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"Anaesthetic Agents, Their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects," [Extracted from the Transactions of the Am. Med. Ass., Vol. I.].

By: BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890).

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: [Philadelphia]:, American Medical Association, [1847/8]., 1847


Offprint. Series: Transactions of the American Medical Association. Sm. 8vo. 18 pp. Contemporary plain brown wrappers, probably as issued; extracted from a bound volume, thus a remnant residue affecting spine. Front cover library withdrawal rubber stamp [possibly: "Concord Free Public Library"]. Very good. First SEPARATE OF BIGELOW ON ANESTHESIA, the journal form has an entirely different pagination, being pages 197-214 in the 1847 issue. We believe this is the ... View more info

"On the painless extinction of life in the lower animals."

By: RICHARDSON, Sir Benjamin Ward (1828-1896).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: In:, Scientific American Supplement, No. 476, (February 14, 1885)., 1885


410 x 288 mm. Folio. 7602-7605 pp. [Entire issue: (7591)-7606 pp.] Illus. Self wraps; paper lightly browned, small stain on top page. Very good. This article contains the text of a lecture given to the Society of Arts, London, December 18, 1884. It provides a short history of the subject "the lethal process", a table of anesthetic gases and vapors showing their chemical properties, and 5 figures illustrating lethal chamber used in the euthanasia of animals. Rich... View more info

Account of a new anaesthetic agent as a substitute for sulphuric ether in surgery and midwifery.

By: SIMPSON, James Young (1811-1870).

Price: $5,500.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London:, Sutherland and Knox, & Samuel Highley, 1847., 1847


Thin 8vo. 23 pp. Modern plain wrappers. Housed in an oversize custom quarter blue morocco portfolio. Bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Fine. SCARCE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE USE OF CHLOROFORM. The Second Edition, published two or three days after the first. "While searching for an anesthetic less irritating than ether, Simpson discovered the advantages of chloroform, and was the first to apply it as a pain-killer during labor and childbirth. Simpson first used chloroform ... View more info

Anaesthetic Agents, their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects. Contained in: Transactions of the American Medical Association, Vol. I, pp. 197-214, 1847.

By: BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890).

Price: $1,700.00

Publisher: [New York"]:, American Medical Association, 1847, 1847


8vo. 403 pp. 5 engraved plates (2 colored); badly water-stained throughout. Original printed paper wrappers; water-stained, neatly re-backed. Book-label of Haskell F. Norman. Good. RARE. The first volume of the Transactions of the American Medical Association, very much concerned with the medical breakthrough of anesthetics. Bigelow's paper is just one in the Report of the Committee on Surgery (pp. 159-224) containing an introduction and six different sections. "The... View more info

Beweise der Unschädlichkeit des Schwefel-Aethers und der Nachtheile des Chloroform's.

By: WEIGER, Joseph.

Price: $735.00

Publisher: Vienna:, Carl Gerold & Sohn, 1850., 1850


8vo. (223 x 143 mm) [8], 136 pp. Original printed wrappers; small piece at top of spine missing. Bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Weiger gives his reasons for recommending and using ether rather than chloroform for anesthesia and refers to some of the 21,000 dental operations he had completed using anesthetics between 1847 (when he began using it and was an early proponent of its efficacy) until the publication of this monograph. [Crowley]. The work is d... View more info

Cone of Oblivion. A Vendetta in Science.

By: LUDOVICI, L. J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London:, Max Parrish, (1961)., 1961


8vo. 224 pp. Bibliog. Boards, dust jacket; jacket extremities slightly worn, else fine. FIRST EDITION. Study of the central figures involved in the discovery of anesthesia by ether inhalation. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Intractable pain.

By: MEHTA, Mark.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, etc.:, W. B. Saunders, 1973., 1973


Series: Major Problems in Anaesthesia. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xiv, 287 pp. Figs., tables, bibliog., index. Gilt-stamped gray cloth. Very good. First Edition. View more info

Leçons sur les Anesthesiques et sur l'Asphyxie.

By: BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878).

