Publisher Information: Milan: 1770.
Patrini, Guglielmo (1722-1806). Tratatto delle rotture dettato dall’estimatismo. Sigor Dottor Gugliemo Patrini lettore di chirurgia, e d’anatomia nel venerando Spedal Maggiori di Milano. Manuscript document most likely in a student or scribal hand. N.p., n.d. [Milan, ca. 1770]. 191 x 142 mm. 18th-century mottled sheep, gilt spine, light edgewear. Scattered stains, small area of rodent damage in the upper margin of the text block, but very good.
Unpublished manuscript on the treatment of fractures by Patrini, who was professor of anatomy and surgery at Milan’s Ospedale Maggiore from 1747 to 1786. The manuscript, written in a neat and legible hand, contains 23 chapters in question-and-answer format, beginning with general discussions of fractures and their causes, diagnosis and treatment, and proceeding to chapters on specific types of fractures in traditional cap-a-pie order, starting with the skull and ending with the feet. The chapter on skull fractures includes discussions of trephination and concussion. As noted in the title, the manuscript’s content was “dictated” (dettato) by Patrini; it was likely written by one of his students or a professional scribe.Book Id: 46321