1774 Traite des Maladies Chirurgicales, et des Opertations Qui Leur Conviennent
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First Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding
A first edition of Jean Louis Petit's general treatise on surgical operations, with many fold-out plates. Volumes I and III of a three part set, with the rare supplements to the rear of volume III. Jean-Louis Petit (13 March 1674 20 April 1750) was a French surgeon, and the inventor of the tourniquet. He became a member of the French Royal Academy of Sciences in 1715, and was named director of the French Royal Academy of Surgery by the king when it was created in 1731. He acquired great notoriety because of his skill and experience, thanks to his case reports of hemorrhage, lacrimal fistula, operation on the frenum, for his treatise on bone diseases and especially for this work, on which he worked 12 years and which was finished after his death by Francois-Dominique Lesne. With a portrait of the author to frontispiece of volume I. Presentation labels of the Birmingham Medical Institute to each volume.
Expertly rebound in calf. Externally, sound with sunning to spines. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with the odd spot and tidemark.
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