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Paris:, J.-B. Baillière, 1875., 1875


8vo. vii, 536 pp. Illustrations. Quarter brown morocco with marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine title with raised bands, original printed wrappers bound in. Fine. FIRST EDITION. A very nice copy. "It was Magendie's illustrious pupil, Claude Bernard, however, to whom we are indebted for basic work in this field. Bernard, realizing that the successful practice of medicine must be based on sound physiological principles, carried his research into all possible lines. It ... View more info

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Leçons sur les anesthesiques et sur l'asphyxie.

By: BERNARD, Claude (1813-1878).

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Paris:, J.-B. Baillière et fils, 1875., 1875


Series: Cours de Medecine du Collège de France. 8vo. vii, 536 pp. 7 text figs. Modern quarter black morocco over marbled boards, raised bands gilt-stamped spine title, original paper wrappers bound in. Bookplate of Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST EDITION. "This monograph is a landmark in the history of the development of anesthesia, for Bernard did some basic work on the physiological effects of anesthetic drugs, pointed out the dangers of such drugs, and advocated th... View more info

Perorale Tubagen mit und ohne Druck." In: Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, vol. LXXVI, pp. 148-207.

By: KUHN, Franz (1866-1929).

Price: $900.00

Publisher: Leipzig:, F.C.W. Vogel, 1905., 1905


8vo. (225 x 165 mm). v, 592 pp. 5 plates (some with color, one a fold- out), 58 illustrations; fold-out plate has a small tear, image unaffected. Modern half brown cloth with decorative boards, gilt-stamped spine title. Penciled Garrison and Morton citation on front free endpaper. Near fine. FIRST EDITION. "Kuhn introduced the intratracheal insufflation method of anaesthetization about 1900; he used a flexible metal tube and a curved introducer. He also experimented... View more info

Report of a Committee of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, on the Alleged Dangers which Accompany the Inhalation of the Vapor of Sulphuric Ether.

By: Boston Society for Medical Improvement; R. M. HODGES; George HAYWARD; S. D. TOWNSEND; C. T. JACKSON; J. Baxter UPHAM.

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Boston:, David Clapp, 1861., 1861


8vo. 36 pp. Original printed wrappers; creased, top right corner chipped, spine wear. Very good. FIRST EDITION. "When, some time since, we had occasion to allude to the fact that ether had proved fatal in a number of instances, the announcement was received with much surprise, and more than one incredulous correspondent was moved to inquire on what authority the statement was made. The authority was given, and reference was made to twenty-five cases that up to that ... View more info

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Report of a Committee of the Boston Society for Medical Improvement, on the Alleged Dangers which Accompany the Inhalation of the Vapor of Sulphuric Ether.

By: Boston Society for Medical Improvement; R. M. HODGES; George HAYWARD; S. D. TOWNSEND; C. T. JACKSON; J. Baxter UPHAM.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston:, David Clapp, 1861., 1861


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 36 pp. Disbound; title-page left edge chipped. Good. Locations: American Antiquarian Society, UCLA, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. First Edition. View more info

The Conquest of Pain: Achievements of Modern Anaesthesia.

By: WOOLMER, Ronald.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred Knopf, 1961., 1961


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xii, 240, indexes vii pp. 8 plates, 8 figs., indexes. Blue cloth, silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket; jacket with a few chips, but very good. First Edition. View more info

The History of Surgical Anesthesia ... With Introductory Essay by Chauncey D. Leake. A Concluding Chapter ?The Future of Anaesthesia? by Noel A. Gillespie and an Appendix by John F. Fulton.

By: KEYS, Thomas E.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York:, Dover, (1963)., 1963

Inscription: Signed


8vo. xxx, 193 pp. Photos, figs., bibliog., index. Pictorial wrappers. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, 1963. FINE. Revised and enlarged edition. Garrison and Morton 5732. View more info

Victory Over Pain. A History of Anesthesia

By: ROBINSON, Victor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York:, Henry Schuman, 1946


New York:: Henry Schuman. 1946. hardcover. 1. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 338 pp. Photos, illus., bibliog., index. Black cloth, dust jacket; jacket extremities slightly rubbed. A FINE COPY. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info