Exsection of the head of femur & removal of upper rim of acetabulum. Offprint
Sayre, Lewis A.
Sayre, Lewis Albert (1820-1900). Exsection of the head of the femur, and removal of the upper rim of the acetabulum, for morbus coxarius. Offprint from N. Y. J. Med., n. s., 14 (1855). 8vo. 15pp. New York: Holman, Gray & Co., 1854. 220 x 137 mm. Without wrappers. Creased vertically, light foxing, otherwise fine.
First Edition, offprint issue, dated a year prior to the journal issue. Garrison-Morton 4331. Report of Sayre's resection of the hip joint for tuberculosis, the second such successful operation in the United States (the first was performed by Henry J. Bigelow in 1852). Sayre was the foremost American orthopedic surgeon of his time. Shands, The Early Orthopedic Surgeons of America, pp. 30-50.
Edition: 1st edition
Book Id: 12585