Illustrations of the great operations of surgery, trepan, hernia, amputation, aneurism, and lithotomy. London: Longman, 1820 – 1821.
One of the most dramatically and beautifully illustrated works in the entire literature of surgery. Hand-colored copies show more blood than is usual for surgical treatises of this period. From publication in fascicules, 1820-21. A second, undated issue appeared circa 1830. One of the images of shows an operation done on the head of a black man. This may be the earliest depiction of a black person in a medical work.
Subjects: ANTHROPOLOGY › Medical Anthropology, Illustration, Medical, SURGERY: General , SURGERY: General › Notable Surgical Illustrations