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The Natural History of Viruses, Andrewes, C. H.
1 Andrewes, C. H. The Natural History of Viruses
New York W. W. Norton & Co. 1967 0393062775 / 9780393062779 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Some edge wear to boards and price-clipped dustjacket. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 237 pages 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Darkened House  Cholera in Nineteenth Century Canada : 1832-1871, Bilson, Geoffrey
2 Bilson, Geoffrey Darkened House Cholera in Nineteenth Century Canada : 1832-1871
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1980 0802064027 / 9780802064028 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show light edge wear, minor creasing. ; A bright, solid book.; Social History of Canada #31; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Carrington, Hereward Fasting for Health How to Fast / Why Fasting Helps / What to Do / How to Break the Fast (Little Blue Book, No. 1321))
Girard, KS Haldeman-Julius Publications 1928 Paperback Very Good- 
Faded blue covers , top fore corner bumped, pages lightly tanned ; A tight solid book. ; 32 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Cells to Civilizations  The Principles of Change That Shape Life, Coen, Enrico
4 Coen, Enrico Cells to Civilizations The Principles of Change That Shape Life
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2012 0691149674 / 9780691149677 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A bright, solid book, DJ is crisp and clean. This volume is in "as new" condition, text unmarked. ; 9.29 X 6.38 X 1.18 inches; 322 pages; "Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life.Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture." 
Price: 18.50 USD
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MENTAL-PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY, Dorchester, Frank E.
5 Dorchester, Frank E. MENTAL-PHYSICAL EFFICIENCY
Vancouver, BC Metropolitan Press 1914 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; B&W Photographs; Red cloth boards are soiled with some water markings. Front hinge started. Top of spine has short tears. Some yellowing. The author has inscribed this to a private in the army, dated July 13st 1915. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Private Science of Louis Pasteur, Geison, Gerald L.
6 Geison, Gerald L. The Private Science of Louis Pasteur
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1995 0691034427 / 9780691034423 First Edition; Fourth Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Slight edge wear to card covers; A bright, solid book, card covers are bright and crisp. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 378 pages; "Gerald Geison has written a controversial biography that finally penetrates the secrecy that has surrounded much of this legendary scientist's laboratory work. Geison uses Pasteur's laboratory notebooks, made available only recently, and his published papers to present a rich and full account of some of the most famous episodes in the history of science and their darker sides--for example, Pasteur's rush to develop the rabies vaccine and the human risks his haste entailed. The discrepancies between the public record and the "private science" of Louis Pasteur tell us as much about the man as they do about the highly competitive and political world he learned to master.Although experimental ingenuity served Pasteur well, he also owed much of his success to the polemical virtuosity and political savvy that won him unprecedented financial support from the French state during the late nineteenth century. But a close look at his greatest achievements raises ethical issues. In the case of Pasteur's widely publicized anthrax vaccine, Geison reveals its initial defects and how Pasteur, in order to avoid embarrassment, secretly incorporated a rival colleague's findings to make his version of the vaccine work. Pasteur's premature decision to apply his rabies treatment to his first animal-bite victims raises even deeper questions and must be understood not only in terms of the ethics of human experimentation and scientific method, but also in light of Pasteur's shift from a biological theory of immunity to a chemical theory--similar to ones he had often disparaged when advanced by his competitors.Through his vivid reconstruction of the professional rivalries as well as the national adulation that surrounded Pasteur, Geison places him in his wider cultural context. In giving Pasteur the close scrutiny his fame and achievements deserve, Geison's book offers compelling reading for anyone interested in the social and ethical dimensions of science." 
