James Webster, Philadelphia, 1823. Condition: Good. First American edition. Joints cracked and holding by cords, covers scuffed and rubbed; ink name on front pastedown, contemporary note on flyleaf, foxed, a few gatherings browned This book about the stethoscope and its use was written by its inventor and first published in Paris, 1819. "Laennec's.invention of the stethoscope was the most important advance in physical diagnosis between Auenbrugger's introduction of percussion in 1761 and Roentgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895"--Heirs of Hippocrates 1365. Full tan sheep; viii, 319 + 8 plates.