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1 Fourth Report of the Advisory Panel on Alzheimer's Disease 1992
United States Government Printing 1993 9996302504 Paperback Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
92 pages, wrappers, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. A Report to the U. S. Congress and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH Publication No. 93-3520.; Ex-Library; 9.25 X 6.25 X 0.50 inches 
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2 They caught the torch.
Milwaukee, WI Will Ross, Inc. 1939 Hard Cover Very Good 
48 pages, well illustrated, cloth, very good. A history of nursing including accounts of Fabiola, Flaccilla, Radegunde, Augustinian Sisters, Knights Hospitallers, Hildegarde, St. Francis, St. Clara, Beguines. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Vincent de Paul, Brothers of Mercy, Mona Tessa, Gerard Groote, Catherine Benincasa, Madame de Chantal, and others. 
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3 ABRAMSON, J.H. (Joseph Herbert) Survey methods in community medicine.
Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone 1974 0443011028 / 9780443011023 Soft Cover 
183 pages, wrappers, very good. Reprint of the first edition of 1974. The author was Associate Professor of Social Medicine, The Hebrew University - Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem. 
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4 ABSE, DANNIE Medicine on trial.
New York Crown Publishers 1969 Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Editor: Jeremy Robson. 352 pages, well illustrated (some in color), cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. From the publisher: In Medicine On Trial Dannie Abse attempts a balanced assessment of the present situation in its historical perspective. His viewpoint is that of a liberal writer who is not overawed by his orthodox medical training. His summing-up of the successes and failures of modern medicine is always lively, always informed and informative. And in the end - simply because he eschews sensationalism - those chapters of Medicine On Trial that are critical of modern medical practice are more deeply disturbing that any hysterical polemic against the drug industry or the medical profession. 
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5 ACHTERBERG, JEANNE Imagery in healing: Shamanism and modern medicine.
Boston New Science Library 1985 0394730313 / 9780394730318 Soft Cover Very Good 
Viii,253 pages, wrappers, very good. From the publisher: "Combining the practices of the earliest healers with the latest data from modern medicine, this comprehensive work shows how the systematic use of mental imagery can help patients through painful events such as childbirth and burn treatment, as well as act as a positive influence on disease states such as cancer." The author was director of research and rehabilitation science at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas as well as co-director of the Professional School of Biofeedback. 
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6 Barkley, Katherine Traver The Ambulance. the Story of Emergency Transportation of Sick and Wounded through the Centuries.
Kiamesha Lake, NY Load N Go Press 1993 0962635723 / 9780962635724 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
207 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover; "Long overdue, Barkley's comprehensive book is the first work of its kind published in over one hundred years. Not since Thomas Longmore wrote his TREATISE ON THE TRANSPORT OF SICK AND WOUNDED TROOPS IN 1869 has there been an update on this fascinating aspect of medical care"; 8.30 X 5.30 X 0.60 inches; 208 pages 
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7 Barton, Walter E. Moments of Madness. Remembering Life in the State Hospital in the 1930's. [Worcester State Mental Hospital and Boston State Hospital]
Lebanon, NH Whitman Communications 1996 First Edition Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Iv, 104 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. Scarce. Stated first edition. Anecdotes: Worcester and Boston State Hospital 1930's to 1960's. From Wikipedia: "Walter Earl Barton, M. D. (1906-1999) was an American physician, a psychiatric administrator, and a leader in American psychiatry. ~He was recommended to practice at the Worcester State Mental Hospital in Massachusetts and he stayed there until 1942, first as a psychiatric resident then as assistant superintendent. The superintendent of the Worcester State Mental Hospital then was William Bryan, a physician who wrote the first book on psychiatric administration. Barton wrote his first publication in 1934 on pericardial hemorrhage in scurvy. ~His work in the Army earned him the Legion of Merit Medal. Barton wanted an overseas assignment and was sent to Leyte in the Philippines as a commanding officer of a station medical hospital. In 1945, he was soon brought back at the request of the Governor of Massachusetts to be Superintendent of the Boston State Hospital. He left military service as a Lieutenant Colonel. Barton found the Boston State Hospital in abominable conditions: there were only six physicians and 20 nurses to cover 2,600 patients. The buildings had been neglected and the patient care was inhumane. Bartonís first task was to recruit physicians and nurses (his military experience enlarged his acquaintance with many qualified staff who he recruited for the hospital). He began training programs and research activities at the hospital. In 1946, Barton began his service as a consultant to the Veterans Administration (VA) and the National Institute of Mental Health. Both organizations were building their programs in training and research, and becoming active in psychiatric organizations. He was appointed to the Joint Commission on Mental Health and Illness which was established by the U. S. Congress to consider the entire field of mental health disease and to recommend improvements in medical care. He worked with the Commission for six years which produced the book, Action for Mental Health, a blueprint for psychiatry for the future in the United States. Barton remained at the Boston State Hospital from 1945 to 1963, when he left to serve as Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) from 1963 to 1974." 
