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An Attempt at an Historical Survey of Life-Saving Measures for Drowning Persons and Information of the Best Means by Which They Can Again Be Brought Back to Life , Herholdt, J. D.; Rafn, C. G.
1 An Attempt at an Historical Survey of Life-Saving Measures for Drowning Persons and Information of the Best Means by Which They Can Again Be Brought Back to Life  Herholdt, J. D.; Rafn, C. G.
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Hardcover. Small, slim hardcover 1960 printed in Denmark by Aarhuus Stiftsbogtrykkerie. No dustjacket. A reprint of the 1796 first edition, originally published by H. Tikiob's, Bookseller, Copenhagen. New Foreword (with References) by Henning Poulsen. Previous owner's name written on first blank page. Small coffee-color stains to cover. Back corner bumped. Text very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Overall average wear. 88 pages; fold-out illustration of apparatus. Language: English (translated from the Danish?). Keywords: rescue breathing, accident, alveolar ventilation, Biblical Method, direct mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, insufflation, mouth-to-nose, inflation, lungs, apneic, apnoeic, rescuer, expired air, asphyxiation, asphyxiated, artificial respiration, drowning, drown, drowned, pulmonary, manual, intubation, oxygen, anaesthesiologist, anaesthesiology, anesthesiologist, anesthesiology, Scandinavia, Scandinavian, medical science, medicine, history, research, antique, equipment, 18th, eighteenth, century. No ISBN.  
Price: 125.00 USD
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Democracy and DNA: American Dreams and Medical Progress , Weissmann, Gerald
2 Democracy and DNA: American Dreams and Medical Progress  Weissmann, Gerald
0809093057 / 9780809093052 Like New.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1995 Hill and Wang. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Gift-giving condition. 263pp, Index, Sources. Language: English. 'In the 15 essays of this collection, Weissmann ranges from Oliver Wendell Holmes to Lewis Thomas, among his fellow writer-physicians, as he traces George Eliot's spirit of meliorism (i.e., making the world better by doing good) from the abolitionists and reformers of the 19th century to the broad-minded molecular biologists of the 20th. The journey is a pleasant one, thanks to Weissmann's delightful style and wide-ranging knowledge. Particular essays deal with such topics as Holmes and puerperal fever, Olmsted and the sanitarians who developed New York's Central Park for the sake of better public health, and Thomas' dual dedication to scientific research and literate communication of medicine's role in society. Among those making unexpected but relevant appearances are Katherine Lee Bates (composer of America, the Beautiful) and Alice James, whose long and literary journal cleared some of the neurotic clouds from neurological disease. Although the spirit emanating from this collection is mostly optimistic, Weissmann admits that, despite all of medicine's progress, it still has a long way to go.'-- William Beatty, Booklist.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Dream of Kilimanjaro , Edberg, Rolf
3 Dream of Kilimanjaro  Edberg, Rolf
0394503848 / 9780394503844 Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1976 Random House. Long GIFT INSCRIPTION on 1st blank page. Clean text. Jacket has small closed rips; price clipped. 179pp. Language: English (translated from the Swedish). Keywords: human, evolution.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science --from the Babylonians to the Maya , Teresi, Dick
4 Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science --from the Babylonians to the Maya  Teresi, Dick
0684837188 / 9780684837185 Like New.  
Hardcover. 5th printing hardcover with dustjacket 2002 Simon and Schuster. Only light store shelfwear; appears unread. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 453 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography. Language: English. 'The first comprehensive, authoritative, popularly written, multicultural history of science, Lost Discoveries fills a crucial gap. Dick Teresi's innovative history of science explores the unheralded scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world -- Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others -- and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous heritage in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology.'--from the publisher.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990 , Bilstein, Roger E.
5 Orders of Magnitude: A History of the NACA and NASA, 1915-1990  Bilstein, Roger E.
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Paperback. Softcover 3rd edition 1989 NASA Office of Management. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Noticeable average wear to cover. 167pp, Index, Bibliographic Essay, B/W photos. The NASA History Series. Revised edition of Orders of Magnitude by Frank W. Anderson Jr. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Division. NASA SP-4406. Keywords: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, United States, American, aerospace, space, supersonic, Gemini, Apollo, moon, flight, shuttle.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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School for Genius: The Story of the ETH --The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, from 1855 to the Present , Moore, Thomas.
6 School for Genius: The Story of the ETH --The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, from 1855 to the Present  Moore, Thomas.
0972557229 / 9780972557221 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition/1st printing hardcover with dustjacket 2005 Front Street Press. Small rip to back jacket; corners lightly bumped. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 274 pages; Index; Note on Sources; black-and-white photos. Foreword by Faith Whittlesey. Language: English. '[D]escribes the fascinating history of continental Europe's leading scientific university.'--from jacket flap. Keywords: science, scientist, technology, education, Switzerland, Swiss, Zurich, school, academic, nuclear, research, researcher, facility, institution, Industrial Revolution, industrialization, engineering, defense, design.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Toward the Habit of Truth: A Life in Science , Hoagland, Mahlon
7 Toward the Habit of Truth: A Life in Science  Hoagland, Mahlon
0393027546 / 9780393027549 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1990 W.W. Norton. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Only light store shelfwear / rubbing to jacket. Introduction by Lewis Thomas and Alexander G. Bearn. A volume of The Commonwealth Fund Book Program. 206 pages; Index; References; black-and-white photos. Language: English. Memoir of scientist who discovered transfer RNA. Keywords: research, science, history, Harvard, genetic, gene, Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, amino acid activation, messenger, laboratory, medicine, biography, autobiography.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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