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[LAENNEC, R.-T.-H.]; CLARK, James.

Medical notes on climate, diseases, hospitals, and medical schools, in France, Italy, and Switzerland;

comprising an inquiry into the effects of a residence in the South of Europe, in cases of pulmonary consumption, and illustrating the present state of medicine in those countries.

Stock Code
103721
London, Underwood, 1820
£2,500

Inscribed at foot of title: 'To Hyett Esq / with author's compliments'.

Pages 153-59 contain an account of Clark's visit to the Hopital Necker in Paris, with a detailed discussion of the use of the stethoscope introduced by Laennec. René Laennec invented the stethoscope in 1816 at the Hopital Necker.

Hyett (1795-1877), went on the Grand Tour and possibly met Clark on his travels.

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First edition, 8vo, xiv, 249 pp., 2 folding tables, inscribed copy, contemporary half calf, marbled sides and edges, joints cracked, spine rubbed, a very good clean copy.

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