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Quest for the Killers, Goodfield, June
7 Goodfield, June Quest for the Killers
New York Hill and Wang 1985 0809015323 / 9780809015320 1st Thus Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show very light shelf wear, some spotting bottom page edges.; A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp, text unmarked.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 244 pages; "From the highlands of New Guinea to the streets of Greenwich Village this book tales the reader on an epidemiological journey that shows just how doctors and scientists work to eradicate disease. In separate chapters. the author describes the search for the cause & cure of five really deadly diseases" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Practical Handbook of Midwifery and Gynæcology for Students and Practitioners, Haultain, W.F.T. & Kennedy, Clifford
8 Haultain, W.F.T. & Kennedy, Clifford A Practical Handbook of Midwifery and Gynæcology for Students and Practitioners
Edinburgh E. & S. Livingstone Ltd. 1947 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Color plates 
Red cloth covered boards show light wear, white T on spine, some notations and underlining of text; A tight solid book; B&W Illustrations; 388 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The River   A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS, Hooper, Edward
9 Hooper, Edward The River A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS
Boston Little Brown & Co (T) 1999 0316372617 / 9780316372619 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear and soil.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.10 X 2.30 inches; 1070 pages; "While science has devoted much of its efforts to finding a cure for AIDS, the sources of this deadly epidemic remain largely unexamined. Distinguished science journalist Edward Hooper presents the meticulously researched -- and highly readable -- history of HIV and its possible origins. Pursuing leads across the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa, Hooper pieces together the tantalizing clues offered by long-archived blood samples, early AIDS-like cases (such as the "Manchester sailor" case of 1959), immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs), and the medical interventions in Africa and elsewhere that may have played a role in SIVs' crossover into humans.Hooper examines over two dozen theories of origin, and eventually discards most of them. What remains is a remarkable and well-supported theory for the sudden appearance of AIDS, and the definitive story of its lethal spread. Drawing on more than 4,000 sources and 600 interviews, The River is a thorough and provocative investigation into the most terrible epidemic of the twentieth century." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Medical Works of the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, Hume, Professor Edgar Erskine
10 Hume, Professor Edgar Erskine Medical Works of the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem
Baltimore The Johns Hopkins University Press 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles on spine, corners a little bumped. Previous owner's stamp and written name on front free end paper. Light foxing on page fore edges and first few pages, light shelf soil bottom page edges. ; A tight solid book, gilt titles on spine. B&W illustrations throughout, hinges intact. Tissue guard still on frontispiece. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.84 X 7.87 X 0.59 inches; 371 pages; "The Hospitallers arose, in the early 12th century, at the time of the great monastic reformation, as a group of individuals associated with an Amalfitan hospital in the Muristan district of Jerusalem, dedicated to John the Baptist and founded around 1023 by Gerard Thom to provide care for sick, poor or injured pilgrims coming to the Holy Land.... After the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, the organisation became a religious and military order under its own Papal charter, charged with the care and defence of the Holy Land. Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the knights operated from Rhodes, over which they were sovereign, and later from Malta, where they administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily." (Wikipedia) Despite their stated goals they were the subject of much controversy during the Crusades and medieval era. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Poisons of the Past  Molds, Epidemics, and History, Matossian, Professor Mary Kilbourne
11 Matossian, Professor Mary Kilbourne Poisons of the Past Molds, Epidemics, and History
New Haven Yale University Press 1989 0300039492 / 9780300039498 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6 X 1.10 inches; 190 pages; Argues that epidemics, sporadic outbursts of bizarre behaviour and low fertility and high death rates from the 14th to the 18th centuries may have been caused by food poisoning from microfungi in bread, the staple food in Europe and America during this period. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Life and Destruction of Saint Mary's Hospital, McEvoy, Jaimie
12 McEvoy, Jaimie The Life and Destruction of Saint Mary's Hospital
