POTT, Percivall.

An Account of the Method of Obtaining a Perfect or Radical Cure of the Hydrocele, or Watry Rupture, by means of a Seton.

London: Printed for L. Hawes, W. Clarke, and R. Collins,… .1771

1 leaf, 42 pages, 2 engraved plates. Modern half calf.

FIRST EDITION of Pott’s supplement to his Treatise on the hydrocele, which expands his account of his use of the seton by which he “considerably and materially improved the operation” (p.4). He also clarifies several points in the former treatise which were the subject of “troublesome correspondence on the subject” (ibid). This work is also very scarce. The first plate is the same as that in Pott’s A treatise on the hydrocele, and may not belong here. On the other hand, it is bound opposite the anatomical description to which it refers, and may be required in copies not issued with the Treatise on the hydrocele. Wellcome, for example, has 1 plate, but the copy is bound with the Treatise on the hydrocele.


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