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4to. lxvii, [1 blank], 575 pp. Frontispiece, 9 plates (one with 2 figures between pp. 160-61, the others at rear numbered I-VIII); plates foxed, occasional light scattered foxing throughout text. Modern quarter gilt-stamped calf over marbled paper-backed boards, gilt-stamped red leather spine label; corners faintly rubbed. Title-page inscription to W. Buxton from David Rice, 8/25/1820. Better than very good. SCARCE. FIRST EDITION [Grolier Club & Norman One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, no. 52]." This remarkable, but typical, work of Hunter is based on his own observations during his military experience and is not in any way dependent on any other concepts. Its approach to physiology and pathology has a definitely modern ring. The book was finished but only about one-third through the press (in Hunter's own home) when Hunter died. It contains nine fine copperplates in the text as well as an engraved portrait and a biography of Hunter" (Heirs of Hippocrates 972)." It was while serving with the army at Belle Isle during the Seven Years' War that Hunter collected the material for his epoch-making book on inflammation and gunshot wounds. His studies on inflammation in particular are fundamental for pathology (Garrison & Morton 2283)." Hunter, even more remarkable than his remarkable brother, William. . . was an anatomist and surgeon, practicing in London. He lacked the education and culture of his brother, yet his tireless energy helped him to overcome whatever obstacles his educational and cultural lacks may have provided" (Heirs of Hippocrates 968). Hunter, "with Pare and Lister, [was] one of the three greatest surgeons of all time. . . ." (Garrison, p. 137). References: Garrison, Fielding H. An Introduction to the History of Medicine. 4th ed. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1929; Heirs of Hippocrates 968&972; Garrison & Morton 2283; Grolier Club & Haskell F. Norman, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine (1995), no. 52; Osler 1230; Waller 4997; Wellcome III, p. 317. First Edition.
Title: A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-shot Wounds. To which is prefixed, a short account of the author's life, by his brother-in-law, Everard Howe.
Categories: Medical Classics,
Publisher: London:, John Richardson for George Nicol, 1794.: 1794
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: M12037
Keywords: Medical Classics