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The surgeon's vade-mecum: containing the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of surgical diseases. Accompanied by the modern and approved methods of operating, select formulae of prescriptions, Latin and English, and a glossary of terms.

Hooper, Robert.

Published by Pub. & sold by E.F. Backus.; E. & E. Hosford, printers ? 1813, Albany, 1813
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First American edition of a work not to be confused with the same author's Physician?s Vade-Mecum of which the first American edition also appeared in Albany (1809). From amputation to syphilis, to piles, exostosis, abscesses, tumors, deafness, gunshot wounds, burns, and so many other topics, Hooper (1773?1835) crammed a great deal into his handy go-with pocket volume. He was successful both as a physician and as a medical writer, and although the Royal College of Physicians prevented his obtaining a D.M. at Oxford, he was successful in obtaining an M.D. from St. Andrews. The DNB says of him that as a writer he was "most industrious," noting that "his books had a large sale." => At rear are "Select Formulae of Prescriptions, Latin & English, and a Glossary of Terms." Provenance: Early 19th-century signature on title-page of "John Stevens, No. 6" at top of title-page. 12mo. xviii, 275, [1 (blank)] pp., [5] ff. Shaw & Shoemaker 28770. On Hooper, see the DNB, XXVII, 306?307. Publisher's acid-stained sheep with red leather spine label, modest gilt ruling on spine; leather joints and worn corners repaired with toned tissue. Occasional foxing only. In all, a nice copy of a volume that was a must for American doctors at the beginning of the 19th century. Bookseller Inventory # 29572

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Title: The surgeon's vade-mecum: containing the ...

Publisher: Pub. & sold by E.F. Backus.; E. & E. Hosford, printers ? 1813, Albany

Publication Date: 1813

Edition: 1st Edition

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