Title page of Samuel D. Gross' Pathological Anatomy, 1845
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.
   He 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.
   He 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 schools.
    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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