Relation historique et médicale de la fièvre jaune qui a régné à Barcelone, en 1821
Octavo: 480 pages, bound in marbled boards and decorated calf.
Audouard (1776-1856) was a French doctor of great repute.
He studied at the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier with the thesis "Du tétanos", was devoted to the military career with great distinction. He wrote Historical Notices on the life and works of Jean Izard and 'Practical Observations on the good effects of cinchona against gout'. He worked in addition on malaria, and learned a great deal about fevers through his practice in French military hospitals in Italy. His career was principally as a army doctor, and he was appointed chief physician of the military hospitals of Lodi, Istria, Venice and
Rome. In 1808 he passed into the Spanish army and followed the movements of the army from the Elbe to Fontainebleau. Upon his arrival in Paris in 1814,
Audouard was appointed a member of the Society of Medicine. In 1821 he was
sent by the Minister of War to Barcelona to observe the yellow fever there.
The result was this book. He later achieved fame as the denouncer of Nicolas Chervin, who had dedicated his life to establishing the non-contagion of yellow fever. While his response to Chervin came in 1827 ('Reponse au discours de M. Chervin, contre le rapport .... sur mes documens concernant la fièvre jaune, 1827') his major work was without doubt the one listed here.
The book's table of contents (see photos) indicate the range and interest of the book.
The work is surprisingly rare, and very interesting to the historian of medicine. Lovely copy, tightly bound and clean.
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Audouard [Mathieu Franc̨ois Maxence]
- Book Title
- Relation historique et médicale de la fièvre jaune qui a régné à Barcelone, en 1821
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Paris: Moreau
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather