A dissertation on gun-shot wounds

Bell, Charles

Price: 1250.00 USD

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1814. A dissertation on gun-shot wounds. 8vo. 69, [3, incl. adverts.]pp. Publisher’s catalogues dated Dec. 1814 and March 1815 bound in front and back. 13 folding plates on 7 sheets, text illustrations. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1814. 250 x 153 mm. (uncut). Original boards, worn, rebacked in cloth. Minor foxing but very good. Bookplate. First Separate Edition. A note on the verso of the title states: “This dissertation, being a part added to the new edition of Operative Surgery by Charles Bell, the publishers have reprinted these sheets for the accommodation of the purchasers of the former edition.” Bell served briefly as a military surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars, and made numerous striking drawings of the gunshot patients and their wounds. This is possibly the first medical work to include illustrations of wounded patients drawn from life. Gordon-Taylor 13.

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