Philadelphia; 1899, 1900 and 1903: P. Blakiston's Son & Co. Quarto. Item #027401
From the library of Dr. Lowell C(heatham) Wormley. A graduate from Dartmouth College in 1927. In 1931 he became a graduate at Howard Medical School and he did his residency at Harlem Hospital in New York City before serving as a Captain in the Medical Corps at Fort Huachuca Regional Hospital during WWII. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he was appointed Senior Medical Officer in charge of surgery at Poston Regional Hospital in Parker, AZ. When he moved to Phoenix, he became one of only three African-American doctors practicing in Phoenix. The three volumes are the culmination of the best work on surgery at the end of the 19th century, He was one of the most highly recognized physicians. He pioneered an approach to appendectomy and the Deaver Retractor became an essential instrument for the surgeon in the 20th century. Whether it was Presidents or Physicians, he was the person they wanted for most surgeries. (xiv p. , p. 17-632 ; xii p., p. 17-709 ; xii p., p. 17-816 (2155 pages) Vol. 1. Upper extremity. Back of neck. Shoulder. Trunk. Cranium. Scalp. Face. -- v. 2. Neck. Mouth. Pharynx. Larynx. Nose. Orbit. Eyeball. Organ of hearing. Brain. Male perineum. Female perineum. -- v. 3. Abdominal wall. Abdominal cavity. Pelvic cavity. Chest. Lower extremity. Bound in red cloth, spine lettering gilt, all edges marbled, volume three lacks the very last page of the index, a few white scuffs to cover. (This set is quite heavy, (weighs 20 lbs before packaging).