Hoffman RB25 .G87 1845
SAMUEL DAVID GROSS (1805-1884)
Samuel David Gross was one of the most innovative American surgeons
of the 19th century. He was a renown teacher, as well as a translator of
medical texts by German and French physicians.
is considered the father of American trauma surgery, having had a
50-year career as a surgeon caring for injured patients encompassed
orthopedics, thoracic surgery, abdominal surgery, and ophthalmology.
was the author of an influential textbook on surgery--A System of
Surgery, published in 1859. He was also a gifted
teacher of medicine, occupying the chairs of surgery at three medical
He was one of the founders of the American Medical Association.
While teaching at the Medical Department of the Cincinnati
College he presented one of the earliest courses on pathological
anatomy. From his notes he published the Elements of Pathological Anatomy
in 1839. It was the first systematic treatise on the subject and became one of his most influence
books. This is a copy of the second edition, published in 1845.
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