Thursday, February 09, 2012

New acquisitions: Dentistry, surgery and radiology

We recently acquired three monographs for our History of Medicine and History of Dentistry collections:

Lucas-Championnière, Just Marie Marcelin. Antiseptic Surgery; the Principles, Modes of Application, and Results of the Lister Dressing. Portland [Me.]: Loring, Short, and Harmon, 1881.
The first English-language edition of the first book to provide a complete description of antiseptic surgery techniques.

Morton, William J., and Edwin W. Hammer. The X Ray or Photography of the Invisible and Its Value in Surgery. New York: American Technical Book Co, 1896.
The first book to document the use of x-ray technology in surgery.

White, James William. Dental Materia Medica. Philadelphia: S. S. White, 1868.
The first English-language dental pharmacopeia.

All three will be cataloged for our collections and available for research in HC&A.

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