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A General System of Surgery, in Three Parts...illustrated with Thirty eight Copper Plates...

by Heister, L.

  • Hardback £950.00
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  • Catalogue No : 20458
  • Published : 1750
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : xvi, 476, 338, (10)
  • Publisher : W. Innys, &c.
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 38 folding engraved plates


4th edition. 'Containing the Doctrine and Management I. Of Wounds, Fractures, Luxations, Tumors, and Ulcers, of all Kinds. II. Of the several Operations performed on all Parts of the Body. III. Of the several Bandages applied in all Operationa and Disorders.' This work was originally published in German in 1718. 'Heister is the founder of scientific surgery in Germany. His book contains many interesting illustrations and includes an account of tourniquets used in his time' (Garrison & Morton (1970), 5576). The first English edition was published in 1743 and is translated from the Latin edition


4to, cont. full brown calf, rebacked with orig. spine preserved, raised bands, leather title-piece, gilt rules + dec. to compartments, corners restored. A few plates creased, one with marginal tear. Clean copy. Vg

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