HEALTH

[ Bernard Alfred Southgate, Director of the Water Pollution Research Laboratory. ] Three Typed Letters Signed (both 'B A Southgate') to J. Samson of the Royal Society of Arts, regarding a lecture on 'Prevention of Water Pollution'.

Author: 
Bernard Alfred Southgate (1904-1975), Director of the Water Pollution Research Laboratory, Stevenage [ Department of Industrial and Scientific Research; Royal Society of Arts ]
Publication details: 
All three on letterheads of the Water Pollution Research Laboratory (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research), Stevenage, Hertfordshire. 16 July and 9 and 23 August 1963.
£45.00

Five items: Southgate's three letters and carbons of two of Samson's replies (17 July and 10 August 1963). The five are all in good condition, on lightly aged paper. Southgate's first letter (16 July 1963; 1p., 12mo) accepts Samson 'invitation to give a paper', and discusses the question of the title: 'We are concerned here with the prevention of pollution and the study of its effects in surface waters and my paper would deal mainly with that side of the question rather than with the treatment of water as carried out by a water undertaking.

[ Printed pamphlet on 'the sin of self-abuse'. ] In Confidence: To Boys. By H. Bisseker, M.A., Formerly a Public School House-Master. Revised by The Council of the Medical Officers of Schools Association.

Author: 
H. Bisseker, M.A., Formerly a Public School House-Master [ The Alliance of Honour, London; The Medical Officers of Schools Association; masturbation; onanism; self-abuse ]
Publication details: 
'Copies of this Edition are to be obtained from The Alliance of Honour, 112, City Road, London, E.C.' London: Adlard and Son, Batholomew Close. 1904.
£120.00

[2] + 31 + [3]pp., 16mo. Stapled in plain green wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusting staples, and light staining (of an indeterminate nature) to front cover. The first two pages give details regarding the Alliance of Honour, including a list of the organisation's officers (including thirteen bishops) and a statement of 'The Object' ('to impress upon men the necessity of leading pure lives', and so on).

[ Prime Minister Lord John Russell and the Manchester Health of Towns Association. ] Autograph Letter Signed from Lord John Russell's private secretary Charles Grey ('C. <A.?> Grey') to P. H. Holland, regarding 'a Memoria from the Committee'.

Author: 
Charles Grey, Private Secretary to Liberal Prime Minister Lord John Russell [ Downing Street; P. H. Holland of the Chorlton Dispensary; the Manchester Health of Towns Association ]
Publication details: 
Downing Street [ London ] 10 August 1846.
£28.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with head of the document trimmed and blank second leaf with traces of mount. He acknowledges 'the receipt of your letter enclosing a Memorial from the Committee of the Manchester Health of Towns association' and apologise for the delay in the acknowledgement, 'owing to the great pressure of business'.

[ The National Health Service Bill, 1946. ] Printed circular to members of the British Medical Association, from its Secretary Charles Hill, explaining the purpose of an 'Emergency Guarantee Fund' set up in case of 'any conflict which might arise'.

Author: 
Charles Hill [ Baron Hill of Luton (1904-1989) ], Secretary, British Medical Association, London [ The National Health Service Bill ]
Publication details: 
'D.25 | 1945-46'. British Medical Association House, Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1. March, 1946.
£65.00

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and creased. An interesting piece of ephemera, relating to one of the most significant events in the history of modern Britain. The recto of the first leaf carries Hill's circular letter, with facsimile signature, beginning 'The National Health Service Bill is upon us. | In order that the profession my be financially armed for any conflict which might arise, the Council of the B.M.A.

[ 'Maryla de Chrapowicki, D. Psy., M.D.' ] Typed paper titled 'Fundamental Principles of Bio-Crystallography of the Blood.' With particular reference to the treatment of tuberculosis.

Author: 
Countess Maryla de Chrapowicki (d.1959), pioneer of alternative medicine and colour therapy [ Radionic Association ]
Publication details: 
'Copyright 1951'. Place not stated [ London? ].
£220.00

5pp., 4to, typed on five leaves stapled together. With a few minor manuscript corrections. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. The introduction reads: 'Bio-crystallography of the blood rests on the premise that the motive force which directs the processes of crystallisation is a Psychosomatic activity inherent in the blood stream.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] The Factory (Health of Women) Bill. Reprinted (by kind permission) from THE SCOTSMAN, of Saturday, June 13th, 1874.

