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, translated by John Forbes.
by LAENNEC, Rene Theophile Hyacinthe (1781-1826).
Birmingham:: Classics of Medicine Library, 1979., 1979. 8vo. xxxviii, 437,  pp. 8 plates. Gilt-decorated brown leather, raised bands, all edges gilt. Fine. Special limited edition of the 1821 first English translation. "This book revolutionized the study of diseases of the chest. Auscultation in the instrumental sense dates from Laennec's invention of the stethoscope (at first merely a roll of stiff paper) with a view to amplifying the sound of the heart's action. The work illustrates his wooden stethoscope, which could be purchased from the publishers, and which was advertised for sale on the original printed wrappers of the first edition." – Garrison and Morton 2673.
(Inventory #: MM13311)
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