ESMARCH, Friedrich.

Handbuch der Kriegschirurgischen Technik.

Hannover: Carl Rümpler, .1877

8vo, pp. xv, 316, 30 chromolithographed plates and 536 text illustrations. Half-title. Three hospital library stamps on title. Contemporary brown half morocco, black cloth sides, spines and corners neatly repaired.

FIRST EDITION. An important and profusely illustrated field-manual. Esmarch introduced many improvements in military surgery, in particular the first-aid bandage on the battlefield, and the “Esmarch bandage” for standardising surgical hemostasis. “He did much to improve the status of military surgery through his contributions on resection after gunshot wounds, the proper locale for field hospitals and bandaging stations, surgical techniques, first aid to the wounded, and on first aid in accidents” (Garrison).


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