WHITE, Charles.

Cases in Surgery, with remarks. Part the first [all published]. To which is added, an essay on the ligature of arteries, by J. Aikin, surgeon.

London: Printed for W. Johnston,… .1770

8vo, pp. xv, 198, 4 leaves (the first blank), 7 folding and stilted engraved plates of artificial limbs, amputations, etc. Faint library stamp on verso of title, three plates dampstained and paper a little wrinkled in the lower margin throughout. Modern quarter calf antique.

FIRST EDITION. “White was equally accomplished in the three departments of medicine, surgery and midwifery, and was the first to introduce what is known as ‘conservative’ surgery. In 1768 he removed the head of the humerus for caries [see G&M 4437, the first recorded excision of the head of the humerus]; in 1769 he first proposed excision of the hip [an operation not performed for another fifty years], and was one of the first to practise excision of the shoulder joint” [see G&M 4407, “An account of a new method of reducing shoulders”] (DNB). Both case reports are included in this book.


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