A Treatise on the Diseases of the Chest and on Mediate Auscultation
- Laennec, R.T.H.
- Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman
- Good & Sound
DescriptionTranslated from the latest french edition with copious notes and a sketch of the author's life by John Forbes. Auscultation in the instrumental sense dates from Laennec's invention of the stethoscope with a view to amplifying the sound of the heart's action. This edition was considerably enlarged and improved with many additional notes an extensive bibliography of the different diseases, the book gives not only the various physical signs elicited in the chest, but adds the pathological anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment of each disease encountered. With two plates of original stethoscope. Bound in original green cloth, spine with gilt lettering. Slightly worn to the spine joints, with stain on the top edge not affecting the text. The publication of this book revolutionaized the study of diseases of the thoracic organs.