JOHN DALTON TO HIS FORMER SCHOOL MASTER, JOHN FLETCHER, THE PERSON WHOM ENCOURAGED DALTON’S EARLIEST INVESTIGATIONS AND HIS STUDY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE
DALTON, JOHN. (1766-1844). British chemist, physicist, and pioneer meteorologist; best known for introducing the atomic theory into chemistry, and for his research into color blindness, sometimes referred to as Daltonism; published “On the Absorption of Gases by Water and other Liquids” (first read as a lecture on 21 October 1803, first published in 1805) — which contained his law of partial pressures now known as Dalton’s law. Exceedingly Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John Dalton”. Two full pages, quarto. Manchester, February 9, 1822. Fine condition.
DR. MARY E. WALKER, THE ONLY WOMAN TO RECEIVE THE MEDAL OF HONOR — A FABULOUS AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED
WALKER, MARY E[DWARDS] DR. (1832-1919) American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, and medical surgeon; Walker is the only female to have received the Medal of Honor. Exceedingly-scarce Autograph Sentiment Signed, “Mary E. Walker M.D.” in pencil. One page, oblong 12mo.
JULES VERNE REFERS TO THE SECOND ATTACK OF FACIAL PARALYSIS [BELL’S PALSY] WHICH AFFLICTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE, AND FOR WHICH HE SOUGHT TREATMENT BY ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
VERNE, JULES (1828-1905) French author; pioneered the science-fiction genre; best known for his novels: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Jules Verne,” in French. One full page, octavo. “Boulevard Bonne, Nouvelle 18”. Paris, Thursday, February 15th, no year. .
HARVEY CUSHING, THE PIONEERING NEUROSURGEON, SIGNS AND INSCRIBES A COPY OF HIS: ”CONSECRATIO MEDICI AND OTHER PAPERS”
CUSHING, HARVEY (1869-1939) American neurosurgeon and pioneer of brain surgery. His book, Consecratio Medici and Other Papers. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. 1929. Fourth printing. Signed on front free end paper: ”With the sincere regards of Harvey Cushing.” Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering and blind embossed publisher’s device stamped at center of upper board. 276 pages, octavo.
ONE OF THE RAREST SIGNATURES IN ALL OF SCIENCE! — SIR WILLIAM HARVEY
HARVEY, WILLIAM (1578-1657) English Physician; made influential contributions in anatomy and physiology; was the first known physician to describe completely, and in detail, the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the brain and the rest of the body by the heart. An impressive, and excessively rare Manuscript Document Signed, “Will Harvey”.
JOSEPH LISTER AWARDS A CERTIFICATE OF MERIT FOR SURGERY
LISTER, JOSEPH. (1827-1912). Father of modern antiseptic surgery. Partially-printed Document Signed “Joseph Lister” on University of Glasgow letterhead. One full page, octavo. April 8, 1868.