1634 four pages from Thomas Johnson's book on Surgery #1

Fabulous insight into medical knowledge of that time!

Pages 161-64 from ‘The Workes of that famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey. Translated out of Latine and Compared with the French’ by Thomas Johnson 1634

At bottom of page 164 the owner has signed “__sar his Booke 1663

 

Lib.5. Contained in the Head  161

Chap. III.
 
Of the Sutures
 
“The Sutures do sew or fasten together the bones of the skull; there be 5 in number. Three are true and legitimate, two false and spurious…”
 

162  Of the animal parts  Lib.5.

Chap. IIII.
 
Of the Cranium, or Skull
 
“The Cranium, or Skull covering the brain like an Helmet, is composed and consists of seaven bones, of which some are more dense, thick and hard that other some…”

 

Lib.5. Contained in the Head  163

“..But also in some skuls there are found some divisions of bones as it were collected fragments to the bignesse almost of ones thumbe, furnished and distinguished by their proper commissures, or sutures, which thing is very fit to be known to a Chyrurgion in the use of a Trepan…”

164  Of the animal parts  Lib.5.

Chap. V.
 
Of the Meninges, that is, the two membranes called Dura Mater and Pia Mater
 
“The Crassa meninx is one of the first and principal membranes of the body; it goes forth by the sutures and the holes of the nerves that proceed out of the skull; and it passes forth by the bone Ethmoides perforated for that purpose, to carry smels to the Braine, and purge it of excrementitious humors…”

 

Overall pages slightly browned. Some rust spots. Slight holes and crinkling of paper at left where mounted in volume.

30.5 x 19.5 cm.

 

The Workes of that famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey. Translated out of Latine and Compared with the French by Thomas Johnson (1634)


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