Über die Handlungsweise bey Absetzung der Glieder Kern, Ritter Vinzenz.
(On the amputation of limbs) – In the German language.
Extremely scarce medicine book.
WorldCat and other bibliographies find only the later edition from 1826. This is the first and only copy of the 1816 edition known and currently for sale.
This book contains instructions for limb amputation procedures. It also contains illustrating the various tools of the trade.
The author was Vincenz von Kern (born January 20, 1760, in Graz, † April 16, 1829, in Vienna), an Austrian doctor and surgeon.
Kern worked as a surgical assistant in Salzburg, Trieste, and Venice. In 1783 he moved to the hospital in Sankt Marx, where he practiced and attended surgical lectures at the same time. After Kern had become a master of surgery and obstetrics in 1784, he received his doctorate in 1790. chir. and in 1797 took over a professorship for surgery and obstetrics at the k. k. Lyceum in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Kern established a surgical reading society and a surgeon institute. Kern laid the foundation for a book collection that had already contained thousands of books by the time of his death, which supported doctors with scientific training, education, and work. The surgeon institute that he initiated, on the other hand, laid the foundation stone for the famous Vienna School of Surgery. He was considered to be a pioneer in the field of open wound treatment and kidney stone treatment.
Wien, Anton Strauss, 1814.
Pp. 82 + 1 plate. Size: 20 x 13 cm.
Binding: original quarter leather binding, smaller damage on spine title label. Condition: some smaller brown stains on pages 17-64, traces of paper aging, plate browned due to paper aging.
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