New Westminster, BC St. Mary's Health Foundation 2008 0981136508 / 9780981136509 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear, as new. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Generously illustrated throughout. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.10 inches; 272 pages; "The Life and Destruction of Saint Mary's Hospital is the story of Saint Mary's Hospital in New Westminster, British Columbia, from its founding in 1887 by the Sisters of Providence, with forty-two beds and a staff of five, through its modernization and growth into one of the finest surgical centres in the province.From its opening day, Saint Mary's Hospital brought profound changes to health care in the province. Unlike other hospitals at the time, which did not accept children or persons with incurable conditions, Saint Mary's welcomed both. The Sisters did not discriminate by race and served the old, the rich, the poor and the mentally ill alike. Even those who did not need medical care but were simply hungry were fed.Author Jaimie McEvoy skillfully places the remarkable history of Saint Mary's within the context of the history of British Columbia and New Westminster--encompassing a period including the creation of the province; the Gold Rush; two world wars; smallpox, cholera and influenza epidemics; the Great Fire of New Westminster; numerous health-care reforms and the ultimate controversy that closed Saint Mary's doors forever in 2004, after 117 years of faithful and compassionate service." 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Kato's Integrated English-Japanese Medical Dictionary, none
13 none Kato's Integrated English-Japanese Medical Dictionary
Japan Nanzando 1978 3047011206 / 9783047011208 Reprint Flexible leather Good+ with no dust jacket 
Withdrawn stamp on front free end paper, library stamp top page edges, previous owner's name on back end paper. Only light wear. ; A bright, solid book, gold imprinted titles front and spine. Despite condition grading, this is in very nice condition. ; Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 1718 pages; Text in English and Japanese. This is a reprint of the 1960 first edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Cutting Edge;   Reminiscences of Surgery at the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia, 1915-1985, Patterson, Frank P.
14 Patterson, Frank P. The Cutting Edge; Reminiscences of Surgery at the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia, 1915-1985
Vancouver BC Hatzic Publishing 2000 0968566006 / 9780968566008 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear; Signed by the author on half title page. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 235 pages; Doctor Patterson was head of Orthopaedics at the UBC School of Medicine from 1950-1973 at which time he became Head of Surgery 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Histoire et petites histoires des veterinaires du Quebec, Pepin, Michel
15 Pepin, Michel Histoire et petites histoires des veterinaires du Quebec
Montreal Editions Francois Lubrina 1986 2980073709 / 9782980073700 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light wear to glossy pictorial boards, small dent back board ; A bright, solid book. Handwritten dedication to Duncan McNab McEachran, a major subject of the book.; French Edition; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 351 pages; A history in French about veterinary medicine in Quebec. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Watch-fires on the Mountains  Life and Writings of Ethel Johns, Street, Margaret
16 Street, Margaret Watch-fires on the Mountains Life and Writings of Ethel Johns
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1973 0802019870 / 9780802019875 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; DJ shows some shelf wear and soil, with short tears and light chipping.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 336 pages; Inscribed by the author on the title page. Ethel Johns was the first director of the University of British Columbia School of Nursing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Miracle Cure   The Story of Penicillin and the Golden Age of Antibiotics, Wainwright, Milton
17 Wainwright, Milton Miracle Cure The Story of Penicillin and the Golden Age of Antibiotics
Cambrige MA Blackwell Publishers 1991 0631164928 / 9780631164920 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ has small tears head of spine, light shelfwear to edges. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 196 pages; In this highly readable and non-specialist account of the discovery of penicillin, streptomycin and other antibiotics, Milton Wainwright draws together stimulating and often controversial historical facts about the pioneers of some six thousand antibiotics which have been described to date. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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The International Text-book of Surgery by American and British Authors - Volume 1  - General and Operative Surgery, Warren, J. Collins and A. Pearce Gould (editors)
18 Warren, J. Collins and A. Pearce Gould (editors) The International Text-book of Surgery by American and British Authors - Volume 1 - General and Operative Surgery
Philadelphia W. B. Saunders & Company 1903 Second Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Color plates 
Black cloth covered boards worn head and tail of spine, split 1 inch down back edge of spine, some wear along front edge of spine, some discoloration of end papers. Corners bumped, bump back fore edge. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Many full color plates. ; B&W and color illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 965 + ads pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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