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Jean Pierre David - bibliography

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French physician, 1737-1784.


  • Dissertation sur ce qu’il convient de faire pour diminier ou supprimer le lait des femmes. Paris, 1863.
    Awarded a prize by the Ductch Society in Haarlem.
  • Sur la manière d’ouvrir et de traiter les abscès dans toutes les parties du corps. Paris, 1764.
    Awarded a prize by the Académie royale de chirurgie.
  • Mémoire sur les contrecoups.
    Awarded a prize by the Académie royale de chirurgie.
  • Dissertation sur le méchanisme et les usages de la respiration. Paris, 1766.
    Awarded a prize by the Académie des sciences in Rouen.
  • Dissertation sur les effets du mouvement et du repos dans les maladies chirurgicales. Paris, 1779.
  • Traité de la nutrition et de l’accroissement etc. Paris, 1771.
  • Observations sur une maladie des os connue sous le nom nécrose. Paris, 1782.

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