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LAENNEC, René-Théophile-Hyacinthe. Traité de l'Auscultation Médiate et des Maladies des Poumons et du Coeur. 

Paris, Brosson, 1819.

Two 8vo (200x127 mm), xlviii-456-(8) pages and 4 plates / xvi-472 pages.  binding : Contemporary quarter sheep, gilt flat spine, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Fresh copy. Caps chipped, joints rubbed.

First edition, first state with the cancellandum leaf a*2.

references: Garrison & Morton [2673 : "this book revolutionized the study of disease of the thoracic organs"], Heirs of Hippocrates [1364], Norman [1253 : Laennec's invention of the stethoscope, which he announced in his 'Treatise on mediate auscultation', provided the first adequate method for diagnosing dideases of the thorax and represent the greatest advance in physical diagnosis between Auenbrugger's percussion and Röntgen's discovery of x-rays"], Printing and the Mind of Man [280], En Français dans le texte [226 : "Dans cet ouvrage qui va transformer la médecine, Laennec, exploitant la transmission de la voix, les signes de la respiration, l'apparition des râles et la circulation, identifie et classe dans la pathologie près de trente signes d'auscultation, complétés par la percussion et la palpation"].

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