Leipzig: Winter'sche, 1860. hardcover. Neu bearbeitet von Julius Szymanowski. 2 vols, including atlas with 50 partly colored lithographic plates. 8vo, original boards, (worn), backstrip of atlas damaged; some foxing, especially of plates. Leipzig and Heidelberg, 1860. Scaarce. Very good. very good.
Revised edition of Anatomia chirurgica truncorum arteriarum..., a treatise and an atlas on arterial stems and fasciae, that "laid the foundation of surgical anatomy". Considered the greatest Russian surgeon and one of the greatest military surgeons of all time, Pirogov has also been called the founder of contemporary surgery and topographical anatomy. His other achievements include a procedure for amputation of the shin that retained the calcaneal bone; improved methods for tying the major blood vessels for hemostasis; a classic description of shock; and the first introduction of chloroform as an anesthetic in Russia. DSB X 620. Waller 7463. Hirsch IV 614.