Vigo, Giovanni da, (1450?-1525) The Whole Worke of that Famous Chirurgion Maister Iohn Vigo: Newly Corrected, by Men Skilfull in that Arte. London: Printed by Thomas East, 1586. Quarto, title printed within typographical ornament border, text in black letter, full olive calf, front board detached, ex libris Eugene Somer Flamm, with his bookplate inside the front board, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.
Although Vigo is generally known today only for his mistaken treatment of gunshot wounds (he supposed that gunpowder poisoned the victim and recommended a treatment that involved the use of boiling oil), his work on surgery was enormously successful. It was translated into English, Latin, Italian, and French and reprinted dozens of times in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, making him one of the best known surgeons of his day.
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