2 pahes (pp. 885-886) IN: Journal of the American Medical Associatioin, vol. 57, no. 11. Tall 4to, modern wrappers. chicago, 1911. First Edition. Whole number offered entire. Albee was the first to employ living bone grafts as internal splints. He used cutting machines and saws to make his inlaid, perfectly fitting grafts. GM 5757.
Paris. Illustrated with wood engravings and lithographs throughout, most of urological instruments. Very thick 8vo, half morocco, joints reinforced. V.p., v.d., mostly printed in Paris, 1820s - 1870. Very good. Articles by J.-Z. Amussat, Alphonse Amussat, Lucien Boyer, Filhos, and others. J.-Z. AMUSSAT's articles include his doctoral thesis, several works in the field of urology, eg. Tableau Synoptique de la Lithothrypsie... (1832); Quelques Considerations Pratique sur le Broiement de la Pierre (1853). Also included are some of his writings on...
32 pages. Slim 8vo, modern wrappers. Philadelphia, 1855. Atlee performed hundreds of ovariotomies, at first incurring the criticism of the medical profession at a procedure which was considered new and uncertain. He here defends himself against charges by Smith of operating in cases where no tumor was present.
Boston: Countway Library, 1985. Translated by Joan Bond Sax. Historical Introduction by Robert M. Goldwyn. 87p., leather backed patterned boards. Boston: Countway Library of Medicine, 1985. Limited Edition. One of 325 copies printed at the Bird & Bull Press. Garrison-Morton 5730 (1st edition, 1804).
Medicina Rara. Many illustrations, a few movable. Tall 4to, 1/2 leather, slipcase. n.p.: Medicina Rara, n.d. ca., 1980. Limited Edition. Fine, "The illustrations in his (Bartisch's) book form a comprehensive pictorial record of Renaissance eye-surgery; some of the woodcuts show the parts of the eye in various layers as they are viewed in dissection by means of movable anatomical flaps." GM 5817. Facsimile of the 1583 edition.
ix, 37 pages. 8vo, modern wrappers. Philadelphia, 1838. First Edition. A rare and valuable copy of this protest by the eminent naval surgeon. Packard (ii, p. 697) states that Barton was merely opposed to the "title, Surgeon General," but the pamphlet makes it clear that he was opposed to the office as well. The DAB states that Barton was apparently opposed to the creation of this new position because he was "jealous of the new office."
Ed. by Charles H. Weller. Transl. by George C. Monteath. 5 plates, 4 in color. 2 vols. in one, thick 8vo, full leather, a.e.g. (Birmingham: Privately Printed for the Classics of Ophthalmology, 1986). Limited Edition. "Beer is remembered for his textbook; the doctrines in it dominated practice for many years...He also presented for the first time the general principles of treating post-traumatic inflammations, including penetrating and perforating injuries as well as injuries to the orbit." GM 5842. Facsimile of the 1821 edition.
Philadelphia: Dobson, 1791. Extracted from the Works of Benjamin Bell, of Edinburgh. Illustrated at rear with 12 folding copperplate engravings depicting surgical instruments with accompanying text (plates are a bit rough at edges and folds) viii, 570pp., xxix. 8vo, full contemporary calf with leather spine label (well-worn overall; hinges cracked; age-toning and foxing throughout). Philadelphia: T. Dobson, 1791. First edition of the Waters' edition, and the first American edition in any form. Very good (-). An account of surgery as...
Boston: Thomas and Andrews, 1797. To which is prefixed, an Essay on the Chirurgical Treatment of Inflammation and its Consequences. 264pp., 8vo, cont. calf; worn, foxed, covers detached. Boston: I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1797. American edition of Bell's "Important classification of ulcers" (Edinburgh, 1778). GM 5578. One of the most famous Edinburgh surgeons of the 18th century, Bell improved the methods of amputation and emphasized the importance of seeking some means of preventing or diminishing pain in surgical operations...