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1 COWELL, Ernest M. Hernia and Hernioplasty.
New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1927. 1927 
8vo. xvi, 128 pp. 72 numbered figs. (including frontis. and many on plates), index. Original dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Ex-library bookplate with embossed stamps (including title), cover call number painted over. Very good. Rubber-stamps of Dr. E. A. Sommer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 PARRISH, Joseph (1779-1840). Practical observations on strangulated hernia, and some of the diseases of the urinary organs.
Philadelphia: Key & Biddle, 1836. 1836 Signed
232 x 143 mm. 8vo. xvii, 330 pp. 4 lithographic plates; light foxing, about half of the text moderately browned. Contemporary full brown sheep, gilt spine, black leather spine label, rebacked with speckled gilt-lined calf. Bookplates of Robert K. Stone and Alfred Heacock Whittaker. Ownership signature of R. K. Stone, M. D., 1846 on title. Another ownership signature on title has been cut away, eliminating the printed word "on", 88 horizontal mm. from the title. Fine. Personal Copy of Dr. Robert K. Stone, Leading Physician and Medical Educator of Washington D. C. FIRST EDITION. Based on seventy-five detailed case reports, Parrish’s Practical observations on strangulated hernia provides an excellent account of early nineteenth-century treatment of strangulated hernia and bladder and prostate problems. The book is dedicated to Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837). Parrish succeeded Physick in 1816 as surgeon to the Pennsylvania Hospital. Joseph Parrish was born at Philadelphia where he began his medical studies under Caspar Wistar and took his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Parrish was one of the foremost physicians in Philadelphia. He was associated with the Philadelphia Dispensary, the Pennsylvania Hospital, Wills’ Hospital, and was an active member of the College of Physicians. Parrish also took an active interest in natural history. PROVENANCE: Robert King Stone (1822-1872) was an anatomist from Washington D. C., where he was born. He took an A.B. from Princeton in1842 and apprenticed under Dr. Thomas Miller in medicine in Washington. Stone studied at the National Medical College and then went to the University of Pennsylvania where he took his M.D. in 1845. In 1846 he went to Europe and studied the practices of hospitals in London, Edinburgh, Vienna, and Paris. He returned to Washington in 1847 where he began general practice, eventually rising to the chair of anatomy and physiology at the National Medical College. He specialized in ophthalmic and aural surgery. On page 79 of this book Stone wrote: "I had a similar case ... Wash. D. C. 1858. - Strangulated femoral hernia - after the operation, the symptoms instantly cured: but she had no operation of the bowels for eight days - indeed the external wound was entirely healed before any chilthays [?] took place from the arms." Signed by Stone. Cordasco 30-0679; Rutkow, History of surgery in the United States, GS13. First Edition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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3 RAVITCH, Mark M. & James M HITZROT. The Operations for Inguinal Hernia.
St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, 1960. 1960 
8vo. 64 pp. 4 color figs. on plates, additional text figs. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped black cover label. Previous owner’s inked signature. Very good. This work concerns the contributions made by Bassini, Halsted, Andrews, Ferguson, and Lotheissen. The text portions originally appeared in the August and September, 1960, issues of Surgery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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