Publisher Information: Paris: Chez Labe.
Blandin, Philippe-Frédéric (1798-1849). De l’usage des inhalations d’éther dans les opérations chirurgicales. Offprint from L’Union médicale (March 1847). 15pp. Paris: Labé, 1847. 205 x 135 mm. Later marbled wrappers. Fine copy.
First Edition, Offprint Issue, very rare. Blandin, the noted French surgeon and professor at the Faculté de Médecine, read the above memoir before the Académie Royale de Médecine on March 23, 1847, just a few months after ether anesthesia had been introduced in Europe. Blandin took a cautious approach to the use of ether in surgery, recommending that it not be used in cases where the operation was likely to be prolonged. Blandin is best known for his contributions to plastic surgery: He did pioneering work in rhinoplasty and septoplasty, and coined the term autoplasty to refer to skin taken from the patient for grafting purposes. See Fulton & Stanton, Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia, no. 40.Book Id: 43434