Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia 4 Volume Set edited by Morris Fishbein M.D. 1959 Double Day & Co. Inc

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Step into the world of medical knowledge with the 1959 Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia 4 Volume Set, edited by Morris Fishbein M.D. Published by Doubleday & Co., Inc., this comprehensive collection offers a fascinating glimpse into mid-20th-century medical understanding.


  • Title: Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia
  • Editor: Morris Fishbein, M.D.
  • Publication Date: 1959
  • Publisher: Doubleday & Co., Inc.
  • Format: Hardcover Set (8 volumes in 4 books)
  • Pages: Total 2116
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches each
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Vintage unread condition, vibrant maroon, creams, and golds covers

Key Elements:

  • This encyclopedia set provides an extensive overview of medical and health information as understood in 1959, making it a valuable historical resource for anyone interested in the evolution of medical science.
  • The rich maroon, cream, and gold covers give these books a vibrant and attractive appearance, perfect for display in any library or as a conversation starter.
  • For those in the medical field or with an interest in medical history, these volumes offer a unique perspective on the knowledge and practices of the mid-20th century.
  • In vintage, unread condition, this set is not only a source of knowledge but also a collectible item that adds aesthetic and historical value to any collection.
  • Dive into the pages of the Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia and explore the medical insights of the past. This set is a must-have for medical professionals, historians, and anyone fascinated by the history of healthcare.


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In Summation:

The Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia 4-Volume Set is a treasure trove of medical knowledge and a beautiful addition to any collection. Its educational value and visual appeal make it a unique and cherished possession.

Embark on a Medical Journey:

Add this captivating and beautifully preserved encyclopedia set to your collection today. Purchase the Illustrated Medical and Health Encyclopedia and enrich your understanding of medical history while enjoying a timeless display piece.

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