DIEFFENBACH, JOHANN FRIEDRICH. 1792-1847.
Die Operative Chirurgie. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1845-48.
2 volumes. 8vo (217 x 124 mm). xxvi, 856, ; xxiv, 864 pp. Half-titles. Half green morocco and marbled boards, gilt ruled spines, morocco spine labels, endpapers refreshed. Small chip to half-title vol 2 and to edges of a few leaves, short tear to edge of contents leaf, boards scuffed, corners rubbed.
Provenance: Kings County Medical Society Library (ink stamp to titles); B.A. Watson, M.D. (ownership blindstamp to titles).
FIRST EDITION. Dieffenbach was a pioneer of plastic surgery. The present volume represents his "most comprehensive work, covering in addition to reconstructive procedures, virtually all other types of procedures including amputations, paracentesis, laparotomy, hysterectomy, dental extractions, etc." (Garrison-Morton 5598.1).