Paris: Gabon, 1823. hardcover. Supplement au Traite Pratique de Hernies. Trans. from the Italian by M. Cayol. 2 vols., 8vo. text plus atlas volume. 21 fine copper plates and 14 in outline after Faustino Anderloni (1766-1847), light foxing, thin folio, cloth- backed marbled boards. Paris: Gabon, 1823. Very good (+). very good(+).
One of the greatest classics on hernia, from which derive the eponyms "Scarpa's fascia" and "Scarpa's triangle" of the thigh. The magnificent anatomical plates, drawn and engraved to perfection, represent their subjects life-size. "Scarpa explained with excellent precision the different characteristics between inguilan and femoral hernias. The anatomical investigations resulted in the establishment of the very important principles relating to the pathology as well as the modern surgical treatment of these hernias." Monti/Loria, Antoniocarpa p. 67 - 68. First Edition cited in Garrison 336; Choulant/Frank 298099; Heirs of Hippocrates 690; Waller 8544.