Currus triumphalis, è terebinthô, or, An account of the many admirable vertues of oleum terebinthinæ : more particularly, of the good effects produced by its application to recent wounds, especially with respect to the hemorrhagies of the veins, and arteries, and the no less pernicious weepings of the nerves, and lymphaducts : wherein also, the common methods, and medicaments, used to restrain hemorrhagies, are examined, and divers of them censured : and lastly, a new way of amputation, and a speedier convenient method of curing stumps, than that commonly practised, is with divers other useful matters recommended to the military chirurgeon, in two letters : the one to his most honoured, James Pearse, Esq, chirurgeon to His Royal Highness the Duke of York, and chirurgeon general to His Majestie's Navy Royal : the other, to Mr. Thomas Hobbs, chirurgeon in London / by James Yonge.

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London : Printed for J. Martyn ..., 1679.

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24 unnumbered pages, 120 pages

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Wing Y39


Suggests the use of oil of turpentine to arrest hemorrhage, and describes for the first time the use of a flap of tissue in amputations.
Includes, photographed at end, p. 127 of St. Bartholomew's Hospital journal (Oct., 1946) "James Yonge's 'Oleum terebinthinæ,' 1679 / by John L. Thornton", describing the contributions of this pioneering English naval surgeon; also a copy of a letter, dated 31 October 1927, advertising the sale of a copy of the work to Dr. Philip Gosse.
Errata: prelim. p. [24].
Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1999- (Early English books online) Digital version of: (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 1113:20) s1999 miun s



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