From the title page: A manual of military surgery; or, hints on the emergencies of field, camp and hospital practice. Illustrated with wood-cuts. By S.D. Gross, M.D. Professor of Surgery in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1861.

The Special Collections of Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University owns two manuals of military field surgery, representing medical instruction for army surgeons of the North and South at the outset of the U.S. Civil War. The earlier work, by world-famous Jefferson physician Samuel D. Gross, was pirated (reprinted without permission) by a Richmond, VA, publisher in 1862. A later Confederate manual was compiled by contributors "unambitious of authorship."

The Confederate edition is also available in the Jefferson Digital Commons.

The 1861 edition is reproduced in two formats for the Jefferson Digital Commons. A large PDF file offers a faithful reproduction of the full volume. For greater ease of use, each chapter and plate grouping is also listed separately. The original copy held by the Special Collections in Scott Memorial Library is somewhat discolored; it has been digitized in greyscale for greatest legibility.

Volumes, Chapters and Plates