The Early History of Surgery by W.J. Bishop
Modern surgery is the result of thousands of years of endeavor by men inspired by the same ideals as the surgeons today. To these pioneers we owe our thanks, and they should not be forgotten. The earliest of the fascinating cases in The Early History of Surgery is that of the strange operation of trephining the skull carried out by our prehistoric ancestors. The author’s subsequent sources include the laws relating to the practice of surgery in ancient Babylonia and Assyria; Egyptian surgical textbooks written about 3000 B.C.; Hua To, the father of Chinese surgery in the second century A.D.; Hindu surgeons who excelled in the making of artificial noses hundreds of years before plastic surgery; and William Cheselden, who could remove a stone from a bladder in less than a minute.
This hardcover book is in very good condition with minor imperfections to the dust jacket with an owner’s inscription inside. Pages in very good condition.
ISBN 10: 1566197988 / ISBN 13: 9781566197984
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
Publication Date: 1995