Reference numberCLP/12ii/31
TitlePaper, 'Bourgeois machine' by Johan Henrich Hess
Date26 September 1725
DescriptionHess describes his new invention of an instrument for performing lithotomies [removing calculi or bladder stones]. The description includes an explanation of six figures, but no figures are attached.

Subject: Surgery

Written by Hess in Copenhagen [Denmark]. Read to the Royal Society on 27 October 1726.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/12/74
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