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Mechanical therapeutics. Practical treatise on surgical apparatus, appliances, operations

Wales, Philips S.

Published by Lea, Philadelphia, 1867
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Wales, Philip Skinner (1837-1906). Mechanical therapeutics. A practical treatise on surgical apparatus, appliances, and elementary operations. . . . 8vo. xxiv, [33]-685 [3]pp.; 32pp. adverts. 642 wood-engraved text illustrations. Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea, 1867. Full 19th century sheep, a little rubbed but sound. Light toning, occasional faint foxing, but very good. Ownership signature and stamps on front free endpaper. First Edition of a comprehensive account, with 642 illustrations, of medical and surgical equipment developed and used during and immediately after the Civil War. Wales served as a naval surgeon during the Civil War and was Surgeon-General of the navy from 1879-84; he was one of the surgeons who attended President Garfield after the president was shot by an assassin on July 2, 1881. This book is ususually scarce and generally little-known. Rutkow OR20. Bookseller Inventory # 34940

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Title: Mechanical therapeutics. Practical treatise ...

Publisher: Lea, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1867

Edition: 1st Edition

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