Paris: Brosson & Chaude, 1819. First. hardcover. 2 volumes. Illustrated at the end of the first volume with 4 folding engraved plates (2 of the plates have been divided, making the work appear to have six plates). , viii-xlviii, 456, ; xvi, 472pp. Bound in old calf-backed patterned boards; gilt and blind-tooled spines; marbled page edges. Paris: Brosson et Chaude, 1819. First edition. Near fine. very good(+).
Of the greatest rarity. This classic work, by "one of the greatest physicians of all times" announces his invention of the stethoscope. His device provided the first adequate method of diagnosing diseases of the thorax and is still considered "the foundation stone of modern knowledge of diseases of the chest and their disgnosis"... "His invention of the stethoscope was the most important advance in physical diagnosis betwqeen Auenbrugger's introduction of percussion in 1761 and Roetgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895". HOH 1364; GM 2673; PMM 280; Dibner 129; Norman Library 1253; Osler 1318; Waller 5491.