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TOLET (François). A Treatise of Lithotomy: or, Of the Extraction of the Stone out of the Bladder. Written in French by Mr. Tolet, Lithotomist in the Hospital of the Charity at Paris. Translated into English by A. Lovell.1683

London: Printed by H. H. for William Cademan, First English edition, [8], 185, [7] p., 20 leaves of engraved plates, small old faint stamp to title, buckram, joints cracked otherwise a nice copy. An important monograph on the operation for the stone. "The 20 engraved plates are remarkable fine, two of them illustrating the chapter "Of the Posture and Situation into which Children are to be put; when they are to be Cut" are interesting both as extremely early examples of specialised surgery for children and as illustrating the difficulties of surgical techniques before the advent of anaesthetics. An important work in the history of urological science."—Dawsons, 187. Wing, T1775; Wellcome V, p.283; Krivatsy, 11909 (imperfect).

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