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462. Allison, R.S: The Seeds of Time, being a short History of the Belfast General and Royal Hospital 1850 - 1903

Belfast: 1972. xx+318pp, illustrated, hardback, in a v.g. dustwrapper. the standard history of the hospital from its founding in 1817 until the founding of the present Royal Victoria Hospital. 10.00

13121. Allison, R.S.: The Surgeon Probationers.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1979. xviii+142 pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. In World War 1 there were not enough doctors for every ship in the Royal Navy so medical students were recruited, trained up and sent on duty. The appendix lists them with the ship on which they served. Six illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards, in a good dustwrapper. 15.00

7834. Booth, Christopher: Doctors in Science and Society Essays of a Clinical Scientist.

London: The Memoir Club 1987. xv+318 pp. illustrated, hardback, very good in dustwrapper. Not only concerned with history it also considers the role of modern medical science and its relationship with technology and the development and function of two major medical institutions, the Medical Research Council and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. 15.00

7830. Boxwell, William and Purser, F.C.: An Introduction to the Practice of Medicine.

Dublin: The Talbot Press and London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cox 1924. xv+905 pp. original blue boards, a little staining to rear board otherwise good. boxwell was Professor of Pathology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, and Physician to the Meath Hospital. Purser was Professor of Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons and Physician to three Dublin Hospitals. 95.00

7851. Braithwaite, W. editor.: The Retrospect of Medicine: being a half-yearly Journal containing a retrospective view of every discovery and practical improvement in the Medical Sciences.

London: Simkin Marshall and Co. 1876. Vol. LXXIII. Jan. - June 1876. lvi+376 pp. 19 x 12 cm. Covers latest developments in Practical Medicine, Surgery and Midwifery. Some rubbing to boards, but a good tight clean copy. 12.00

6137. Bridges, J. B: Belfast Medical Students.

Belfast: n.d. c. 1986. 24 by 16 cms. 65 pp. illustrated.card covers.Medical education in Belfast over 200 years. very good save for a crease to front cover. 8.00

8902. Briggs, I.G.: They Gave Me A Crown. The Reminiscences and Diversions of a Doctor in Peace and War.

London: Herbert Jenkins first printing c.1946. 220 pp. good in a rather worn dustwrapper. As a military doctor he has much to say about the medical side of army life.He is keenly interested in psycho-neurosis and psycho-analysis and what he has to say about the treartment of mental and nervous disorders is provocative and constructive. 48.00

12207. Calwell, H. G. and Craig, D. H: The White Plague in Ulster A Short History of Tuberculosis in Northern Ireland.

Belfast: Ulster Medical Society n.d. c.1984. 56 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good fresh condition. TB once affected one in six of the population of Belfast, and although it hasn't been eradicated is now of very low occurence. This is a comprehensive and valuable study of its history and treatment in the province. An uncommon item. 32.00

986. Calwell, H.G: Andrew Malcolm of Belfast 1818 - 1856 Physician and Historian.

Belfast: Brough Cox & Dunn Limited, 1977. xvii + 139 + xxxii pp. 24 x 16 cm. A major and ground-breaking study of public health, and medical provision, in an urban area. Fifteen illustrations. Folding table of facsimile signatures. Endpaper plans of Belfast in 1823. Gold-blocked black boards. Neat signature on back of frontispiece, o/w In good condition, in a dustwrapper which has a sunfaded spine and some minor edgewear and light creasing to the top edge. 13.50

11889. Calwell, H.G. MA, MD: The Life and Times of a Voluntary Hospital - The History of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children 1873 to 1948.

Belfast: Brough, Cox and Dunn Ltd, 1973. 27.5 x 20.5 cm. xiii+138 pp. illustrated, hardback, A superb history. Thirty-five Plates. In gold-blocked but quite rubbed, green boards, in a very good dustwrapper. The standard history of this Hospital. in overall good condition 12.00

6157. Cameron, C. A: Reminiscences of Sir Charles Cameron C.B.

Dublin: Hodges Figgis 1913. 181 pp. illustrated. Cameron was the author of A History of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, President of that Royal College, knighted for his scientific researches and work for public health. A little wear, spine title faded otherwise good. 30.00

