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    Extremely Rare 1862 Manual of Military Surgery For the Use of Surgeons in the Confederate Army; With an Appendix of the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Department of the Confederate States of America by J. Julian Chisolm, M.D., published by West & Johnston, Richmond, Virginia, second edition, revised and improved, 514 pages, 8vo (5" x 8.25"), re-bound in the original boards, replaced end papers, moderate foxing to all the pages, residue from old cellophane tape present on title page, missing pages 219 through 230 and 235 through 238, boards well worn and stained, cloth missing to the head and tail of spine, but in overall good condition. This is a fascinating look at Confederate medicine, health, hygiene, and the society of soldiers through 1862 eyes. The index is rife with intriguing entries such as "Advice to surgeons left with the enemy", "Bayonet wounds", "Amputation of arms", "Coffee for soldiers", "Disturbing influences of wounds", "Malingering, or feigning disease", "Round balls, effects of", etc. Further enhancing this book is the signed name on the title page of either a "T. W. Nilson" or "T. W. Nelson" under which is signed "Asst. Surgeon C.S.A.". Accompany the book is a hand written letter from a F. T. Hambrecht, M.D. giving the former owner some leads about the possible identity of the "Nilson" or "Nelson" in question.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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