Author: 
[Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights; 'The Scotsman', Edinburgh newspaper; women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights. ['Frederick Bell & Co., Steam Printers, King's Road, Chelsea.'] [1874.]
£100.00

4pp., 8vo. Bifolium with drophead title. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, disbound, with evidence of side stitching. No copy (other than surrogates) traced, either on COPAC or on OCLC WorldCat. No other copy currently on the market.

[Sir John Skelton] Autograph Note Signed "John Skelton", Scottish lawyer, to "Mr Brown" [full name given but illegible to me - "Camer"?].

Author: 
John Skelton (1831–1897), Scottish lawyer, author and administrator.
Publication details: 
The Hermitage of Braid, 9 May 1887.
£35.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, fold marks, small closed tear on a fold mark, grubby and marked but text clear and complete. "Can you count upon me for being at dinner on Wednesday & Thursday. If so, I will try to get a friend or two to meet you."

Keywords:

[Printed item, with 'Plebiscite' inserted.] The National Health Service: Report of the Negotiating Committee.

Author: 
[The foundation of the National Health Service, 1946; The British Medical Council, London]
Publication details: 
Printed in Great Britain by Fisher, Knight and Co., Ltd., The Gainsborough Press, St. Albans. November, 1946.
£150.00

8pp., 8vo. Unbound pamphlet. In good condition, lightly aged and creased. Seventy numbered paragraphs, divided into two main parts, 'A Summary of the National Health Service Act' (itself divided into five parts: Central Administration; Hospital and Specialist Services; Health Services provided by Local Health Authorities; General Medical and Dental Services, Pharmaceutical Services and Supplementary Ophthalmic Services; Mental Health Services) and 'The Profession and the Act'. Scarce: no copy traced either on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Royal Army Medical Corps printed Second World War circular.] Subject: Blood Transfusion Arrangements.

Author: 
Major K. G. A. Barlow [Kenneth Green Armitage Barlow], Royal Army Medical Corps [blood transfusion in the British Army of the Second World War]
Publication details: 
[Royal Army Medical Corps.] 'BLA | 1 June 45.'
£45.00

1p., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Headed: 'Subject: Blood Transfusion Arrangements. Ref: 1BTU/S/108/45. | To: ALL GENERAL HOSPITALS. | CCSs. | Transfusion Officers. | Pathologists. | Officers i/c Blood Banks.' Facsimile at foot of the signature of 'KGA Barlow Major, RAMC., | A/CC., No. 1 Base Transfusion Unit.' The document is arranged under four headings: 'Blood Taking Sets'; 'Blood Storage'; 'Grouping of Donors' and 'Cross Matching'. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

[Printed item for the British Indian Army.] Hints on Health in India and other Tropical Countries. By Major-Gen. Sir J. W. D. Megaw, K.C.I.E., D.Sc., M.B., B.Ch., B.A., I.M.S. (Retired), Medical Adviser to the Secretary of State for India.

Author: 
Major-Gen. Sir J. W. D. Megaw, K.C.I.E., D.Sc., M.B., B.Ch., B.A., I.M.S. (Retired), Medical Adviser to the Secretary of State for India [The British Indian Army]
Publication details: 
India: 'A., P. & S., Ltd.' 1941.
£100.00

28pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet.

[War Office publication, regarding the Royal Army Medical Corps.] R.A.M.C. Training Pamphlet No. 1 [2]. 1943.

Author: 
[The War Office, Whitehall] [The Royal Army Medical Corps; government publications; British Army; Second World War]
Publication details: 
No. 1: 'The War Office [Whitehall], 9th June, 1943.' No. 2: 'The War Office, 21st July, 1943.' [Both 'Notified in A.C.Is.']
£120.00

Both items in fair condition, lightly aged and creased, and each with three punch holes to spine. No. 1: 27pp., 12mo. With illustrations and diagrams in text. In two parts: 'Progressive Field Training for Stretcher-bearers' and 'Purposeful Physical Training for Stretcher-bearers'. No.2: ii + 65pp., 12mo. With three 'figures' in text. Divided into six chapters (including 'The Army Dental Corps in the field' and 'Evacuation and methods of estimation of casualties') and appendix. Scarce: the only copy traced, either on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, in the Imperial War Museum collection.

