• # 22355


    An illustrated Chinese medical manuscript in a Japanese binding of the late Edo period.

    [First half of the 19th century]. Manuscript in a Japanese kari toji (temporary) binding with plain wrappers, 260 x 185 mm, [40] leaves, with 70 full page hand painted illustrations depicting both Chinese and westerners suffering from a wide range of medical conditions, including smallpox, carcinomas and tumors, gangrene, renal disease, and haemoptysis, with accompanying …

  • # 21614


    The Tropical Diet Chart

    Singapore : Biochemical Laboratory, College of Medicine, 1932. Separately issued large folio sheet (500 x 360 mm), folding to 250 x 180 mm, recto with table setting out 7 main groups of food types with suggested quantities for a balanced daily intake, captioned in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil; verso divided into four panels each …

  • # 22243


    [MEDICINE; OPIUM] A late nineteenth century manuscript listing a range of preparations for pain relief.

    [U.S.A. : s.n., circa 1890]. Manuscript in ink written recto of single quarto sheet of unruled linen paper (250 x 200 mm); old fold lines, but a very well preserved document. Most likely an apothecary’s handy reference for preparing and dispensing drugs for sedation and pain relief – for both medicinal and recreational use – …

  • # 22214


    Copper one penny token for Professor Holloway’s Pills and Ointment, 1858.

    Birmingham, U.K. : J. Moore, 1858. Æ penny, diameter 34 mm, weight 16.2 grams. Obverse: Head of Professor Holloway facing left with J. MOORE (the maker’s name) incuse on neck truncation; around: PROFESSOR HOLLOWAY; below: LONDON. Reverse: Hygeia (the ancient Greek goddess of health) seated looking at snake drinking from a cup she holds in her …

  • # 21596


    Fifty facts about narcotics : morphine, heroin and cocaine.

    Los Angeles, CA : International Narcotic Education Association, [c.1930]. Octavo, [4] pp, illustration to front; light vertical crease, else fine. Approximate dating from internal references to the Great War and Prohibition. This pamphlet provides a host of medical and social reasons for not taking narcotics, but it is particularly admonitory about the use of cocaine, …

  • # 21581


    Australian Red Cross Society certificate recognising service during the Great War, 1914-1919.

    [Melbourne : Australian Red Cross Society, 1919]. Lithographed sheet, 253 x 194 mm, printed in black and red, the upper half with Lionel Lindsay illustration of two Australian nurses (sewing and knitting), an Australian soldier and the Red Cross symbol; proforma document with manuscript entries, awarded to Mrs. C.R. Boyle ‘in recognition of 4 years …

  • # 21406

    "THE WARDMASTER" [HOLMES, Thomas James]

    Recipes : secret, selected, practical, original : comprising the home doctor, invalid cookery, cakes, pastry etc., household recipes, toilet secrets, beverages, confectonery, etc., etc.

    Compiled by the Wardmaster. Melbourne : Veritas Publishing Co., [1924]. Octavo, original printed blue wrappers, pp [64]; a fine copy. ‘The Author’s royalties from the sale of this book go to help provide comforts for returned soldiers who are still in hospital, and are paid for that purpose to the Victorian Division of the Australian Red …

  • # 19244

    ADDENBROOKE, John (1680-1719)

    [MEDICINE] John Addenbrooke, philanthropist and physician : autograph letter signed, dated July 26, 1716.

    Manuscript in ink on a single leaf of watermarked wove paper, 227 x 156 mm; written in London and dated ‘July 26 1716, From the lamp, in Salisbury Court Square’, the letter is to an unidentified correspondent, presumably an apothecary, and is addressed simply ‘Dear Sir’; it gives advice concerning the treatment of a patient, …

  • # 20529

    CILENTO, R. W.

    The white man in the tropics (presentation copy)

    Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health. Service Publication (Tropical division) Number 7. With especial reference to Australia and its dependencies. Melbourne : H. J. Green, 1925. Octavo, printed wrappers (archival tape repair to spine), pp. 168, illustrated.   Presentation inscription to C. R. F. Glover, Esq., from the author, dated 1926. Glover bookplate inside upper …

  • # 20577

    POYNTON, Orde

    Disjecta medica.

    Adelaide : The Hassess Press, 1954. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 40, pale foxing to preliminaries. Medical quotes.

  • # 19085


    [NEW SOUTH WALES] Roll of deaths in the 50th (Queen’s Own) Regiment of Foot from April 1841 to May 1843

    [Drop title] Nominal Roll of of Men who have become Non Effective Since the Regiment left New South Wales, up to the 1 May 1843, Cawnpore, 1843. Manuscript in ink on pale blue wove paper, folio (340 x 205 mm), 2 bifolia written on [6] sides in a neat clerical hand, manuscript column rules; a …

  • # 19038

    Marijuana. Answers for young people and parents

    [Toronto] : Addiction Research Foundation / Fondation de la recherche sur la toxicomanie, 1984 (1989 printing). Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 32. On October 17, 2018, marijuana use will become legal across all of Canada. This guide to the drug from the 1980s shows the marked transformation in public opinion over the last thirty years.

  • # 18830

    BAILEY, L. O.

    The drug menace

    [Sydney : Natural Health Society of N.S.W., 1962]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 16. “Delivered at a public rally in Sydney Town Hall, 8 p.m. Friday 28th September, 1962.” – cover. Includes a visit by swimmer Murray Rose. On the harmful effects of cigarettes, drugs and poor diet.

  • # 18856

    SADGER, J. (Isidor Isaak) (1867-1942)

    [PSYCHOANALYSIS] Sleep walking and moon walking : a medico-literary study

    Translated by Louise Brink. New York and Washington : Nervous and Mental Disease Company, 1920. Series: Nervous and Mental Disease monograph series, no. 31. Octavo, publisher’s printed brown wrappers (chipped at head and foot of spine and along fore-edges), pp x, 140, some pages unopened; light foxing to first few leaves, upper wrapper and title page with …

  • # 18683


    [FOOT BINDING] De kleine voeten der vrouwen in China. Eene bijdrage tot de kennis van Chinesche gewoonten.

    Batavia : Lands-Drukkerij, 1870. Octavo, later blind blocked red cloth boards, pp [30]-57; text in Dutch, with some Chinese characters; a very good copy. Essay on the practice of foot-binding in China. Offprint from Tijdschrift van het Bataviaasch Genootschap.

  • # 19122

    Stay real. Straight talk about marijuana and hashish – for young people and parents

    [Toronto] : Minister of National Health and Welfare, 1983. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 24. On October 17, 2018, marijuana use will become legal across all of Canada. This guide to the drug from the 1980s shows the marked transformation in public opinion over the last thirty years.