Musket-Ball and Sabre Injuries
from the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 30.5 × 21.5cm, 255pp.
This production by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh presents a fascinating aspect of military surgical history. It introduces the reader to a unique collection of military artefacts taken from military campaigns such as the Peninsular and First Carlist War. Matthew Kaufman, Professor of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh, brings together a substantial collection of osteological preparations displaying the effects of musket-balls, sabres and other weapons of the early nineteenth century, and their treatment by the military surgeons of the day. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs throughout.
The book is in very good condition, with a little bumping to the corners and a previous owner's name to the ffep.