A Treatise on Operative Surgery.

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Creator

Joseph Pancoast

Title

A Treatise on Operative Surgery.

Publisher

Carey and Hart

Date

1844

Coverage

Philadelphia

Description

Joseph Pancoast was an America surgeon responsible for many of the sentinel advances in surgery. He not only described these procedures but published graphic depictions of them as well. His treatise is his greatest work, containing over four hundred eighty illustrations with over eighty plates. His contributions to plastic surgery within the book include the formation of a nose by means of plough and groove, an eyebrow reconstruction with a transposed scalp flap, and turndown flaps of abdominal skin for bladder exstrophy treatment. His abdominal tourniquet, which compressed the aorta, saved many lives during procedures invlolving increased blood loss such as lower extremity amputation.