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[REF] Military Medical Books

Thu Nov 04, 2010 03:39

I found a list of the books that were included in the standard library for military hospitals during WWII. Several of the texts were easy to match up to common textbooks of the day but there are quite a few that I have not had any luck identifying. Given that I collect medical textbooks, this is something that really interests me both from a reenacting standpoint and otherwise. The books in question are:
B000010 Anatomy text
B000012 Manual of surgical anatomy
B000020 Bacteriology Text
B000021 Practical Bacteriology, Hematology and Animal Parasitology
B000030 Cardiology Text
B000033 Electrocardiology Text
B000040 Dental Surgery Text
B000050 Dispensatory Text
B000060 Dermatology Text
B000061 Manual of Dermatology
B000080 Ear, Nose and Throat Text
B000090 Eye Manual
B000091 Surgical Ophthalmology
B000100 Genitourinary Text
B000110 Internal Medicine Text
B000120 Neurology Text
B000121 Neuropsychiatry Text
B000122 Neurosurgery Text
B000130 Laboratory Manual
B000140 Medical Dictionary, Small
B000150 Pathology Text
B000160 Pharmacy Text
B000161 Useful Drugs
B000170 Surgery Text
B000171 Infections of the Hand
B000174 Amputations
B000181 Manual on Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
B000182 Manual on Abdominal and Genitourinary Injuries
B000183 Manual on Orthopedic Subjects
B000185 Manual on Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Peripheral Nerve Injuries
B000190 Orthopedic Text
B000191 Handbook of Orthopedic Surgery
B000192 The Foot and Ankle
B000194 Outline of the Treatment of Fractures
B000200 X-ray Manual
B000240 Military Preventive Medicine
B000250 Treatment Text
B000260 Nutritional Deficiencies
B000270 Anaesthesia Text
B000271 Clinical Anaesthesia
B000300 Tropical Medicine
B000301 Diseases, Tropical and Subtropical
B000380 Emotional Hygeine
B000381 Social Customs
B000382 Principles of Ethics
B000384 Nurses' Handbook of Obstetrics
B000385 Surgical Nursing
B000386 Physiology and Anatomy
B000388 Essentials of Medicine
B000390 Essentials of Nursing
B000391 Emergency Care

Anyone have any idea which books these are referring to?

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Re: Military Medical Books

Thu Nov 04, 2010 15:30


The book list that you have produced is a sample of the Professional Books stocked by the Medical Department.I assume that the reference you found to these is Appenix C of the Medical Supply Manual.

Unfortunately, none of the wartime Medical Department Supply Catalogs (1942, 1943 or 1944) editions makes reference to this class of items. However, the 1947 Army-Navy Catalog of Medical Materiel does indeed contain a reference to these books, albeit with their revised class of 10 (i.e. all items beginning with 10-). Using the Numerical Cross Index also contained in the document, it is possible to construct an entire list of the books you mention.

Here follows the complete list (note that the Books were categorised into the sections I have indicated in bold underlined text). Nomenclature and Stock Number are shown in bold, while author(s) and publisher proceeds this. As you will see, it's not a complete list (as per 1944) and perhaps the reason for this is that some of the publications were ceased by the 1947 edition:


B100230 - Accepted Dental Remedies: Council on Dental Therapeutics, American Dental Association.
B100330 - Dental Roentgenology, 3rd Edition, 1939: LeRoy M. Ennis (Lea and Febiger).
B130070 - Oral Pathology, 2nd Edition, 1944: Kurt H. Thoma (The C. V. Mosby Company).
B130130 - Partial Denture Construction, 2nd Edition, 1943: Edward Kennedy (Dental Items of Interest Publishing Company, Inc.).
B130150 - Periodontia, Textbook of, 2nd Edition, 1943 Samuel C. Miller (The Blakiston Company).


B200051 - Approved Laboratory Technic, 4th Edition, 1945: Kolmer and Boerner (D. Appleton-Century Company).
B200230 - Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods, 10th Edition, 1943: Todd and Sanford (W. B. Saunders Company).
B210031 - Histology, A Textbook of, 4th Edition, 1942: Maximow and Bloom (W. B. Saunders Company).
B230280 - Practical Bacteriology, Haematology an Animal Parasitology, 9th Edition, 1938: Stitt, Clough and Clough (The Blakiston Company).

