General Surgery

The state and practice of surgery was more advanced and scientifically based than other areas of medicine during ancient times. According to Pliny, the saw was designed after the jaw of serpent by Talos. The ancient Greeks used forceps to extract the teeth and the antiquity of the surgical instruments has been revealed by the discovery of flint saws in the Egyptian ruins of Kahun dating back to 5000 BC. Aborigines of Darling River in New South Wales used fine bone needles for boring the septum of the nose. Susruta, the Brahmin surgeon, described over 120 surgical instruments in AD 500 in his description of operations including amputation, cesarean section, rhinoplasty, lithotomy, excision of tumors and cataract extraction. Albucasis in Altasrif, written in the tenth century, gave a remarkable illustration of an array of surgical instruments. His book also described surgical operations for fractures, dislocations, bladder stone, gangrene and other conditions and remained a standard for nearly 500 years.



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Lecture Notes on General Surgery, Harold Ellis & Roy Yorke Calne, 1965, First Edition in 1965,  382 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth and gilt titles to spine.
Lecture Notes on General Surgery, Harold Ellis & Roy Yorke Calne, 1965, First Edition in 1965, 382 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth and gilt titles to spine.
£68.00
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PYE'S SURGICAL HANDICRAFT,  HAMILTON BAILEY, 1947. 668 PAGES, Illustrated,, good copy
PYE'S SURGICAL HANDICRAFT, HAMILTON BAILEY, 1947. 668 PAGES, Illustrated,, good copy
£78.00
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Aseptic Surgery by Charles Barrett Lockwood 1896. 233 pages. No dust jacket. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering
Aseptic Surgery by Charles Barrett Lockwood 1896. 233 pages. No dust jacket. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering
£85.00
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