Cases in Surgery, with remarks. Part the First [all published]. To which is added, an essay on the ligature of arteries by J. Aikin.

London, W. Johnston, 1770.

8vo, pp. xv, [1], 198, [2, blank], [4], 7 engraved folding plates; a very good, clean copy, bound in contemporary sheep, rebacked preserving the original spine and lettering piece.


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First edition of White’s only general surgical book, containing also John Aikin’s essay on ligature of the arteries. ‘The cases include the first publication in book form of White’s new method of reducing shoulder dislocation, and of his account of the first recorded excision of the head of the humerus’ (Norman).

Provenance: Thomas Bond (1740 – 1821), Surgeon to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, from 1779 to 1813 (see: A. Rook, M. Carlton and W. G. Cannon, History of Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, p. 62); Joseph Thackeray, M. D. (1784 – 1832), Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, student at the medical schools of London and Edinburgh and later Physician to the Bedford General Infirmary (see: The Gentleman’s Magazine, London, 1832, Vol. 152, p.88, Obituary); Bedford General Infirmary medical library (later Bedford General Hospital), probably donated by Dr Thackeray; E. Malan de Mérindol.

Blake 488; Cushing W162; Norman 2231; Orr 453; Osler 4223; Waller 10271.

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