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Hunter, John
A Treatise on the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-Shot Wounds. To which is Prefixed A Short Account of the Author's Life by his Brother-in-law, Everard Home
Published by Thomas Bradford, Printer, Book-seller & Stationer, Philadelphia, 1796. First American edition from the first edition London Quarto of 1794. 5 engraved plates, one signed by E. Trenchard another by [John] Vallance. 2 vols. 8vo. Hunter's last work and his most important one. Cited by Paget as the "founder of scientific surgery" for his teaching methods and his manner of studying the process of the diseases and the necessary repair with an intense concentration upon the physiology. His experience of gunshot wounds and the resultant inflammations came from his year with the British army at Belle Island, Portugal in 1762 during the Seven Years War but it wasn't until thirty years later that he summarized his findings and subsequent discoveries. "His studies on inflammation in particular are fundamentals for pathology" (G & M 2283). John Valance was a Philadelphia engraver, was one the founders of the Association of Artists in America and known for having engraved a large number of encyclopedia plates. Austin 1002; Blake, p. 226; Shipton and Mooney 30608; Stauffer "American Engravers on Copper and Steel," p. 280. For the first edition: Garrison & Morton 78 "the veritable founder of experimental and surgical pathology and one of the three greatest surgeons of all time" Contemporary sheep. Rubbed, labels lacking, spines chipped, front free endpaper of first volume and lower free endpaper of second lacking or torn, text browned and spotted, with the bookplate of the Library of the Philadelphia Hospital in each volume. Good copies in a brown cloth open end case 5 engrave … [Click Below for Full Description]
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