Publisher Information: Edinburgh: 1775.
Monro, Alexander, secundus (1733-1817). [Surgical lectures.] Manuscript book in an unidentified student or scribal hand. 4to. 660pp. N.p. [Edinburgh], 1775. 222 x 180 mm. Quarter calf, boards, some wear and rubbing to the boards, spine cracked but holding. Very good.
Alexander Monro secundus, the second and most celebrated member of the famous Monro dynasty of anatomists, succeeded his father in the chair of anatomy at the University of Edinburgh in 1759; between 1759 and 1800 he gave a full course of lectures every year on anatomy, surgery and related subjects. The present notebook, written by an unidentified student or scribe in a neat and legible hand, contains the text of 37 lectures that Monro delivered starting on 3 March 1775. The lectures cover a wide range of surgical topics such as treatment of swellings and tumors, amputation, eye surgery, treatment of wounds, head injuries, diseases of the bones, sutures and bandages, and the treatment of fractures and dislocations; they also include discussions of comparative anatomy, dentistry and (briefly) obstetrics.
Known as “the greatest of the three Monros,” Monro introduced clinical medicine into the medical curriculum; he also gave the first detailed description of the channels that connect the brain’s paired lateral ventricles with the third ventricle (foramen of Monro; Garrison-Morton.com 1385), and published the first serious study of the bursae mucosae (Garrison-Morton.com 399.2). The Monro-Kellie hypothesis of intracranial pressure, first published in Monro’s Observations on the Structure and Functions of the Nervous System (1783), is named for him.Book Id: 50571