BIGELOW, Henry Jacob.

I. The Mechanism of Dislocations and Fracture of the Hip. II. Litholapaxy; or, rapid Lithotrity with Evacuation.

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, .1900

8vo, pp. x (including the first blank leaf), 356. Original red buckram, uncut, two bookplates (one partially defaced). Spine slightly faded, some foxing throughout.

A reprint of two of Bigelow’s earlier works, forming part of the 4-volume set of his Orthopedic surgery and other medical papers (1900). See G&M 4424: “Bigelow emphasized for the first time the importance of the thickened portion of the anterior capsule of the hip joint, now known as the Y-ligament of Bigelow, and its importance in the reduction of traumatic dislocations of the hip... Bigelow’s analysis of the types of dislocations and the methods of reduction provided orthopedists with the information that they needed to improve their methods of reducing congenital dislocations of the hip by closed manipulation (Peltier, Orthopedics, pp. 62 and 67). See also Valentin, Geschichte der Orthopädie, p. 129.


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