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Cooper Dictionary of Practical Surgery 1830

Cooper, Dictionary of Practical Surgery, 1830

Dictionary of Practical Surgery: comprehending all the most interesting improvements, from the earliest times down to the present period; an account of the instruments and remedies employed in surgery; the etymology and signification of the principle terms; and numerous references to ancient and modern works, forming a “catalogue raisonne” of surgical literature. The sixth edition, revised and corrected. By Samuel Cooper. London, 1830.Original half leather binding with marbled paper over boards. Spine chipped at top (involving title plate). Shelf wear. Boards securely attached. Some foxing. Personal library stamps and 1833 signature of John Finnerarity M.D. Penciled Latin statement “nunquam non paratus et nil desperandum” which I *think* translates roughly to “never unprepared and never in despair.” Penciled list of other books on rear pastedown. Otherwise a clean unmarked copy.Covers numerous topics including amputation, bleeding, infection, fractures, hernia, hare lip, and much more.