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  • Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:51:33    Permalink

    image001My latest curated collection, consisting of nineteenth and early twentieth century rare and unusual medical books, periodicals, and ephemera on a wide variety of specialties: obstetrics, gynecology, glandular disorders, surgery, pediatrics, and much more.


    I call attention especially to the A. P. Richmond, M.D., Frank Hastings Hamilton, Principles and Practice of SurgeryCollection within this curated set of materials.  It consists of over 20 pieces of medical ephemera from the practice of Dr. Richmond of Dover, New Hampshire, and a copy of Frank Hastings Hamilton, The Principles and Practice of Surgery, 3rd edition (New York: William Wood & Company, 1886).  Some items are undated, but all are late 19th to possibly very early 20th century.  The Hamilton book is hardcover, good with no dustjacket. The book has a sound binding with broken hinges. Pages tanned, mostly clean with occasional marginalia. Faded photographic prints pasted to front pastedown. 13 small cyanotype prints pasted to rear pastedown. Cloth over boards is edge worn with bumped corners, wear to top and bottom of spine, and overall shelf wear. 989 pages, 9.75″ tall.

    Ephemera in the Richmond Collection are in good to very good condition with several pieces glued to front endpapers of the book and the remainder loose. Ephemera include Formula for Making Self Adjusting Splints: A Surgical Desideratum (with Richmond’s notes in margin), a published list of physicians of the city of Dover NH agreeing to adhere to a Tariff of Prices adopted at the regular meeting of the Dover Medical Association, September 2, 1879 (price list included), and fee tables adopted by the Dover Medical Society in 1899 and 1917, all affixed to front endpapers. Loose papers include a card advertising a YMCA men’s meeting; an advertising card from Otis Clapp & Son of Boston promoting its Malt and Cod-Liver Oil Compound; an advertising card for F. W. Buckley, exclusive maker of the Buckley Shirts (Oneonta, NY); a brochure advertising Frederick Stearns & Company’s Wine of Cod Liver Oil with Peptonate of Iron (Detroit, Michigan); Richmond’s handwritten instructions for attending a sprained ankle, with sketch; two pages of Richmond’s handwritten notes on treating heart conditions with herbal medicines; Richmond’s handwritten notes on treating prolapsus ani of children that defies other treatment; notes on treating a fractured ankle, with sketch; two pages of notes on treating dislocation of the shoulder, with sketch; notes on testing for albumin; notes on testing for effusion into the knee joint; a list of foods to be taken (for an unspecified condition); formula for treatment of unspecified condition (“one drop gives instant relief); and a patient statement from 1895. Richmond practiced general medicine in Dover, New Hampshire, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to being active in medical organizations, he served as medical examiner in Dover during the 1890s.

    $325.00. Inventory #4170097


    View all of our medical material, including later 20th century items, here. Major credit cards and PayPal accepted. Subject to prior sale.

    Kathy@Cat’s Cradle Books

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