GAMGEE, Joseph Sampson.

On the Advantages of the Starched Apparatus in the treatment of fractures and diseases of joints. Being the first part of an essay to which the council of University College have awarded the Liston Clinical Medal.

London: H.K. Lewis,... .1853

8vo, 3 leaves, 89 pages, figures in the text. Half-title. Original green cloth, slightly rubbed and soiled, inner hinges repaired, but a good copy. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed at the head of the title: “T.W. Ranson Esq. very faithfully the author.”

FIRST EDITION of Gamgee’s first book. “In 1853, at Florence, he [Gamgee] had met the eminent Belgian surgeon, Baron Sentin, who had introduced the treatment of fractures by starched apparatus and bandages, and this treatment was the subject of his Liston prize essay and of his lifelong teaching” (DNB).


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