C1821

illustrations-of-the-great-operations-or-surgery-trepan-hernia-amputation-aneurism-and-lithotomy

Artist:

Charles Bell (1774 - 1842)

First edition, 1821 of this famous medical book on surgery with 20 etched plates. This is the first issue with the date and publisher’s name Hurst on the title page. The remarkable illustrations were engraved by Thomas Landseer after original … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

illustrations-of-the-great-operations-or-surgery-trepan-hernia-amputation-aneurism-and-lithotomy

Date:

C1821

Artist:

Charles Bell (1774 - 1842)

Condition:

Light spotting to plates, title and final leaf with some light soiling, light library stamp to title, untrimmed.

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Image Size: 

390mm 
x 286mm
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illustrations-of-the-great-operations-or-surgery-trepan-hernia-amputation-aneurism-and-lithotomy - Antique Print from 1821

Genuine antique
dated:

1821

Description:

First edition, 1821 of this famous medical book on surgery with 20 etched plates. This is the first issue with the date and publisher’s name Hurst on the title page. The remarkable illustrations were engraved by Thomas Landseer after original drawings by the author.

References;

Garrison-Morton 558. Norman 174.

 

Charles Bell had the following named after him;

Bell’s (external respiratory) nerve: The long thoracic nerve. Bell’s palsy: a unilateral idiopathic paralysis of facial muscles due to a lesion of the facial nerve.

Bell’s phenomenon: A normal defense mechanism—upward and outward movement of the eye which occurs when an individual closes their eyes forcibly. It can be appreciated clinically in a patient with paralysis of the orbicularis oculi (e.g. Guillain-Barre or Bell’s palsy), as the eyelid remains elevated when the patient tries to close the eye.

Bell’s spasm: Involuntary twitching of the facial muscles.

Bell-Magendie law or Bell’s Law: States that the anterior branch of spinal nerve roots contain only motor fibers and the posterior roots contain only sensory fibers.

Biography:

Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842)

Bell was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, neurologist, and philosophical theologian. He is noted for discovering the difference between sensory nerves and motor nerves in the spinal cord. He is also noted for describing Bell’s palsy.

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