Observations on the nature and consequences of wounds and contusions of the head, fractures of the skull, concussions of the brain, etc. London: C. Hitch & L. Hawes, 1760.
This book, which showed Pott’s extensive knowledge of surgical literature, systematized the treatment of head injuries. It shows what a variety of injuries of the head could be sustained even before the advent of the motor-car. Includes the first description of “Pott’s puffy tumor”. Pott was bom in Threadneedle Street, where the Bank of England now stands; he succeeded Cheselden as the greatest surgeon of his day. The book was altered and re-published under a different title in 1768.
Subjects: NEUROSURGERY, NEUROSURGERY › Head Injuries, ONCOLOGY & CANCER