Publisher Information: London: E. Cox, 1832.
Cooper, Astley (1768-1841). A manual of surgery . . . The third edition . . . edited by Thomas Castle. 459 [i.e., 467]pp. London: E. Cox; Boston: Munroe and Francis, and Charles S. Francis, New York, 1832. 177 x 102 mm. Quarter cloth, marbled boards, printed paper label ca. 1832, some wear at extremities, spine a bit faded. 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.
Third edition. From the library of Valentine Mott, the most celebrated American surgeon of the first half of the nineteenth century. Mott studied surgery under Cooper in London from 1807-9; Cooper was so impressed with Mott that he made Mott his assistant in surgery. "During his career [Mott] performed nearly a thousand amputations, operated 150 times for stone in the bladder, and ligated forty large arteries. According to his former teacher, Sir Astley Cooper, he performed more major operations than any surgeon in history, up to his time" (Dictionary of American Biography).Book Id: 42176