Lithotomy: Its Successes and Dangers

F.F. Bailliere
A faded blue hardbound book with embossed border and gold lettering on cover and spine. Title page states "A verbatim report, from shorthand notes, of an inquest held before the city coroner." A transcript of the coroner's (Dr. Youl) inquest into the death of Robert Berth, who died in Melbourne Hospital after being operated on for the removal of a bladder stone by Dr. James George Beany. Contains clinical report by Dr. Beany, Post Mortem by Alexander Fisher, and a collection of opinions of the press. 131 pages. Donated by Deborah Wilson, was part of the estate of her grandfather Dr. Charles William Edgar Wilson, who studied medicine at the University of Melbourne in 1943, and his father W.E Wilson, who studied from 1903-1907.

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paper, ink
24 x 16.4 x 1.6 cm
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Gift of Deborah Wilson, 2014
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Medical History Museum Category


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