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”

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DAVIEL, Jacques

2 entries
  • 13777

Lettre de M. Daviel, conseiller, chirurgien ordinaire du roi en survivance & par quartier, à M. de Joyeuse, docteur en médecine de l’Université de Montpellier ....

Paris: J. Bullot, 1748.

The first account of cataract extraction. Daviel also published this in the Mercure de France in September 1748, pp. 198-218. The separate edition, a 24-page pamphlet, was printed from a different setting of type.

Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures › Cataract
  • 5829

Sur une nouvelle méthode de guérir la cataracte par l’extraction du cristalin.

Mém. Acad. roy. Chir. (Paris), 2, 337-54, 1753.

Daviel originated the modern method of treating cataract by extraction of the lens. By the time he made this official scientific report to the Academy of Surgery, Daviel had already tested his method on 206 cases, with success in 182. See D.B. Weiner, "An 18th century battle for priority: Jacques Daviel (1693-1762) and the extraction of cataracts," J. Hist. Med. All. Sci., 41 (1986) 129-55.

Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Ocular Surgery & Procedures › Cataract