LE BLANC, [Louis].
Nouvelle Méthode d’Opérer les Hernies. A laquelle on a joint un essai sur des hernies rares et peu connues, de M. Hoin… A Paris: Chez Guillyn,… 1768. [Bound with:] Réfutation de quelques réflexions sur l’opération de la hernie, insérées dans le quatrieme volume des Mémoires de l’Académie Royale de Chirurgie.
A Londres: et se trouve à Paris, Chez Guillyn,… .1768
2 works in 1 volume, 8vo, pp. xvi, 477, (2), 2 folding engraved plates; pp. 14, (2) blank. Engraved vignette on p. 1. Contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled endpapers, head of spine and tips of three corners worn, otherwise a very good, clean copy.
Second edition of Le Blanc’s monograph on hernia. Le Blanc was professor of surgery at Orléans and surgeon at the Hôtel-Dieu, and made a speciality of improving the operation for hernia. According to Hirsch, the first edition was published at Orléans in 1766, but I can find no copy of that edition. The Bibliothèque Nationale has an edition published by Pancoucke in Paris in 1767 not recorded in other major collections, but does not have the present edition. The Réfutation is not normally found with the main work.
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