Philadelphia: James Webster, 1823. First. hardcover. Translated ... with a Preface and notes by John Forbes, M.D. Illustrated with 8 plates. viii, 319 pages. 8vo, full contemporary tree calf, leather label (spine worn, covers lightly scuffed, foxing including plates, soiling to margins of some pages, some pencil notations on first and last blank leaves). Philadelphia: James Webster, 1823. First American Edition. Very good. very good.
"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."