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Roux Pratique Chirurgicale 1854 and 1855

Roux, Pratique Chirurgicale, 1854 and 1855

Quarante Annees de Pratique Chirurgicale par PH.-J. Roux. Tome Premier. Chirurgie Reparatrice. Paris 1854. Tome Second. Maladies des Arteres. Paris 1855. Two uniformly bound octavo volumes in brown and green quarter calf bindings with green marbled paper over boards. Spines sunned (?). Corners slightly bumped. Leather chipped at tops of spines. Marbled end papers. Text blocks clean, bright, and tight with only mild spare foxing. Philibert Joseph Roux (1780 – 1854) published works on staphlorrhaphy and resections of bones. Garrison Morton (4456) states: “Among the French surgeons of the 19th century, Roux was second in importance only to Dupuytren. He performed [andnamed] staphylorrhaphy in 1819 and sutured the ruptured female peritoneum in 1832 [first to do so]; he is also remembered on account of his method of resection of bone.” Garrison Morton 5739.1 also refers to the work offered for sale here: “Report of Roux’s operation on Stephenson (No. 5740). English translation in No. 5768.2. Roux recorded it more fully in his Quarante années de pratique chirurgicale, vol. 1. Paris, Masson, 1854. See No. 5741.2.” An important publication by a celebrated physician who pioneered surgical procedures.