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The Story of a Surgeon, with a Preamble by Rudyard Kipling

By: Bland Sutton J;

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1930

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 118


1930 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SIR JOHN BLAND SUTTON, NOTED BRITISH SURGEON AND FRIEND OF RUDYARD KIPLING. 9 inches blue cloth binding, xii, 204 pages, gilt title on spine, frontis photograph of author with Rudyard Kipling, 26 photographic plates. spine faded, bookplate of previous owner (Hortense and George Piness) on front paste-down, otherwise very good. SIR JOHN BLAND SUTTON (1855-1936) was a British surgeon specializing in pelvic operations on women. He was knighted in 1912,... View more info

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Doctor Spock. Biography of a Conservative Radical

By: Bloom, Lynn Z.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Indianapolis and New York, Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc.: 1972

Edition: First edition (second printing)

Seller ID: 418


BIOGRAPHY OF LEGENDARY PEDIATRICIAN BENJAMIN SPOCK INSCRIBED TO GEORGE ALBEE, PIONEER IN COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY. 9 inches tall hardcover, black cloth binding, gilt title to spine, inscribed on title page, To George Albee,/ Without whose midwifery in bringing Spock to Cleveland I would never have written this book!/ With appreciation/ Lynn Z. Bloom. Very good in price-clipped dust jacket with edges chipped (very good-). BENJAMIN MCLANE SPOCK (1903 – 1998) was an American ... View more info

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Notes of Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Medicine delivered in the Jefferson Medical College, at Philadelphia

By: Eberle J

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Grigg & Elliott: 1840

Edition: 3rd edition

Seller ID: 3


AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY GUIDE FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS AT JEFFERSON MEDICAL COLLEGE. 7 1/4 inches tall hardcover, black cloth recent binding with bright gilt title to spine, vii, 248 pages. Age toning and light scattered foxing to first and last pages, otherwise very good. Preface: 'This little work is published expressly for the use of the students attending the author's lectures on the Theory and Practice of Medicine.' Contents include: Angina pectoris, Arachnitis, or Hydroc... View more info

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Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life

By: Eldredge, Niles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, London, W.W. Norton & Co.: 2005

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 510


THOUGHTFUL BIOGRAPHY OF DARWIN, TRACING THE FACTORS LEADING TO HIS MONUMENTAL THEORY PUBLISHED IN 1859. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, lime green paper covered boards, gray paper covered spine with gilt title, 256 pp, richly illustrated in color and black and white, fine in fine dust jacket. NILES ELDREDGE (born 1943) is a U.S. biologist and paleontologist, who, along with Stephen Jay Gould, proposed the theory of punctuated equilibrium in 1972. It describes patterns of de... View more info

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The Youngest Science

By: Thomas, Lewis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1983

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 522


AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PHYSICIAN PHILOSOPHER AND SOCIAL COMMENTATOR LEWIS THOMAS, AUTHOR FOR THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, beige paper covered boards, gilt author's initials to cover, black cloth spine with gilt title, 270 pp, very good in very good dust jacket. LEWIS THOMAS (1913 - 1993) was an American physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher. He was invited to write regular essays in ... View more info

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The Wonders of Science in Modern Life, Volume X: Who's Who in Science (volume X of X)

By: Williams, Henry Smith and Williams, Edward H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls Co.: 1912

Seller ID: 479


1912 SMALL VOLUME SUMMARIZING ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AT TURN OF CENTURY, FOLLOWED BY BRIEF HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHIES. 6 inches tall small hardcover, publisher's olive green cloth binding, decorative embossed title to cover and spine, photographic portraits of scientists; Some Great Contemporaries and Their Achievements--list of Nobel winners to date, and a Dictionary of Biography. Light wear to corners and spine ends, initials on front endpaper, pages age-toned, otherwise unma... View more info