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LARREY, Dominique Jean (1766-1842, surgeon-in-chief to the Napoleonic army). Autograph letter signed (twice) to 'Monsieur Le professeur' [Alfred Duméril, professor of anatomy], Paris, 20 November 1823, 2 pages, 4to, blank; a document signed by Larrey and members of the Council of Health for the armed forces (14 January 1842); and a letter, and a note on fossil discoveries in Mexico, by Larrey's son, Hippolyte Larrey (1874 and 1867).

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LARREY, Dominique Jean (1766-1842, surgeon-in-chief to the Napoleonic army). Autograph letter signed (twice) to 'Monsieur Le professeur' [Alfred Duméril, professor of anatomy], Paris, 20 November 1823, 2 pages, 4to, blank; a document signed by Larrey and members of the Council of Health for the armed forces (14 January 1842); and a letter, and a note on fossil discoveries in Mexico, by Larrey's son, Hippolyte Larrey (1874 and 1867).

A warm letter sending an esteemed colleague his four-volume account of his campaigns and also quoting the unpublished description from his journal of the wounds suffered by Say, a battalion commander in the Engineers during the siege of Acre: 'Ce projectile lui avait fracturé le radius ... aucune des arteres p[rinci]p[a]les du membre n'avait été lésée, plusieurs trousseaux charneux des flechisseurs des doigts et des supinateurs avaient été coupés ou dechirés. Je donnai moi même mes soins à le blessé. Cette plaie fut debridée, quelques esquilles furent extraites et elle fut pansée methodiquement ... '. Say survived this but died later, 'saisi tout à coup de la fievre pestillentielle à laquelle il succomba bientot après, en sorte qu'a notre retour du jourdain cet honorable Compagnon avait subi le sort de tant de braves que nous avons laissés dans Cette terre sainte et Classique'. (5)
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