, an eminent French surgeon and accoucheur, was born in 1703, and
, an eminent French surgeon and
accoucheur, was born in 1703, and was admitted a member
of the royal academy of surgery at Paris in February 1742.
He obtained a hiu;h and extensive reputation in his department of the art by the improvements which he made in
some of the instruments necessary to be employed in certain difficult cases (especially the forceps), and by the prodigious number of pupils whom he instructed. He was
employed and honoured with official appointments by all
the female branches of the royal family. He published
several works, which underwent various editions and translations. 1 “
Observations sur les causes et les accidens
deplusieurs accouchemens laborieux,” Paris,
Observations on the
lever of Roonhuysen.” 2. “
Observations sur la cure radicale de plusieurs polypes de la matrice, de la gorge, et du
nez, operée par de nouveaux nioyens,” ibid.
Suite des observations sur les causes et les accidens
de plusieurs accouchemens laborieux,” ibid.
Explication de plusieurs figures sur le mechanisme de la
grossesse, et de Paccouchement,” ibid.
des accouchemens démontré par des principes de physique
et de mechanique,” ibid.
Essai sur Tabus
des regies generales, et centre les prejuges qui s’opposent
aux progres de Tart des accouchemens,” ibid.