A Report on Amputations at the Hip-Joint in Military Surgery.
Place Published: Washington
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1867
Description: 5 exquisite chromolithograph plates, 4 lithograph plates, 30 black & white text engravings. Two of the illustrations depict men in their uniforms, one from the Union and one from the Confederacy. 87pp. 4to, later 3/4 cloth, marbled boards; (ex-lib; text block loose in binding, some pages and plates loose; spine worn; margin of t.p. dampstained, light foxing to margins of plates). Washington: GPO, 1867. Good.
Comments: Plates are detailed and depict patients after amputation. Author was a surgeon during the Civil War. "In 1866 Otis accepted an appointment as assistant surgeon in the regular army. ... (This work) met with general favor from the profession and exalted his reputation as a writer." DAB XIV, p. 97. Circular No. 7. War Department, Surgeon General's Office, Washington, July 1, 1867.Binding: hardcover
Book ID: 267100