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A Manual of the Operations of Surgery for the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners

      Like other members of the Bell surgery dynasty in Scotland, Joseph Bell (1837-1911; Figure 1) was a celebrated teacher at the medical school of the University of Edinburgh. His textbook is freely available online from Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/) and other electronic libraries. (The free Kindle version is well formatted but lacks the graven images.) The work speaks little of anesthesia but lucidly illustrates the range of surgery in the early decades after Ether Day.
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      Fig. 1Complete with deerstalker cap, this image of Bell is preserved by the Royal College of Surgeons.
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