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Surgical Anatomy : A Treatise on Human Anatomy in Its Application to the Practice of Medicine and Surger

Surgical Anatomy : A Treatise on Human Anatomy in Its Application to the Practice of Medicine and Surger, Illustrated By 400 Plates Nearly All Drawn for This Work from Original Dissections (3 Volume set)

Deaver, John B. Quarto. From the library of Dr. Lowell C(heatham) Wormley. A graduate from Dartmouth College in 1927. In 1931 he became a graduate at Howard Medical School and he did his residency at Harlem Hospital in New York City before serving as a Captain in the Medical Corps at Fort Huachuca Regional Hospital during WWII. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he was appointed Senior Medical Officer in charge of surgery at Poston Regional Hospital in Parker, AZ. When he moved to Phoenix, he became one of only three African-American doctors practicing in Phoenix. The three volumes are the culmination of the best work on surgery at the end of the 19th century, He was one of the most highly recognized physicians. He pioneered an approach to appendectomy and the Deaver Retractor became an essential instrument for the surgeon in the 20th century. Whether it was Presidents or Physicians, he was the person they wanted for most surgeries. (xiv p. , p. 17-632 ; xii p., p. 17-709 ; xii p., p. 17-816 (2155 pages) Vol. 1. Upper extremity. Back of neck. Shoulder. Trunk. Cranium. Scalp. Face. -- v. 2. Neck. Mouth. Pharynx. Larynx. Nose. Orbit. Eyeball. Organ of hearing. Brain. Male perineum. Female perineum. -- v. 3. Abdominal wall. Abdominal cavity. Pelvic cavity. Chest. Lower extremity. Bound in red cloth, spine lettering gilt, all edges marbled, volume three lacks the very last page of the index, a few white scuffs to cover. (This set is quite heavy, (weighs 20 lbs before packaging).
A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee

A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee

Cooke, John Esten Thick Octavo. vi, 577 pages, many illustrations with tissue guards present and folded map of Virginia. Cooke, who was a staff officer under Jeb Stuart had often been in touch with General Lee. It is Cooke that notices Robert E. Lee wore only the general's coat with three stars though he was entitled to wear the long white coat with the gold wreath. After the war, Lee's nephew Fitzhugh Lee also noticed. He did not need the external glory, his life was consumed with the mission rather than its accoutrements. The general contents are: pt. 1. Lee's early life -- pt. 2. In front of Richmond -- pt. 3. On the Chickahominy -- pt. 4. The war advances Northward -- pt. 5. Lee invades Maryland -- pt. 6. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg -- pt. 7. Last campaigns of the year 1863 -- pt. 8. Lee's last campaigns and last days followed by the tributes at the end is a long section. They come from Generals Wade Hampton, John B. Morse and others as well as Jefferson Davis (who is introduced as President Davis) which is the longest and most moving but closed also by the eloquent Alexander Stephens. There is no mistaking the fact that though the South had been defeated, the "Lost Cause" was not forsaken. The previous owner of the volume(written in pencil) was Henry J. Mon[roe?], who was a Passenger Agent for the Baltimore and Ohio, Railroad. His residence was Louisville. A very nice copy bound in green pebble grained cloth centrally stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt with the stamped motto: Non incautus futuri the motto used on the crest of Washington and Lee University, of which he was its first President, light wear to spine ends and corners, (Nevins II, 47; Dornbush, II, 2919P).