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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mott, Valentine 1785-1865 (search)
Mott, Valentine 1785-1865 Surgeon; born in Glen Cove, Long Island, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1785; studied medicine and surgery in London and Edinburgh, and on his return in 1809 was appointed to the chair of Surgery in Columbia College, and subsequently in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York, and the Rutgers Medical College. The eminent Sir Astley Cooper said: Dr. Mott has performed more of the great operations than any man living or that ever did live. He died in New York City, April 26, 1865.
to tie arteries or veins. b. A wire cord or thread used in removing tumors, etc. See ecraseur. c. The bandage used for phlebotomy. Galen recommends silk thread for tying bloodvessels in surgical operations. The ligation of the femoral artery was first performed by Hunter, about 1785. That of the external iliac by Abernethy, 1796. The internal iliac by Alexander Stevens, in 1812. The common iliac successfully by Dr. Valentine Mott, in 1827. The common carotid by Sir Astley Cooper (successfully), in 1808. The innominata by Mott in 1818, and successfully by Dr. J. W. Smythe in 1864. Ambrose Pare, born at Laval, in France, in 1509, was a member of the fraternity of barber-surgeons; but, such was the reputation he acquired as an operator, he was made surgeon to four successive sovereigns of France, and, among others, to the weak and cruel Charles IX., by whom, however, although Pare was a Huguenot, his life was saved on the terrible night of the massacre of S