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Pick Up the Pieces, "North 3-1" (pseud. for Emerson D. Owen)
1 "North 3-1" (pseud. for Emerson D. Owen) Pick Up the Pieces
Garden City NY Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1929 NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj 
[nice clean copy with minimal shelfwear, small light scuff mark to top edge (noticeable as whiteish mark on black topstain), one-time owner's signature on ffep, bookseller's label (Lewis & Sons, Denver) on rear pastedown; jacket shows light soiling, a few tiny tears, very slight paper loss at top of spine]. "For years [the author] was a patient in state asylums and private sanitariums for the insane. Now a successful business executive, he tells of his incredible comeback -- and reveals the practices of institutions for the insane in an amazing story, the stark recital of a modern Inquisition." Owen, a one-time newspaper reporter and editor who got into the ad/pub game following his service in the First World War, eventually became the editor/manager for the "Hotel Red Book" and publicity director for the American Hotels Association. It's unclear from his book exactly when his asylum interlude(s) took place -- he just plunges right in, and takes the reader along for the ride -- but it's perfectly clear, as he puts it himself, that he's "not the ordinary sense. I am a drunkard." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Perimenopausal and Geriatric Gynecology, Barber, Hugh R.K.
2 Barber, Hugh R.K. Perimenopausal and Geriatric Gynecology
New York Macmillan Publishing Company (c.1988) 0-02-305880-3 / 9780023058806 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor bumping to top corners, very light wear at most other corners, internally bright and clean]. (B&W photos, diagrams) 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Conquest of Deafness: A History of the Long Struggle to Make Possible Normal Living to Those Handicapped by Lack of Normal Hearing [*SIGNED* with an interesting assocation], Bender, Ruth E.
3 Bender, Ruth E. The Conquest of Deafness: A History of the Long Struggle to Make Possible Normal Living to Those Handicapped by Lack of Normal Hearing [*SIGNED* with an interesting assocation]
Cleveland The Press of Western Reserve University (c.1960) NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dj Signed by Author
[light dampstain to both front and rear covers, several corners bumped and lightly frayed; jacket shows shallow chipping at edges, slight fading along spine and left edge of front panel, minor paper loss at spine ends]. (B&W plates) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author: "To Ann [sic] Bancroft / In appreciation of your / Magnificent performance / in The Miracle Worker / Ruth E. Binder / 1-11-61." The book is described as "the first really comprehensive study of the development of training for the deaf." The date of the inscription -- even if it was meant to be 1962 instead of 1961 (in that way that we all sometimes forget that the New Year has begun when writing dates in early January) -- indicates that it refers to Bancroft's performance in the original Broadway production of "The Miracle Worker," which ran from October 1959 through July 1961, and for which she had received a Tony Award. (The movie version wasn't released until July 1962.) Signed by Author 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Alcohol: Its Relation to Human Efficiency and Longevity, Fisk, Eugene Lyman
4 Fisk, Eugene Lyman Alcohol: Its Relation to Human Efficiency and Longevity
New York/London Funk & Wagnalls 1917 First Edition Hardcover Good 
(brown cloth; no dust jacket) [general overall wear, white lettering on front cover partially rubbed away, spine lettering completely rubbed off; binding in shape, text is clean]. "Authorized by The Life Extension Institute," of which the author was Medical Director, as well as "Reviewed and Criticised by Members of the Hygiene Reference Board and Approved by a Majority." Facing the title page is a one-page blurb about the Life Extension Institute ("What is it? What does it do?"). This would appear to be the only original copy of this book (i.e., non-POD) currently offered on the net. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Infantile Paralysis and Cerebral Diplegia: Methods Used for the Restoration of Function, Kenny, Elizabeth ["Sister Kenny"]
5 Kenny, Elizabeth ["Sister Kenny"] Infantile Paralysis and Cerebral Diplegia: Methods Used for the Restoration of Function
Sydney Angus & Robertson Limited 1937 NO First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dj 
[cloth faded at a couple of spots along bottom edge, moderate foxing to page edges, vintage bookseller's label (H.K. Lewis & Co. Ltd., Medical & Scientific Booksellers, London) on front pastedown; jacket browned at spine and edges, small tears at several corners with minor paper loss, light staining along bottom edge]. (B&W photographic plates) Elizabeth Kenny's pioneering and then-controversial treatise on infantile paralysis -- later to be known more familiarly as polio (short for poliomyelitis) -- which flew in the face of conventional medical wisdom about the disease, emphasizing muscle rehabilitation through exercise. This approach to the disease essentially laid the groundwork for the practice of physical therapy, or physiotherapy. A tireless (some might have said tiresome) crusader and publicity-seeker, the author helped to set up many clinics in Australia and England; aided in no small measure by a stirring portrayal of her by Rosalind Russell in the 1946 Hollywood movie SISTER KENNY (based on her 1943 memoir "And They Shall Walk"), she also became something of a folk heroine. A very scarce book, especially in the original dust jacket. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Atlas der Pathologischen Anatomie [Atlas of Pathological Anatomy]; eine sammlung typischer [etc.], Rossle, (Dr.) Robert, and (Dr.) Kurt Apitz
6 Rossle, (Dr.) Robert, and (Dr.) Kurt Apitz Atlas der Pathologischen Anatomie [Atlas of Pathological Anatomy]; eine sammlung typischer [etc.]
Stuttgart George Thieme Verlag 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
(no dust jacket) [moderate exterior wear, bumped corners, covers bowed outwards a bit, previous owner's signature on ffep but otherwise quite clean]. (B&W/color photographs) Text entirely in German, but the pictures transcend language -- and if you're a fan of tumors and growths, this is the book for you. Hundreds of photographs (the great majority in color) illustrate a truly mind-boggling array of diseased and/or misshapen internal organs: lungs, heart, intestines, lymph nodes, they're all here -- and not looking well. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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My Steve Sax Connection: How a Hero Led an Abused Boy to Manhood, Waldman, Alan Bennett
7 Waldman, Alan Bennett My Steve Sax Connection: How a Hero Led an Abused Boy to Manhood
Encino CA Astor Street Publishing Corporation (c.1990) 0-9626298-1-2 / 9780962629815 1st (unstated) Softcover Near Fine 
[bright and tight, appears unread; as-new but for minor bumping here and there at edges]. Trade PB "This is the intimate story of a psychologically abused boy, who fulfilled his dream of writing his book to Steve Sax, his favorite major league baseball player. By envisioning his favorite player as his big brother, he promoted a positive identification, which helped him free his soul from his inner prison, confront his pain and become a man." Imagine if he'd picked Mark McGwire, or Barry Bonds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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