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System of Surgery: Extracted from the Works of Benjamin Bell / Illustrated with Notes and Copperplates.

Philadelphia: Published by Archibald Bartram for Thomas Dobson, 1806. Third Edition. Hardcover. Bell, a renowned Scottish surgeon and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Bell published a number of important medical treatises and is widely considered the first Scottish scientific surgeon. In his 1796, A System of Surgery, he advocated the routine use of opium to relieve post-operative pain, "to be able to alleviate the misery of those who are obliged to submit to dangerous operations must afford the biggest gratification to every practitioner". Uncommon generally, quite scarce complete and in the condition found here. Very Good-. Light shelf/edge wear, ffep very tender at joint, owner signature at second ffep, light foxing at preliminaries and minor sporadic throughout, tipps gently bumped, wear at head, else tight, bright and unmarred. 570pp; xxix; plus Plates I-XII. Illus. (b/w plates). Index. Item #8619

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