10519. Charles, John Sir: The Contrivance of Collegiation The Harveian Oration 1955.

London: Reprinted from The Lancet, Nov. 12, 1955. Reprinted from The Lancet, Nov. 12, 1955, pp. 987-993. hardcover, 24 pp. in good condition. Sir John Charles was Chief Medical Officer Ministry of Health. This was delivered before the Royal College of Physicians. 7.00

15906. Colley, Kate Brighty: While Rivers Flow Stories of Early Alberta.

Saskatoon: The Western Producer Prairie Books, 1970.. 48 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. An Account of Pioneer Nursing Adventures in Alberta that first appeared as a serial in the Western Producer from Jan. 2 to May 22, 1969. Drawings by Margaret Manuel Elwell. Endpaper maps. Black-blocked brown boards. Inscription on half-title, o/w good, in a rather worn dustwrapper. 10.00

11690. Coyle, Dr. Edward: The Empire a Poem.

London: Passmore & Alabaster Belfast: T.H. Jordan 1918. 98 pp. blue boards with gilt crown on front board. The poem was written and first published in 1905 about the British Empire. The Book also includes, "The Aftermath, The Drink Evil, Honour the King and follow his example" by A Physician. This is a Temperance essay written in Belfast June 1918. It is followed by a poem called, "The Licensing Bill" a new version. Dr Coyle, a Belfast Physician was also the author of The Life of the Rev. John Donald Douglas as well as, The Glasgow Exhibition Ode (1888) and other poems. An interesting local item, a poem in praise of Empire and a diatribe against alcohol. A little wear, rubbing to boards, a small marginal closed tear on one page, otherwise good. We have no biographical details of Dr. Coyle but these works seem scarce. 55.00

5381. Denton, J. Bailey: Sanitary Engineering. A Series of Lectures given before the School of Military Engineering at Chatham 1876.

London: E.&F.N. Spon 1877. xvi+429 pp. illustrations, folding plates. In divisions, I. Air, II. Water, III. The Dwelling, IV. The Town and the Village, V. Disposal of Sewage. Some wear to covers, minor foxing to ffep's and scattered elsewhere, but otherwise good. All plates intact and in good order. This monumental study sought to bring the engineer into closer alliance with medical science. 195.00

16297. Drewry, George Overend: Common-Sense Management of the Stomach.

London: Henry S. King & Co., 1877. Fourth edition. xvi+138+30 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Gold- and black- blocked green boards. Spine slightly faded. Publisher's catalogue to rear. 15.00

7838. Fisher, A. G. Timbrell: Chronic (Non-Tuberculous) Arthritis Pathology and Principles of Modern Treatment.

London: H.K. Lewis 1929. ix+232 pp. 186 illustrations, red boards with gilt spine and front board title, in very good bright condition. 23.00

1675. Fraser, Ian: Looking Back.

Belfast: 1993. 34pp. paper covers Personal memories of 50 years as a Surgeon in Northern Ireland particularly at The Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. In very fresh condition almost as new. 10.00

11589. Fraser, Sir Ian: The First Three Professors of Surgery.

Belfast: Reprinted from The Ulster Medical Journal Vol. 45 1976. 24 by 16.5 cms. no pagination, (34 pp. ), illustrated, with an autographed inscription from the author on the cover, blue paper covers, in very good condition. Deals with the first 3 Professors of Surgery at Queen's College, University Belfast. Prof. Alex Gordon, Prof. Thomas Sinclair and Dr. Andrew Fullerton. Prof. Gordon's patients always did well but he was neither polite or presentable. When asked to see a notable from Belfast by the family Doctor, Dr Purdon, who had called to escort him, Gordon appeared at once in his old tweed hat. Pudon suggested that since the patient was a man of importance perhaps a top hat would be more appropriate. Gordon went inside at once, closed the door, and sent out a top hat on a tray held by a manservant, with the note saying, "I see it is the hat you want and not the man." 20.00

11091. Gallagher, H. W.: Ards Hospital The First Fifty Years.

Ards Hospital n.d. c.1982. 20 pp. card covers, in very good condition. This is as far as we know the only history of this local hospital. 12.00

7844. Giles, Dorothy: A Candle in Her Hand A Story of the Nursing Schools of Bellevue Hospital.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1949. xi+240 pp. illustrated. dustwrapper. Some wear and rubbing to boards otherwise good. Deals with nurses and nursing services in early New York, New York's first trained nurses, and seventy five years progress. Good photographs. 100.00

