Heirs of Hippocrates 797); Waller 4234; Wellcome III, p. 237. (2)" /> HEISTER, Lorenz (1683-1758). <I>A General System of Surgery</I>. London: W. Innys, C. Davis, J. Clark, R. Manby & J. Whiston, 1743. 2 volumes, 4<V>o (255 x 196 mm). 38 folding engraved plates (some light browning and spotting, mostly marginal). Modern calf antique, marbled boards. <I>Provenance</I>: J. Oldfield (ownership signature on front free endpaper and title-page). First edition in English. Heister, Professor of Physic and Surgery at the University of Helmstadt, published the first edition, in Latin, in 1718. "It was the standard work on surgery throughout the eighteenth century, becoming one of the most translated, most used, and most respected texts ever written, and was still used as a standard text at Vienna as late as 1838" (<I>Heirs of Hippocrates</I> 797); Waller 4234; Wellcome III, p. 237. (2) | Christie's