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A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest, in which they are described according to their Anatomical Characters, and their Diagnosis established on a new principle by means of Acoustick Instruments.

Philadelphia: James Webster, 1823. First American Edition. Hard. Translated and with a Preface and notes by John Forbes, M.D. "Laennec is remembered for his invention of the stethoscope and for his book on ascultation. This work is the foundation stone of modern knowledge of diseases of the chest. Himself tuberculous, Laennec was considered the greatest teacher of his time on tuberculosis. Indeed, it was elaboration of his investigation of the disease that he invented the stethoscope. He established the fact that all phthisis is tuberculous, described pneumothorax and distinguished pneumonia from the various kinds of bronchitis and from pleuritis." [GM 3219]. Good+. Moderate to heavy shelf/edge wear, minor loss at head and tail, front joint starting, rear joint partially split, light foxing (focused at preliminaries), else tight, bright, and unmarred. Full brown leather binding, red leather spine label, gilt lettering. 319pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #10821

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