Recherches sur Les Effets de La Saigne, et sur L'Action de L'mtique et Des Vsicatoires dan La Pneumonie
Recherches sur Les Effets de La Saigne, et sur L'Action de L'mtique et Des Vsicatoires dan La Pneumonie
Recherches sur Les Effets de La Saigne, et sur L'Action de L'mtique et Des Vsicatoires dan La Pneumonie
Recherches sur Les Effets de La Saigne, et sur L'Action de L'mtique et Des Vsicatoires dan La Pneumonie

Recherches sur Les Effets de La Saigne, et sur L'Action de L'mtique et Des Vsicatoires dan La Pneumonie

LOUIS, P. Ch. A.

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The author of this book, Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis (1787-1872) studied medicine at Reims and Paris, practised in Odessa, then returned to Paris where he was physician at Mercy and Hotel Dieu. He spent seven years studying ward cases and performing post mortems to develop a statistical method of assessing therapeutic effectiveness. This is the first edition of his rare and important medical work. The author conducted therapeutic trials, bleeding patients at different times of their illness. He was surprised to find that mortality was lower among patients bled later, thus indicating that there was no therapeutic value to bleeding. The first chart on p. 10 shows that bloodletting does not help patients when treating pneumonia. This work is one of the first books in evidence-based medicine, in which statistical methods are used to scientifically evaluate therapeutic methods. The book is dedicated to Marshall Hall (1790-1857), an English doctor who also attacked the practise of bloodletting. Despite the publication of this research, however, bloodletting only gradually died out during the 19th century. A front endpaper is signed by Herbert M. Evans (1882-1971), March 9, 1925. Evans was one of the most productive medical laboratory researchers of the 20th century. He played a central role in the discovery and isolation of vitamins E and F, as well as pituitary growth hormone. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins, and, under the influence of William Osler, became a great collector of books important in the history of science and medicine. Garrison & Morton, 1698.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: J. B. Bailliere
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1835
  • Place Published: Paris
  • ISBN: n/a

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  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    120 p. 22 cm. 5 tables. Quarter brown cloth with marbled paper boards and endpapers. Gold print on spine. Light wear to extremities. Small label on front pastedown. Ink inscription on a preliminary page. Occasional foxing. Chipped bottom corners pp. 29-31.