Surgery, History of Surgery
SURGERY [Greek: cheir, hand + ergon, work]  The oldest extant surgical treatise is the Edwin Smith Papyrus written around 1600 BC, a copy of an earlier treatise from 3000 BC. It contains an account of injuries to the head, nose and other organs along with methods of bandaging. Hippocrates(460–377 BC) wrote on fractures and dislocations around 400 BC. Susruta, the Brahmin surgeon who lived around AD 500, described over 120 surgical instruments and wrote on operations such as amputation, cesarean section, rhinoplasty, lithotomy, excision of tumors and cataract extraction. Paul of Aegina(625–690) devoted his sixth book Epitome entirely to operative surgery. An important textbook, Altasrif,  was written by Albucasis around AD 980. Some important surgeons of the Middle Ages include: Roger of Palmero (1200), Guilelmus da Saliceto (1201–1277),  Henri de Mondeville (1260–1320), Guy de Chauliac(1300–1367) and John of Ardane(1307–1380). Ambroise Paré(1510–1590) of France, and Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564) were notable surgeons during the Renaissance. Other eminent surgeons of this period include Hildanus Fabricius (1560–1634) and Lorenz Heister (1683–1758) from Germany. A German book, Bundt-Ertzney, was written by Heinrich von Pfolspeundt in 1460. During the 18thand 19th centuries, Britain produced surgeons who made significant advances including: Percivall Pott(1714–1788),  Benjamin Bell (1749–1806), John Bell (1763–1820), Sir Charles Bell (1774–1842), John Abernethy (1764–1831),  Samuel Cooper (1780–1848),  Sir Astley Paston Cooper (1768–1841), and James Syme (1799–1870). Notable surgeons in Europe at this time were: Guillaume Dupuytren (1777–1835), Alfred Armand Velpeau (1795–1867), Auguste Nelaton(1807–1873) of Paris, and Theodor Billroth (1829–1894) of Germany. In America, notable surgeons include: John Collins Warren (1778–1856), Philip Syng Physick (1768–1837) and Ephriam McDowell (1771–1830) 

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Great Britain, History of Surgery, Lister. antisepsis, 4 d used
Great Britain, History of Surgery, Lister. antisepsis, 4 d used
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Surgical Instruments & Appliances, Illustrated, Harold Burrows, 1939, 10th Edition (First Edition 1905)
Surgical Instruments & Appliances, Illustrated, Harold Burrows, 1939, 10th Edition (First Edition 1905)
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A Hundred Years of Medicine, Second Impression 1939 Lloyd, Wyndham E.B.
A Hundred Years of Medicine, Second Impression 1939 Lloyd, Wyndham E.B.
£35.00
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British Red Cross Society Training Manual, No 3, Dr Major D J Collins, 3rd Edition, War Office approved 1935
British Red Cross Society Training Manual, No 3, Dr Major D J Collins, 3rd Edition, War Office approved 1935
£38.00
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Early Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen Zachary Cope Oxford Medical Publications 1932 good copy
Early Diagnosis of Acute Abdomen Zachary Cope Oxford Medical Publications 1932 good copy
£38.00
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The Early History of Surgery W J Bishop First Edition 1961 Hard Cover
The Early History of Surgery W J Bishop First Edition 1961 Hard Cover
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Medical Curiosities, Adapted from Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine Illustrated George M Gould Reprint of 1896 Gould, George M
Medical Curiosities, Adapted from Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine Illustrated George M Gould Reprint of 1896 Gould, George M
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A System of Surgery, C. C. Choyce, Volume 1 only of 3, 19 color plates and illustrations, 1923 First Edition
A System of Surgery, C. C. Choyce, Volume 1 only of 3, 19 color plates and illustrations, 1923 First Edition
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Spencer Wells: The Life and Work of a Victorian Surgeon, Shepherd, John A., Harcourt, 1965
Spencer Wells: The Life and Work of a Victorian Surgeon, Shepherd, John A., Harcourt, 1965
£58.00
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Local Analgesia: Abdominal Surgery First Edition 1953 MacIntosh, R. R.
Local Analgesia: Abdominal Surgery First Edition 1953 MacIntosh, R. R.
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Arterial embolism in the limbs.  A. L. Jacobs, Physician to the Whittington Hospital, London. 1959.
Arterial embolism in the limbs. A. L. Jacobs, Physician to the Whittington Hospital, London. 1959.
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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Intussusception Clubbe, Charles Publication Date: 1921
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Intussusception Clubbe, Charles Publication Date: 1921
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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.
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Hunterian Lectures on Some of the Injuries and Diseases of the Neck and Head, the Genito-Urinary Organs, 1885
Hunterian Lectures on Some of the Injuries and Diseases of the Neck and Head, the Genito-Urinary Organs, 1885
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Hunterian Lectures on Some of the Injuries and Diseases of the Neck and Head, the Genito-Urinary Organs, 1885
Hunterian Lectures on Some of the Injuries and Diseases of the Neck and Head, the Genito-Urinary Organs, 1885
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Surgery, A Hundred Years Ago, H T Deelman, Translated from diary of C B Tilanus in Dutch 1923 First Edition
Surgery, A Hundred Years Ago, H T Deelman, Translated from diary of C B Tilanus in Dutch 1923 First Edition
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Handbuch der Biologisgen Arbeitmethoden, Emil Aberhalden,Urban Schwarzenberg, Berlin 1934
Handbuch der Biologisgen Arbeitmethoden, Emil Aberhalden,Urban Schwarzenberg, Berlin 1934
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Surgery of the Oesohagus, R H Franklin, First Edition, 1952 very good copy
Surgery of the Oesohagus, R H Franklin, First Edition, 1952 very good copy
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Enlarged Prostate, Illustrated, Kenneth M Walker 1926 First Edition
Enlarged Prostate, Illustrated, Kenneth M Walker 1926 First Edition
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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
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The Surgery of Gastro-Duodenal Ulceration by Charles A Pannett, First Edition, Hard Cover 1926
The Surgery of Gastro-Duodenal Ulceration by Charles A Pannett, First Edition, Hard Cover 1926
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