This seminal work on surgical practice, written by Scottish surgeon Benjamin Bell, was first published in 1783. It provides detailed descriptions of a wide range of surgical procedures, along with advice on patient care and management. Illustrated with dozens of copperplates showing the anatomy and surgical techniques involved, it is a landmark text in the history of medicine and a testament to Bell's expertise and versatility as a practitioner.
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