An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15957 entries, 13939 authors and 1935 subjects. Updated: February 16, 2024

LE DRAN, Henri François

3 entries
  • 4283

Parallèle des différentes manières de tirer la pierre hors de la vessie.

Paris: C. Osmont, 1730.

Le Dran, famous French lithotomist, improved the operation of lithotomy. Murphy credits him for originating the lateral lithotomy usually attributed to Cheselden, whose method he discusses. Le Dran was one of Haller’s teachers.



Subjects: UROLOGY › Urinary Calculi
  • 2149

Traité ou reflexions tirées de la pratique sur les playes d’armes à feu.

Paris: C. Osmont, 1737.

English translation, 1743.



Subjects: MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE
  • 2607

Mémoire avec un précis de plusieurs observations sur le cancer.

Mém. Acad. roy. Chir. (Paris), 3, 1-54, 1757.

Le Dran discarded the humoral conception of cancer for the first time. He regarded cancer as a local disease in its early stage and knew that it spread via the lymphatics to regional nodes, and from there into the general circulation. He described with great clarity the path of metastasis in breast carcinoma, including involvement of the lungs.



Subjects: ONCOLOGY & CANCER, ONCOLOGY & CANCER › Carcinoma