Dominique-Jean Larrey, chief surgeon of the French Army with Napoleon in Egypt: notes and observations on Larrey's medical memoirs based on the Egyptian campaign.

@article{Wood2008DominiqueJeanLC,
  title={Dominique-Jean Larrey, chief surgeon of the French Army with Napoleon in Egypt: notes and observations on Larrey's medical memoirs based on the Egyptian campaign.},
  author={M. Wood},
  journal={Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la medecine},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          515-35
        }
}
  • M. Wood
  • Published 2008
  • History, Medicine
  • Canadian bulletin of medical history = Bulletin canadien d'histoire de la medecine
Dr. Dominique-Jean Larrey wrote memoirs of 12 diseases he encountered while serving as chief surgeon of the French army during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. He describes symptoms and treatments, evaluates remedies used by the Egyptians, and the effects of the climate. Of interest are his original though misguided explanations of causes of sickness or complications from wounds as well as descriptions of medications--now known to be dangerous--but all balanced by his common sense and efforts to… Expand
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