Publisher Information: New York: Collins and Perkins, 1810.
Bell, John (1763-1820). The principles of surgery. Abridged by J. Augustine Smith . . . with notes and additions. xii, 562pp. 7 plates, text illustrations. New York: Collins and Perkins, 1810. 210 x 130 mm. 19th century tree calf, front hinge cracked, light wear and rubbing, front endpaper loosening. From the library of Valentine Mott (1785-1865), with his signature on the title; stamp of the Mott Memorial Medical and Surgical Library on the title and a few other places.
First American Edition. From the library of Valentine Mott, the most celebrated American surgeon of the first half of the nineteenth century. Mott was a pioneer in vascular surgery: In 1818 he became the first to tie the innominate artery (see Garrison-Morton 2942), and in 1827 he performed the first successful ligation of the common iliac artery (see Garrison-Morton 2950). He was one of the first American surgeons to successfully amputate at the hip joint (see Garrison-Morton 4451.1) and to excise the jaw for necrosis (see Garrison-Morton 4447).Book Id: 42175