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    Dupuytren's Important Book on
    Advancements in Surgery

    Guillaume Dupuytren. Mémorie sur une Maniere Nouvelle de Pratique l'Opération... Paris: Bailliere, 1836. First edition. Large folio. Approximately 22.75 x 17.5 inches. [iv], 50 pages. With ten lithographed plates. Bound in later light blue cloth binding, with printed portions of original binding preserved on covers. Some light wear and soiling to binding, title page creased, text and plates toned and foxed. A few leaves with short marginal tears. Still, a near fine copy.
    "Many achievements in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and surgery may be credited to Dupuytren. He invented an enterotome to be used in making an artificial anus, was one of the first to drain brain abscesses and remove the neck of the uterus when it was cancerous. He was one of the early surgeons to successfully excise the lower jaw and successfully treat torticollis by surgical intervention. He made an extensive study of gunshot wounds, tuberculosis, and anthrax and his studies of burns resulted in his developing a new way to classify them. He substituted ligation for amputation in fractures complicated by aneurysm and was a leader in successfully ligating the external iliac, subclavian, and carotid arteries. He devised operative techniques for extracting cataracts, treating hydroceles, repairing rectovaginal and rectovesical fistulae, and performing dacryocystorhinostomy...The present work enjoyed two editions and was also translated into German. Published posthumously, it was completed and edited by Joseph Louis Sanson (1790-1841) and Louis Jacques Begin (1793-1859). In the work, Dupuytren reviews his experiences in excising stones from the bladders of 356 patients. Although he discusses the complications and dangers of lithotomy in detail, he must have been a highly successful surgeon, for only sixty-one of his patients died. Eight of the ten superbly engraved plates illustrate the surgical anatomy of the male perineal region and the other two depict lithotomes." (Heirs of Hippocrates)
    Heirs of Hippocrates 1323.
    From the Collection of Dr. Gerald Sugarman.

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