GAMGEE, [Joseph] Sampson.

On the Treatment of Wounds and Fractures: clinical lectures. Second edition.

London: J. & A. Churchill,... .1883

8vo, pp. (vii), ix, 364, addendum slip, figures in the text. Churchill’s adverts dated March 1883 bound in at the end. Slight spotting on the first and last leaves. Original brown cloth, dark brown endpapers. Label clumsily removed from front pastedown, and faint traces of a label removed from the upper cover, otherwise a very good copy.

This book is a consolidated second edition of Gamgee’s On the treatment of fractures (1871), and On the treatment of wounds (1878), reworked and with previously unpublished material added. At the end is a 3-page addendum on absorbent cotton wool. “The use of cotton wool was first suggested to him by reading Mathias Mayor’s La chirurgie simplifiée, Brussels, 1842; but its improved manufacture in an antiseptic condition was largely due to his [Gamgee’s] suggestions” (DNB).


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