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Antoine-Jacques-Louis Jourdan
JOURDAN, Antoine-Jacques-Louis.

JOURDAN, Antoine-Jacques-Louis.
(1788 - 1848)

(Born: 1788; Died: 1848) French military surgeon & translator.

Jourdan, French doctor, was in particular attached to the military hospital of the Val-de-Grâce, where he became a specialist in the treatment of syphilis. His treatise on the subject, Traité Complet des Maladies Vénériennes (Paris, 1826), was an authority for many years.

Biographical references: ABF: I 551, 46-50; II 362, 367. Biographie Universelle. Dezobry, Dictionnaire de Biographie, 1889. Nouvelle Biographie Générale (Hoefer). WBI.

Dictionnaire Raisonné, 1834

1. French, 1834.
Dictionnaire | Raisonné, Étymologique, Synonymique Et Polyglotte, | Des Termes | Usités Dans Les | Sciences Naturelles, | Comprenant | L'Anatomie, L'Histoire Naturelle Et La Physiologie Générales, | L'Astronomie, La Botanique, La Chimie, La Géographie Physique, La Géologie, | La Minéralogie, La Physique Et La Zoologie; | Par A.-J.-L. Jourdan, | [...4 lines of titles and memberships...] | [4 lines of quotation, signed Linné.] | Tome Premier. | A - K. | Paris, J.-B. Baillière, | Libraire De L'Académie Royale De Médecine, | Rue De L'École De Médecine, N° 13 bis; | Londres, Même Maison, 219, Regent-Street; | 1834.

2 vols. [Vol 1] 8°: [i]-xi, [1], [1]-674, [2] p. [Vol 2] 8°: [4], [1]-628 p. Page size: 208 x 134 mm.

Contents: [Vol 1] [i-ii], Half title page, "Dictionnaire | Des Termes Usités | Dans | Les Sciences Naturelles," verso advertisements.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v], Dedication to M. Courtin.; [vi], Blank.; [vii]-xi, "Préface."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-674, Text (A-K).; [1 pg], "Errata."; [1 pg], Blank.

[Vol 2] [2 pgs], Half title page, "Dictionnaire | Des Termes Usités | Dans | Les Sciences Naturelles," verso advertisements.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1]-614, Text (L-Z).; [615]-628, "Supplément."

Very scarce. Jourdan's Dictionary of the Terms Used in the Natural Science gathers the technical terms in general contemporary use including their etymology, history, synonyms, and foreign equivalents. Among the thousands of terms defined are included those used in geology and mineralogy. It is one of several science dictionaries published in the mid-19th century, but is superior in its term selection and the information presented.

Bibliographical references: BL.

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