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The Elements of Surgery. In which are contained all the essential and necessary Principles of the Art.Adapted to the use of the Camp and Navy, as well as of the Domestic Surgeon. The Second Edition, altered and considerably augmented with several of


Published by Printed for Robert Horsfield, 1764
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8vo (20.8 x 12.5 cm). Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked in style; the .paneled with gilt fillets, maroon morocco label with gilt lettering, the sides with single gilt borders. Collation: [xiii], 368, [14-Index], [6-Ads] pp. + 18 folding copper engraved plates after Heister. The plates illustrate surgical equipment, bandages, and leg amputation. Provenance: There is written inscription of front pastedown: "T Baker Jun[io]r 1768 /[A] lecture, on the situation of the large blood-vessels/ of the extremities [and the methods of making effectual pressure on the arteries, in cases of dangerous effusions of blood from wounds: delivered to the scholars of the late maritime school at Chelsea; .Third edition.] To which is now added, A Brief Explanation/ of the nature of wounds, chiefly from Fire Arms/ By William Blizard F. R. S. 1798. B.r Dilly-Duod" This book by Sir William Blizard was published as the third edition in London and published by C. Dilly in 1798. T. Baker's name is present in a neat ink stamp at the foot of the title page. There is also a notation in the same hand as that for the inscription on the front pastedown on p. 135. There is some foxing and spotting, mainly along the clear edges, but occasionally affecting the text. This book was first published in 1746, but greatly enhanced by the additional information provided by Alexander Reid, Assistant Surgeon to Chelsea Hospital. His alterations and augmentations are enumerated in the Preface. The presentation of information in the text is in the form of numbered questions followed by an answer, often with reference to image(s) of surgical instruments in one of the folding plates. For example, the section of Phlebotomy starts with question no. 207 and continues with additional related questions to no. 213. Some of the lancets for cutting into a vein are illustrated in Tab. III. At the end of the book is a four-page proposal relating to Smallpox:"Proposals for a Subscription to support a plan for inoculating persons in private apartments, at a moderate expense' put forward by Reid. This proposal is endorsed by leading medical men, including William Hunter, Pringle, Ranby (to whom Reid dedicates this edition), Samuel Sharp (to whom Reid declares an especial debt, quoting him at some length) and others. Bookseller Inventory # 0000561

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Title: The Elements of Surgery. In which are ...

Publisher: Printed for Robert Horsfield

Publication Date: 1764

Binding: Contemporary speckled calf

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Second edition.

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