physician and inventor of the stethoscope (1781-1826). Autograph letter signed. Paris. 4to. 3 pp. With address. Double sheet. Age toning. Minor paper loss to the right side of the letter.
$ 4,868 / 4.500 €
To his father Théophile Laennec, lawyer in Quimper
Beautiful letter to his father about his beginnings at the Society of Medicine. He has just been appointed "deputy to the society of the medical school," responsible for public education and also "for the preservation and expansion of medical sciences in France." In this capacity, she gathers "the papers, titles, and memoirs of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris, the royal society of medicine established by Louis XV in the same city, and the royal academy of surgery, so that she could continue the work that these famous bodies, destroyed by the revolution, were engaged in." Given the extent of the work, the professors have requested the appointment of several deputies among the young doctors.