Cooper & Travers
COOPER, Sir Astley Paston & TRAVERS, Benjamin. Surgical essays. 2 vols. in 1. xiii , 264 ; , 239 pp. 21 plates (some double-page). London: Cox [etc.], 1818 (Vol. I); Longman [etc.], 1819 (Vol. II). 212 x 132 mm. Quarter morocco gilt, 19th-century style. Occasional foxing and soiling, otherwise very good.
First Edition. Garrison-Morton 2941 & 5587. Describes Cooper's landmark ligation in 1817 of the abdominal aorta; the patient died two days later. Cooper also pioneered in the ligation of the common carotid and external iliac arteries; see G-M 2929 & 2954. Vol. II contains Cooper's essay on apertures in the urethra, in which he gave probably the earliest report of the transplantation of scrotal skin; see Zeis / Patterson 2160-61, p. 255). Cooper's co-author Travers contributed an important account of surgery of the veins. Wellcome II, p. 388.
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