A System of Surgery

Bell, Benjamin & Nicholas Water

Published by T. Dobson, 1791
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Philadelphia, 1791. First American Edition. Contemporary calf binding, 570 pp. plus twelve plates. The first American edition of this important book, and the first Waters edition as well. Attractive copper engravings by James Trenchard. "Bell studied under the Munros at Edinburgh. He was surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh for 29 years. He improved the methods of amputation, introducing the 'triple incision of Bell.'" [Garrison & Morton 5579]A good copy with all plates present. Contents are complete and generally in good condition or better, with a section of three pages torn at binding, foxing to a section of pages from around 420-500, and a few occasional marginal tears. Plates are present with a few faults: first plate torn at seam and missing outer portion, section of plate III torn with section preserved, and a closed tear to plate VIII. Binding is generally good to very good with some weakening to hinges and scuffings and staining to leather. Preliminary pages and rear matter not present. No half title page. Red morocco title label on spine with gilt lettering. An attractive and complete copy of the first American edition. GM 5579. Evans 23170. Austin 171. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A System of Surgery
Publisher: T. Dobson
Publication Date: 1791
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description 2013. Book Condition: New. ***This is the EBook version (.pdf format) of the 1802 edition. Scanned from the original book !!** You will be receiving the text of this book via download. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. Refund requests for 'Buyer does not want item' after an ebook has been received will not be accepted. Bookseller Inventory # 11990

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Book Description 2013. Book Condition: New. ***This is the EBook version (.pdf format) of the 1806 edition. Scanned from the original book !!** You will be receiving the text of this book via download. An email will be sent shortly to your email address containing the download instructions. Refund requests for 'Buyer does not want item' after an ebook has been received will not be accepted. Bookseller Inventory # 11991

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Bell, Benjamin, 1749-1806,Waters, Nicholas Baker, 1764-1796,Trenchard, James, 1747- engraver,Long Island Historical Society. Library, former owner
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Book Description 2013. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Lang:- eng, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2013 with the help of original edition published long back[1814]. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover {HARDCOVER EDITION IS ALSO AVAILABLE}, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # PB1111004345804

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Bell, Benjamin, 1749-1806,Waters, Nicholas Baker, 1764-1796,Trenchard, James, 1747- engraver,Long Island Historical Society. Library, former owner
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Book Description 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Lang:- eng, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2013 with the help of original edition published long back[1814]. This book is in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 1111004345804

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BELL, Benjamin WATERS, Nicholas B.
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Book Description Published by Archibald Bartram, for Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia , 1806, 1806. (BELL, Benjamin). WATERS, Nicholas B. A System of Surgery. Extracted from the Works of Benjamin Bell, of Edinburgh. Illustrated with Notes and Copperplates. Third Edition. Philadelphia : Published by Archibald Bartram, for Thomas Dobson, 1806. Pp [i]-viii,[1]-570,[i]-viii,xiii-xxix,(1),+ Plates I-VI and X-XII. Index. 8vo, full brown calf, gilt lettering to maroon label to spine. Benjamin Bell (1749 - 1806) was a Scottish surgeon. Bell was born in Dumfries and educated in that town. He moved to Edinburgh in 1766 to study medicine at the University there under the tutelage of Alexander Monro (1733 - 1817), Joseph Black (1728-99) and John Hope (1725-86). He visited London and Paris shortly after becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. After two years, he returned and worked in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for 29 years and grew wealthy from private practice. Towards the end of the 18th Century, he published several important medical works. Benjamin Bell is considered the first Scottish scientific surgeon. He was one of the first surgeons to emphasize the importance of preventing or diminishing pain during surgery, often using homeopathic techniques. As a surgeon, he also introduced a number of improvements in amputation. Towards the end of the 18th century, he published several important medical works, including books on surgery and venereal diseases. This treatise, The Theory and Management of Ulcers, was first published in 1778 and is still considered one of the classics of 18th Century physiology. Bell, in his 1796 A System of Surgery, was another advocate of the routine use of opium to relieve post-operative pain, stating: to be able to alleviate the misery of those who are obliged to submit to dangerous operations must afford the biggest gratification to every practitioner. Covers very worn, inner hinges cracked, lacking some endpapers, some foxing, smudging and tears to leaves, a little bit of bookworm damage, contemporary penned names, else a good, solid copy. Lacking Plates VII to IX. As is. 200.00. Bookseller Inventory # 85114

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Book Description Published by Archibald Bartram for Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia, 1806. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Third Edition. Light shelf/edge wear, ffep very tender at joint, owner signature at second ffep, light foxing at preliminaries and minor sporadic throughout, tipps gently bumped, wear at head, else tight, bright and unmarred. 570pp; xxix; plus Plates I-XII. Illus. (b/w plates). Index Bell, a renowned Scottish surgeon and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Bell published a number of important medical treatises and is widely considered the first Scottish scientific surgeon. In his 1796, A System of Surgery, he advocated the routine use of opium to relieve post-operative pain, "to be able to alleviate the misery of those who are obliged to submit to dangerous operations must afford the biggest gratification to every practitioner". Uncommon generally, quite scarce complete and in the condition found here. Bookseller Inventory # 8619

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BELL, Benjamin & WATERS, Nicholas B.
Published by Dobson, Philadelphia (1791)
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Book Description Dobson, Philadelphia, 1791. hardcover. Book Condition: very good(-). An account of surgery as practiced in the closing years of the 18th century, with numerous plates showing instruments and operations. GM 5579; Evans 23170; Austin 171. Extracted from the Works of Benjamin Bell, of Edinburgh. Illustrated at rear with 12 folding copperplate engravings depicting surgical instruments with accompanying text (plates are a bit rough at edges and folds) viii, 570pp., xxix. 8vo, full contemporary calf with leather spine label (well-worn overall; hinges cracked; age-toning and foxing throughout). Philadelphia: T. Dobson, 1791. First edition of the Waters' edition, and the first American edition in any form. Very good (-). Bookseller Inventory # 158034

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