvage, ou des premiers développemens physiques et moraux du jeune sauvages de l’Aveyron. Bound with 3 Other Works, 1 by Itard and 2 by Edouard SÉGUIN. COPY OF EDOUARD SÉGUIN. SIGNED BY ITARD.

ITARD, E. M. [Jean Marie Gaspard] Frontispiece, 1 leaf [title page], 100 pp. 19th c. 1/4-leather and boards (spine stamped "Itard et Seguin"). Boards rubbed. Corners of covers rounded and worn. Foxed throughout. Stain across upper 1-2" of half-title and title page in work no. 2 by Itard. Pencil underlining in work no. 2. Good. First Edition. This sammelband of four works, two by Itard and 2 by Séguin, was the COPY OF EDOUARD SÉGUIN. It is SIGNED BY SÉGUIN on the front blank leaf: "Edouard Seguin/ rue d'Eng?ien No 1er." Work no. 1 is SIGNED BY ITARD and the publisher Goujon fils on the verso of the title page. Work no. 1 is Garrison-Morton 4969.1: "A pupil of Pinel, Itard pioneered in the attempt to educate a young 'wild boy' who had lived since infancy entirely apart from human contact. In adapting the methods of teaching deaf-mutes to his extraordinary pupil, Itard created a new system of pedagogy which profoundly influenced modern educational methods. He was very optimistic in the above work issued nine months after he had started working with the boy. By his second account, Rapport . . . sur les nouveaux développemens et de l'état actuel du sauvage de l’Aveyron, Paris, 1807 [work no. 2 in the volume offered here], Itard regretfully concluded that the boy was incapable of learning speech and that some of the effects of prolonged isolation are irreversible, especially when the isolation occurs during the crucial period of early childhood." Bound with: 2. ITARD, E. M.: Rapport fait à son excellence le Ministre de l'Intérieur, sur les nouveaux développemens et l'état actuel du sauvage de l'Aveyron. Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1807. 2 leaves, 91 pp. Stain across upper 1-2" of half-title and title page. Pencil underlining. Bound with: 3. [SÉGUIN, Edouard]: A Monsieur h. . . . Résumé de ce que nos avons fait depuis quatorze mois. Du février 1838, au 15 avril 1839. Paris: Imprimerie de Madame Porthmann, 1839. 15 pp. Bound with: 4. SÉGUIN, E.[Edouard].: Conseils a M. O. . . sur l'éducation de son fils. Paris: Imprimerie Porthmann, 20 juin 1839. 15 pp. Works nos. 3 and 4 are Edouard Séguin's first two publications. Edouard Séguin, who was the student of Itard, was the first to achieve success in the education of "idiots", what would now be called special education for the mentally retarded. His school in Paris and his methods in his writings became models for others on the Continent, in England, and in the United States. After the Revolution of 1848, Séguin emigrated to the United States, where he continued his work. Maria Montessori began her own work with the education of the mentally retarded. She read both Itard and Séguin with the greatest care, copying out their writings by hand and translating them into Italian "in order that I might have time to weigh the sense of each word, and to read, in truth, the spirit of the author. . . . The voice of Séguin seemed to be like the voice of the forerunner crying in the wilderness, and my thoughts were filled with the immensity and importance of a work which should be able to reform the school and education" (The Montessori Method, pp.41-42).
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Iconographie photographique des centres nerveux. Atlas de soixante-dix photographies avec soixante-cinq chémas [sic] lithographiés. ATLAS VOLUME ONLY. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LUYS.