[Printed item.] British Medical Students Association. 1942-1943.

Author: 
[Professor J. A. Ryle, Honorary President, British Medical Students Association] [British Medical Association [BMA]]
Publication details: 
B.M.A. House, Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1. [1942 for 1943.]
£100.00

[2] + 14pp., 8vo. In white printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with vertical fold. Printed 'Entry Form' on postcard loosely inserted. Divided into four sections: Foreword [by Ryle]; Constitution; Schedules to Constitution; Report on Inaugural Meeting of the Association; Ministry of Health Letter. Scarce: no copy located on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

[Printed item.] Selections from the Army Medical Department Bulletin 1941-1942.

Author: 
[British Army Medical Department; The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War]
Publication details: 
'Issued by the War Office [Whitehall], London, S.W.1. April, 1943.'
£150.00

74pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Three page table of contents at front, and two page index in small print at back. Numerous entries under the following headings: Injuries and Wounds; Blood Transfusions; Surgery; The Legs and Feet; The Teeth, Jaws and Face; Infection and Sterilization; Administration; Nutrition; Heat-Stroke; Malaria; Epidemic Diseases; Immunization; Vaccination; The Nervous System; Epididymitis; Venereal Disease; Bacteriostatic Remedies; Psychiatry; The Home Guard; For the Press; Museum Collections.

[War Office publications, 'Not to be published.'] Booklet of 'Training Notes & A.M.D. Bulletins For Medical Officers', containing 14 issues of the Army Medical Department Bulletin, index, and nine issues of its 'Supplement'.

Author: 
[British Army Medical Department; The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War]
Publication details: 
The War Office [Whitehall], London, S.W.1. The bulletins (nos.24-33, 35-38) dating from between June 1943 and August 1944. The supplements (nos.1, 4, 6-8, 10, 12, 15, 16) dating from between January 1943 and June 1944. The index dated February 1944.
£250.00

The thirty-one items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, each with punch holes at spine, and all attched within a grey printed card folder by blue string. The bulletins (nos. 24-33, 35-38) are all 8pp., 12mo, except for No.33, which is 12pp., 12mo, and hence total 116pp., 12mo, with occasional illustrations.

[Printed item.] Army Medical Department Bulletin No. 38. [290 to 297: Early Tubercle is Easily Missed; The Medical Officer as Scientist; Prognosis in Coronary Occlusion; Valvular Disease of the Heart; Treatment of Casualties from Phosgene [...] .

Author: 
[British Army Medical Department; The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War]
Publication details: 
'Issued by the War Office [Whitehall], London, S.W.1. August, 1944.' ['Distribution scale: One copy to every Medical and Dental Officer.']
£80.00

8pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with vertical crease and three punch holes at spine. 'Lieut Kyten' in manuscript at head of first page. Sections 296 and 297 are titled: 'Formalin Frees Footwear from Fungi' and 'Use of Army Numbers'. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps. These bulletins are scarce: the only copies traced are 38 issues (unspecified) in the Wellcome Library, a copy of no.32 in the Imperial War Museum, and a 'Supplement' in the University of California.

[Printed item.] Army Medical Department Bulletin No. 39. [298 to 305: Clinicians and Special Departments; Gas Gangrene: An Illustrative Case; Padded or Unpadded Plaster Casts; An Improved Tobruk Plaster (Mark III); Overdosage with Aspirin [...]'.

Author: 
[British Army Medical Department; The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War]
Publication details: 
'Issued by the War Office [Whitehall], London, S.W.1. September, 1944.' ['Distribution scale: One copy to every Medical and Dental Officer.']
£80.00

8pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with three punch holes at spine. 'Lt. Miss Kayton' in manuscript at head of first page. Sections 303 to 305 are titled: Penicillin Units: Oxford and Mega; "My Doctor Told Me."; Diphtheira Antitoxin: New Scales of Issue. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps. These bulletins are scarce: the only copies traced are 38 issues (unspecified) in the Wellcome Library, a copy of no.32 in the Imperial War Museum, and a 'Supplement' in the University of California.

[Printed item.] Army Medical Department Bulletin No. 44. [335 to 340: Trench Foot; Laboratory Diagnosis of Smallpox; Varicose Veins; Mental Factors in Skin Disease; Peripheral Nerve Palsies from Intramuscular Injections; Too Much of a Good Thing.]

