Medical Collectors Association Newsletters Issues 31-42

1997, August, Issue #31
English patent specification No. 428,309 An Improved Device for the Treatment of the Respiratory Passages, 1933
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XX by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History vol. 30 1988
The Evolution of Artifacts, by Henry Petroski, reprinted from American Scientist, vol. 80
Directions for Setting Up and Using the Betz 1903 Static Machine

1997, December, Issue #32
United States Patent, No. 208,761 1878, Improvement in Collapsible Pile Tubes
Historical Images of Drug Market-XVI by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History vol. 29 1987
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XXVII by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History vol. 32 1990
Facing a Bumpy History; The Mach-Maligned Thoery of Phrenology gets a Tip of the Hat from Modern Neuroscience, by Minna Morse, reprinted with permission of Smithsonian (October, 1997)
The Symons Collection: It’s Origins and Contents, based on a talk given by Jean Symons, April 1997 at a meeting of the Historical Resources Panel at the Royal College of Physicians of London, reprinted with permission from the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London vol.31 No.5 1997

1998, July, Issue #33
Historical Images of the Drug Market - LII by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History
United States Patent, No. 22,485 1859, Construction of Spectacles
Gustave Flaubert and the Museum of Medical History, Rouen, by Alex Sakula, reprinted from the Journal of Medical Biography, 1995
On Spray Producers as used in Lister’s Antiseptic System, by George T. Beatson, BA., MD

1998, December, Issue #34
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XXV by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History, Vol. 32, 1990 No. 1
A Reference List of Surgical Instruments and Medical Appliances, Allen & Hansburys Ltd. 1930
Maison Luer, Fabrique D’Instruments De Chirurgie et D’Appereils de Medicine, 1909
Medical Cane, by Alex Peck
Records help chronicle historic events, by Norman Medow M.D., reprinted from Ophthalmology, Feb. 1998

1999, July, Issue #35
United States Patent, No. 22,572 Improvement in Spectacle-frames, 1869
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XXXV by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History, Vol. 34, 1992 No.3
Weiss lithrotrite, items in case
Communications via e-mail concerning Lithotomy
Practical Lithotomy and Lithotity, by Henry Thompson F.R.C.S., MDCCCLXIII
Surgical Instruments an account of Inventions and Improvements in Surgical Insruments made by John Weiss
Wayne Weart: Collector of Pharmacy Antiques and Artifacts, by Sheila Roberson, extracted from Georgia Pharmacist Quarterly, Summer, 1998, volume 75, No. 3
Hardy’s Genuine Salve 150 th Anniversary, by Virginia Colby, reprinted from Windsor Chronicle, May, 2 1986
McConnell Dental Chair

1999, December, Issue #36
Historical Images of the Drug Market - LIV by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History, Vol. 39, 1997 No.2
United States Patent, No. 26,725 Design for a Medicine-spoon, 1897
On Bathing, Inaugural Medical Dissertation, by Samuel Martin, Academy of Edinburgh, 1765
Medical Tangkas, reprinted from web site of AMNH Collection, 1999

2000, August, Issue #37
United States Patent, No. 205,185 Improvement in Ear-piercers, 1878
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XXXVI, by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History, Vol. 34, 1992 No.4
The Mutter Museum: Education, Preservation, and Commemoration, by Erin H. McLeary, MD., reprinted from Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2000, vol. 132, No. 7
Patent medicines for the treatment of genitourinary diseases, by Erwin W. Rugendorff, reprinted from World Journal of Urology, 1990, 17:171 175
The James Hope Presentation Stethoscope
Reprint of; Newsletter of the Friends of Rare Books Room; Favorite Edition, The New York Academy of Medicine, No. 2 Spring 2000

2000, December, Issue #38
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XXXVI, by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History
Hospices de Beaune Hotel-Dieu
United States Patent, No. 1,932,227 Stethoscope, 1933
Catalog: Electro-Radiation Company, Succeeding Sweet & Lewis Company: High Frequency X-Ray and Electro-Medical Apparatus

2001, July, Issue #39
United States Patent, No. 814,923, Stethoscope, 1906
United States Patent, No. 824,450, Stethoscope, 1906
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XXXX, by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History, Vol. 35 (1993) No. 4
Leechcraft in nineteenth century British medicine, by K. Codell Carter, reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Vol. 94, Jan. 2001
A Look Back: Hemorrhoid Clamp, by Robert E. Kravetz M.D., reprinted from The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 95, No. 8, 2000
Your Health: A Sane Sensible Treatment for Piles Without Surgery, byy Doctor Shallenberger

2001, December, Issue #40
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XXVI, by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History, Vol. 32 (1990) No. 2
A Look Back: Antiseptic Technique, by Robert E. Kravetz M.D., reprinted from The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 94, No. 12, 1999
United States Patent, No. 216,182, Improvement Medicine Packages, 1879
Rapid Lithotrity with Evacuation, by Henry J. Bigelow, M.D.,1878

2002, December, Issue #41
United States Patent, No. 16,478, Vaccinating Instrument, 1857
Historical Images of the Drug Market - XXVII, by William H. Helfand, reprinted from Pharmacy in History, Vol. 35 (1993) No. 1
A Look Back: Phrenology Head, by Robert E. Kravetz M.D., reprinted from The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 95, No. 2, 2000
An Ear to the Chest: an Illustrated History of the Evolution of the Stethoscope, by Arthur Hollman
Patent Medicines for the Treatment of Genitourinary Diseases, by Erwin W. Rugendorff
Photos from the Medical Collectors Association 2002 meeting
Snake Symbolism in the Healing Art Worldwide and Through the Ages, by Olgierd Lindan and Steve Chekey
Reprint of Flesh and Bones Newsletter of The National Museum of Health and Science, March 2002, Vol. 2 No. 3

2002, December, Issue #42
Final letter from M. Donald Blaufox, M.D., Ph.D.
Favorite Edition
, Newsletter of the Friends of the Rare Book Room, The New York Academy of Medicine, Summer 2003, No. 4


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