18071. Greig, J. Russell and George F. Boddie, editors: Hoare's Veterinary Materia Medica and Therapeutics.

London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, 1942. Sixth edition, edited and revised. x + 528 pp. 22 x 15 cm. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dw. Light crease to lower front board, otherwise in good condition. 10.00

6031. Hayes, Reginald: Intensive Treatment of Syphilis & Locomotor Ataxia by Aachen Methods.

London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cox second edition revised 1917. vi+88 pp. 4 illustrations, good. Aachen methods refer to the injunction of a 33.5% mercurial ointment by the bare hands of a skilled rubber, under proper medical supervision, and in addition the use of sulpher water internally and externally. 20.00

19781. Jones, WHS, translator: Hippocrates, Vol II.

London: William Heinemann Ltd, reprinted 1943. lxvi + 336 + 7 pp. 17 x 11.5 cm. Gold-blocked green boards. Initials of the historian Richard Grenfell Morton on ffep, o/w In very good condition. This is the second volume of Hippocrates in the Loeb Classical Library. 10.00

7859. Lally, James J., MD: Symptoms A New Method of Home Health Check-up for the Middle-Aged and Over.

London: Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd, 1962 xxiv + 228 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated. Dr Lally was "Medical Director Old American Insurance Company". Some previous owner has, unneccesarily, taken care of this book to the extent of re-inforcing the inner hinges with tape and covering the book with a clear plastic cover, taped to the insides of the boards. There is slight foxing to the free endpapers, and a small, neat, date on the reverse of the title page. 18.00

7841. Layton, F.G.: Behind the Night Bell.

London: Faber & Faber 2nd imp. 1938. 289 pp. hardback, in a rather worn, chipped dustwrapper. Some wear and spotting otherwise good. The experiences of a G.P. working in the slums of Walsall, before the war. 35.00

12998. Lee, Katherine and Nancy G. Spufford: Portrait of a Foundation A brief history of the CIBA Foundation and its environment

London: CIBA Foundation 1993. 25 by 19 cms. 115 pp. illustrated, maps, soft covers, in very good condition. TheCIBA Foundation is at 41 Portman place. Amonst other things it is for advancing the study and research in chemistry, medicine and surgery. This book has useful material about the development of Portland Place and this area of London, with historic maps. 15.00

12523. Leishmann, William: A System of Midwifery, including the Diseases of Pregnancy and the Puerperal state.

Glasgow: James Maclehose Publisher to the University 1873. xi+835 pp. illustrated, half leather and cloth boards, marbled foreedges, a little edge rubbing, ffep removed, there is extensive light pencil underlining etc which could be removed,otherwise in good condition. An important Victorian textbook on the subject. 55.00

10447. Logan, C. J. H: The Ulster at Dundonald.

Belfast: The Ulster Hospital 2001. iv+76 pp. illustrated, hardback, very good, almost as new in a v.g. dustwrapper. A short but comprehensive history of this East Belfast Hospital which started life in 1872, for children and women. 15.00

7832. Lorand, Sandor, editor: Psychoanalysis Today.

New York: International University Press second printing 1945. xvi+404 pp. hardback, some 31 articles on all aspects of the subject, by contemporary practitioners. 10.00

12703. Lyons, J.B: What Did I Die Of? The Deaths of Parnell, Wilde, Synge and other Literary Pathologies.

Dublin: Lilliput Press 1991. 234 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated, paperback. In good condition. 8.00

1758. Marshall, Robert: Fifty Years on the Grosvenor Road an Account of the rise and Progress of the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast during the Years 1903-1953

Belfast: 1953. xvi + 139pp. illustrated, 25 x 18.5 cm. Worn cloth, faded spine. 10.00

12521. Maunsell, Henry: The Dublin Practice of Midwifery.

London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts 1856. New Edition revised. 17.5 by 11 cms. xii+272+24 pp. blind embossed cloth boards, some rubbing to spine extremities, a little old pencil annotation. The top 1cm of the title page has been snipped off to remove a name, otherwise in good condition. Maunsell, 1806-79, was Professor of Midwifery in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He started a weekly medical journal, The Dublin Medical Press. He uses examples and data, in this book, from the Dublin Lying In Hospital and the Wellesley Female Institution. The book was first published in 1834 and the final, third edition was in 1871. Maunsell has been neglected but he was a passionate advocate of what is now called Community Medicine and could be regarded as the first Professor of this subject in these islands. A scarce item. 95.00

