By Spencer Wells
London   J. & A. Churchill
8" by 5" [5], 17, 20-25pp
A very scarce notebook for cases of ovarian tumours, by Spencer Wells, filled out with a case of an old maid by a Mr. Greig Smith.
By Spencer Wells

1877 Mr. Spencer Wells's Note Book For Cases of Ovarian and Other Abdominal Tumours

London   J. & A. Churchill
8" by 5" [5], 17, 20-25pp
A very scarce notebook for cases of ovarian tumours, by Spencer Wells, filled out with a case of an old maid by a Mr. Greig Smith.
£295.00
: 0.5kgs / : 798P43

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Description

Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce

A very scarce work.

The fifth edition of this work.

An interesting note book by Spencer Wells, intended to be filled out to track cases of ovarian and other abdominal tumours.

Ink notes of Greig Smith throughout the notebook, filling out the sections on a case of Sophia Reid who, according to his notes, was an old maid. 

Thomas Spencer Wells, who issued the note book, was the surgeon to Queen Victoria, a pioneer in abdominal surgery, and is known for having perfected ovariotomy.

Illustrated with a couple of in-text illustrations.

Ink note to the title page, 'Notes written by Mr. Greig Smith (Mitt Phillips was one of his last set of dressers in May 1897)'.

Condition

Unbound, as issued. Externally, with some age-toning and marks to the wraps. Prior owner's ink inscription to the title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with some spots. Prior owner's ink notes to the text. Page 4/5 is lifting to the head. Page 18/19 has been removed.

Good

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