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8 Bengtson, Bradley P. & Kuz, Julian E. Photographic Atlas of Civil War Injuries Photographs of Surgical Cases and Specimens, Otis Historical Archives
Grand Rapids, Mi, Medical Staff Press 1996 0963586181 / 9780963586186 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
446 pages, illustrations, cloth, dust jacket, stated first edition, very good. From the DJ: George A Otis, MD, Second Curator of the Army Medical Museum, collected 400 photographs of soldier injuries and anatomical specimens from 1865-1881. He compiled them into eight volumes each containing 50 photographs with corresponding case histories. These original volumes, however, had a very limited circulation and very few complete sets still exist. This Atlas presents all 400 photographs and case histories from Otis' original volumes along with over 100 additional photographs, compiled into one book. Unavailable for over 100 years, these photographs provide a graphic representation of the incredible sacrifice soldiers form both sides of the conflict made for a cause in which they fervently believed." ; 12.30 X 10.70 X 1.40 inches; 446 pages 
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9 Blech, Gustavus M[Aximilian] The Practitioner's Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of Women
Chicago M. Robertson & Co. 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
112 pages, illustrations, cloth, very good. Professor of Operative Surgery, Jenner Medical College, Surgeon-in-chief and attending gynecist Maimonides Polyclinic, Member American Medical Association, Mississippi Valley Medical Association, Founder and ex-Secretary West Chicago Medical Society, etc. In 1938 Blech wrote Clinical Electrosurgery, ; 112 pages 
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10 BLYTHE, LEGETTE Mountain Doctor.
New York William Morrow & Co. 1964 Hard Cover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Photographs by Bruce Roberts. 231 pages, 8 plates, cloth, dust jacket frayed, ex-church library otherwise very good. From the publisher: Eleven years ago Dr. Gaine Cannon went to the North Carolina mountain community of Balsam Grove to take a much needed rest and to study further the writings of his idol, Cr. Albert Schweitzer. Mountain Doctor tells how Gaine Cannon stayed in Balsam Grove and began a unique medical practice. It reveals how he has put Albert Schweitzer's philosophy of 'reverence for life' to work in this underdeveloped region of America. It shows how Cannon's dram of building an Albert Schweitzer Memorial Hospital - the first truly adequate medical facility for this isolated area - has been almost fulfilled. 
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11 BOGDANICH, WALT The great white lie. How America's hospitals betray our trust and endanger our lives.
New York Simon & Schuster, 1991 0671684523 / 9780671684525 Hard Cover 
320 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj, 'Guaranteed to electrify readers, this shocking expose promises to do to hospitals in the 1990s what Upton Sinclair's The Jungle did to the meat-packing industry in the early 1900s.' 
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12 CALIFANO, JOSEPH A. America's health care revolution. Who lives? Who dies? Who pays?
New York Random House, 1986 0394542916 / 9780394542911 First Edition Hard Cover 
241 pages, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st edition. 
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13 CANNING, PETER Paramedic : On the Front Lines of Medicine
New York Fawcett Columbine, 1997 0449912760 / 9780449912768 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
316 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: From the dj: They live for the action, for the saves, for the streets, for each other. In a first person narrative as vivid as the blast of a siren, Paramedic tells the authentic American story of one man's experience as an EMT, and the dedication it takes to save lives. Peter Canning shocked his family and friends when he gave up a successful career as a speechwriter for the governor of Connecticut to become a paramedic. Making his way through a rigorous training period, overcoming his self-doubts and fear of making fatal mistakes, Canning went from a life of privilege to the life-and-death reality of the streets. In Paramedic, Canning relives the nerve-racking seconds that can mean the difference between a patient's death and survival, as he struggles--sometimes in the face of a hostile crowd or the glare of TV cameras--to make the right call, dispense the right medication, or keep a patient's heart beating long enough to reach the hospital. Dramatic, heart-felt, and exciting, Paramedic takes us into the pulsing center of a mobile ER. As Peter Canning tells his graphic, gripping war stories--of the lives he saved and lost, of the fear, the nightmares, and the constant, adrenaline-pumping thrill of action--we come away with an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a hero. 
