Boston: Thomas and Andrews, 1797. hardcover. 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. Leonardo, History of Surgery, pp. 237-38. Austin 180. Blake 39. Cushing B254. Reynolds 400. Evans 31794, Waller 846.