The City of Paris and the Rise of Clinical Medicine

@article{Weiner2003TheCO,
  title={The City of Paris and the Rise of Clinical Medicine},
  author={Dora B. Weiner and Michael J. Sauter},
  journal={Osiris},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={23 - 42}
}
This article argues that the city of Paris played a unique role in shaping clinical medicine at the Paris hospital at the turn of the nineteenth century. Under outstanding clinicians such as Corvisart, Pinel, Bichat, Desault, Alibert, Bayle, and Laennec, who headed the "Paris School," teaching and research became hospital-based. New methods such as percussion, mediate auscultation, and psychological evaluation were introduced, and autopsies became routine. Chaptal, a physician and minister of… 
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