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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    BRAUN, Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm (1862-1934). Die Lokalanästhesie, ihre wissenschaftliche Grundlagen und praktische Anwendung. Leipzig: Barth, 1905. 8°. 127 illustrations (some soiling, inner hinges cracked). Original cloth (rubbed, faded). Provenance: Dr Hans Scherbel -- THE NORMAN COPY (book-label). FIRST EDITION of the first book on local anaesthesia, Braun's 'important book on local anaesthesia [which] greatly stimulated the development of that subject' (Garrison-Morton). 'In 1897 Braun demonstrated that the toxicity of cocaine was in direct ratio to its rate of absorption and that its efficiency was in reverse ratio. He therefore recommended the addition of epinephrine to cocaine to decrease the rate of absorption and to increase the duration of anesthesia' (Keys p.42). 'He introduced local anaesthesia to dental surgery in Germany' (Norman). Faulconner & Keys, pp.833-834; Garrison-Morton 5691; Norman 5691.

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    BRAUN, Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm (1862-1934). Die Lokalanästhesie, ihre wissenschaftliche Grundlagen und praktische Anwendung. Leipzig: Barth, 1905. 8°. 127 illustrations (some soiling, inner hinges cracked). Original cloth (rubbed, faded). Provenance: Dr Hans Scherbel -- THE NORMAN COPY (book-label). FIRST EDITION of the first book on local anaesthesia, Braun's 'important book on local anaesthesia [which] greatly stimulated the development of that subject' (Garrison-Morton). 'In 1897 Braun demonstrated that the toxicity of cocaine was in direct ratio to its rate of absorption and that its efficiency was in reverse ratio. He therefore recommended the addition of epinephrine to cocaine to decrease the rate of absorption and to increase the duration of anesthesia' (Keys p.42). 'He introduced local anaesthesia to dental surgery in Germany' (Norman). Faulconner & Keys, pp.833-834; Garrison-Morton 5691; Norman 5691.

    SCHLEICH, Carl Ludwig (1859-1949). "Zur Infiltrationsanästhesie", in: Therapeutische Monatshefte, edited by Dr Oscar Liebreich and others, September issue, pp.[429]-436. [Berlin: Springer] 1894. Large 8° (270 x 193mm). Original printed wrappers. Preserved in a cloth box with 3 related pamphlets loosely inserted. Important early paper on local anaesthesia. cf Garrison-Morton 5683. (2)


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