René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec - Traité de l'auscultation médiate et des maladies des poumons et du coeur - 1826

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René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec - Traité de l'auscultation médiate et des maladies des poumons et du coeur - 1826
Medicine - Quantity: 2 - Book

R.-T.-H. Laënnec, Traité de l'auscultation médiate et des maladies des poumons et du coeur (Volumes I and II)
Second edition.
Paris
J.-S. Chaudé, Libraire-éditeur, 1826

1 octavo volumes, publisher’s binding, green lambskin, spine adorned with golden bands in good condition, slight wear on the edges, some foxing, paper is slightly rippled but in good condition. 21 x 13 cm.

Volume 1: 36 pp., 728 pp., 8 black and white plates.
Volume 2: 790 pp + Erratum

Second fully revised edition.

A rather rare edition of the main work by Laënnec, the famous founder of the doctrine of auscultation. It counts among its pages some of the clearest and most beautiful in all of medical literature. Moreover, this second edition from 1826 is still of much greater importance than the 1819 first edition. The famous Laënnec stethoscope, a cylinder of wood in the shape of a funnel, is depicted in fig. 1 to 6 of the first double plate at the end of the first volume.

Norman No. 1255: “This edition is, in fact, the most important treatise on diseases of the thoracic organs that has ever been written.”

Garrison No.2673: “The publication of this book revolutionized the study of diseases of the thoracic organs.”

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Medicine
Author/ Illustrator
René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laënnec
Book Title
Traité de l'auscultation médiate et des maladies des poumons et du coeur
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1826
Edition
Reprint
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
J.-S. Chaudé, Libraire-éditeur
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
1518
Dimensions
21×13 cm
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