HOME, Everard.

An Account of Mr. Hunter’s Method of Performing the Operation for the Cure of the Popliteal Aneurism. [In:] Transactions of a Society for the Improvement of Medical and Chirurgical Knowledge, vol.1, pp.138–181.

London: Printed for J. Johnson…1793

8vo, pp. (iv), 343, (9), 11 engraved plates (some folding), 2 folding tables. Contemporary half sheep, red morocco label on spine. Old library stamp on title and inscription at top, bookplate (cancelled) on front pastedown, and blind stamp on upper cover. A few small marks but a very good copy. The whole volume is offered.

Second appearance of this famous paper, which was first published in the London Medical Journal of 1786. See G&M 2925 (the first work cited on ligation of arteries): “First description of John Hunter’s method of treating popliteal aneurysm. This consisted in a single ligature at a distance high in the healthy tissues. Recorded by his brother-in-law. See also Trans. Soc. Improve. med. Knowl., 1793, 1, 138 [the present work]. Reprinted in Med. Classics, 1940, 4, 449–457.” See also Zimmerman & Veith, Great Ideas in the History of Surgery, pp. 348–350. Of the eighteen papers in this volume, five are by John Hunter, four by Matthew Baillie, and three by Everard Home. There is also one by Edward Jenner on the preparation of pure emetic tartar by re-crystallization (LeFanu 4).


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