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Traité pratique des hernies, ou mémoires anatomiques et chirurgicaux sur ces maladies; planches

SCARPA, Antoine

Published by Chez Gabon, Paris, 1812
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With 11 engraved plates and ten outline plates. Modern calf-backed marbled boards. Scattered foxing and browning, paper repairs to first four leaves, mainly to inner margin. From the library of Richard Goolden, with his armorial bookplate, as well as the bookplate of the Library of the St. Louis Medical Society. First edition in French of the atlas only. Considered the authoritative work on hernia, the eponyms "Scarpa's fascia" and "Scarpa's triangle" of the thigh are both derived from this work. Scarpa (1752-1832) a pupil of Morgagni, was professor of anatomy and surgery at Modena, Paris and Vienna. He was "one of the most excellent men of his day, inventive, and of untiring diligence. Finer anatomy, especially the anatomy of the nerves and operative surgery, owes to him most vital advancements. He was besides an admirable artist and had studied representation of anatomic subjects in wax under Professor Calza. He himself trained the famous Faustino Anderloni to become the engraver of his illustrations. The latter's brother, Pietro Anderloni, assisted Faustino in the beginning. His anatomic prints are therefore models of anatomic representation as regards faithful differentiation of the tissues, correctness of form, and the utmost perfection of engraving. They rank with Soemmering's illustrations and even surpass them in respect of the vigor of the engravings" (Choulant-Frank). Bookseller Inventory # 11949

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Title: Traité pratique des hernies, ou mémoires ...

Publisher: Chez Gabon, Paris

Publication Date: 1812

Edition: First edition in French, atlas only.

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