Clinique chirurgicale [Surgical clinic].

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Creator

Dominique Larrey

Title

Clinique chirurgicale [Surgical clinic].

Publisher

Chez Gabon

Date

1830

Coverage

Paris

Subject

Vol. 2.

Description

Baron Dominique Jean Larrey was a 19th-century French military surgeon. He served in Napoleon’s Grande Armée and was an important innovator in battlefield medicine and triage. He has often been considered the first modern military surgeon. Larrey initiated modern methods of army surgery, field hospitals, and army ambulance corps. He formulated the rules for triage of war casualties, treating the wounded according to the immediate urgency of need for medical care regardless of rank or nationality. This method of triage is still in use today. Larrey’s writings are still regarded as valuable sources of surgical and medical knowledge and have been translated into many modern languages. Between 1800 and 1840, he published at least twenty-eight books or articles. His son Hippolyte was surgeon-in-ordinary to the emperor Napoleon III. In this volume Larrey discusses his manner of performing a nasal reconstruction. Instrumentation used for the surgery is also discussed.