Publisher Information: London: 1826.
Beevor, Charles (1805-72). Notes of fractures and dislocations from: Desault: Cooper: C. Bell: Sharpe: Blomfield: and others. Autograph notebook, signed on title leaf, front cover, & top edge. 4to. , 177, pp. Approx. 10 figures in text. Mostly written on rectos & versos, but occasionally on rectos only, pp. 160-75 blank, final pp. mostly school lessons from an earlier date (written in reverse direction). Mid[?] Hospital, July, 1826-[September, 1827]. 236 x 187 mm. Dyed green vellum c. 1819 (date written on top edge, with Beevor's signature), modern spine labels. Slight soiling but overall fine.
Manuscript extracts from the leading authorities on fractures and dislocations in the early nineteenth century, a few added notes by Beevor. Pp. - contain an annotated list of books Beevor was reading from May to September, 1827, on a variety of subjects (for example, Kentish on burns, Saunders on the eye). Beevor was one of the three hundred original fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons, but did not practice extensivley or leave writings behind. His son, Charles Edward Beevor (1854-1907), however, became quite distinguished in the field of orthopedics. He collaborated with Horsley in an important series of experiments on localisation of movement (1887, G-M 1416.1) and devised "Beevor's test" to detect defective action in muscles (see Keith 120-23).Book Id: 27262