Petit, Jean Louis (1674-1750)

  • Petit, Jean Louis, 1674-1750
c. 1725
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Principes [de chirurgie] démontrés à Saint Cosme par Mons. Petit. The name Marsan appears twice on the verso of the last leaf of the text, and may possibly be that of the student-writer of these lecture notes. Produced in Paris.


c. 1725

Physical description

1 volume 307 pp. 8 ll. (last 4 bl.). 4to. 21 × 16 cm. Original calf-gilt binding. Margins slightly cropped.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1902.

Biographical note

J. L. Petit was one of the most famous surgeons of the 18th cent. He became 'Maître-Chirurgien' in 1700, and was elected a Member of the Académie des Sciences in 1715. He was the first Director of the newly founded Académie Royale de Chirurgie and was elected F.R.S. in 1729.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).



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  • 8713