PIORRY, Pierre-Adolphe.

De la Percussion Médiate et des Signes obtenus a l’aide de ce nouveau moyen d’exploration, dans les maladies des organes thoraciques et abdominaux.

Paris: J.S. Chaudé...et J.B. Baillière... .1828

8vo, pp. x, 336, and 2 folding engraved plates by Ambroise Tardieu. Half-title. Paper slightly browned in the margins. Contemporary sheep-backed boards, flat spine gilt (wormhole in lower part of spine).

FIRST EDITION. G&M 2675. Piorry pioneered mediate percussion, the actual sounding of the chest with instruments, which was the first refinement of the technique of listening to the chest introduced by Auenbrugger, to whom, with Corvisart and Laennec, this book is dedicated. Piorry invented the percussor and pleximeter, and modified Laennec’s stethoscope. The publication of this monograph earned widespread acclaim for Piorry and made his reputation. Bedford catalogue 471.


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