The History and Evolution of Surgical Instruments

The History and Evolution of Surgical Instruments

  • ISBN-13: 9781578982196
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2010 Reprint of the 1942 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Hardbound. Cloth, Oversized Octavo. 114 Pages with index. This important little book contains an account of the evolution of surgical instruments as illustrated by examples formerly in the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. With Dr. Thompson as curator, this collection had grown to number about three thousand examples when early in 1941 a Nazi air raid destroyed a major portion of it. Dr. Thompson, from his intimate knowledge of the contents of the collection, has compiled this record. He traces the scapel from 330 B.C. up to the present time. The amputation knife from Susruta to Liston; and the story of the saw in 2700 B.C. The period from Trepan to Trephine covers almost two thousand years. Originally published in 1941, this book has become hard to find. Specialists currently ask circa $250 for the title. Special effort has been made to reproduce the illustrations contained in the original edition.

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