LUYS, J. [Jules Bernard] 1 leaf [title page], 39 pp; 70 photographic plates and 64 lithographs [outline plates facing the photographs; Luys did not include outline plates for photographs 44, 66-70]. Original green cloth. Remains of paper label on spine. Joints rubbed. 3" tear along rear joint. Corners of covers worn. Title page browned. Ink stamp of Library Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on title page and on the verso of a few of the outline plates. Small piece broken off bottom, blank corner of photograph LXIV. First Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LUYS on the title page. Garrison-Morton 1406.01: "Contains 70 photographs of brain sections taken by Luys himself, with 64 lithographed schemas based on his drawings. Luys undertook this work when the evidence of his lithographs published in 1865 (No. 4012) was disputed. It is the first large-scale photographic atlas of the anatomy of the brain." "In Paris Luys turned to photography in a deliberate effort to consolidate his reputation in the field of medical research. With the intention of illustrating his research findings in a publication on the nervous system he wished to avoid the criticism levelled at his previous book on the same subject, published in 1865 [Recherches sur le système nerveux cérébro-spinal: sa structure, ses fonctions et ses maladies], that the lithographic plates were more a product of the author's imagination than fact. Consequently, the Preface to his 1873 publication, Iconographie photographique des centres nerveux, consisting of a text volume and an Atlas of 70 photographs and 65 lithographs, makes it clear that the use of photographs eliminated entirely any possibility of faulty subjectivity. He goes so far as to state that in choosing photography he was 'substituting the action of light for [my] own personality, in order to obtain an image both impersonal and accurate.' Small, impeccable albumen prints of no more than 11 x 16 cm, they are marvelous tracings not only of the network of neural communication in the human body but also of abstract form" (Thomas, Beauty of Another Order: Photography in Science, p. 100). See Sarah De Rijcke, "Light Tries the Expert Eye: Photography and Objectivity in Nineteenth Century Macroscopic Neuroanatomy", Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, Vol. 17 (3), 2008, pp 349-66.
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On the Varieties and Modifications of the Vaccine Pustule, Occasioned by an Herpetic State of the Skin. Bound with 2 Other Works by Edward Jenner. 2 of the 3 works are INSCRIBED BY EDWARD JENNER.

JENNER, Edward 13 pp. Recent 3/4-leather and cloth. Very Good. Work no. 1 is INSCRIBED BY EDWARD JENNER: "Sr W. Farquhar Bt./ With the authors bes[t]/ complimen[ts]." Jenner's inscription is a little trimmed on its right edge. First Edition, second issue. "In the second [issue] the word 'eruptions' on p. 11, line 2, is keyed by an asterisk to a footnote 'Herpetic Varieties' (LeFanu, A Bibliography of Edward Jenner, 2d ed., no. 98, p. 82). "Jenner expanded the hints, which he had sent to Alexander Marcet in 1803 [LeFanu no. 90], into an article of six pages in the August 1804 issue of the Medical and Physical Journal [LeFanu no. 96]. This important statement contained his first public recognition of failures of vaccination. He also advocated re-inoculation, mentioning that he had already advocated it in his Instructions 'some years back' [LeFanu no. 75] . . . . Jenner had the article reprinted as a pamphlet at Cheltenham (1806) [offered here]. . ." (LeFanu, ibid., p. 81). "Jenner recognized herpes, which produces its own confusing 'spurious pustules', to be a primary inhibitor of the vaccine virus, and cautioned medical practitioners to be especially careful when vaccinating people with skin diseases. This paper first appeared in Vol. 12 of the Medical and physical journal (1804); Jenner revised it slightly for its publication as an independent pamphlet [offered here]" (Norman 1171). Bound with: 2. JENNER, Edward: Facts, for the Most Part Unobserved, or not Duly Noticed, Respecting Variolous Contagion. London: Printed by S. Gosnell, 1808. 17 pp. Work no. 2 is INSCRIBED BY EDWARD JENNER: "Sr W. Farquhar Bt./ from his obliged humble/ the Author." LeFanu, A Bibliography of Edward Jenner, 2d ed., no. 103, p. 83. "Jenner returned to the defence of his proposal to revaccinate, in cases where the first vaccination failed, in the pamphlet Facts. . . [offered here]. From cases published in Further Observations and in A Continuation Jenner illustrated the impossibility of total protection against the recurrence of smallpox, or its infection after inoculation. . . . He quoted two cases of smallpox in utero without effect on the mother; a third case was added on an inserted leaf in 1809 [present in this copy]" (LeFanu, ibid., p. 83). Bound with: 3. JENNER, Edward: A Letter to Charles Henry Parry, M.D. F.R.S. &c. &c. on the Influence of Artificial Eruptions, in Certain Diseases Incidental to the Human Body, with an Inquiry Respecting the Probable Advantages to be Derived from Further Experiments. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1822. 67 pp. Stain in lower blank margin of pp. 61-67. LeFanu, A Bibliography of Edward Jenner, 2d ed., no. 132, pp. 98-99. "Jenner's last book . . . summarized the observations of a lifetime on counter-irritation by means of emetic tartar ointment, and discussed the physiological principles on which the application acts" (LeFanu, ibid., p. 96)