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Dominique-Jean Larrey, baron - bibliography

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French military surgeon, born July 8, 1766, Baudéan, Hautes-Pyrenées; died July 25, 1842, Lyons.


  • Baron Réné Nicolas Dufriche Desgenettes:
    Histoire médicale de l'armée d'Orient. Paris, 1802.

    Works by Baron Larrey:
  • Mémoire sur l’ophthalmie régnante en Égypte. Cairo, An IX (1800-1801)
    Larrey was the first to observe the contagiousness of trachoma shortly after the successful invasion in 1798. The disease spread to Europe thereafter under the name of "military ophthalmia" or "Egyptian ophthalmia" .
  • Relation historique et chirurgicale de l’expédition de l’armée d’Orient en égypte et en Syrie.
    Paris 1803. Translated into English and German.
  • Dissertation sur les amputations des membres à la suite des coups de feu, étayée de plusieurs observations. New edition, 1808.
  • Mémoires de chirurgie militaire, et campagnes.
    4 volumes, Paris, J. Smith and F. Buisson, 1812-1817.
    Volume 5 entitled: Rélation médicale des campagnes et voyages, Baillière, 1841.
    German translation, 2 volumes, Leipzig, 1813, 1819.
    English translation with notes by R. W. Hall of volumes 1-3 in 2 volumes, Baltimore, 1814. English translation of volume 4 by J. C. Mercer, Philadelphia, 1832.
  • Recueil de mémoires de chirurgie. Paris, 1821.
    English translation by John Revere, Boston, 1823.
    German by Jakob Heinrich Robbi (1789-1833), Leipzig, 1824.
    The essays cover both military and non-military medicine including a lengthy account of the uses of moxa, an ancient Oriental cautery.
  • Considérations sur la fièvre jaune. Paris, 1822.
  • Mémoire sur une nouvelle manière de reduire ou de traiter les fractures des mebres compliquées de plaies. Paris, 1825.
  • Clinique chirurgicale, exercée particulièrement dans les camps et les hôpitaux militaires depuis 1792 jusq’en 1829.
    5 volumes plus atlas to volumes 1-3, and atlas to volume 5.
    Paris, Gabon (Volumes 1-3); Paris, J.-B. Baillière (volumes 4-5). Paris, 1829-1836.
    Larrey's most comprehensive treatise, and the only one of his works that is extensively illustrated. Many of the plates concern surgical pathology.
    German translations, by Franz Amelung (1798-1848), 2 volumes, Leipzig and Darmstadt 1831, and by Albert Sachs (1803-1835), 3 parts, Berlin, 1830, 1831.
  • Rélation médicale des campagnes et voyages de 1815 à 1840, suivie de notices sur les fractures des membres pelviens, sur la constitution physique des Arabes etc. Paris, 1841.
    Volume 5 of Mémoires de chirurgie militaire, et campagnes. With Larrey's account of the battle of Waterloo and Napoleon's excile. Biographical etc:
  • Paul Triaire (1842-1912):
    Dominique Larrey et les Campagnes de la Révolution et de l’Empire. Tours, 1902.
  • Eugène Dupeyroux:
    Le Baron Dominique Larrey, sa vie et son oeuvre. Thèse de Paris, 1904.
  • John Chalmers Da Costa (1863-1933):
    Baron Larrey, a sketch.
    Bulletin of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, July 1906, 18: 195..
  • Peter Bergell and K. Klitscher:
    Larrey, der Chefchirurg Napoleons I. 1812 to 1813. Berlin, 1913.
  • Robert E. Wiese:
    Larrey, Napoleons Chef-Surgeon.
    Annals of Medical History, New series 1, 1929: 435-440.
  • L. A. Brewer 3rd:
    Baron Dominique Jean Larrey (1766-1842). Father of modern military surgery, innovater, humanist.
    The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, December 1986, 92 (6): 1096-1098.
  • Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D:
    Dominique-Jean Larrey: Napoleon's Surgeon from Egypt to Waterloo.
    From Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia (JMAG), September 1990, pages 693-695.
  • N. McIntyre:
    The Barons Larrey: Dominique Jean (1766-1842); Hippolyte (1808-1895).
    Journal of Medical Biography, August 2002, 10 (3): 185.

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