77: Dujardin Histoire De Chirurgie 1774-1780
Title: Histoire de Chirurgie depuis son Origine jusqu'a nos jours
Author: Dujardin, [François]
Description: 2 volumes. xix, , 528, xxix, ; xvi, 794, xxxviii pp. with 4 copper-engraved plates by De la Gardette. (4to) 25.3x20 cm. (10x8"), modern full brown calf, spines gilt. First Edition.The first two volumes, all that were published, of a project originally planned to cover all aspects of the history of surgery from the earliest times to the reign of Louis XVI, who was then the French king. While not the first European book to describe acupuncture, it is of considerable importance as the first to discuss acupuncture within its historical context as an ancient remedy still found to be of practical value. The section on Chinese and Japanese medicine appears on pp. 75-104 of the first volume, and the engraved plates at the end of Volume II illustrate the section, based on the illustrations that first appeared in Willem Ten Rhijne's 1683 Dissertatio de arthritide.
Heading: (Medical)Place Published: Paris
Publisher: L'Imprimerie Royale
Date Published: 1774 & 1780
Some light foxing; very good in a fine modern binding.