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The first American edition of R.T.H. Laennec's Treatise of the Diseases of the Chest, in which they are Described according to their Anatomical Characters and their Diagnosis established on a new principle by means of Acoustick Instruments with plates.  Translated from the French by John Forbes. Philadelphia: James Webster, 1823.    Shown below are the title page of the text and a plate by Tiebout of a schematic of the wooden stethoscope Laennec invented, that Laennec stated "any turner will be able to make the instrument." SOLD



  Laennec text         Laennec schematic  




The second American edition of Charles J.B. William's A Rational Exposition of the Physical Signs of the Diseasses of the Lungs and Pleura, from the last London Edition, Philadelphia, Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1834.


 


  

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