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Alexis Littre - bibliography

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French anatomist and surgeon, born July 21, 1658, Cordes, Tarn-et-Garonne; died February 3, 1726.


  • Observations sur les ovaires. 1701.
  • Observation d’un foetus humain trouvé dans la trompe gauche de la matrice. 1702.
  • Observations sur des plaies de ventre. 1705.
  • Observations sur la gonorrhée. 1711.
  • Description de l’urèthre de l’homme. 1719.
  • Diverse observations anatomiques. 1732.

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