Exhibition of Medical Texts in the Histopathology Department

The following books from my personal collection are available to view and read in the Histopathology Department during normal office hours.

Avicenna’s Medicine (11thC) A new translation

A new translation of the 11th Century Cannon with practical applications for integrative health care by Mones Abu-Asab Ph.D., Hakima Amri Ph.D., Marc S. Micozzi M.D. Ph.D.

This can be bought at Amazon Kindle edition £18 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Avicennas-Medicine-Translation-11th-Century-Applications/dp/1594774323

Review at https://www.wdl.org/en/item/9718/#q=medicine&qla=en  and



The Anatomical Drawings of Andreus Vesalius by J.B. de C.N. Saunders & Charles D. O’Malley

Review of the original


To view the original


Saunders an O’Malley’s Books Can be bought at


Observations on the seats and causes of diseases An account of the Foxglove (1785) by William Withering

 Digital version of the original as seen is at https://archive.org/details/b21517356

 Biographical detail https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Withering


Morbid Anatomy of some of the most important parts of the Human Body (1793) By Matthew Baillie

 Read online  https://archive.org/details/morbs00bail

 Biography at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Baillie

other info 



The causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae (1798) By Edward Jenner

The book as shown is at  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29414

Biography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Jenner

also Audio book (seems to take a while to download)



The use of the Stethoscope (1825)  by William Stokes




Digital version of the book on show https://archive.org/details/b21469647


A practical treatise on Venereal Disease (1842)  by Philippe Ricord

Digital version of the book on show in the library



Biography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Ricord



Pathology General and Special  (1912) By Richard Tanner Hewlett

b.1865 d.10 September 1940
MD Lond(1890) MRCS DPH FRCP(1906)

Richard Tanner Hewlett was born in London, the son of Richard Hewlett, a Stroud solicitor. He was a pupil of King’s College School before entering King’s College, London, as a medical student in 1883. He qualified in 1889 and graduated as M.B. in 1890, having won scholarships at each stage of his academic career. He was given house appointments in King’s College Hospital and spent a further three years, from 1891 to 1894, as a demonstrator of bacteriology there. His next post was as bacteriologist to the Jenner (later, the Lister) Institute. In 1901, however, he returned to King’s to accept the chair of bacteriology, which he occupied till retiring as emeritus professor in 1925. Hewlett also maintained a long association with the Seamen’s Hospital, Greenwich, where he became physician in 1899, director of pathology in 1908, and ultimately consulting pathologist. He lectured on bacteriology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and during the 1914-1918 War acted as pathologist to the Richmond War Hospital. He gave the Milroy Lectures at the Royal College of Physicians in 1909 and examined on behalf of London University. A fluent writer, he was the author of two popular textbooks, Manual of Bacteriology (1898), which ran through nine editions, and Pathology, General and Special (1906), which, after eight editions, received a new lease of life when J. McIntosh collaborated with the author in producing a ninth. Other publications by Hewlett were Serum Therapy, Bacterial Therapeutics, and Vaccines (1903) and Principles of Preventive Medicine (1921). Interested mainly in the application of bacteriology to hygiene and public health, Hewlett was a studious, unassuming, friendly individual. He married, firstly, in 1893 Louise, daughter of F. Stratton of East Sheen, by whom he had three sons and two daughters, and, secondly, in 1915 Gertrude Lilian Floyd, daughter of C. E. Collins of East Grinstead, by whom he had three sons. He died at Greenwich.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1940; B.M.J., 1940; Nature, 26 Oct. 1940; Lyle, 283]


Practical Pathology including Morbid Anatomy and Post Mortem Technique (1914)

By James Miller

A digital rendition of the 1914 edition on show can be found at



A review of a later edition in Can Med Assoc J. 1939 Apr; 40(4): 418.

It is thirteen years since the last edition of Miller’s Practical Pathology appeared, and a new edition is very welcome. In this edition Professor Miller is assisted by Dr. James Davidson, but a comparison of this volume with the last edition shows that the work is still essentially that of the senior author. There is a valuable

chapter by Dr. Davidson on “Points to be remembered in performing autopsies on cases with a medico-legal aspect”, a chapter in which specific reference is made to the practice in England and Scotland, but not in Canada or the United States. The content of the book may be divided into two parts; one contains an excellent account of autopsy technique, the treatment of surgical pathological material, and a full discussion of methods for cutting and staining sections, mounting material for museum display, etc.; the other is an outline of the morbid anatomy of the more important diseases. Among the parts which have been rewritten are the sections on neuropathology, bones and joints, female reproductive system, breast, and testicle. There is much new material on the pathology of tumours. The new edition is a very great advance on the previous one. It contains a large amount of fresh material, the format and the paper are greatly improved, and the illustrations are particularly worthy of comment. Some of the black and white photographs, both gross and microscopic (such as those of the Ghon lesion, Figs. 51 and 52) could not be excelled, and the colour photographs of gross specimens, especially one of lobar pneumonia. (Fig. 47), are amongst the finest that have been published. The publishers must be congratulated on the success with which they have reproduced the new illustrations.


Medical Services Pathology (1923)

Macpherson, William Grant; Leishman, William Boog; Cummins, Stevenson Lyle 1923

This is a review of the pathology services to the troops in the First World War . The digital version of the book shown in the library is at



Microbe Hunters (1926) By Paul De Kruif

Biographical details

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_de_Kruif  this includes a breakdown of the book.

The pdf file of the book shown in is at