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Humphry, George Murray
A Treatise on the Human Skeleton (Including the Joints)
Cambridge: MacMillan and Co., 1858. vi, (2), 620, 60 lithographic plates (5 folding). . HB. 8vo, cont. half-calf, rubbed and scuffed, some wear to extremities, raised bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Binding cracked between half-title and title with first gathering slightly loose, but still attached. Inscribed by the author to Dr Hastings. Several later owner's names: Henry Power, 1885 and A.J.E. Cave, 1935. Provenance: From the library of Prof. A.J.E. Cave (1900-2001), British anatomist, Professor of Anatomy, St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, 1946-1967, President of the Linnean Society 1970-1973, with his name to half title and title.. First edition. Sir George Murray Humphry (1820-1896), British surgeon, who at various time had presidential roles in the Cambridge Medical Society (which he helped to form), the Sanitary Society of Great Britain (1882-1883), the Anatomical Society (1887), and the Pathological Society of London (1891-1893). Humphry was one of the first to attempt to bring human anatomy into line with the science of morphology; he was the first in England to remove successfully a tumour from the male bladder, and one of the first to advocate the advantages of the suprapubic method. From the 1870s he became a major figure in the vivisection debate. Humphry was elected FRS in 1859, after having written present book, illustrated by his wife, Mary. (ODNB)Garrison & Morton 419.
Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books [United Kingdom]
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