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Pierre-Hubert Nysten - bibliography

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French paediatrician, born October 30, 1771, Liège, Belgium; died March 3, 1818, Paris.


  • Nouvelles expériences galvaniques, faites sur les organes musculaires de l’homme et des animaux à sang rouge etc.
    Paris and Strasbourg, Levraux frères, 1803.
    Journal de physique, de chimie, d'histoire naturelle et des arts, 1802, frimaire an X1, 55: 465-468.
  • Dictionnaire de Médecine et des Sciences accessoires de l'Art. 1805.
    With Joseph Capuron (1767-1850), who was probably the main author.
  • Recherches sur les maladies des vers à soie et les moyens de les prévenir etc.
    Paris, 1808.
  • Le Dictionnaire des Sciences médicales. 1811. With Hallé.
  • Recherches de physiologie et de chimie pathologique etc. Paris, 1911.
  • Nouveau dictionnaire de médecine, de chirurgie, de pharmacie, des sciences accessoires et de l'art vétérinaire.
    First published in 1806 by Joseph Capuron (1767-1850). 2nd edition published by Capuron and Nysten in 1810. In 1814 Nysten alone published a revised edition. The work was successively updated in the editions of 1824, 1833, 1835, 1839, 1841, and 1845. In 1855 MM littre and C. Robin published a completely revised edition - the tenth. The twelth and last editin was published in 1865. Tturkish edition:
  • Lugat-i Tibbyie. Dictionnaire des Sciences Médicales Français-Turc. Istanbul, 1873.

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