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1 DESAULT, P. J. A Treatise on Fractures, Luxations, and Other Affections of the Bones. Edited by Xav. Bichat. Translated from the French by Charles Caldwell. With notes, and an appendix containing several late improvements in surgery.
Philadelphia: Kimber & Conrad, 1811. 1811 
8vo. xiii, (15)-398 pp. 3 plates; pastedowns, free end-leaves, and plates foxed, some offsetting. Original quarter beige paper over blue boards, printed spine label; rubbed, front stained, spine torn. Ownership label of Alfred Baylies on title. Very good in the original boards. Second edition of the English translation of Vol. 1 of Desault's Ĺ’uvres chirurgicales. "Desault made many contributions to the treatment of fractures, particularly with his concepts of wound debridement. His lectures were collected and published by Bichat and appeared in English translation in the United States [offered here]" (Pelter, p. 36). "After the development of amputation, the next significant improvement in the treatment of open fractures was the development of mechanical cleansing of the wound and the release of tension. The idea was first enunciated by Pierre-Joseph Desault. It is the procedure we call debridement" (Pelter, p. 91; see also pp. 92-93). "The Desault splint for fracture of the femur was still in use in France in 1918 when we arrived" (annotation to Orr 151). PROVANANCE: Baylies (1787-1873), nephew of Dr. William Baylies of Dighton, commenced practice in 1811 in Taunton, MA. He was remembered as "the beloved Physician," and was an ardent freemason. The Alfred Baylies Lodge, chartered in 1866, was named after him. Austin 655; Garrison & Morton 5580 ([1st French ed., 1798-1803]; Heirs of Hippocrates 1054; Orr 152; Pelter, Leonard F. Fractures: A History and Iconography of Their Treatment. Novato, CA: Norman Publishing, 1990. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 ELIASON, Eldridge L. Fractures of the humerus, radius and ulna. With the collaboration of Ralph Goldsmith and Eugene P. Pendergrass.
New York & London: D. Appleton, 1925. 1925 
Series: Surgical Monographs. 264 x 173 mm. 8vo. xvii, 307 pp. 303 figs., tables, bibliog., index. Black flexible cloth, gilt; pages 305-307 loosely laid in. Very good. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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3 SHARP, William (fl. ca. 1766) Account of a new-invented instrument for fractured legs
Extracted from: Philosophical Transactions, LVII 1766 3939416391767 paperback 1 
Extracted from:: Philosophical Transactions, LVII. 1766. paperback. 1. Two parts. 229 x 181 mm. Small 4to. Pages 80-81; 82-87. 1 folding engraved plate engraved by J. Mynde. Stapled into modern plain green wrappers with Henry Sotheran's bookseller's ticket on top cover. Fine. . FIRST EDITION. This paper describes William Sharp's system of double splints made of paste board and glue to be fastened on a fractured leg with three straps which surround the whole. William Sharp was Surgeon to St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Blake, NLM, p. 416 records Sharp's An account of a new method of treating fractured legs, London, 1767 (16 pp.). Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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4 WATSON-JONES, Reginald (1902-1972). Fractures and Joint Injuries.
Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1943. 1943 
Two vols. Third edition. 4to. xi, 407; vii, 409-960 pp. Numerous figs. (many in color), indexes. Original navy cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles. Previous owner's bookplates. Gift presentation inscriptions inked on f.f.e.p. (both vols.). Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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