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Baron Guillaume Dupuytren - bibliography

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Biography

born October 5, 1777, Pierre-Buffière, near Limoges, département Haute-Vienne; died February 8, 1835, Paris.

Bibliography

  • Propositions sur quelques points d’anatomie, de physiologie et d’anatomie pathologique.
    Doctoral thesis, Paris, 1803.
  • Sur la lithotomie.
    Concours thesis for the chair of operative surgery. 1812.
  • [Anévrisme à l’artère poplitée par la compression.]
    Bulletin de la Faculté de médecine, Paris, 1818; 6: 242.
    A short report from the faculty meeting on November 19, 1818.
    Dupuytren was the first to successfully treat anurysm by compression.
  • Account of the tying of the subclavian artery.
    Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, 1819; 15: 476.
    Dupuytren successfully ligated the subclavian artery on March 7, 1819.
  • Observation sur une résection de la mâchoire inférieure.
    Journal universel des sciences médicales, Paris, 1820; 19: 77-98.
    Dupuytren was the first to successfully excise the lower jaw, in 1812.
  • Observation sur un cas de ligature de l’artère iliaque externe.
    Répertoire général d’anatomie et de physiologie pathologiques, Paris, 1826; 2: 230-250.
    Successful ligation of the external iliac, October 16, 1815.
  • Mémoire sur un déplacement originel ou congénital de la tête des fémurs.
    Répertoire général d’anatomie et de physiologie pathologiques, Paris, 1826, 2: 82-93.
    First clear pathological description of congenital dislocation of the hip-joint. Dupuytren distinguished this syndrome caused by failure of foetal development of the acetabulum from deformities due to tuberculosis and pyoarthrotic disease of the hip joint.
  • Mémoire sur une méthode nouvelle pour traiter les anus accidentels.
    Mémoires de l’Académie royale de médecine, Paris, 1828, Sect. Méd., 1: 259-316. Traité théorique et pratique des blessures par armes de guerre.
    2 volumes. Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1834.
  • Mémoire sur une manière nouvelle de pratiquer l’opération de la pierre . . . Terminé et publié par J. L. Sanson et par L. J. Begin.
    Paris, Baillière, 1836.
    Posthumously published by Louis Joseph Sanson (1790-1842), whose method of rectovesical lithotomy is considered here along with the controversial method of lithotrity. Dupuytren tried both but dropped them in favour of continuing the method of bilateral lithotomy, which he invented in 1812, and which was adopted as the normal procedure, with later modifications. On his work published by others:
  • Leçons orales de clinique chirurgicale faites à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris; rec. et publ. par une société de médecins.
    4 volumes, Paris, Germer-Baillière, 1832, 1834.
    2nd edition under the same title, 3 volumes, Paris, Germer-Baillière, 1839.
    2 Belgian reprints, Brussels, 1834.
    German translation by Em. Bech and Rud. Leonhardi, Leipzig, 1832.1835, and by G. Weyland, Paris, 1832, 1834.
    English by A. Sidney Doane, New York, 1833 and Boston, 1833.
    Italian, Venice, 1834, 1835;
    Danish by J. Rørbye, Copenhagen, 1835. Pp. 455-461: Dupuytren was the first to treat wry neck by subcutaneous section of the sternomastoid muscle. This he did on January 16, 1822. The operation was first reported in C. Averill: Short treatise on operative surgery. London, 1823, 61-64. Dupuytren’s classification of burns is on page 424.
  • Lettre et leçons sur la siège, la nature et le traitement du choléra-morbus; rec. et publié par A. Paillard et Marx. 1832.
  • Clinical Lectures on Surgery.
    Lectures delivered at the Hôtel-Dieu, Paris, during the session of 1833. Revised (before translation) by the Baron himself in the fasciculi of his ” Leçons orales de clinique chirurgicale,” published periodically by G. Bailliere, Paris. Lancet, London, 1833, II, 222-225.
  • Deuxième édition entièrement refondue par Brierre de Boismont et Marx.
    6 volumes, Paris, 1839; German translation by H. E. Flies, Quedlinburg, 1840-1846.
  • Traite théorique et pratique des blessures par armes de guerre. Rédigé . . . et publié sous la direction par A. Paillard et Marx.
    Paris, 1834; German translation by M. Kalisch, Berlin, 1836.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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