Contributions to the Pathology and Practice of Surgery


Contributions to the Pathology and Practice of Surgery

SYME, James

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At one time the leading consulting surgeon in Scotland, James Syme (1799-1870) gained the nickname "Napoleon of surgery," but whether this was due to his surgical skill or his combative personality is not known. Syme was a popular teacher with a magnetic personality, and one of the first surgeons to adopt ether anaesthesia and antiseptics. He quarreled with numerous colleagues, however, and friends stated that Syme was always right in the matter, but often wrong in the manner, of his quarrels. This volume contains 31 original articles published occasionally in periodicals, each section consisting of memoirs or case histories describing symptoms, treatment, and results. G+M 5599.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Sutherland and Knox
  • Edition: First edition
  • Date Published: 1848
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: Yes
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    viii, 336 p. 23 cm. 11 line drawings or diagrams. Paper-covered boards with worn corners. Lower spine missing and some cracking and tears to upper spine. The author's compliments on title page. Most pages uncut. Foxing throughout, as well as on text block edges.

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