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Bell, Benjamin:

A SYSTEM OF SURGERY. EXTRACTED FROM THE WORKS OF BENJAMIN BELL, OF EDINBURGH: BY NICHOLAS B. WATERS, M.D. FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, AND ONE OF THE PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS TO THE PHILADELPHIA DISPENSARY. ILLUSTRATED WITH NOTES AND COPPERPLATES.

Printed by T. Dobson, Philadelphia: 1791 viii, 570, xxix, [1] pp. Contemporary calf [spine repair]. Light to moderate scattered foxing. Twelve folding plates. Good+. "Bell studied under the Munros at Edinburgh. He was surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh for 29 years. He improved the methods of amputation, introducing the 'triple incision of Bell.'" [Garrison & Morton 5579] This "is his best work." [Id.] The Preface explains the book's purpose: to provide "a selection of the more essential parts of Mr. Bell's work," which in its unabridged form is "extended to so great a length, as to be not only expensive, but exceedingly inconvenient." Waters has taken care that "nothing useful, immediately relating to surgery, should be omitted." The plates, which appear in the Appendix along with a complete text explanation of each, were engraved by James Trenchard. They depict various surgical instruments. Evans 23170. Austin 171.


Book Id: 12749

Price: $750.00

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