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    Wiseman's Work on Surgery

    Richard Wiseman. Several Chirurgical Treatises. London: R. Norton & J. Macock, 1686. Second edition. Folio. A4,a-4, B-4F4. [16],577,[1],[14] pages. Contemporary paneled calf, worn at edges with leather replacements to spine. Scattered soiling and light dampstaining. Old owner's signatures: "John Watts 1686", "Alex Williamston, 1700", "Thomas Dawson", "R. Watts Jrv 1836". Some leaves at end bent. Still, a good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    "Wiseman deserves notice as the first of the really great surgeons who lifted the surgical profession from its state of subordination to the physicians." (DNB). "The 'severall treatises' encompassing over 600 case histories, deal with tumors, ulcers, diseases of the anus, scrofula, wounds, gunshot wounds, fractures and luxations, and venereal diseases. Wiseman was the first to advocate primary amputation of a badly injured or diseased limb rather than to wait until the onset of infection; he also practiced flap amputation rather than the circular or guillotine amputation method more commonly used in his day. He was the first to describe tuberculosis of the joints (tumor albus), and his treatise on syphilis and gonorrhea includes a description of the surgical treatment of suppression of urine by means of external urethrotomy."

    Norman, 2253. Wing W3108. ESTC r12022. Krivatsy/NLM 13084.



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