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1 ALVAREZ, Walter C. The Mechanics of the Digestive Tract.
New York: Hoeber, 1922; Birmingham: Classics of Medicine Library, 1990. 1922 
22 cm. xii, 192 pp. Illus., graphs, indexes. Full red gilt-stamped cowhide, a.e.g. Fine. Alvarez was born in San Francisco, raised in Hawaii, studied medicine at Cooper Medical College (now Stanford Medical School), spent three years in a Mexican mining town, and returned to San Francisco. Later he joined the Mayo Clinic. The present work brought Alvarez major recognition in the field of gastroenterology. See: Garrison and Morton 1035. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 SENN, Nicholas (1844-1908) The Surgery of the Pancreas, as Based upon Experiments and Clinical Researches. Reprinted from the Transactions of the American Surgical Association, April 29, 1886
Philadelphia: Wm. J. Dornan 1886 39xxx18681898 paperback 2 
Philadelphia:: Wm. J. Dornan. 1886. paperback. 2. 8vo (230 x 148 mm) 129 pp. Twenty-two figures; paper brittle, a few corners missing without loss of text. Original upper wrapper, laminated and mounted on modern paper; wrappers curling, edges chipping. Library stamp of the Barlow Medical Library (Los Angeles) on front wrapper and title page. Very good. . FIRST EDITION of the great surgeon's treatment of pancreatic surgery. Senn reviews the world literature on pancreatic surgery and reports on experiments with animals. Senn concludes that "complete extirpation of the pancreas was invariably followed by death, but that partial excision was feasible and justifiable." [Garrison and Morton]. -- Nicholas Senn, serving in the Spanish-American war, was founder of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and one of the most prolific surgical writers. Following his parents from Buchs, Switzerland to Wisconsin when he was seven years old, he graduated from the Chicago Medical College in 1868 and became professor of surgery at the Rush Medical College. While lecturing on and practicing surgery at several hospitals in Chicago, he pioneered a number of surgical techniques. Senn introduced the use of decalcified bone-plates in intestinal anastomosis, "devised a method of detecting intestinal perforation by means of inflation with hydrogen gas (1898), and was the first to use the Roentgen rays in the treatment of leukemia (1903)." [Garrison]. Garrison, History of Medicine, p. 600; Garrison-Morton 3629. Not in Cordasco, Norman, or Osler. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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