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A SHORT TREATISE ON THE SECTION OF THE PROSTATE GLAND IN LITHOTOMY;
Key, C. Aston.

A SHORT TREATISE ON THE SECTION OF THE PROSTATE GLAND IN LITHOTOMY;

With an Explanation of a Safe and East Method of Conducting the Operation on the Principles of Cheselden. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green ... 1824.
1st Ed. Thin 4to. vi + 30pp. Half title present. 4 litho. plates including 3 double page with letterpress leaves. Some light browning, small institutional ink stamps to t.p. and to plates not intruding onto images, rebound in gilt lettered cloth, some darkening, spine sl. rubbed and frayed. Charles Aston Key (17931849), Surgeon. ODNB ... Key had qualified at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1821, and in the autumn of the same year was appointed the first assistant surgeon to Guy's, succeeding to a full surgeoncy in January 1824. In this year he introduced the operation for lithotomy with the straight staff, using only a single knife all through. He also published [the above work] The success of his operations established his reputation as a surgeon ..
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