Paris: Germer Bailliere, 1844-59. 5 vol. 8vo. 4], iii, , 835, ; , 806; , 516; , 536; , 1012 pp., including publisher's advertisements and index. FIRST EDITION. A very nice set uniformly bound in contemporary French calf-backed marbled boards, small tear to cover of second volume. Item #620
First edition of the author's greatest work, containing all of his surgical innovations and discoveries, including the first descriptions of "Nélaton's tumour" and "Nélaton's line". Among the surgical instruments he invented are a porcelain-tipped bullet probe and a flexible rubber catheter which bears his name. In addition, there are a number of chapters pertaining to plastic surgery. G&M, 5597.