Gunshot Fractures AND On Resection in Gunshot Injuries (Civil War Surgeon's Copy)

Gunshot Fractures AND On Resection in Gunshot Injuries (Civil War Surgeon's Copy)

 Georg Friedrich Louis Stromeyer; S F Statham; Friedrich von Esmarch

Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1862

[Union Doctor's Copy: Scarce Civil War Medical Title] Includes also Esmarch, "On Resection in Gunshot Injuries." From the library of Dr. Malcolm Macfarlan (1841-1921), and later owned by his sons Drs. Donald and Douglas Macfarlan.   Bound in publisher's brown cloth.  Rebacked. 20 cm.  vii-viii, 9-68 p., 1 l., v-viii, 9-120 p. incl. tables + ads at rear.   Title and half title provided in facsimile.  Includes Dr. Macfarlan's hand written diary / journal entries written in the margins of some of the pages from 1868. 

Provenance: Includes hand written note on the letterhead of Donald and Douglas Macfarlan, M.D., 1805 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA.  "This book belonged to + was used by my father, a contract surgeon in the Union Army during the Civil War.  In addition to serving in mil. Hospitals, he was with troops in the field in a campaign in Alabama.  Dg. Macfarlan."  Macfarlan served in the last year of the great conflict.  After serving in the Civil War, Dr. Malcolm Macfarlan (Medical Institute of Yale College, 1865), practiced medicine for more than 50 years, (JAMA 1921).   He is listed in the Union roster, M233 ROLL 30.   His son, Dr. Douglas Macfarlan (1886-1966) was a World War I Veteran. He served as a Captain in the United States Army in the Medical Corps.  

Translation of Stromeyer's Ueber die bei Schusswunden vorkommenden Knocken-Verletzungen, which is part of his Handbuch der Chirurgie; and of Esmarch's Uber Resectionen nach Schusswunden.   "Aa landmark in military surgery, written by the founder of modern military surgery in German." Garrison-Morton 2164 (referring Stromeyer's 1855 work on surgery).

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