Elements of Surgery (Classic Reprint)

Elements of Surgery (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Elements of Surgery The first edition Of the present Treatise was published at Edinburgh in 1831, some time prior to the author's removal to London. It was originally comprised in three volumes. A second impression, Of which this is a reprint, appeared at London in 1840, in a revised and improved form. The favourable reception which the publication has met with in this country, and the desire I have felt to introduce it into the school with which I am connected, as a text-book, have induced me to prepare it forthe American press with particular care. Among the additions, properly SO called, is an article on Strabismus, and another on Club-foot; two subjects, the former of which was entirely omitted in the English edition, and the latter discussed in a manner altogether incommensurate with the existing state Of our knowledge in regard to it. The notes are designed to serve as further illustrations of the text, or to supply deficiencies in relation to certain topics which have been passed lightly over by the author. They might have been extended to almost any number, and it would have afforded me no ordinary gratification, had it been consistent with the views and interests of my publishers, to present what might be considered as a tolerably fair outline of American surgery. For such an Object ample materials are extant, highly valuable in them selves, and eminently calculated, when they shall be properly embo died, to reflect credit upon the talents, enterprise, and dexterity of our surgeons. It need hardly be added, what is self-evident, that the editor Of a work is responsible to the public only SO far as his own labours are concerned. He adopts only in a general manner, without endorsing all, the views and opinions of his author. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 646 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 33mm | 852g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 151 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024327291X
  • 9780243272914