Nouveaux Principes de Chirurgie, rediges suivant le plan de l'ouvrage de G. De Lafaye.
by LA FAYE, Georges de (1699-1781); LEGOUAS, Francois Maurice Victor (1782-1862).
Paris:: Mequignon-Marvis, 1817., 1817. 8vo. xx, 623,  pp. Half-title, title-vignette, index; foxing. Early quarter olive green gilt-stamped calf, blue-marbled boards, white tips; rubbed. Ink marginalia, pages 110, 111. Ownership signature, "Livre au Dr. Bonnet de Valence, J. Bonnet, 1886." Very good. Third edition, revised and enlarged. In the absence of a time machine, this is an excellent venue for discovering how surgeries were performed during the early 19th and mid-18th centuries. Surgeon of the King's Camps and Armies, and the Director of the Royal Academy of Surgery, Legouas was a Professor of Anatomy at the University of Paris. Hirsch, III, [p. 655] states, "er ist verfasser eines zur zeit sehr beliebt gewessen Lehrbuches ser Chiurgie" [he is the author of a very popular textbook of surgery]. / The work also features a table of consulted authors, or authorities, on anatomy, physiology, hygiene, pathology, therapeutics, operations, and pathology relating to surgery. The contents table is divided into five parts: Introduction – Anatomy – Physiology – hygiene – Pathology (nosology, etiology, symptomatology, semiology, illness periods, crises, convalescence – Pathology (surgical: inflammation, abscess, gangrene, necrosis, solutions, wounds, fractures, ulcers, fistulas, teeth, tumors, blood tumors, serious tumors, hernias, joint dislocations, polyps, fungus, exostosis of the bone, osteogenic sarcoma [cancer], anatomical aberrations (examples: a sixth finger, webbed-fingers, extra-large penile skin flaps, disorders of the clitoris, abnormal size of the cranium, adhering eyelids, imperfections of the ears, nostrils, cleft-lips, trunk or limbs malformed, strangulation of the testicles or penis, foreign bodies) – therapeutics (pharmaceuticals, art of writing formulas, etc., inoculation, vaccination).
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