The principles of surgery.
Bell, John, 1763-1820
Printed for T. Cadell, jun. & W. Davies ..., T. Longman & O. Rees ..., London; and W. Creech, P. Hill, and Manners and Miller ...,
3 v.; 29 x 24 cm
The principles of surgery represent Bell's anatomical writings geared to the needs of surgeons. It provides a summation of the surgery of the period, and contains a wealth of clinical description and commentary. It is, furthermore, remarkable for its illustrations (some in colour), which display Bell's artistic talents. The plates, some of which were drawn by Bell's younger brother Charles, were engraved by several arists, including J. Grant, D. Lizars, W. Archibald, E. Mitchell, and by Bell himself. Several of the illustrations relate to vascular surgery, of which Bell was a pioneer, being the first to ligate the superior gluteal artery, and to tie the common carotid and internal iliac.
Heirs of Hippocrates 727; Roberts & Tomlinson, p. 488-491; H.F. Norman 177; DNB.
Jason A. Hannah Collection
v. 1. Of the ordinary duties of the surgeon.- v. 2. Containing the operations of surgery.- v. 3. Containing a series of cases, calculated to illustrate chiefly the doctrine of tumors and other irregular parts of surgery ...
Davies, William, d. 1820Longman, Thomas Nelson, 1771-1842Rees, Owen, 1770-1837Manners & Miller