Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1990,
Third Edition. large quarto, grey cloth in dust jacket. (xxii), 705 pp. University of Iowa Press, Item #29588
Of the many new books to be found in this edition of Heirs of Hippocrates, certain ones are truly rare. Many are outstanding in their place of influence in the story of medical science. Some have a specially interesting provenance. Others, milestones in this history, are, as well, examples of the craft of bookmaking and the art of book illustration. Each has its own particular value. With the publication of this third edition of Heirs of Hippocrates the location of these important books, and their availability for use in historical studies, are thus made known to research libraries, scholars, bibliographers, rare book dealers, collectors, and readers who are interested in the history of medicine for its own particular attractions. Such a book, therefore, serves practical purposes. With the bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club. A very fine, clean copy in a very fine dust jacket. Illustrated.