Liverpool: T. Dobb & Co., 1876. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good. Item #305962
Original cloth binding, gilt lettered to the upper board. Head and tail of spine a little chipped. Title page, dedication page, contents page, 7 page preface with errata slip, 130 pages, advert, 22 plates. Bookplate of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire on the front pastedown. Hugh Owen Thomas (1834 – 1891) was a Welsh Orthopaedic Surgeon. Descended from three generations of Welsh meddygon esgyrin (bone-setters). Thomas was described as a ‘thin dark, fragile man with a sardonic sense of humour. Well under medium height (5ft 3in.) – but of indomitable spirit and unbounded power of application.‘ Thomas stressed the importance of rest in treatment; that an overdose of rest was impossible and that rest must be ‘enforced, uninterrupted and prolonged’. Thomas performed little open surgery and was mainly concerned with the design and use of splints; the famous Thomas splint was still in wide use at the end of World War II. (Dr Mike Cadogan, LITFL Eponym, 2019). Size: Octavo (14 x 21.5 cms).. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Featured; New Arrivals; Medicine. Inventory No: 305962.
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquarian & Rare; Featured; New Arrivals; Medicine. 1876 Diseases of the Hip Knee and Ankle Joints with their Deformities Treated by a New and Efficient Method enforced uninterrupted and prolonged rest Hugh Owen Thomas