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Warren The Life of John Collins Warren 1860

Warren, The Life of John Collins Warren, 1860

The Life of John Collins Warren, M.D. Compiled Chiefly from his Autobiography and Journals. By Edward Warren, M.D. In Two Volumes. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. First edition. Two Octavo volumes in original textured cloth. Gold Shield with dragon and lion on front boards (same blind stamped on rear boards). Brown end papers. Frontispieces and half titles slightly foxed. Frontispieces and plates protected by tissue. Some mild corner and edge tears of cloth.  Small amount of paper residue possibly from prior book plate on front paste downs. A few foci of slight fading. Front hinges starting to crack internally, otherwise, text blocks clean, bright, and tight. John Collins Warren (1778 – 1856) was the founder of the Massachusetts General Hospital and performed the first surgery under anesthesia at that hospital on October 16, 1846 (GM11727). He was the first to perform Staphylorrhaphy in the USA—without knowledge of Roux’s operations (GM5742), coauthored the first state pharmacopeia (GM10067), authored the first monograph on heart disease in the USA (GM10602), published proof of a type of hip dislocation which Sir Astley Cooper denied (GM11728), signed a petition to legalize the procurement of subjects for the study of anatomy (GM11760), wrote the first North American book on tumors (GM2611.1)