Medicine, Mortality and the Book Trade.

(Winchester): St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1998,

First Edition. octavo, boards. xii, 158pp. St. Paul's Bibliographies, New. Item #29520

"Writers from several specialist areas have produced a series of studies in which the relationship of science as well as of medicine to the culture of print is brought clearly into view. Printers, booksellers, collectors, readers and the mechanisms of production and distribution from the starting point for the sequence of investigations published here which extend from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century." Seven essays at the Conference: "Printers' Diseases: The Human Cost of a Mechanical Process" by Michael Harris; "Pills and Print" by Peter Isaac; Vanessa Harding on "Mortality and the Mental Map of London: Richard Smyth's Obituary"; "Medical Incunabula" by Lotte Hellinga; "...Robert S. Whipple (1 871-1953) as a Collector of Science Books" by Silvia De Renzi; John Symons on "'These crafty dealers': Sir Henry Wellcome as a Book Collector"; and Roy Porter on "Reading: A Health Warning".With the bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club. Illustrated.

Price: $15.00