Observations on Wounds 1832 Dominique Jean Larrey ~battlefield medicine & surgery ~Napoleonic Wars ~gunshot wounds, head injuries, infection


Title: Observations on Wounds, and Their Complications by Erysipelas, Gangrene and Tetanus, and on the Principal Diseases and Injuries of the Head, Ear and Eye.

Author: Baron D. J. [Dominique Jean] Larrey. Translated from the French by E. F. Rivinus, M.D.

Description: First Edition. Boards in full leather, newly re-backed, with original endpapers. Brown leather spine has four raised bands and black leather spine label with gilt lettering. Previous owner's name indecipherable on title page. Pages are foxed; vertical tide mark throughout. Two illustrated plates. Errata on last page. 8vo. 210 x 127 mm. pp. viii, [1], 2-332.

Observations of battlefield wounds by Baron Dominique Jean Larrey (1766-1842), a French surgeon, military doctor, and the personal friend of Napoleon, who distinguished himself in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. An important innovator in battlefield medicine and triage, he is often considered the first modern military surgeon. [Wiki]

- A General View of Wounds, especially of Gun-Shot Wounds (1-90).
- Diseases and Injuries of the Head (91-217).
- Of Nostalgia (218-249).
- Injuries of Certain Parts of the Face (250-317).
- Of Epilepsy (317-332).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Key, Mielke & Biddle
Place: Philadelphia
Year: 1832

Keywords: gun shot wounds, battlefield medicine, military surgeon, Clinique Chirurgicale,

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