Works on surgery and anatomy, particularly relating to 18th- and 19th-century discoveries and innovations. Highlights include first editions, early editions, and illustrated works, including a second edition of Surgery Illustrated, published in 1837 and compiled from the works of Cutler, Hind, Velpeau, and Blasius, a first edition of A System of Surgery; Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Operative by Samuel D. Gross, and a first edition of The Anatomy of the Brain by Charles Bell.
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Science, Medicine, and Mathematics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, and ephemera relating to the history of science, medicine, and mathematics.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.