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On Aneurism, and Its Cure by a New Operation, Dedicated by Permission to the King.

pp. (xii), 117, (i) blank, (vi) Explanation of the Plates. 6 engraved plates and 1 lithographed plate, all with added colour. Original cloth-backed boards, uncut, book-plate of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, inscribed on the half-title - 'With the compliments of the author' - , a little foxing, else a very good copy.

*See GARRISON-MORTON #2949 for Wardrop's earlier paper [1827], describing his operation for curing aneurysm of the carotid artery by distal ligation, his modification of Brasdor's method, tying the vessel on the side of the tumour furthest away from the heart. The above title '.... is the work upon which Wardrop's fame mainly rests.' D'ARCY POWER, in DNB. See also BEDFORD Library of Cardiology, #290, for his later, related, work - Nature and Treatment of Diseases of the Heart, 1851. WARDROP [1782-1869], born in an adjoining parish to the birthplace of the Hunters and the Baillies and close to Bathgate, where Simpson was born. He was apprenticed to his uncle, Andrew Wardrop, an eminent Edinburgh surgeon, at the age of fifteen, assisted the anatomist John Barclay and at nineteen was house-surgeon at Edinburgh.

Longman, London.

Date Published: 1828. 8vo.

Stock No. 55380

Price: 565.00