ANIMAL BITES: A Handbook of Morsology, A New Branch of Medical Science. Azmy Tewfik, B. Ch, M. B.

ANIMAL BITES: A Handbook of Morsology, A New Branch of Medical Science

Cairo: Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. "The term 'Morsology', which is intended to mean 'the science of bites', is chosen for this new branch of knowledge. It includes parts allied to other branches of science. For instance, the biting process and mechanism and the animal's character, habits, and mode of life are allied to animal physiology; the biting instinct and the animal's nervous conditions and diseases, particularly rabies, to animal pathology; the bite-injuries and their complications and treatment to surgery; and lastly, the post-accidental steps and the prevention of bites including such manoeuvres as destruction of stray dogs and cats, house-rats, etc., are related to general hygiene." Includes chapters on the bites of the camel, donkey, wolf, jackal, hyena, weasel, mongoose, monkey, lion, tiger, zebra, hippopotamus, crocodile, snake, etc. 170 (rather gruesome) illustrations, including 6 plates. Octavo. Original red buckram binding, with black titles. Some general shelfwear to the boards; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #68670

Price: $250.00

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