Anatomical, Pathological and Therapeutic Researches on the Yellow Fever of Gibraltar of 1828
LOUIS, P. Ch. A.; SHATTUCK, G. C. (trans.)
Pierre Louis (1787-1872), French statistician and physician, is best known for an approach to medicine known as the "numerical system." Louis has been credited with establishing medicine as an exact science by demonstrating the value of the statistical method in diagnostics and therapeutics. For example, by systematically testing the effectiveness of therapeutic blood-letting, Louis demonstrated that the timing and quantity of bloodletting had no impact on the course or mortality of the diseases for which it was used. Little wonder that this report on an 1828 yellow fever epidemic contains so much observation and description; he was radically in favour of empirical research, not theory-based medicine.
Publisher: Charles C. Little and James Brown
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1839
Place Published: Boston
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Library of Practical Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society Vol. X. xxiii, 374 p. 24 cm. Brown cloth hardcover with blank impressing. Spine and corners repaired. Bookplate for Victor Robinson on rear pastedown. Bookplates removed from front endpapers. Endpapers darkened. Occasional thumbing.