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A Treatise on Foreign Bodies in Surgical Practice:. Woods Library [in Two Volumes].

New York: William Wood, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscription in Vol. 1 by "E. L. Shurly, Detroit, Mich." Dr. Shurly was president of the Michigan Medial Society and a minor medical historian. Original sales receipt tipped in at rear free end page dated 1884 (with a sale price of $1). An amazing collection of case studies of items found...er...in humans (ranging from a man who accidentally swallowed a live 3 or so inch fish while fishing to a woman whose death was identified as having been triggered by having a large leech ensconce itself within her after swimming. The term, "stranger than fiction" springs to mind. Overall, a very handsome set of this rather scarce treatise. Very Good+ [Textblock Near Fine]. No DJ as Issued. Minor shelf/edge wear, tips very gently bumped, owner inscriptions, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green cloth boards, stamped decorative elements in black ink, gilt lettering and decorative elements. 8vo. 271pp; 320pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Index. Item #4037

Price: $650.00

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