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LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Histoire de la Lithotritie, 1839

Photo LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 

LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 

Histoire de la Lithotritie précédée de réflexions sur la dissolution des calculs urinaires. 

Paris, J-B. Baillière, 1839.

8vo (206x126 mm), (4)-l-(2)-168 pages.  binding : Contemporary half sheep, flat spine. Paper with foxings. 

Photo LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 

First edition.
Leroy D'Etiolles is considered to be the inventor of the lithotripter, a surgical instrument whose function is lithotripsy. Lithotripsy is the act of reducing urinary stones directly into the bladder rather than opening the bladder to extract them, which was much less invasive for the patient. This principle is still used today.

The book traces the history of lithotripter, how the instruments were gradually improved by the various doctors of the time. Many diagrams in the text of the instrumentation and the difficulties encountered in their manufacture.

The last part of the book discusses the dissolution of urinary stones by vichy water.

references: Reuter, History of endoscopy, Max Nitze Museum, 1999, p.455 :"Leroy d'Etiolles, inventor of the method, also received a prize from the Acadaemy.".

Price : 450 €

Photo LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 
Photo LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 
Photo LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 
Photo LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 
Photo LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 
Photo LEROY-D'ETIOLLES, Jean Jacques Joseph. 
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