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The General Biographical Dictionary Volume 5; Containing an Hist. and Crit. Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation Particularly the British and Irish from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time. Benv - Bohn (Paperback) Loot Price: R539
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The General Biographical Dictionary Volume 5; Containing an Hist. and Crit. Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most...
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The General Biographical Dictionary Volume 5; Containing an Hist. and Crit. Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation Particularly the British and Irish from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time. Benv - Bohn (Paperback)

Alexander Chalmers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 Excerpt: ...de membrorum Amputatione rarissime administrandaaut quasi abroganda," Berlin, 1761,4to. ThisTissot translated into French, and enriched it with notes, under the title " Dissertation sur l'inutilitfi de l'Amputation," Paris, 1764, 12mo; from the Latin it was translated into English, 1761. The author'sobject is to provehow very seldom amputation can be necessary, particularly in the case of gun-shot wounds received in battle. The first able answer to this mistaken effort of humanity was by M.Martiniere, principal surgeon to the French king; our eminent surgeon Pott has likewise shewn its danger; but in 1780 Bilguer's doctrine found a supporter in Dr. Kirkland of Edinburgh, in his "Thoughts on Amputation." - Biog. UniTersclIe. Biliuer published also, in German, "Instructions for the practice of Surgery in army-hospitals," Leipsic, 1763; "Advice to Hypochondriacs," &c. He died in 1796.' BILLAUT (adam), known under the nameof Maitre Adam, a joiner at Nevers, about the close of the reign of Louis XIII. and the beginning of that of Louis XIV. was called by the poets of his time Le Virgile au rabot. He made verses amidst his tools and his bottles. Cardinal Richelieu and the duke of Orleans settled pensions on him, and Corneille was among his panegyrists. His " Chevilles," 1644, 4to; his "Villebrequin," 1663; his "Rabot," in 1-mo, &c. had a great run. Among a considerable number of dull frivolities we meet with some happy lines. He died in 1662 at Nevers, which he never could be brought to quit for a lodging at Versailles. He had a just notion of greatness, and was capable of feeling and inspiring the charms of friendship. An epicurean without libertinism, and a stoic without supersit...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Alexander Chalmers
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 178
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-44037-7
Barcode: 9781231440377
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LSN: 1-231-44037-6

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