Lectures on the Principles & Practice of Surgery at St Thomas' Hospital Vol. 4

Scope and Content

The volume has the original pagination pp.358-1018, writing is on both the recto and the verso, and there is an index in the rear. This is volume 4 of 4 and contains lectures 43-60.

The contents are as follows: (43) wounds continued, (44) wounds of the throat, (45) on the mode of tying arteries in different parts of the body, (46) wounds continued, (47) wounds of the joints, tendons, and nerves, (48) on the treatment of the different kinds of simple fracture, (49) treatment of compound fractures, (50-56) on hernia, (57) on gun-shot wounds, (58) on the different kinds of scalds and burns, and on tumours [neoplasms], (59) tumours continued, (60) the division of the nerve in tic douloureux [trigeminal neuralgia] and on poisons.

There is an additional lecture on bronchotomy [tracheotomy] and the cases requiring the operation that was given on 29 January 1812 on ff.334-342. There are also additional notes on ff.346-358 entitled 'Travers's experiments on the arteries'. Benjamin Travers (1783-1858) was a British surgeon who worked alongside Cooper at Guy's Hospital and at times held positions at the London Infirmary for Diseases of the Eye and St Thomas' Hospital, London.