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History of Medicine Blog Series: George McClellan’s Signature (1824)

We were excited to discover the signature of George McClellan (1796-1847) in our copy of the first American edition of Robert Willan’s On Cutaneous Diseases (1809). Willan is considered the founder of modern dermatology and the first edition of this book was of great importance; it was one of two dermatological books to first contain color plates and also the first to use the word lupus referring to cutaneous tuberculosis.

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jul 02, 2020

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History of Medicine Blog Series: John Jones, Plain Concise Practical Remarks on the Treatment of Wounds and Fractures (1775)

John Jones was born in Long Island, NY in 1729. After serving an apprenticeship in the colonies, he went to Europe to further his medical

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jun 26, 2020

History of Medicine Book of the Week: Heredity in Relation to Eugenics (1911)

Within the book, multitudes of pedigree charts of American families who suffer various human diseases or have certain social or physical conditions were presented to

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jun 19, 2020

An image of  small operating case, model 1917, as used by frontline surgeons of the US Army Medical Corps during the First World War.

History of Medicine Book of the Week: The Medical Department in the World War: Volume 11—Surgery (1927)

Officially recognized as the eleventh volume in the series The Medical Department in the World War, this technical manual simply titled Surgery, is more than

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jun 12, 2020

Photo of Alice Bunker Stockham, author of Tokology: A Book for Every Woman.

History of Medicine Book of the Week: Tokology (1883)

Tokology: A Book for Every Woman, first published in 1883, was one of the first comprehensive books regarding women’s health. Written by Alice B. Stockham,

Safar Saydshoev  |  Jun 05, 2020

An image of front cover of the book by Dr. Charles Camac’s Counsels and Ideals from the Writings of William Osler from the Leo J. McCarthy

History of Medicine Book of the Week: Counsels and Ideals from the Writings of William Osler (1905)

Counsels and Ideals from the Writings of William Osler is a collection of Dr. William Osler’s philosophical approaches to medical education and practice. This text

Safar Saydshoev  |  May 29, 2020

An image of original title page of Cases in Surgery written by Dr. Charles White

History of Medicine Book of the Week: Cases in Surgery (1770)

Even in the past decade, medicine has evolved into something that is nothing short of extraordinary. As treatments and cases in surgery continue to revolutionize

Safar Saydshoev  |  May 22, 2020

An image of Andrew Duncan, the elder, a man of philanthropic action

History of Medicine Book of the Week: Duncan’s Medical Cases (1778)

Duncan, the elder was active in the academic pursuits and was also revered as a benevolent man who cared as much for his students as

Safar Saydshoev  |  May 15, 2020

Man seated wearing a pink tutu and shoes. Wellcome Library, London.

History of Medicine Book of the Week: Psychopathia Sexualis (1886)

This foundational book, which first appeared in 1886, “was the most influential among a growing number of medico-scientific studies which defined sexual pathologies in the

Safar Saydshoev  |  May 08, 2020

An illustration of Tokology book cover

History of Medicine Book of the Week: Tokology (1885)

Tokology: A Book for Every Woman was written in 1885 by Alice Bunker Stockham, an obstetrician and gynecologist who practiced in the late nineteenth century.

Safar Saydshoev  |  May 01, 2020