Quantity: 1 available
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 Maladies des parties dures, originally published in Paris in 1798 as pt. 1 of Desault's OEuvres chirurgicales. The edition is nearly identical to the 1805 edition, with only a single correction (mentioned in the preface). "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 656; 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.
Title: 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.
Publisher: Philadelphia:, Kimber & Conrad, 1811.: 1811
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: M12332