Birmingham: Classics of Surgery, 1984. hardcover. Volume One: Hieroglyphic Transliteration, Translation and Commentary. Color Frontis., 8 black & white plates. xxiv + 596pp. 4to, gilt-decorated full leather, a.e.g. Birmingham: Classics of Surgery Library, (1984). A fine copy. fine.
The original text of the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus was written about 3000 B.C., and the present manuscript is a copy dating about 1600 B.C. It is the oldest known surgical treatise and consists entirely of case reports; it describes 47 different cases of injuries and affections of the head, nose, and mouth, together with methods of bandaging." GM 4850. Facsimile of the 1930 edition.