New York Birmingham, Alabama: D. Appleton and Company, 1984 [reprint of 1871 edition]. Anatomy B&W lithograph. Limited Edition: 1 of 7,500 copies printed for The Classics of Surgery Library. Leather with gilt-stamping. Thick 8vo (9 1/4" x 6" x 2 1/4"), full black leather with gilt stamping & decorative borders on spine (with four raised hubs) and both covers, ilustrated with a few charts and several B&W reproductions of cells and body parts; all edges gilt [a.e.g.], marbled endpapers, yellow ribbon page-marker, xviii + 676 pages +  Colophon. Laid in: Pamphlet by Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D. on "The Masterful Spirit -- Theodor Billroth," 1984, revised 1991, 44pp. Weight: 2 lbs. 15.4 oz. Fine / None. Item #6652
Christian Albert Theodor Billroth (1829 – 1894) was a highly regarded Austrian surgeon; amateur musician, scholar of music, and close friend of Johannes Brahms. As a surgeon, he is generally regarded as the founding father of modern abdominal surgery. He also did major studies of "wound fever." In addition to many intestinal operations, he was the first to conduct an esophagectomy, the first aryngectomy, and excision of rectal caner.
While in Zurich, Dr. Billroth published his classic textbook Die allgemeine chirurgische Pathologie und Therapie (translated as our copy: General Surgical Pathology and Therapy) (1863). Our Fine full leather lithographic reprint is from the doctor's more complete 4th German edition, trans. into English.
SUPERIOR COPY: Tight, bright, clean copy. Previous physician's handsome leather bookplate on front marbled pastedow (possibly customized by the publisher). Slight speckling to fore-edges' gilt: NOT affecting paper or diminishing gilt brightness.