Book Id: 51548 Aphorisms on the application and use of the forceps, on preternatural labors. Thomas Denman.
Aphorisms on the application and use of the forceps, on preternatural labors
Aphorisms on the application and use of the forceps, on preternatural labors
Aphorisms on the application and use of the forceps, on preternatural labors

Aphorisms on the application and use of the forceps, on preternatural labors

Publisher Information: London: 1783.

Denman, Thomas (1733-1815). Aphorisms on the application and use of the forceps, on preternatural labours, and on labours attended with hemorrhage. [6], 95pp. Interleaved; four of the interleaves with extensive manuscript commentary in an unidentified early hand. London: N.p., 1783. 147 x 86 mm. Late 18th or early 19th century marbled boards, rebacked, first and last few leaves a bit stained, minor toning throughout but very good. Modern bookplate.

First Edition. Denman, the leading 18th-century British obstetrician after the death of William Hunter, was “the first physician whose authority made the practice general in England of inducing premature labor in cases of narrow pelvis and other conditions, in which the mother’s life is imperiled by the attempt to deliver at the full time” (Dictionary of National Biography). His handbook of aphorisms on the use of the forceps went through nine editions, the last published in 1836; it was also translated into French.

This copy of Denman’s Aphorisms, like another copy we handled previously, is interleaved throughout; it is possible that such copies were offered as an option by the seller. The interleaves opposite pages 70, 73, 91 and 92 in our copy contain extensive manuscript commentary by an unidentified early reader regarding Denman’s views on treating uterine hemorrhage and convulsions in labor. Garrison-Morton.com 12164. Hibbard, The Obstetrician’s Armamentarium, pp. 47-48.

Book Id: 51548

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