The French road to Gavarret’s clinical application of probabilistic thinking Part 2: Louis-Denis-Jules Gavarret

Ulrich Tröhler
In 1835, a statistical account of two treatments of bladder stone had been submitted for consideration by the Académie des Sciences. It compared the traditional extraction of the stone after cutting into the bladder to the innovative crushing of the stone by lithotripsy. A Commission of the Academy was charged with reporting to its members. It consisted of two elderly gentlemen, Napoleon’s legendary surgeon Dominique-Jean Larrey (b.1766) and the physician François Double (b.1776), and two...
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