COOPER, Sir Astley.

Denkschrift über die Unterbindung der Aorta abdominalis. Nach der mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen versehenen Ausgabe des Bidault de Villiers, D.M.P., mitgetheilt von Dr. Aug. Carus.

Leipzig: bei Paul Gotthelf Kummer, .1824

Small 8vo, pp. xiv, 54. Original blue stiff wrappers. Old library stamp on upper wrapper and title, spine worn, but a fine copy.

FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN, and second separate edition, after the French, of Cooper’s account of his operation for ligating the abdominal aorta, in 1817. See G&M 2941; there is no separate English edition, but the account was included in Cooper’s Surgical Essays of 1818. Astley Cooper was the keenest exponent of vascular surgery in the early decades of the nineteenth century. “In the management of aneurysm, he pioneered in the ligation of the common carotid and external iliac arteries and attained the ultimate of ligating the abdominal aorta” (Zimmerman & Veith, Great Ideas in the History of Surgery, 398).


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