Publisher Information: Paris: Bailliere, 1847.
MALGAIGNE, Joseph (1806-65). Traite des fractures et des luxations. 2 text volumes, 8vo, & folio atlas. vii , 842; 1108pp. 30 lithographed plates by Delahaye. Paris: Bailliere, 1847-55. 213 x 132 mm. (text); 452 x 300 mm. (atlas). Text in quarter morocco, gilt, c. 1855; atlas in original cloth-backed printed boards, spine worn. Very good except for some foxing & browning, affecting a few plate margins, as might be expected. 19th century signature on atlas half-title; color pencil underling on 1 or 2 text leaves.
First Edition. Garrison-Morton 4417. The most splendid work on its subject, with 30 large-folio lithographed plates of the highest quality. Includes the classic description of "Malgaigne's fracture," bilateral vertical fracture of the pelvis. Malgaigne was the first to devise and apply a practical method of external fixation; he also proved the existence of incomplete and longitudinal fractures, and promoted traction treatment of fractures. Le Vay, pp. 254-56. Peltier, Fractures, pp. 184-85. Waller 6187.Book Id: 22264