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Heister, Laurence: A General System of Surgery

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A General System of Surgery.  In Three Parts.  Containing the Doctrine and Management I. Of Wounds, Fractures, Luxations, Tumours, 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 Operations and Disorders.  The Whole illustrated with Thirty Eight Copper-Plates ... etc.  Translated into English from the Latin of Dr. Laurence Heister.  The Fifth Edition.  London, for W. Innys and J. Richardson etc., 1753.  4º (250 x 200 mm.).  Two parts in one volume, pp. xvi, 476; 338, [10].  38 folding copper-engraved plates as called for. Two small unobtrusive library stamps on verso of free endpaper and of title-page, a few tiny marginal worm-holes, but a very clean fresh copy, the plates in excellent state, of a book difficult to find in good condition, bound in modern quarter calf over cloth, raised bands.

The Chirurgie was first published in 1718, and was the most important, comprehensive and influential book on surgery published in the eighteenth century.




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