Trattato di Percussione Ed Ascoltazione; nouve traduziona italiana sulla sesta edizione fedesca con note ed aggiunte per cura del dottor Plinio Schivardi.
by SKODA, Giuseppe (1805-1881).
Milan:: Editori Della Biblioteca, 1864., 1864. Small 8vo. 444,  pp. Dark brown blind- and gilt-stamped cloth; corners showing. Ownership signature of Dott. Bernasconi. Very good. First issued in 1846, this edition is augmented with the notes of Plinio Schivardi (1833-1908). "Joseph Skoda described the drum-like sound in auscultation of the chest in patients suffering from pneumonia and pericardial effusion. As one of the leading teachers in the revitalized Viennese Medical School, he also extended and exploited the pragmatic value of physical examination developed by the physicians of the Parisian school. Joseph was born in Pilsen, Bohemia, the son of a locksmith, who lacked funds to provide higher education for his children.1 However, it is reasonable to assume that the parents must have passed on a rich intellectual heritage and an urge to excel; for in subsequent years, each of the three sons acquired stature, respect, and an enviable position in society. Joseph and his older brother, Franz, studied medicine, the latter advancing to public health officialdom and a royal title. The younger brother, Johann, turned to heavy industry and founded the Skoda steel works in Pilsen. . . he should be judged by his industry clinical contributions, and devotion of his life to the medical clinic. He was one of the first to recognize the significance of the observations on puerperal fever made by his associate, Semmelweis. Skoda, a bachelor, suffered from gout and died of heart disease at the age of 76. A wide knowledge of pathological anatomy and great skill in auscultation and percussion made him the outstanding diagnostician of Vienna of his day, as outstanding contributor to the flowering of Viennese medicine in the mid-19th century." – "Joseph Skoda (1805-1881) - Physical Diagnostician," JAMA. 1964; vol. 190 (3): p.240.
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