Book Id: 51403 Traité de l'auscultation médiate ou traité diagnostic des maladies des poumons et du coeur. 2nd ed. 2 vols. René-Théophile-Hyacinthe Laennec.
Traité de l'auscultation médiate ou traité diagnostic des maladies des poumons et du coeur. 2nd ed. 2 vols.

Traité de l'auscultation médiate ou traité diagnostic des maladies des poumons et du coeur. 2nd ed. 2 vols.

Publisher Information: Paris: J.-S. Chaudé, 1826.

Laennec, René Théophile Hyacinthe (1781–1826). Traité de l’auscultation médiate et des maladies des poumons et du coeur. 2 vols. [iii]-xxxvi, 728; [2], 790pp. 4 plates in Vol. I. Paris: J.-S. Chaudé, 1826. 202 x 128 pp. Later 19th-century half black calf, marbled boards ca. 1826, Vol. I hinges splitting, some rubbing. Half-titles lacking, tear in Vol. I title repaired, moderate toning. Ownership inscription on Vol. I title and several marginal notes in the same hand. Very good.

Second edition, extensively revised and reworked, of Laennec’s classic work on the stethoscope. Laennec’s invention of the stethoscope, announced in the first edition of De l’Auscultation médiate (1819), provided the first adequate method for diagnosing diseases of the thorax, and represented the greatest advance in physical diagnosis between Auenbrugger’s percussion and Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays.

“In the first edition [of De l’Auscultation médiate] (1819), Laennec pursues the analytic method, giving the different signs elicited by percussion and auscultation, with the corresponding anatomic lesions . . . In the second edition (1826), the process is turned about and the method is synthetic, each disease being described in detail in respect of diagnosis, pathology, and (most intelligent) treatment, so that this edition is, in effect, the most important treatise on diseases of the thoracic organs ever written” (Garrison, History of Medicine, p. 412; emphasis ours). Some copies were sold with colored plates at a higher price. Norman 1255.

Book Id: 51403

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