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George W. Crile - Notes on Military Surgery - Inscribed First Edition
Fine. Cleveland, The William Feather Co., 1924 First edition. Inscribed to Harvey Cushing on the first free endpaper: "Dear Harvey: / This little 'stop gap' / intended for the first period / of the war - written ... during the activities in in 1917 - / is more published as a sort / of curiosity - I am sending / it to you not as of any / importance but as a / remembrance of upset days, / and with all good / wishes for you, / Always Yours / Geo Crile." Harvey Cushing's bookplate on the front pastedown. Binding very firm, despite a slight crack to the front hinge. Light toning to the edges of several pages, hardly worthy of note. Very minor bumping to the corners of the boards. Otherwise, a thoroughly fine copy, read only with the greatest respect. An extraordinary association copy, linking the two pioneering Ohio surgeons. They were contemporaries during what has been described as a golden era of surgery, and were both major contributors to the advances that took place. As could be said of both doctors, they "helped transform medicine from a crude and inconsistent field to one rooted in scientific principles and uniform standards" (Modern Healthcare, 1997). Notably, Crile was the first surgeon to successfully perform a direct blood transfusion, and was the father of physiological surgery; Cushing was the first exclusive neurosurgeon, and in 1912 described Cushing's disease. As Crile notes, the present book was written in 1917, and approved for publication by the Surgeon-General, though "in the confusion of government activities" it did not reach publication in time for its pu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Canton Books (cantonbooks) [Princeton, New Jersey, United States]
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