Title Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1861.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Charles van Benthuysen, Printer. 1861
Seller ID 2008695
First edition. In pencil on front endpaper: 'Compliments of A.E. Larney [?] 1861, Dr. Hemstreet'. Hemstreet is listed as the author of 'Encysted tumor of pelvic origin', included in this volume. Pages lightly stained & foxed throughout, minor loss from spine base, base of boards bumped. 408 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, significant for the inclusion of the short paper 'Amputation of the cervix uteri' by J. Marion Sims, who later released a full-length volume entitled 'Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery...' (Garrison-Morton 6057). The paper includes illustrations of a duck-billed speculum, and two figures illustrating a method for applying stitches to close the amputation wound. The editor of the work acknowledges the importance of the article, and apologizes for its placement at the end of the volume, stating, This paper was received at so late a day that it was impossible to give it its proper place in the volume, the minutes being already in type.