Author: 
[British Army Medical Department; The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War]
Publication details: 
'Issued by the War Office [Whitehall], London, S.W.1. February, 1945.' ['Distribution scale: One copy to every Medical and Dental Officer.']
£80.00

8pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with three punch holes at spine. 'Miss Kayton' in manuscript at head of first page. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps. These bulletins are scarce: the only copies traced are 38 issues (unspecified) in the Wellcome Library, a copy of no.32 in the Imperial War Museum, and a 'Supplement' in the University of California.

[War Office publication.] Memorandum for Medical Officers on Acute Ulcerative Gingivitis and Stomatitis. 1941. ['(Synonyms Vincent's Infection, Ulcero-Membranous Stomatitis, Fuso-Spirochaetal Stomatitis, Trench Mouth, etc.)']

Author: 
['By Command of the Army Council'] [The War Office, Whitehall; Second World War; British government publications]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 7th May, 1941.' ['Notified in A.C.Is.']
£45.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Headings: General Description; Diagnosis; Symptoms; Treatment; Preventive Methods. Scarce: no copy in the Wellcome Library or on COPAC, and only two copies on OCLC WorldCat. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

[War Office publication.] Self-training for Medical Officers. 1941.

Author: 
'By Command of the Army Council' [The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 24th December, 1941.' ['Notified in A.C.Is.']
£65.00

10pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. The preface states that the pamphlet 'is issued so that medical officers may examine themselves and judge how successful or otherwise their training has been'.

['Restricted' War Office publication, 1944.] Notes on the Prevention and Treatment of Scabies, 1942. (Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1 and 2) 1944.)

Author: 
'By Command of the Army Council' [The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 19th February, 1944.' ['Notified in A.C.Is.']
£56.00

12pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. At head of title-page: 'Restricted | The information given in this document is not to be communicated, either directly or indirectly, to the Press or to any person not authorized to receive it.' Headings: Introduction; Incidence; Causal Agent; Effects of Temperature and Moisture on Sarcoptes; Method of Infestation; Incubation; Diagnosis; Complications; Health Inspections; Differential Diagnosis; Prophylaxis; Treatment; Policy. An appendix gives the 'Formula for making 80 ounces Benzyl Benzoate Emulsion'.

[War Office pamphlet.] Memorandum on Cutaneous Diseases, 1942 | (Reprinted with minor amendments, August 1943).

Author: 
'By Command of the Army Council' [The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War; Royal Army Medical Corps; dermatology]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 19th August, 1942.'
£120.00

16pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with three punch holes at spine.

[War Office pamphlet.] Memorandum on Cutaneous Diseases 1945.

Author: 
'By Command of the Army Council' [The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War; Royal Army Medical Corps; dermatology]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 1st February, 1945.'
£100.00

ii + 16pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In brown printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with vertical fold and three punch holes to spine. Lightly stamped on front cover: 'CAPTAIN R.A.M.C. [Royal Army Medical Corps']' At head of p.ii: 'Scale of issue: One copy to each medical officer.' The Introduction begins: 'The purpose of this memorandum is to indicate, to all medical officers concerned, methods of prevention and treatment which may be adopted in regard to skin diseases.' Main headings: Inspection of the Skin; Medical Categorization; Skin Diseases in the Tropics.

[War Office pamphlet, 'Not to be published'.] Care of the Feet. Notes for Foot Orderlies. 1942.

Author: 
'By Command of the Army Council' [The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War; chiropody]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 7th October, 1942.' ['Notified in A.C.Is.']
£100.00

48pp., 12mo. In brown printed wraps. With leaf carrying 'Amendment No. 1.' (headed 'Restricted') on 'Care of the Feet - Notes for Foot Orderlies, 1942' (1p., 12mo), dated from 'The War Office, | 7th October, 1942.', loosely inserted. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. The pamphlet contains 20 figures, and is divided into nine chapters, with five appendices on chiropody.

[Printed pamphlet by the Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall.] Retarded and Mentally Defective Children.

Author: 
S. W. Harris [Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall, London]
Publication details: 
Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall, S.W.1. [London] 27 January 1926.
£30.00

6pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with two slight rust stains from staple. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Divided into five sections: Causes of Incapacity; Importance of early recognition of Mental Defect; Definition of Mental Defect, under the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913; Methods of dealing with mentally defective children; Procedure. No copy found on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed item.] A Classification of Vocational Tests of Dexterity.

