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Guthrie
1827 GUNSHOT WOUNDS Medical ANTIQUE Amputation SURGERY Surgical BOOK Military
London: Burgess & Hill, 1827. A Treatise on gun-shot wounds, on inflammation, erysipelas and mortification, on injuries of nerves and on wounds of the extremities requiring the different operations of amputation ... being a record of the opinions and practice of the surgical department of the British army at the termination of the wars in Spain, Portugal, France and the Netherlands, in 1814 and 1815, by G.J. Guthrie London: Burgess and Hill, Medical Booksellers, 1827. 3rd Edition. (Garrison-Morton 2161) ---------------------------------------------------------------- Extremely SCARCE third edition last seen at auction at Swann's in 2006; this is a landmark and important treatise on military medicine, gunshot treatment, and amputation altogether. Guthrie's experiences as a battlefield surgeon during the Napoleonic Wars enabled him to make considerable improvements in practical surgery, particularly in the treatment of gunshot wounds requiring amputation of a limb; his book is one of the most important in the history of the subject. It contains all five of the original plates and is housed in a striking fine binding, featuring a leather spine, dual leather and gilt title labels, and marbled paper over the boards, pastedowns and endpapers. The original pages are in great shape, lightly toned / foxed with a few small stains, the plates, as shown, also with marginal staining foxing but with fantastic patina. Binding like new with newer EPs as well; handwritten presentation in light pencil from W. R. P. Pearce of Canterbury to an E C Hanks, else unmarked. Measures 9" x 5.75" x 1. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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