16926. Medical Directory: The Medical Directory for Ireland 1852 Uniform with the London & Provincial Directory.

London: John Churchill,1852. xviii + 245 + (21) pp. 18 x 11 cm. Gold-blocked blindstamped brown boards. Several pages have been partly removed, viz a group from page xix to page 6, leaving only a portion behind. However this is only the first few pages of the local list "wherein the names of the Resident Medical Practitioners in Towns and Villages may be at once ascertained", and the information contained in these pages is duplicated and expanded in the full list. The boards are worn and faded. This was the first edition of this, the first full medical directory of Ireland, which was published until 1860 when it was absorbed into the London Directory. It is thus a scarce title. Contents include: Almanac for 1852, Miscellaneous Intelligence, Local List, General List of names, addresses, qualifications, appointments and published works, Supplemental list, Continental Directory with a short account of the Spas of Germany, Universities and Colleges for granting Degrees, Diplomas etc, Public Medical Service, Schools of Medicine in Ireland, Hospitals and Dispensaries in Ireland, Medical and Scientific Socities in Ireland, List of Coroners in Ireland, Lunatic Asylums in Ireland, Obituaries, Memoirs, and Medical Charities Act. 85.00

18920. Munro, Dr. Keith: Building Bridges A History of the Foyle Hospice.

Derry: Foyle Hospice Publishing, 2005. 224 pp. 24 x18 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Gold-blocked black boards, in a dustwrapper which is slightly damaged to the bottom rear. Inscription on the ffep. Overall in good condition. 15.00

5869. Napheys, George H: Modern Medical Therapeutics: A Compendium of Recent Formulae and Specific Therapeutical Directions.

London: Bailliere, Tindall, and Cox Seventh edition enlarged and revised 1880 xv+604 pp. confined to diseases strictly medical. It is interesting to see the variations in treatment given for these medical conditions. An old dampstain on front cover and front pastedown otherwise overall good. 23.00

12522. Nisbet, J.F: Marriage and Heredity A View of Psychological Evolution.

London: Ward and Downey 1890. xii+231 pp. hardback, some foreedge spotting and some spotting to the first few pages otherwise good 10.00

19456. O'Brien, Patricia, editor: The Grenfell Obsession An Anthology.

Newfoundland: Creative Publishers, 1992. xi + 162 pp. 29 x 22 cm. Great history pf Newfoundland and Labrador. 73 essays and articles. 198 illustrations. Endpaper maps. Bibliography. Gold blocked blue boards. In very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Autographed by Grenfell's modern namesake, the late Irish transport historian Grenfell Morton 12.00

13126. Osler, Sir William: Aeqanimitas with other addresses to Medical Students, Nurses and Practitioners of Medicine.

London: H.K.Lewis 1914. Third impression, second edition with three additional addresses. x+475 pp. hardback, a little wear but overall good. Osler was a Professor of Music at Oxford and a Prof. at John Hopkins University. 25.00

9828. Rose, Steven: The Making of Memory From Molecules to Mind.

London: Bantam Press 1992. 355 pp. in a dustwrapper, in very good condition almost as new. Breaking the memory code in the brain has been his work and obsession for the past 30 years as an experimental and theoretical neuroscientist. 6.00

9172. Ruddock, E. Harris: The Homoeopathic Vade Mecum of Modern Medicine and Surgery.

London: Homoeopathic Publishing Company n.d. c.1890 (?) 822 pp. Title page missing along with pages i-vi of the preface, cannot therefore confirm edition. boards rubbed, spine worn and rubbed hinges weakening otherwise tight and clean, a poor/ fair copy only. 10.00

4833. Sargaison, E. Miriam: Growing Old in Common Lodgings.

London: Nuffield Trust 1954. viii+64pp, paper covers, very good, scarce. A survey of elderly men and their living conditions in Belfast Common Lodging Houses. 15.00

16012. Senator, Dr. H., Alexander P. Stewart, and Dr. Leopold Landau: Selected Monographs comprising: Albuminuria in Health and Disease, Some Considerations on the nature and pathology of Typhus and Typhoid Fever; and Moveable Kidney in Women.

