Title page of William Fegrusson's Practical Surgery, 1848.
Hoffman RC32 .F36 1848 5 .G87 1845


         WILLIAM FERGUSSON (1808-1877)

    William Ferguson, who changed from law to study medicine, became a successful English physician, who attended both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He studied at Edinburgh, and was knighted in 1866. He was President of the Pathological Society and of the British Medical Association.
     He was a skillful and practical surgeon, who made many of his own surgical instruments. He was known for the speed with which he operated.
    His work, A System of Practical Surgery, was highly regarded. It was published in 1842, and passed through five editions during his lifetime.  This is the third American edition, published in 1848.


Drawing of William Fergusson

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