Napoleon’s military surgeon (1766–1842). Two items: manuscript DS, in French, signed twice, “D. J. Larrey,” one page, 5.5 x 8, August 19, 1806. In part (translated): “The Society has charged us, Messers Heurteloup, Sédillot, and myself to submit a report on Mr. Terrade, Doctor of Medicine and a professor at the school in Brussels. He is the author of various articles sent to the Society among them an article on various cancer operations presenting remarkable circumstances which our colleague Deschamps has described in a report printed in the journal. Tarraude is also well respected in his city. We decide in favor of his admission.” Report is also signed by Nicolas Heurteloup, Larrey’s predecessor as Chief Surgeon of the Grand Army, as well as another surgeon, “Sedillot.” And an autograph note in French, one page, 3.75 x 5, no date. Note reads, (translated): “l saw in the Edinborough Natural History Museum the skeletons of several walruses (of the Seal Family)…Two of them had very large heads and especially tusks that were more than a foot long originating at the end of the lower jaw and curving below and behind.” In fine condition, with light toning to document. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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