Medicine - Dermatology:

B255590 - Dermatology, Manual of, 1st Edition, 1942: Pillsbury, Sulzberger, and Livingood (W. B. Saunders Company).

Medicine - Food and Nutrition:

B261530 - Nutrition and Diet in Health and Disease, 4th Edition, 1943: Kames S. McLester (W. B. Saunders Company).

Medicine - Internal Medicine:

B270300 - Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Tropical Diseases, 2 Volumes, 7th Edition, 1944: Edward R. Stitt, Revised by Richard P. Strong (The Blakiston Company).
B270330 - Diagnostic Standards and Classification of Tuberculosis, 11th Edition, 1940: Committee on Diagnostic Standards of the National Tuberculosis Association, and the American Trudeau Society (National Tuberculosis Association).
B275530 - Physical Diagnosis, 13th Edition, 1942: Cabot and Adams (The Williams and Wilkins Company).

Medicine - Pediatrics:

B299150 - Diseases of Infancy and Childhood, 11th Edition, 1940: Holt and McIntosch (D. Appleton-Century Company).

Military Medicine:

B275570 - Principles and Practice of Aviation Medicine, 2nd Edition, 1943: Harry G. Armstrong (The Williams and Wilkins Company).

Neurology and Psychiatry:

B355730 - Clinical Neurology, Textbook of, 5th Edition, 1943: Israel S. Wechsler (W. B. Saunders Company).


B443030 - Principles and Practice of Nursing, Textbook of the, 4th Edition, 1939: Harmer and Henderson (The Macmillan Company).

Pharmology, Pharmacy and Therapeutics:

B460030 - Dispensatory of the United States of America, 23rd Edition, 1943: Wood and Osol (J. B. Lippincott Company).
B530030 - Physical Medicine - The Employment of Physical Agents for Diagnosis and Therapy, 1st Edition, 1941: Frank H. Krusen (W. B. Saunders Company).

Preventive Medicine and Sanitation:

B570150 - Military Preventive Medicine, 3rd Edition, 1938: Geroge C. Dunham (The Military Service Publishing Company).
B575130 - Preventive Medicine and Hygiene, 6th Edition, 1935: Milton J. Rosenau (D. Appleton-Century Company).

Surgery - Anesthesia:

B700330 - Clinical Anesthesia, 1st Edition, 1942: John S. Lundy (W. B. Saunders Company).

Surgery - Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat:

B744750 - Refraction of the Eye, 2nd Edition: 1945: Alfred Cowan, M. D. (Lea and Febiger).

Surgery - General Surgery:

B714130 - Infections of the Hand, 7th Edition, 1939: Allen B. Kanavel (Lea and Febiger).
B715250 - Modern Surgical Technic, 1st Edition, 1938: Max Thorek (J. B. Lippincott Company).
B718450 - Surgical Anatomy, Manual of, 1st Edition, 1918: Surgeon General's Office, U. S. Army (Surgeon General's Office, U. S. Army).
B718455 - Surgical Anatomy, Manual of, 1st Edition, 1945: Jones and Shephard, National Research Council (W. B. Saunders Company).

Surgery - Onstetrics

B737010 - Atlas of Obstetric Technic, 1st Edition, 1943: Paul Titus (The C. V. Mosby Company).
B737150 - Obstetrics, 9th Edition, 1945: H. J. Stander (D. Appleton-Century Company).


B755530 - Urology, 4th Edition, 1938: Eisendrath and Rolnick (J. B. Lippincott Company).


B155591 - American Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 20th Edition, 1944: William A. N. Dorland (W. B. Saunders Company).
B155610 - Anatomy of the Human Body, 24th Edition, 1942: Henry Gray, Warren H. Lewis [Editor] (Lea and Febiger).
B180590 - Standard Nomenclature of Disease and Standard Nomenclature of Operations, 3rd Edition, 1942: Edwin P. Jordan, Editor (American Medical Association).
B198830 - Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 5th Edition, 1936: (G. & C. Merriam Company).
B198850 - Webster's New Internation Dictionary of the English Language, 2nd Edition, 1934: (G. & C. Merriam Company).

Unfortunately, the above is all I have references for at the moment. I suppose it still gives you a lot of scope for collecting them all!

Good luck with your project,
Ben :)
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Re: [REF] Military Medical Books

Fri Nov 05, 2010 17:39

Thanks Ben. I appreciate the input. With textbooks, it's fairly easy to "backtrack" on stuff like this so if I find anything else, I will let you know.

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