Publisher Information: Cadiz: Don Manuel Ximinez Carreño, 1789.
Canivell [y Vila], Francisco (1721-96). Tratado de las heridas de armas de fuego, dispuesto para uso de los alumnos del Real Colegio de Cirugia de Cadiz. 4to. , 156, pp. Cadiz: Por Don Manuel Ximinez Carreño, 1789. 194 x 143 mm. Vellum ca. 1789, paper spine label (dulled and chipped), light wear and soiling. Very good, crisp copy. Small label with book number tipped to the inside front cover.
First Edition of this Spanish treatise on the treatment of gunshot wounds. Canivell’s work, prepared for the use of students at Cadiz’s Royal College of Surgery, deals with contusions, wounds and fractures caused by gunshots, starting with wounds to the head and progressing downward through the various parts of the body to the legs and feet. Canivell studied medicine in both Spain and France and served as a naval surgeon during various campaigns in Italy and North Africa; his writings “reflect a good knowledge of European surgical literature associated with rich personal experience” (TheBiography.us. “Biography of Francisco Canivell y Vila (1721-1796).” TheBiography.us, 2018, thebiography.us/en/canivell-y-vila-francisco). Garrison-Morton.com 13134.Book Id: 46100