Item #11623 Cure Radicale De L’Hydrocèle Par Le Caustique. André Dussaussoy.
Cure Radicale De L’Hydrocèle Par Le Caustique.
THAT’S GOTTA HURT

Cure Radicale De L’Hydrocèle Par Le Caustique.

[Paris, Croullebois] 1787.

8vo (210 x 130 mm.). iix, 223p. Title woodcut vignette of scientific instruments.

UNOPENED IN CONTEMPORARY STENCILED PAINTED FLORAL WALLPAPER WRAPPERS, manuscript spine title label (base chipped).

Only Edition of this treatise on the treatment of hydroceles — problematic openings between the abdomen and scrotum through which fluid can move, resulting in dangerous swelling and possible hernias. Chief surgeon at at the Hôtel-Dieu in Lyon, Dussaussoy advocates the use of a caustic to sear closed the membrane covering the testes and cites numerous successful (and no doubt painful…) cases treated. He discusses post-op complications as well as other possible courses of treatment. Dussaussoy also published on gangrene — the guy knew how to have fun. Three copies in U.S. collections. In excellent original condition.
¶Blake, A Short-Title Catalogue of 18th Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine 130; Quérard, La France littéraire II: 735.

Item #11623

Price: $1,600.00

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