Paris: I’Imprimerie de Migneret, 1808. 8vo. xxiii, [i], 440,  pp. FIRST EDITION OF CORVISART’S TRANSLATION FROM THE LATIN. Complete with half-title and errata. Uncut in the original wrappers, re-backed with the original spine label. An absolutely fantastic copy, preserved in a slipcase. Item #10460
DISCOVERY OF THORACIC PERCUSSION. First edition of Corvisart's classic translation of one of the great medical masterpieces. The results of Auenbrugger's experiments, with the immediate percussion of the chest as a new diagnostic method, were first published in Vienna in 1761. For nearly fifty years this revolutionary technique attracted little attention, until Corvisart (1755-1821), Napoleon's personal physician, published his translation of the original text. It was through Corvisart's reputation and advocacy that the value of thoracic percussion was universally recognized. Auenbrugger (1722-1809) was a physician at the Spanish Hospital in Vienna. Garrison & Morton, 2672.