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Lot 1247: Henry H Smith A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY 1852 Antique American Medical History & Reference Steel Engraved Plates Surgeon General University Of Pennsylvania
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: A System of Operative Surgery: Based upon the Practice of Surgeons in the United States: and Comprising a Bibliographical Index and Historical Record of Many of Their Operations, during a Period of Two Hundred Years.
Author: Henry H. Smith - Henry Hollingsworth Smith was the head surgeon at St. Joseph's Hospital and a professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the Surgeon General of Pennsylvania during the Civil War.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xci/698 pages plus 4-page publisher's catalog
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in leather with stamped gilt ruling and raised bands on the spine. There is light rubbing to the exterior. The cracked hinges have been repaired internally with archival tape. The text block is solid. The pages show moderate foxing. The work is profusely illustrated with approximately 80 steel engraved plates with multiple images of surgical procedures and/or instruments.
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