, an eminent French accoucheur, was born at Paris, where he applied
, an eminent French accoucheur, was born at Paris, where he applied with great
industry to the study and practice of surgery, for many
years, especially in the great hospital, the Hotel-Dieu.
He had already acquired there so much experience in
the obstetrical department before he commenced public
practice, that he rose almost at once to the head of his
profession. His reputation was farther increased by his
writings, and maintained by his prudent conduct and acknowledged skill during a series of years; after which he
quitted practice entirely, and retired into the country,
where he died Oct. 17, 1709, at an advanced age. His
works, which are more useful for the facts than the reasoning they contain, are, 1. “
Traite des Maladies des
Femmes grosses, et de celles qui sont accouchées,” Paris,
Aphorismes touchant l'Accouchement, la
Grossesse, et les Maladies des Femraes,” ibid.
Observations sur la Grossesse et l'Accouchement des Femmes, et sur leurs Maladies,
et celles des Enfans nouveaux ne*s,” ibid.
Dernieres Observations sur les Maladies des Femmes
grosses et accouchées,” 1708, ibid. 4to which contains
an additional collection of cases. The whole of these
works were collected and reprinted together after his death,
in 1712, and subsequently, with figures.