Philadelphia: Printed by Fray and Kammerer, 1805.
Full Leather. First Edition in English. First Edition in English of Pierre-Joseph Desault’s Treatise on Fractures, Luxations, and other Affections of the Bones. The original Oeuvres Chirurgicales was a posthumous attempt by Desault’s student, Vavier Bichat, to publish the collected works of one of the first professors at the Ecole Pratique de Chirurgie in Paris and the father of modern histology. Originally published in two volumes (Paris, 1798), later expanded to three in the second French edition (1801-3); Charles Caldwell here only translates Vol. I. For the first English translations of Vol. II and III, see The Surgical Works (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1814). “Desault (1744-95), the teacher of Bichat, was the founder of an important surgical periodical.” He “did much to improve the treatment of fractures, and developed the technique of ligating blood-vessels for aneurysms.” (History of Medicine p.342). Collates complete; xiii, 413 pp. With three engraved medical plates. Slight foxing and toning. Minor loss to the extremities of the spine, beginning of separation to the front joint, and general wear. Full calf, with a red morocco label and gilt rules. (Garrison-Morton 2927, 4165.02, 5580 | Robert Austin Early American Medical Imprints 655. | Fielding H. Garrison History of Medicine p. 342. ).
Very Good binding.