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Author Name    Medical Magic by David Dietz

Title   Medical Magic Vintage 1938 Illustrated Book by David Dietz 1st Edition with Dust Jacket *****MEDIA MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!*****

Binding/Type   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Mint (please refer to description)

Dust Jacket Type/Condition   Excellent

Edition/Printing   1st Edition/First Edition

Size   6"W x 8 & 3/4"

Publisher, Location, Year Published   New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1938

Seller ID   Medical Magic Book

***BOOK EXCERPT: "In vivid, dramatic language that combines a non-technical vocabulary with the strictest scientific accuracy, David Dietz tells the fascinating story of how medical science today is penetrating the secrets of the human body and applying this new knowledge to the conquest of disease..." 

 

 

 

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Title of Vintage Medical Science Book:  Medical Magic

 

***Lavishly illustrated throughout!

 

Author(s): David Dietz, Winner 1937 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Lecturer in General Science, Western Reserve University; Science Editor of the Scripps-Howard Newspapers

 

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company - New York

 

Year of Publication: 1938

 

Edition: 1st/First

 

Ex-Library Volume: NO!

 

Total of Numbered Pages: 380

 

Size: 6"W x 8 & 3/4"

 

Format: Hard Cover

 

Dust Jacket: YES!

 

Condition:   Near mint/like new!

 

*Exterior Covers & Edges: Evince no shelf/edge wear or surface handling, having been well protected by its dust jacket all these years.

 

*Binding(s)/Spine(s):  Remains tightly intact.

 

*Interior Contents: Crisply clean pages evince no noted writings, foxing, markings, water damage, staining, or odors of any kind. Being mentioned merely for purposes of accuracy is the pre-existence of a previous owner’s attractive book plate still affixed to the inside front cover board.

 

*Dust Jacket(s)/DJ(s): Excellent, exhibiting only a modest bit of paper edge nicks/tears.

 

***CONTENTS:

 

***PART I - MEDICAL MAGIC

I - The New Wizardry

 

II - Living Drug Factories

 

***PART II - THE SEVEN HORSEMEN OF DEATH

III - The Seven Horsemen

 

IV - When Arteries Grow Old

 

V - The War on Cancer

 

VI - Death on Wheels

 

VII - The White Plague

 

VIII - When Pneumonia Strikes

 

***PART III - SAFEGUARDING MOTHERHOOD

IX - Why Women Live Longer 

 

X - Welcome Stranger

 

***PART IV - THE MAGIC OF NERVES

XI - The Nervous System

 

XII - Brain Waves

 

XIII - Sick Personalities

 

***PART V - THE MAGIC OF GLANDS

XIV - The Pacemaker

 

XV - The Bone Builders

 

XVI - Fight or Flight

 

XVII - The Master Gland

 

XVIII - The Enchanted Barnyard

 

XIX - The Gift of Life XX - The Sex Glands

 

XXI - Glands of Mystery

 

PART VI - THE MAGIC OF DIGESTION

XXII - The Story of Digestion

 

XXIII - The Powerful Enzymes

 

XXIV - The Magic in Liver

 

XXV - The Vitamin Alphabet

 

***PART VII - THE WAR ON CONTAGION

XXVI - Murderous Germs XXVII - Yellow Jack

 

XXVIII - Soldiers of Humanity

 

XXIX - The Menace of Influenza 

 

XXX - Snails and Parasites

 

XXXI - Sleeping Sickness

 

XXXII - The Problem of Syphilis

 

XXXIII - The Conquest of Contagion

 

***PART VIII - THE ART OF DIAGNOSIS

XXXIV - The Detection of Disease

 

XXXV - The Magic X Ray

 

***PART IX - THE MAGIC OF SURGERY

XXXVI - The Good Old Days

 

XXXVII - The Call in the Night

 

XXXVIII - Two Million Operations

 

***PART X - THE FUTURE

XXXIX - Looking Ahead

 

***BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

***INDEX ILLUSTRATIONS: 

 

***PLATES:

*"Blood Bank" Safeguards Lives: Surgeon straining blood donation. (Grady Hospital, Atlanta)

 

*Who Can Predict Their Future: Scene in hospital nursery. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*The Magic of the Needle: Immunization by innoculation/inoculation. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*On Guard Against Tuberculosis: Use of portable X-ray apparatus. (Clevela nd Anti-Tuberculosis League

 

*A Lung Operation: Surgery is employed today in the battle against tuberculosis. (City Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*A Caesarean Operation: (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*Science Watches His Start: Hospital nurse feeding infant. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*Renewing the Spark of Life: Use of resuscitation apparatus on newborn infant. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*Protecting Baby’s Eyes: Treatment with one per cent silver nitrate solution. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*Test for Vitamin A: The biophotometer will reveal deficiency. 

 

*Bicycle Riding for Science: Elaborate apparatus for metabolism tests. (Carnegie Institution of Washington)

 

*Vacuum-Cleaning Fleas: Procedure during experiments on typhus fever. (U.S. Public Health Service)

 

*Test Tubes Full of Germs: Transferring tissue cultures of Rocky Mountain spotted fever. (U.S. Public Health Service)

 

*On the Track of Disease: Preparation of microscopic slides. (U.S. Public Health Service)

 

*Germs and Their Poisonous Products: Studying toxin-producing strains of staphylococci. (U.S. Public Health Service)

 

*Heat Kills Germs: Placing saline solutions in sterilizer. (University Hospital of Cleveland)

 

*Electricity Aids Medicine: Treatment with low-voltage therapy. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*Germs Must Eat: Preparing culture mediums in the laboratory. (Institute of Pathology, W.R.U., Cleveland)

 

*Not a Broadcasting Station: An X-ray control panel. (St. John’s Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*The Iron Lung: IT aids victims of infantile paralysis. (City Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*Restoring Weakened Muscles: Warm-water pools help overcome ravages of infantile paralysis. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*Beginning a Blood Test: Sample of blood withdrawn with pipette. (St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*The Magic of the Laboratory: Many tests aid diagnosis of disease. (Institute of Pathology, W.R.U., Cleveland)

 

*The Penetrating X Ray: The hand of a twenty-year old girl. (Brush Foundation)

 

*The Lungs: X-ray photograph showing tubercular lesion. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*The Kidneys: X-ray photograph of pelves of kidneys and ureters. (X Rays by Dr. Eugene Freedman)

 

*Nailing Broken Bones: Repair of fractured femur with stainless steel nail. (X Ray by Dr. Gilson C. Engel)

 

*Ready for the Surgeon: Instruments arranged for an operation. (University Hospital, Cleveland)

 

*The Microscope Checks the Diagnosis: Examining cultures for the signs of germs. (St. Luke’s Hospital, Cleveland)

 

***DIAGRAMS:

*The Ductless Glands

 

*The Lungs *Late Stage of Pregnancy 

 

*Three Types of Neurons

 

*A Reflex Arc *Brain and Spinal Cord

 

*The Parts of the Brain

 

*Localization of Functions

 

*The Thyroid Gland

 

*The Parathyroid Glands

 

*The Adrenal Glands

 

*The Female Reproductive Organs 

 

*The Thymus Gland in Youth

 

*The Digestive System

 

*Peptic Ulcer

 

*Diagram of a Typical Cell

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