Author: 
Amalie E. Weiss Long and T. H. Pear [Medical Research Council, Industrial Health Research Board (Formerly The Industrial Fatigue Research Board)]
Publication details: 
Report No. 64. London: Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1932.
£80.00

iii + 71pp., 8vo. Stapled. In pink printed wraps. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Numerous sections under three main headings: Discussion of Skill; Vocational Psychology; Psychological Tests of Skill and Manual Dexterity. Five copies on COPAC, but uncommon nevertheless.

Manuscript anonymous contemporary ribald spoof titled 'Mrs. Pankhursts Address to the Suffragettes'. [With two small photographs (one of Emmeline Pankhurst and the other of Sylvia Pankhurst?).]

Author: 
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), British political activist and leader of the suffragette movement [female suffrage; Victorian humour; sexuality; social history]
Publication details: 
Without date or place. [England, 1890s?]
£250.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on aged and worn paper, folded twice. Written in a late Victorian or Edwardian hand. The 'Address' is an interesting survival: the sort of ribald saloon-bar joke through which male opponents of the movement sought to tame it through ridicule. Similar examples survive, attributed to Lady Astor speaking in parliament, but this version clearly predates these. Here is a transcript of what is a concentrated dose of double-entendre: 'Mrs.

[Medical subject] Autograph Letter Signed "Sydney Holland". Viscount Knutsford to "Warner"[ascribed to a "Townsend Warner" in note added to letter in another hand [Harrow schoolmaster?]. Letter about the feeding of patients and nurses' diet.

Author: 
Sydney Holland, 2nd Viscount Knutsford (1855–1931), barrister, peer, Chairman of the London Hospital House Committee from 1896 to 1931
Publication details: 
[Headed] Kneesworth Hall, Royston, Herts, 11 Dec. 1913.
£90.00

Two pages, cr. 8vo, fold marks, good condition. "Do not I know that sort of critic. He probably knows nothing about Hospitals. It is so easy to make general statements. "Wasted" indeed. I wonder how one could waste money in feeding these poor people many of whom would be far better if we could feed them up. A short time ago one of our doctors suggested suet & treacle for his patients and got the reply 'we can't afford it'. It is miserable economy to starve patients. And as to nurses it is absolutely essential that their food should be appetizing & varied.

[Printed Socialist Party of Great Britain pamphlet.] Beveridge Re-Organises Poverty.

Author: 
[The Socialist Party of Great Britain; William Henry Beveridge (1879-1963), economist and British Liberal Party politician; the Beveridge Report, 1942]
Publication details: 
The Socialist Party of Great Britain, Rugby Chambers, 2 Rugby Street, WC1. [Printed by R. E. Taylor & Son, Ltd. (T.U.), 55/57 Banner Street, E.C.1. [1942 or 1943.]
£80.00

20pp., 12mo. In white covers printed in green and black, with the 'Object' and 'Declaration of Principles' of the SPGB on the inside front cover, and advertisements for other SPGB works on the inside back cover. Stapled. Priced at 3d. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. On front cover: 'This pamphlet shows that the Beveridge Plan will not end the poverty of the working-class.

[Pamphlet] The Diet Essential to Health. The value of vitamines.

Author: 
F.E. Macdonald Docker
Publication details: 
The London Research & Information Bureau, 5 Tavistock Square, London, WC1, 1922
£56.00

Pamphlet, original green printed paper wraps, Stapled as issued (rusted), 20pp, with 4pp advts, good condition. Only copy listed on COPAC at BL.

[Pamphlet] Race Renewal. The Ideal of a Ministry of Health.

Author: 
Dr. C.W. Saleeby [Pelican Press; Francis Meynell; Stanley Morison]
Publication details: 
Published by the National Council of Public Morals for Great and Greater Britain and the National Birth-Rate Commission [...], Printed at the Pelican Press, [1918].
£135.00

10pp., 8vo, printed paper wraps, stapled as issued (rusty), The officers of the National Council of Public Morals are listed on the back cover, Publications, inside back cover. good condition. Saleeby's significant achievements in the world of medicine are described in the DNB. The printers of this pamphlet were the significant firm of the Pelican Press, founded by Francis Meynell, but run at this time (1918) by Stanley Morison.

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