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14 CLAPESATTLE, HELEN The Doctors Mayo. (Second edition)
Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 1967 Hard Cover 
426 pages, 16 plates, cloth, dj, gift inscription to former owner otherwise very good. From the dj, 'The Doctors Mayo is an extraordinary book about three extraordinary men, the fascinating picture of a hundred years of medical progress, life on the American frontier as seen by a doctor on the job, and the revelation of how a small-town practice grew into an international institution.' 
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15 Consumer Union The Medicine Show. Consumer Union's practical guide to some everyday health problems and health products. By the editors of Consumer Reports Books.
Mount Vernon, NY Consumers Union 1980 0890430152 / 9780890430156 Soft Cover 
253 pages, wrappers, very good. Contents include aspirin and its competitors, colds and coughs, sore throats, care of teeth and guns, mouth odor fallacy, 'tired' eyes and eyewashes, constipation and diarrhea, hemorrhoids and other anal disorders, banishing bodor odors, treating poison ivy, menstrual tampons and pads, drugs in pregnancy, buying prescription drugs, evaluation news about miracles. 
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16 COOKE, ALISTAIR The patient has the floor.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1986 0394503651 / 9780394503653 Hard Cover 
204 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st trade edition. 
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17 Courtwright, David T. Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World
Cambridge Harvard University Press 2001 0674004582 / 9780674004580 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
X, 277 pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. From Library Journal: "Historian Courtwright ranges widely across more than four centuries and the world to chart the "psychoactive revolution" that made ever more potent drugs available to all classes of people and redefined the meaning and means of consciousness, and even social conscience. As pleasure came to matter more, drugs of all kinds found ready takers. Courtwright gathers up historical, scientific, literary, artistic, and public policy references on psychoactive substances, legal and illegal, to show how drug usage was as much an outgrowth of market forces as cultural habits. Drugs were commerce and currency and moved from geographically limited areas of cultivation to worldwide consumption, with ever more efficient means of production and supply driving down prices and thereby opening markets to the poorest. Efforts by governments over the past century to outlaw particular drugs, while regulating others, have proved uneven and erratic. Always intelligent and informed, witty and wise, Courtwright's book is the best way to get a fix on why getting drugs out of our systems would require more than abstinence; it would take another revolution in handling social and personal pain. An essential acquisition. " BR4170A ; 277 pages 
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18 CRANE, WILLIAM D. Prophet With Honor : Dr. William Henry Welch
New York Julian Messner, 1966 Hard Cover 
191 pages, cloth, dj, very good. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, William Henry Welch, 1850-1934, American pathologist, b. Norfolk, Conn., grad. Yale (B.A., 1870), M.D. College of Physicians and Surgeons (now part of Columbia Univ., 1875). After studying abroad he taught (1879-84) at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, introducing laboratory methods of instruction. He was associated with Johns Hopkins Univ., as professor of pathology (1884-1916), dean of the medical faculty (1893-98), director of the school of hygiene (1916-26), and professor of the history of medicine (1926-30). He was chairman of the board of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (now Rockefeller Univ.) from 1901. His research includes studies of the Welch bacillus of gas gangrene and of embolism, thrombosis, and diphtheria. 
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19 DIBELLA, GEOFFREY ANGELO WILLISTON, WEITZ, G. WAYNE, POYNTER-BERG, DOROTHY and, YURMARK, JUDITH L. Handbook of partial hospitalization.
New York Brunner/Mazel, Publishers, 1982 0876302703 / 9780876302705 Hard Cover 
334 pages, cloth, 1st edition, very good. 
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20 Difco Laboratories Difco manual of dehydrated culture media and reagents for microbiological and clinical laboratory procedures. Ninth edition.
Detroit, Difco Laboratories 1953 Hard Cover Very Good 
350 pages, tables, cloth, very good. Reprint. From the foreword: "This edition of the Difco Manual, the ninth published since 1927, has been complete revised and rewritten. The Ninth Edition is the first to include the reagents used in the preparation of media for in vitro propagation and maintenance of tissue cells." 
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