London: The New Sydenham Society, 1884. The New Sydenham Society, Volume 110. xii+370+44 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. The last section, separately paginated, is a Report presented to the twenty-fifth Annual Meeting of The New Sydenham Society, held at Liverpool August 8th 1883, with Classified List of Published Works and other information. Gold-blocked embossed brown boards, with gilt titling and gilt portrait centrepiece. A little shelfwear to boards, otherwise in good condition. 30.00

19733. Spess, David L.: Soma The Divine Hallucinagen.

Rochester: Vermont: Park Street Press, 2000. 198 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. 13 figures. Purple-blocked cream boards, in very good condition, in a vg dustwrapper. 10.00

8345. Strain, R. W. M.: Hither and Thither Gleanings from my Anecdotage.

R.W.M. Strain, 1991. 24 by 16.5 cms. 31 pp. green card covers, in very good condition. Biographical anecdotes from a great Belfast born Doctor, early days, University training, the Rotunda Hospital Dublin, R.A.M.C. Queens University , much good humour. 12.00

11053. Strain, R.W.M.: Belfast and its Charitable Society A Story of Urban Social Development.

London: Oxford University Press, 1961. xvi+333 pp. with 80 illustrations, endpaper maps, hardback, foreedge spotting , in fair/good condition in a rather edgeworn, rubbed dustwrapper. The Society was a significant factor in the social history of the town. This is an important secondary source for the history of Belfast. 10.00

14398. Strain, R.W.M.: The History and Associations of the Belfast Charitable Society.

Belfast: The Ulster Medical Journal, 1953, 1971. 1971 Reprint, with amendments, from The Ulster Medical Journal 22, pp31-60. 30pp. 24 x 17 cm. The twelve plates have nineteen illustrations and maps, and the frontispiece is Raymond Piper's 1952 drawing of Clifton House. Yellow card covers, in v.g. condition. 15.00

15233. Strain, R.W.M.: The History and Associations of the Belfast Charitable Society.

Belfast: The Ulster Medical Journal, 1953, 1967. 1967 Reprint, with amendments, from The Ulster Medical Journal 22, pp31-60. 30pp. 24 x 17 cm. The twelve plates have nineteen illustrations and maps, and the frontispiece is Raymond Piper's 1952 drawing of Clifton House. Buff card covers, in v.g. condition. 15.00

1931. Strain, R.W.M.: The History and Associations of the Belfast Charitable Society.

Belfast: The Ulster Medical Journal, 1953. 1953 Reprint from The Ulster Medical Journal 22, pp31-60. 30pp. 24 x 17 cm. The twelve plates have nineteen illustrations and maps, and the frontispiece is Raymond Piper's 1952 drawing of Clifton House. Gray card covers, in v.g. condition. 15.00

12287. Thomas, Robert: The Modern Practice of Physic, exhibiting the Characters, Causes, Symtoms, Prognostic, Morbid Appearances, and Improved Method of Treating the Diseases of all Climates.

London: John Murray 1810. The Third Edition corrected and considerably enlarged. x+672 pp. includes a five page list of medical books published by J. Murray. In a contemporary polished tree calf binding to front and rear boards, with a modern leather spine, in six panels separated by gilt lining and with a modern spine label. The front pastedown bears a label "bound by J.P. King Andover", and there is an former owner's name, W. Gutch? on the top of the title page. Internally very tight, clean and bright. Pages 236-8 have details of, "the Catarral Fever known by the name of Influenza which prevailed so universally in this Kingdom in 1803, as well as in France, where it was called La-gripe...To young children and elderly people it proved very fatal indeed, but more particularly so to the latter." In very good condition. The diseases have been methodically arranged into classes and orders nearly conformable to the nosology of Dr. Cullen. 165.00

15925. Yadil: The Yadil Veterinary Book.

London: Clement and Johnson Limited, 1923 "The careful study of this book and the use of "Yadil" in all infectious diseases of Live Stock will save thousands of pounds now lost annually". 95 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Gold-blocked light green boards now faded, no dw. Faded, otherwise in good condition. Yadil was a proprietry medicine from the early 20th century. It was an antiseptic whose claimed active ingredient was "tri-methenal allyic carbide". It was popular in the 1918 flu epidemic and was then widely advertised and promoted, with ambitious therapeutic claims of suitability for humans and animals. In 1924 the English newspaper "The Daily Mail" refused the ads and exposed the product as 1% formaldehyde, 4% glycerine and 95% water, plus a smell. This exposure was perhaps the first example of the advance of such a "medicine" foundering through Press action. An interesting item of "bad science". 45.00

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