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Ovarian tumors: their pathology, diagnosis, and treatment, especially by ovariotomy.

PEASLEE, Edmund Randolph (1814-1878).

Published by D. Appleton, 1872., New York:, 1872
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230 x 162 mm. 8vo. xxvii, [3], 551, [1 blank], [ads, 24] pp. Frontis. port. of Ephraim McDowell, 56 figs., index. Original brick red cloth, gilt spine; re-backed. Ex library bookplate of Yale University Library, rubber stamps of the New York Hospital and the New Haven Medical Association. Crainz rubber stamp on title. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This is Edmund Randolph Peaslee's most important work. It is a comprehensive treatise on all the known facts concerning the anatomy, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cysts. Especially concerned with the operation of ovariotomy which Peaslee advocated in New York in 1864. He made no notable additions to the technique of the operation but compiled carefully and critically practically everything that was known of it, producing a book which was for many years a standard text. It undoubtedly removed many of the objections against ovariotomy which were entertained at that time by the profession, and, although long since displaced by more modern books, retains some historical value, for in it Peaslee established the priority of Ephraim McDowell in the methodical and successful removal by surgery of an ovarian cyst. DAB. "FIRST GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO OVARIOTOMY AND CONTINUED UP TO THIS TIME ALL THE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE ON THE SUBJECT." - Kelly Burrage. E. Randolph Peaslee was born in Newton, New Hampshire and studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. From 1852 to 1856 he was professor of pathology and physiology and from 1856 to 1860 professor of obstetrics in New York Medical College. In 1872-1874 he taught obstetrics and from 1874 to 1878 was professor of gynecology at the Albany Medical College. DAB, XIV, p. 370. Cianfrani, A short history of obstetrics and gynecology, p. 285; Cordasco 70-2773; Graham, Eternal Eve, p. 508; Kelly Burrage 951. "A Classic." - Ricci. OCLC: 15 copies. Bookseller Inventory # M5089

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Title: Ovarian tumors: their pathology, diagnosis, ...

Publisher: D. Appleton, 1872., New York:

Publication Date: 1872

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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