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Memoirs of Diphtheria, Bretonneau, Trousseau, Bouchet,
New Sydenham Society 1859 - Memoirs of Diphtheria, Bretonneau, Trousseau, Bouchet, New Sydenham Society, 1859, one corner of book repaired, A Classical description of Diptheria by famouse physicians of the 19th century Diphtheria [Greek: diphthera, leather] A specific description was given by Areatus in the first century. The first tracheotomy in diphtheria was performed by a Scottish physician George Martine (1702-1743) in 1730. A modern description was given by a Quaker physician, John Fothergill (1712-1780) of Yorkshire in his Account of the Putrid Sore Throat published in 1748. It is also mentioned by French physician, Marteau de Grandvilliers in his Gangrenous Affections of the Throat published in 1757. It was known as croup until Pierre Fid√čle Bretonneau (1778–1862) of Tours, France renamed it in 1820. Diphtheria was shown to be due to the toxin and not the bacterium by a French bacteriologist, Pierre Roux (1853-1933) of Charente and Alexander Emile Jean Yersin (1863-1943) in 1889 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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